it was 3 AM, nothing better to do, so what’s the next best thing? Raid the fridge of course.
If I ever need “instant” noodles, I would much prefer cooking frozen udon or ramen as they are slightly more filling and have just a bit more nutrient ^^;.
Generally I would make my own broth but since this has to be quick, the pre-made stuff will do. Hon-Tsuyu is the name of the soup base which is usually just bonito extract, soysauce and msg (if I make my own, I prefer a bit of sake in it). Ra Yu just goes well with anything and everything.
Gotta have the fish cakes; satsuma age, kamaboko, and some random pollock fishballs. Gotta throw the kamaboko (the red one) in at the last minute or they will expand into the size of a pizza.
Five minutes preparing, three minutes to cook the fishballs, two minutes for everything else… viola.
Shichimi Togarashi, or seven flavor chili pepper, is a mixture of different (a total of… 7) spices that goes well with soup and stuff. I heard it was great for udon so I grabbed a bottle ^^