In Japan, Maruchan’s representative work is not Ramen
In Japan, if we hear the name of Maruchan, all people remind of “Akai kitsune” and “Midori no Tanuki”.
Because Maruchan’s TVCM have kept shouting “Maruchan Akai kitsune to Midori no Tanuki” until now by famous TV actor, Testuya Takeda who is not handsome.
Akai Kistune means red fox. It’s Udon instant noodle.
Midori no Tanuki means green raccoon. It’s Soba sintant noodle.
These noodle is long sales products and also basic items for Japanese middle class hungry people.
What is Soba noodle?
Soba noodle is not Ramen noodle.
Soba (そば or 蕎麦?) is the Japanese name for buckwheat. It is synonymous with a type of thin noodle made from buckwheat flour, and in Japan can refer to any thin noodle (unlike thick wheat noodles, known as upon).
If you don’t know about Japanese noodle culture, you cannot know the difference between ramen and soba. But it’s completely different concept.
I think one of the biggest differences is oil. Ramen use lots of oil to get taste. But soba don’t use it.
So health conscious people love to eat soba.
And this Soba instant noodle is with Tempura.
Tempura is best partner to Soba noodle.
It is very popular way to eat Soba with Temura.
Soba don’t use oil, but Tempura is fried with oil.
So Soba is healthy but if you put tempura into Soba, Soba become oily and not so healthy.
But Soba with Tempura is very delicious.
Almost all Japanese people eat Soba with tempura.
And this Soba instant noodle understands it.
If you see this tempura, you think it seem to be some snack.
Yes, we can say tempura is kind of snack.
But Tempura is even so tempura.
How is this Soba instant noodle?
And this instant noodle’s tempura is not like real tempura.
This instant noodle’s tempura makes effort to be real tempura taste.
I admit it. It’s good taste. This tempura contains shrimp, and bits of fried tempura batter with green laver.
This complicated food material creates good taste harmony.
Appearance is fan to see.
What the point of this instant noodle?
Package says “smell is very rich and taste is high class. It use dried bonito shavings. If bonito stock is delicious, soup is also delicious.”
According to this catch phrase, they are in confident in this soup.
Yes, this soup is bit salty with soy source taste. After that, I can feel the bonito stock taste.
It’s really amazing because this instant noodle realize real Soba taste.
If you have no chance to go to real Soba shop, you can enjoy same taste experience with this instant noodle, Midori no Tanuki.
Eating video for you
Product Name: Midorino Tanuki
Generic name: Instant noodle
Price: JPY170- (You can check your country currency value by currency converter of within this site.)
Brand: Maruchan (Toyo suisan)
Calorie: 476kcal (47min Jogging to burn)