Sanyo Foods of America [USA]
Preparation: Saucepan & Range
480 calories per package
Available online via Amazon
This morning, we decided it was high time we had some ramen noodles again! This is the second product from the June Ramen Box, and even though I expressed a little bit of disappointment that a "domestic" noodle would make its way into the Box, it does seem like it could be a 'breakfast noodle' kind of thing. We'll give it a chance.
Paldo Kokomen we got in the previous Box, except without the jalapeño flavor and heat. The light sesame flavor from the seeds was a nice touch; I think with a light clean flavor like this, adding sesame oil would be too much, but the seeds work, giving the flavor a little more dimension without any extra 'heaviness.'
I have to say, I am very pleasantly surprised! I do accept that something doesn't have to be "Americanized" just because it's made in the USA (like many of Nong Shim's noodle products that are manufactured here but are otherwise like the Korean counterparts), and it seems that Sapporo Ichiban is following that standard, at least for this product. Especially considering that this product should be readily available for a reasonable price, I could see us getting this again. I'd definitely choose it over the Top Ramen and Maruchan chicken flavors, since both the noodles and the broth flavor are a big step up. Sorry for doubting you, Ramen Box! :)