This noodle cup is putting a focus on Akihabara, the otaku mecca in Tokyo, via Nikujirumen, which is famous for having lots of meat piled on their ramen. A quick look at their menu shows you can even select the level of meat from levels 1 to 8 where each level represents 100 grams. Alongside the pork and beef are thicker noodles, a soy based broth with garlic, and generous amounts of green onions with optional raw egg and rice to go along with this.
|Very pretty graphics on the front of the cup. Definitely looks tasty.|
|The top of the cup has a packet of egg sauce on it.|
|The lid by itself.|
|The back of the cup. You can see a cartoon of a guy biting into one of those fictitious legs of dino meat. Text indicates you can have all the juicy meat you want at the restaurant by meat level. The cartoon guy is also on their restaurant sign.|
|Nutritional information and ingredients. This is a large cup noodle and the fat content is like 25% higher than the usual, translating to big flavour though.|
|Celebrating the fact this is an Akiba special, there is a anime style graphic of Ikimono Naruto, a second year high school student who loves ramen.|
|Closeup of the meat and egg yolk on the front of the cup.|
|Bottom of the lid. It shows our ramen loving girl again and she is basically saying how she would love to try everything at the restaurant. Nice promotional tie-in.|
|Now for the contents of the cup. As you can see, there is plenty of soup stock powder, blocks of dehydrated pork and thin slices of it too, and plenty of green onion.|
|The noodles and meat after they were rehydrated in boiling water for 4 minutes. Sure looks pretty good. I then added the packet of egg sauce too and mixed it into the broth.|
|Closeup of the noodles and meat.|
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