Japan Today
Image: Nissin

Poisonous blowfish instant ramen on the way from Cup Noodle’s Nissin

By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Fugu (blowfish) tends to be pretty expensive in Japan. One reason is that it’s considered a classy delicacy, with pricing to match. The other is that fugu is poisonous, and can kill you if it’s not prepared correctly.

But fugu flavor is on the way in a very accessible and wallet-friendly way later this month, as Nissin, makers of Cup Noodle, are getting set to release an instant fugu ramen.

Image: Nissin

The new Fugudashijio (“salty fugu broth”) ramen isn’t part of the Cup Noodle lineup, though. Instead it’s going to be part of Nissin’s Raoh series, which is a touch more upscale than Cup Noodle, though still well within the sphere of affordable luxuries.

Raoh Fugudashijio starts with a seafood and kombu (kelp) soup broth, to which is added a special fugu seasoning oil to impart the flavor of roasted blowfish. Also part of the broth is yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit that’s sharper in flavor than an orange but milder than a lemon. The ramen’s included toppings are chicken meatballs, negi (green onion), and kakitama (whipped egg).

At 298 yen, Raoh Fugudashijio is a little more expensive than most varieties of cup ramen, but on the other hand, it’s a lot less expensive than pretty much any other meal that makes use of fugu. It goes on sale June 24.

Source: Nissin via Narinari

Read more stories from SoraNews24.

-- Poisonous blowfish ramen restaurant in Tokyo is death-defyingly delicious【Taste test】

-- Taste-testing Japan’s three biggest convenience stores store-brand cup ramen【Taste test】

-- Anime girls will keep you company as you eat your instant ramen with new AR promotion

© SoraNews24

©2024 GPlusMedia Inc.

Login to comment

Poison .... Poison .... TASTY FISH!

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Sushi and sashimi were on the top of my list when I was there. Fugu has a distinct flavor that I rather liked. Maguro was and always will be my favorite, but I wouldn't turn my nose up on fugu. I'd like to taste this cup noodle.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

a special fugu seasoning oil to impart the flavor of roasted blowfish.

It's not even clear that it has been anywhere near a fugu. Companies that create tastes are pretty sophisticated these days and most consumers have no idea what they are eating.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Gotta love that "alarmist" headline - poisonous blowfish.

Guarantee the only poisons in this cup 'o noodles will be the high concentrations of artificial flavors, preservatives and the like.

I guess consumers of these products should be thankful that finally nissin is phasing out it's plastic/foam containers - poisonous - although decades late.

And wtf is "special seasoning fugu oil"???

Fugu bones and skins fried in canola oil or something similar?

No thanks.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Only wild caught fugu have poison.

Farmed fugu doesn't due to its diet, although it's still treated as being poisonous due to the possibility of a wild one jumping over fence and get mixed with farm raised ones.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites