I don't think I have ever seen these over here outside of an Asian supermarket, but I did see cup noodles in a 7-11 down in the states. Just an interesting fact is that 7-11 is now owned by the Japanese subsidiary which bought out the American parent company years ago. No slurpees in Japan, but lots of other goodies at the Sev.
|Three common flavours of cup noodle.|
For my first of four cup noodles I'm covering, here is the common soy sauce flavour. This is the classic flavour of cup noodle or oriental style in generic terms. It is salty with a nice full set of savoury soy type flavours. Like all cup noodles, you pour in the boiling water to the fill line, wait three minutes and you have wonderful noodles ready to eat. Don't forget to close the lid after you pour the water in. One of the things I like about the Japanese and some of the Hong Kong made Nissin cups is that they are insulated so you can hold the cups without that burning feeling!
|There are ingredients like: big freeze dried shrimp (another wonderful Nissin innovation), pork, egg omelet, green onion.|
|After cooking, you can just see all of the ramen toppings on the top before you mix it up with the soup to make sure all of the flavours are spread out. YUM!|
|You can see plenty of seafood ingredients. No big shrimp though.|
|Rehydrated noodles with octopus, crab (actually pollock), corn, green onions, and more.|
|Chili Tomato Ramen|
|You can see the tomato/chili powder, dehydrated veggies including tomatoes!|
|It made for an interesting taste with all of the veggies and tomato flavour. Plenty of ramen toppings again!|
|Lots of curry powder. Little red peppers, onion, pork, and dehydrated potatos, etc.|
|One of my favourite things about the curry cup noodle is the nice chunks of potato and pork in it. Very savory and yummy to make a satisfying meal.|
Well, that's it for the big cup of noodle edition. I don't find these too often at the market, but when I do, I definitely stock up even if it is pricey on the import side. Too bad they don't have posts with smell-o-vision for the great aromas.
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