Luxury Truffle Ramen Instant Noodle Soup from Nissin Raoh
Japanese cup ramen comes in various unique & quirky flavors, and some are pretty luxurious, like this truffle ramen from Nissin’s Raoh series.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is 500 yen (excluding tax), which is about twice as high as the average instant ramen bowl.
Nissin Raoh 30th Anniversary-Limited Truffle Ramen
Nissin launched the Raoh (instant noodles) brand in 2012, and this ramen bowl debuted on January 2nd of this year (2023) in commemoration of the 30th anniversary.
Speaking of instant noodles with a truffle flavor, I first picture the Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta instant ramen. But unlike the product priced at 278 yen (including tax), this one uses actual truffles.
Not only truffle, but this instant ramen is particular about other ingredients.
The bowl comes with these three vivid-colored flavor packets (which are all 後入れ/put after cooking the noodles), whose contents are as follows.
- The wine-red one (後入れ①) contains a special soy sauce-based sauce blended with Cedar Barrel Yuasa Shoyu and Nagoya Cochin Chicken extract.
- The jet-black one (後入れ②) fills a special truffle oil containing 0.2 percent actual black truffle.
- The royal-blue one (後入れ③) has a special truffle paste also containing 0.2 percent black truffle.
As all the packets are 後入れ, in other words, you are supposed to cook the noodles first in this ramen. Specifically,
|1||First, pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup.|
|2||Close the lid and place the three packets on top to warm.|
|3||5 minutes later, remove the lid and lightly loosen the noodles. Then, put the contents of the wine-red 後入れ①.|
|4||At the same time, add the contents of the jet-black 後入れ② and stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks.|
|5||Finally, top the noodle soup with the 後入れ③ black truffle paste.|
|6||Now it’s ready to eat. Enjoy the truffle ramen!|
As you may already notice, this ramen has no garnishes other than the special paste topping, bringing out the best flavor of black truffle, together with Cedar Barrel Yuasa Shoyu and Nagoya Cochin Chicken.
The fragrance of the soup is super aromatic, and I have never had (very well-scented) instant ramen like this. The taste is also superb, restaurant-quality!
The instant ramen is pricey but absolutely worth it (I think). So I highly recommend this if you can get it.
|Noodles (Wheat flour, Salt, Soy dietary fiber, Egg powder, Vegetable oil/fat, Chicken seasoning, Vegetable protein), Soup (Soy sauce, Chicken lard, Truffle seasoning oil, Chicken extract, Vegetable oil/fat, Mushroom seasoning, Mushroom paste, Sugars, Seafood extract, Shiitake powder, Pork extract, Salt, Kombu seaweed powder, Shiitake extract, Spice, Seafood seasoning), Modified starch, Seasoning (including Amino acid), Emulsifier, Kansui alkaline water, Caramel pigment, Flavoring, Alcohol, Calcium phosphate, Thickeners (Modified starch, Xanthan gum), Calcined calcium, Antioxidant (Vitamin E), Marigold pigment, Gardenia pigment, Flavonoid pigment, Silicone, Paprika pigment, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Spice extract (Partially including Wheat, Egg, Milk component, Soybean, Chicken, and Pork)|
|– Noodles||301 kcal|
|– Broth||180 kcal|
|Salt equivalents||6.4 g|
|– Noodles||2.1 g|
|– Broth||4.3 g|
|Vitamin B1||0.22 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.35 mg|
(Reference Page: Nissin 日清ラ王 濃香トリュフ醤油 )