Good news for the millions of yakisoba noodle fans out there. Let us introduce Chocolate Ippeichan to you all. The producer Myojo is obviously hoping that the chocolate version will be a hit product in the upcoming Valentine’s Day chocolate war in Japan. But who dares to eat this chocolate yakisoba noodles?
For those who are unfamiliar with Japan’s noodle scene, yakisoba is Japanese fried noodles, often had with cabbage, meat or seafood, and a condiment similar to Worcestershire sauce.
Japan has produced many unique instant yakisoba noodles such as yakisoba with seasoned cod roe and with mayonnaise. But no one has ever thought of adding chocolate to yakisoba until the brave Myojo dared us all yakisoba fans.
Ippeichan Chocolate Yakisoba was just introduced in January 2016. There aren’t many reviews yet, but reporters at the Rocket News24 have published a rather honest review. They suggested that the chocolate Ippeichan yakisoba is unbelievably terrible. But it will become edible if you treat it as a dessert.
Here is what they did to make yakisoba noodles a dessert…
Simply add boiled water and get the noodles ready by ridding the water after three minutes. Then the fun of decorating chocolate yakisoba begins.
We also wanted to try Chocolate ippeichan to see if the dessert version is indeed edible. But we couldn’t find any at convenience stores or grocery shops near our office.
In any case, Chocolate Ippeichan Yakisoba Noodles could be a unique Valentine gift. Not perhaps necessarily delicious, but ‘unique’ for sure.