Apple Pie Taste yakisoba
Photo: Youka Nagase

Japan now has apple pie flavoured instant ramen

Peyoung’s seasonal sweet yakisoba even comes with freeze-dried fruit slices and apple-cinnamon flavoured sauce

Youka Nagase
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Youka Nagase
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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. 

Apple Pie Taste yakisoba
Photo: Youka Nagase


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.

Apple Pie Taste yakisoba
Photo: Youka Nagase


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.

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