It’s not often that I eat or blog about cup ramen, but like the GooTa I ate while in Japan, this looked like something worth trying. Men Zukuri is a cup ramen that contains dehydrated nama-style noodles which are suprisingly not fried. Oh yeah, and it’s only 327 calories…if that means anything.
- Powder soup
- Special Oil
- Non fried noodles
The kayaku and powder soup go on top of the noodles followed by the boiling water. Then after 3 minutes you add the special oil and mix it around a bit before you begin slurping. For some reason it doesn’t look like the picture on the lid (I guess it never does). Anyway, the soup was very sweet and creamy, but not quite as rich as I was expecting. There was also a strange underlying flavor that insinuated a bad aftertaste. I still don’t know what it was, but I hope I never taste it again.
I was looking forward to the highlight of this ramen, the extra-fine noodles, but unfortunately they were also a disappointment. They practically tasted like thin plastic tubes. Fried or not, I won’t be wasting 327 calories on this again.