Saturday, July 29, 2017

Nissin Donbei Curry Udon Cup Noodle Review

One of the tastiest things I discovered about Japan was their curry.  The first time I visited I had only heard about Japanese curry and had never tasted it before.  It is a very popular dish to make at home and to eat in curry restaurants. There is a standard Japanese curry flavour, one that isn't like Indian curries, but there are obviously variations upon variations of any standard taste profile.

I ordered the Nissin Donbei Udon Curry Cup Noodle from Hobbylink.  It is what I would call a pretty regular tasting Japanese curry with a nice thick curry soup that is a little spicier than normal.  It has all of the flavour I like and is a nice warming dish of thick udon style noodles. 

The instant noodle bowl is a nice appealing yellow color to get you in the mood for curry!
The lid of the bowl of udon noodles.  The picture is a pretty good representation of what you are going to eat.
Nutritional information. This noodle has about 16 grams of fat.  Pretty standard for a cup / bowl of noodles.
Directions.  Basically empty the pouches of dried toppings and soup base into the cup, fill with boiling water to the fill line, close the lid, and wait five minutes for the thicker noodles to hydrate properly.
You get a big satchet of freeze dried ingredients and another satchet of the curry soup stock.  You can see that the noodles are nice a thick.  They are flatter than a regular udon noodle though, and I'm sure that helps with the re-hydration.
Add all of the stuff into the bowl on top of the noodle block.
After sitting in the boiled water for 5 minutes, stir to make sure the curry is mixed properly.  You can see there are nice thick chewy noodles with pieces of ground meat, fried tofu, green onions, carrot, and potato.  There was the nice smell of the curry spices coming off of the soup. Yum.
Closeup of the noodles.
Another shot of the noodle soup.
This was a good tasting bowl of noodles that was very satisfying with the thick udon noodles.  I'm still kind of partial to the regular Nissin Curry Cup Noodle, which I think is the standard that everything is compared to, but this was definitely good.
Regular Big Curry Cup Noodle.

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