Korea Yakult Co. Ltd (Korea)
Required to Prepare: Saucepan & Range, 550cc water
510 calories per package (?)*
(Available online through Amazon.com)
It's noodle time again! This morning I'm going to get adventurous and try these Green Tea Chlorella noodles I picked up at Uwajimaya Bellevue last time I was there. For the uneducated (like myself before I looked it up on Wikipedia), chlorella is a type of edible algae that was originally discovered as an inexpensive protein source and has more recently gotten a following as a "superfood." I'm actually not that concerned about the health merits of chlorella--I'm interested to find out how it tastes when you make noodles with it!
Nong Shim Japanese-Style Udon. If there is a 'green tea' flavor element present, it's very subtle to the point of being totally overpowered by the dashi flavor.
In other words, despite the odd appearance, the flavor of the soup is actually quite tame, though not in a bad way. If you enjoy Japanese-style ramen soup, I'd recommend this one as a worthy option in the category! And who knows, that green stuff might end up being good for us. :D
*: According to the nutrition information, there are 510 calories in half the package. I'm convinced this is a typo, though, because the entire package is only 120 grams, and 8-1/2 calories per gram of food seems rather implausible.