Instant noodles are a staple in Asian diets, particularly the Japanese, who are always at the forefront of instant noodle innovation.
Nissin is Japan’s largest instant ramen brand, with many popular and iconic flavours that we must try.
One of the most popular variants that many will buy back from Japan is the rich and flavoursome Donbei Kitsune. This is an instant udon that comes with savoury soy sauce-based soup, spicy pepper powder, and aburaage (deep-fried tofu).
Recently, a Twitter user from Japan has shared a surprising discovery she made while eating her favourite Nissin Donbei Kitsune: instead of the usual rectangular-shaped aburaage, what she saw instead were two heart-shaped pieces of tofu!
Initially, she thought that this was a limited-edition Donbei Kitsune that was released for Valentine’s Day or even New Year’s Day.
However, her Twitter post went viral and caused such an uproar that someone even took it upon himself to clarify the existence of heart-shaped aburaage with a Nissin staff, only to find out that only one in 120,000 cups of Donbei Kitsune contains this limited-edition heart-shaped aburaage udon.
Following the revelation, many Japanese consumers have also been hunting down the rare heart-shaped aburaage and posting photos of their finds online:
The good news is that you don’t have to fly all the way to Japan in order to get a chance: Nissin Donbei Kitsune is currently available on Shopee at SGD9.00, so try your luck and see if you’ll be the lucky one who gets to munch on heart-shaped aburaage!