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It Might Be Addicting Once You Try It! 5 Unusual Instant Noodles

There are various kinds of instant noodles sold in Japanese supermarkets and convenience stores, but unique or strange flavors continue to go on sale all the time. Here are some unusual or surprising instant noodles that might be addicting once you try it.

1. Nissin Foods' Cup Noodle Tom Yum Noodle

This type of instant noodle was so explosively popular that sales had to be stopped for a while. The collaboration between Thailand's famous dish tom yum goong and Cup Noodle proved to be popular, and now it's considered a standard flavor. It received great reviews because you can enjoy the genuine flavor of tom yum goong for a reasonable price. The tom yum paste is separate for people who aren't good with spicy food, so you can control the levels of spice. The first time you'll eat it, you'll grow addicted to the spiciness. It's an instant noodle with many fans.
MSRP: 180 JPY (excl. tax)

1. Nissin Foods' Cup Noodle Tom Yum Noodle

2. Nissin Foods' Cup Noodle Matcha Seafood Flavor

This instant noodle flavor was created with Japan in mind. The package is also designed using Japanese motifs. Inside the cup is a green soup made to look like matcha soba, and it's an impressive sight! First of all, the new combination of ramen and matcha is surprising. The rich, creamy soup has a seafood base, and the matcha aroma is just right. It's much milder than it looks, and many people think it's delicious.
MSRP: 180 JPY (excl. tax)

2. Nissin Foods' Cup Noodle Matcha Seafood Flavor

3. Maruka Foods' Peyoung Sauce Yakisoba Plus Natto

Maruka Foods' Peyoung Sauce Yakisoba is one of Japan's major instant yakisoba brands. This standard brand created this product that was lauded for its originality. Natto, a Japanese food made from fermented soy beans, combined with yakisoba is an unprecedented idea! Freeze-dried natto is included as a yakisoba topping. Natto has a strong smell, but the flavor goes very well with the yakisoba sauce so it's surprisingly delicious. This might be good even if you don't like natto. You can buy it at Seven Eleven and Ito Yokado.
MSRP: 185 JPY (excl. tax)

3. Maruka Foods' Peyoung Sauce Yakisoba Plus Natto

4. Myojo Foods' Myojo Ippei-chan Yomise no Yakisoba Wasabi Mayo Soy Sauce Flavor

This is a instant yakisoba from Myojo Foods' popular brand, Myojo Ippei-chan Yomise no Yakisoba. It was originally a popular product that was sold for a limited time every year, but after they strengthened the sauce and wasabi topping, they began selling it all year round. The wasabi is strong, and goes great with the mayonnaise! The yakisoba ends up with a thrilling flavor. The wasabi is spicy so you might tear up, but why not try it?
MSRP: Regular size for 180 JPY (excl. tax), large size for 205 JPY (excl. tax)

4. Myojo Foods' Myojo Ippei-chan Yomise no Yakisoba Wasabi Mayo Soy Sauce Flavor

5. Myojo Foods' Myojo Ippei-chan Yomise no Yakisoba Shortcake Flavor

This is another product from the Myojo Ippei-chan Yomise no Yakisoba series, and this time it's shortcake. This is a surprising collaboration that no one could expect, and it's gotten mixed reviews. There are core fans of this product that say the acidity from the dried strawberries and the sweet-saltiness of the sauce go well together. It's a mysterious yakisoba that has a faint sweetness. It's a limited edition product that's only sold in the winter, so it may be very difficult to find, but you should definitely buy it if you see it!
MSRP: 180 JPY (excl. tax)

5. Myojo Foods' Myojo Ippei-chan Yomise no Yakisoba Shortcake Flavor

There are plenty of other unusual Japanese instant noodle flavors, so please look for them when you're in Japan!

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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