Need help with my Nissin instant noodles from Famima.
I just got back from a new local Famima convenient store when I bought a really cool looking package of Nissin U.F.O. Yaki Soba in a square bowl. The problem is that there aren't any English instructions... How do I cook this stuff? A small icon seems to suggest that I need add hot water. There is an icon of a microwave with a line drawn through it.
I can e-mail you a photo if the package if you know how to read Japanese.
Unless it's changed since I last had one, inside the package, on top of the noodles, there should be two packets: one filled with dried vegetables (mostly cabbage), and one filled with a dark brown sauce -- oh, actually three, the last filled with dried seaweed sprinkles. On one edge of the lid, there should be little u-shaped flaps.
Take the packets out of the bowl. Open the packet of dried cabbage and pour it over the noodles, then fill the bowl section with hot water and replace the lid. You're now "cooking" the noodles and cabbage. On the directions, if you see a low number, like "3", with a character by it that sort of looks like a little hut, that character means minute -- as in let the noodles stay in the water for "3" or whatever minutes (if this isn't easily discernible, then figure it should sit as long as you would let any instant noodle product sit for purposes of "cooking" the noodles, erring on the side of less time than more time).
When you have determined the noodles are done, with the edge of the lid that has the u-shaped flaps facing down over the sink, and making sure the lid is securely on the container, drain the water out of the container (that's what the flaps are for). Shake the container once or twice to get out as much water as possible. Remove the lid. Pour the sauce over the noodles and cabbage and stir for even sauce distribution. Then top with the dried seaweed sprinkle. Instant yakisoba.
Eat as is, or, if it's a special occasion, top with sliced, grilled Spam.
Damn you for having a Famima. When will we have one in downtown SF?