Acecook - Instant pan-fried noodles with TOO MUCH mayonnaise on top

Major Japanese instant noodle vendor, Acecook, is going to start a new instant noodle series, EDGE, and they are going to introduce outrageous noodle products from now on. As its first shot, they are going to release a shocking (but something that suites recent tastes) instant noodle on January 13.

The new product is EDGE Onimayo Yakisoba, which is instant garlicky peppery pan-fried noodles with too much mayonnaise for the topping. The name literally means devil-mayonnaise fried noodle, with the meaning being that there is an outrageous amount of mayonnaise on the fried noodles.

Most Japanese people like mayonnaise so much that we put mayonnaise on many dishes. Although Japanese food is well-known for its sensitive flavor and beautiful appearance, we also love to kill all the good flavors with too much mayonnaise (Mayonnaise makes every dish tasty!!). We guess EDGE Onimayo Yakisoba will sell well.



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