Monday, July 25, 2011
Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavored Soup
Tools Required: Saucepan & Range
480 calories per package
(Available online through Amazon.com)
Apologies for the hiatus; the new puppy was consuming a little more time than I expected. He is settling in nicely now though, so it is time for some more noodles! Today I am reviewing some noodles in what I refer to as the "pseudo-import" category--although made in the USA, they are typically found in the international foods section of the store and at asian markets, instead of being alongside the domestic brands like Nissin and Maruchan. This particular brand has the reputation of being the "gateway noodle" for people who are a bit bored out with the domestic stuff and are ready to start exploring the higher-end import range.
Top Ramen Oriental Flavor; there is a deep savory soy-and-onion flavor, along with a touch of ginger and garlic, and maybe a 'dark' flavor like beef or caramelized onion. The meal size is a bit larger than the domestic noodles as well, though I disagree with the package that there are three servings present. I would definitely say that these are a step up from Top Ramen! If you are looking for a simple, comforting noodle soup, this definitely wouldn't be a bad pick. :)