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May 24, 2011 11:05 PM

Rare ramen? Please help a fellow Hound!

Hi everyone,

I've been looking and looking to buy this ramen (see photo) anywhere in Southern California, which I used to find at my friendly local Nijiya Market with ease. But, I haven't seen it for quite some time now.

My suspicion is that the packaging may have changed or something... Since I am not fluent or literate in Japanese, I need your collective assistance...

Where can I buy this ramen in L.A. or greater SoCal?!

As always, Thanks in advance!


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  1. I'm surprised you would be having so much trouble finding Chicken Ramen. It's the original product from Nissin that put Ando Momofuku in business, way before Cup o' Noodles. I don't think they would redesign the product since it's been around since 1958. I think the only thing they redesigned is the indentation in the noodle "patty" to hold a raw egg, but that was years ago. I wonder if its disappearance has more to do with lack of shipments out of Japan post-quake/tsunami. Check around all the big Japanese markets. I've always seen it around Mitsuwa or Marukai.

    A serving suggestion:

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    1. re: E Eto

      Or just come over to our house and take a few of the 20 packets my wife has piled up on the second to the lowest shelf in our pantry. ;-D>

      1. re: Servorg

        That's the ramen that doesn't come with flavor packlets because the flavors ingrained in the noodles. Yum. My favorite. Stuff is Sodium City though! I try not to buy it because I eat 'em up too fast.

    2. I've bought this at Mitsuwa market on Venice and Centinela