Nissin Cup Noodle gohan

The company that first introduced instant ramen to the whole world has a new variant in their line. And it’s not noodles this time. For fried rice lovers, this one is a welcome and convenient treat indeed.

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It’s so easy to prepare.

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Just pour water up to the level indication,

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Pour the contents of the packets inside, heat it up for 5.5 minutes in the microwave and voila, you now have instant food!

The actual contents actually just make up around 1/3 of the box but you’d be surprised at how filling it is. Information says one can have 379 kcal from it.

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As would be expected, the taste is really good albeit I’d still prefer Hubs’ fried rice over it. 🙂

Sold at ¥258, it is about ¥100 yen pricier than it’s noodles siblings but still, a great alternative, for people on the go.

chahan champloo

Atsushi suddenly had the inspiration to cook chahan (fried rice) for us. He claimed it will be the best chahan in the world. True enough, it rivaled with my favorite chahan in Osho, a famous Chinese restaurant near Sakuragicho Station.

First attempt. Atsushi called it the “Rice of Chaos” because even he himself couldn’t understand its appearance. It may not look much but it sure is really good.

Yes, it-is-sticky. He added mochi kibi (glutinous rice additive) while boiling the rice hence when it cooked it was pretty sticky. We use brown rice at home by the way as (Atsushi says) it is healthier it being unrefined – philosophy is same as brown sugar being healthier than white, refined sugar.

First attempt was for dinner last night. Atsushi made his second attempt for lunch.

Love the taste. If I weren’t worried about my stomach getting bigger by the day (and no i’m not yet pregnant), I would have requested A to make another batch.

What made his fried rice better than the ones I did (and a rival or even better than Osho’s) is that he added this special soy sauce enriched with kombu (sea tangle) dashi which brought out the umami taste – salty and a teeny-weeny  bit sweet and sour. Truly delicious.

More chahan please!

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