8 Japanese Instant Food Including Ichiran Ramen, Tsuta Ramen & Japanese Curry Chicken
If we had to name one country that we want to travel to off the top of our heads, it would definitely be Japan. We miss the gorgeous scenery, rich culture and of course, the fantastic food.
While we can't travel to the Land of the Rising Sun at this present moment, we can still enjoy Japanese food in the comfort of our homes. In this article, we will share some popular Japanese instant food you can enjoy and easily prepare yourself. While it won't be on par with you can actually eat in Japan, it's a good problem solver for days when we craving for a little Japanese food.
From Japanese curry chicken to Tsuta Instant Ramen and Kyushu black ramen, here are 8 popular Japanese instant foods that you can find in Singapore.
AMANO FOODS ABURI KANI ZOUSUI (GRILLED CRAB PORRIDGE)
For something warm and hearty on a chilly, rainy night, whip up the Aburi Kani Zousui from Amano Foods, which is essentially a grilled crab porridge. All you need to do is add hot water to dissolve the contents and you're instant Japanese food is ready!
Price: S$3.90 for one packed of Amano Foods Aburi Kani Zousui
The Aburi Kani Zousui is available on Redmart.
7-ELEVEN JAPANESE CURRY CHICKEN
If you are a fan of Japanese curry, try the Japanese Curry Chicken from 7-Eleven. If you have a low spice tolerance, this would be a good option for you as the spice level for this ready meal is mild.
The creamy, rich curry tastes fantastic when mixed in with the provided pearl rice and the concoction pairs well with the fried breaded chicken strips. All in all, it does taste very similar to an authentic bowl of Japanese curry chicken.
Price: S$4.90 for one box of 7-Eleven Japanese Curry Chicken
Get this from any 7-Eleven outlet in Singapore
For something that you can quickly and easily pop into your mouth while you're on the move, we recommend one of 7-Eleven's conveniently-sized Japanese onigiris. There are a variety of different flavours available to try but if you're spoilt for choice, you can start with the Chicken Teriyaki Mayo Onigiri.
While you can opt to heat up these onigiris in the microwave, it is also all right for you to consume it cold, making it a convenient instant snack.
Price: Varies depending on chosen 7-Eleven Onigiri
Stock up on a few of this Japanese instant food the next time you visit any 7-Eleven outlet.
HIKARI ORGANIC INSTANT MISO SOUP
We love ourselves a soothing bowl of miso soup and the Hikari Organic Instant Miso Soup is one that can easily be put together. Just add hot water, give it to stir and it's done! What's special about this miso soup is that not only is it organic, each package comes with 4 different flavours, including Eggplant Miso and Tofu Skin Aburaage Miso.
Price: S$6.90 for one packet of Hikari Organic Instant Miso Soup
Snag this on Redmart.
While we can't travel to Japan anytime soon, we can still always enjoy a piece of it at home with Ichiran, one of the country's most famous ramen brands.
Slurp up these classic Hakata-style noodles that are doused in Ichiran’s famous tonkatsu-based broth. While you can't enjoy these Japanese ramen noodles in your own private booth at the restaurant itself, Ichiran's instant ramen is as close as you can get to an actual bowl of Ichiran's ramen.
Price: S$26.90 for 2 servings of Ichiran's instant ramen and S$43.20 for 5 servings of Ichiran's instant ramen
Hurry and order a few packets of these popular Japanese instant noodles from Shopee.
NISSIN JAPANESE RAMEN KYUSHU BLACK
Being one of the most popular instant noodle brands in the market, it is of no surprise that Nissin has once again pushed out an innovative instant noodle product that has won the hearts of many. This includes the Nissin Japanese Ramen Kyushu Black which comes with a rich, creamy broth that pairs well with the springy instant noodles. Just simply add hot water and your instant meal is complete!
Price: S$3.85 for a bundle of 6 and S$1.80 for one bowl of Nissin Japanese Ramen Kyushu Black
This Japanese instant food is available at NTUC Fairprice, Giant and Cold Storage.
S&B JAPANESE CURRY SAUCE WITH VEGETABLES
If you want to jazz up some plain white rice, the S&B is a good option. All you need to do to prepare your curry is to heat it up in a hot skillet. You can also add in your own ingredients such as beef cubes or pork slices to jazz up your instant curry.
Price: S$5.40 for one box of S&B Japanese Curry Sauce with Vegetables
Make your own Japanese Curry Sauce at home and get this Japanese instant food from NTUC Fairprice.
The popular ramen brand also has its very own Tsuta Instant Ramen—a Shoyu-based ramen based on Tsuta’s signature ramen that can be cooked in less than 3 minutes.
Price: S$21.90 for 3 packets of Tsuta Instant Ramen