Monday, May 13, 2019

New Touch Nostalgic Curry Udon

Japan has many instant noodle makers and I probably have just scratched the surface of what is available in the country.  I ordered some surprise noodles from Candysan and they sent some varieties I had never tried before.  One of them was New Touch Nostalgic Curry Udon from Yamadai.  Yamadai has been refreshing its brands in recent years and their "New Touch" line is part of that.  While they are not as well known as Nissin or Maruchan, this is Japan, so they are going to be pretty good even if you don't get the huge advertising budget.  These are more of your value brand noodles, but they are still way ahead of the typical North American stuff.
Nice packaging with yellow and black colors and a more traditional wooden type background with the noodle name in bold yellow.  Looks good!
You can see it is a curry soup with nice broad udon noodles.  Peas, potatos, and little chunks of meat in the broth.
Manufacturer's information and some warnings and directions.
Nutritional content and cooking directions.
Nice looking graphics.  Red and yellow on black is always bold looking.
You get the noodles, a powdered soup packet, and a dried ingredients packet.
Soup base powder, peas, potato, and dried meat.
The noodles all rehydrated nicely after adding in boiling water and letting it sit for 5 minutes.  The thicker noodles took a little more time.  The peas, potato and meat all rehydrated well too.
This curry soup was pretty good and the thicker and broader udon noodles were pretty nice.  The noodles were chewy and went well with a mild curry broth.  This wasn't a thick soup, but the curry flavour came through nicely.  The meat, potatoes, an peas were pretty much lost in the bowl, making you wish there was more.  Nothing too surprising about this soup and it is good for what it is.
Curry udon soup.


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