Japan’s famously inventive flavour combinations range from appetising ones like ramen Pringles and sake KitKats to more questionable creations like mayonnaise ice cream and tomato latte. Autumn is usually the time for dishes and desserts made with chestnuts, pumpkins and apples, and Japanese instant noodle brand Peyoung decided to jump on the bandwagon this year with a new Apple Pie Taste yakisoba.
Peyoung has released its fair share of delicious flavours in the past, like the pungent natto kimchi yakisoba and black spicy seafood noodles. This time, however, the company has decided to mix savoury fried noodles with sweet dessert.
In place of the standard yakisoba sauce and freeze-dried vegetables, this box comes with a packet of yellow apple-flavoured sauce and another packet of freeze-dried apple slices. Once mixed in, the noodles look like normal instant ramen at first glance, but taste wise, it's pretty confusing on the palate. First, you get a hit of apples and cinnamon that reminds you of pie, but the sweetness is subtle, so it’s hard to say whether this snack belongs with lunch or dessert. While the yakisoba is certainly no replacement for a slice of pie, it’s definitely an unforgettable noodle experience.
Peyoung's Apple Pie Taste yakisoba, priced at around ¥200, is now on sale for a limited time at major supermarkets and convenience stores. If you're curious, get it now while stocks last.