Ramen

Nissin Chikin (Chicken) Ramen Instant Noodle Bowl Revisited – Tokyo Travel Article

Nissin Chikin (Chicken) Ramen Instant Noodle Bowl Revisited Nissin’s Chikin (Chicken) Ramen was the world’s first instant ramen that was invented by Momofuku Ando in 1958.  In 1971 he then introduced the first cup noodle.  I’m actually not sure when the first of these bowl noodles were introduce or when chikin ramen instant noodle bowls were first introduced, but it was much later than Cup Noodles.  I didn’t try this Chicken ramen bowl until 2013 or 2014 I think, but…

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Making Tasty Instant Ramen at Home – Tokyo Travel Article

Making Tasty Instant Ramen at Home Eating instant noodles at home is not the cheapest common denominator of food for me.  Growing up in an Chinese household, it is utilized as the foundation block for a tasty meal that satisfies.  It also helps if you do not use the cheapest instant noodles you can find and use the better quality Japanese, Hong Kong, or other Asian instant noodles which have better textured noodles and flavouring.So what do you do to…

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Nissin Grilled Chicken Instant Ramen – Tokyo Travel Article

Nissin Grilled Chicken Instant Ramen I was pretty excited to find this variant of Nissin Chikin (Chicken) Ramen at the Asian supermarket.  This Grilled Chicken instant ramen is actually not a soup noodle, but more of a yakisoba / fried noodle when it is done.  It was actually fairly hard to miss a black and white striped package of five instant noodle packs on the shelf, especially with bright yellow lettering.  These are like a summer item and I just…

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New Touch Nostalgic Curry Udon – Tokyo Travel Article

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…

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Quest for world’s first Hakata Ippudo restaurant – Tokyo Travel Article

Quest for world’s first Hakata Ippudo restaurant In November 2015, I traveled solo to Japan using the Japan Rail JR Pass. While I was touring in Hakata/Fukuoka of northern Kyushu, I decided to pay a tribute to the very first franchise restaurant of the most popular ramen  chain in the world: Ippudo Ramen, 一風堂 Original taste at the origin of Ippudo Ramen franchise restaurant in Fukuoka Japan Exterior of world’s first Ippudo Ramen restaurant in Fukuoka Japan While Ippudo ramen…

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Maruchan Shrimp Tempura Udon Noodle Cup – Tokyo Travel Article

Maruchan Shrimp Tempura Udon Noodle Cup This was another cup of noodle from Maruchan I tried recently.  You really can’t go wrong between Maruchan and Nissin as they both put out pretty good noodles and flavours.  The udon style instant noodles are usually not thick like a real udon noodle, but are slightly thicker and broader than a regular instant noodle.A 3/4 view of the attractively produced cup.  On the top of the cup as a flavoured oil satchet.Another view…

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