According to a survey conducted by the Statistics Bureau of Japan, the demand for instant noodles has skyrocketed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Building on the increased demand, Urecon Rankings (powered by TrueData) put together a list of the top instant noodle brands and flavors in Japan for 2021.
Looking at the period between December 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021, the top 10 options enjoyed throughout the nation are incredibly offered by just two companies: Nissin and Toyo Suisan. Coming in at number two and three on the list is Nissin’s classic Cup Noodle and Toyo Suisan’s rich kelp and bonito broth Maruchan Akai Kitsune Udon (East). While the number one spot belongs to Toyo Suisan’s Maruchan Gotsu Mori Sauce Yakisoba, which is interestingly not based on ramen. The take on the beloved fried Japanese noodle features a larger serving defined by an umami-packed sauce.
Catch Urecon Rankings (powered by TrueData)’s top 2021 instant noodle brands and flavors list in full below.
1. Toyo Suisan Maruchan Gotsu Mori Sauce Yakisoba
2. Nissin Cup Noodle
3. Toyo Suisan Maruchan Akai Kitsune Udon (East)
4. Toyo Suisan Maruchan Midori no Tanuki Ten Soba (East)
5. Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Noodle
6. Nissin Yakisoba U.F.O.
7. Nissin Donbei Kitsune Udon (East)
8. Nissin Donbei Kitsune Udon (West)
9. Nissin Donbei Tempura Soba (East)
10. Nissin Cup Noodle Curry
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