Nissin’s Curry Meshi added to “Kanzen Meshi” series


If you love curry rice but don’t have the time to prepare the iconic gravy, Nissin’s Curry Meshi offers an instant solution. What’s better? Every cup is said to have the perfect balance of nutrition. 

After its claim to fame with inventing the world’s first instant noodles, Nissin has branched out into other creative food items such as the U.F.O. noodles. Now, Nissin is expanding its product line with Curry Meshi as part of the “Kanzen Meshi” (complete meal) series. 


Healthy instant curry for all walks of life 


Nissin Curry Meshi - for the busy you
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Busy salaryman with no time to cook? Fitspo looking for healthy calories? Dieting but find nutritional plans a pain? Nissin says Curry Meshi is made for people from all walks of life. 

Nissin Curry Meshi - delicious curry
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Even tourists to Japan with packed itineraries can satisfy their stomachs at the konbini with the nutritional Curry Meshi before you go about your day. 

Nissin Curry Meshi - 33 types of nutrients
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The instant curry rice contains 33 nutrients that are essential for daily intake as specified by the Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare. Every cup holds three major nutrients – carbohydrates, proteins and fats – minerals, fatty acids, dietary fiber, as well as eight types of vitamins. 

Nissin even made a short, entertaining video where Japanese comedian Sunshine Ikezaki and 10 registered dietitians dish on the nutritional values of the cup noodles: 

Video credit: 日清食品グループ公式チャンネル


Tastes delicious with Perfect Mystery Powder


Nissin Curry Meshi - mystery curry powder
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Included in the cup is a pack of seasoning named “Perfect Mystery Powder”. While the name might raise an eyebrow or two, Nissin reassures consumers that all food products are safe to consume and of top Nissin quality. 

Nissin Curry Meshi - Nissin's five food technologies
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Every ingredient in Curry Meshi, including the Perfect Mystery Powder, is made to deliver the most delicious cup of instant noodles with Nissin Foods’ five latest food technologies. Together, they claim to reproduce smooth flavours, reduce salt content, retain the nutrients in fresh rice, and lock in the original umami of freeze-dried vegetables and meat. 

Nissin Curry Meshi - curry taste test
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In fact, according to taste tests, replacing the usual curry sauce with this fine brown powder creates a sweeter aftertaste in Kanzen Meshi’s version of curry rice. 


Complete your complete meal with more from the series 


Nissin Curry Meshi - other items in complete meal
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The Curry Meshi (¥429, ~USD3.01) isn’t your only choice for a perfectly balanced meal. Nissin’s “Kanzen Meshi” series has a full line-up to offer: Spicy Pork Soba (¥429, ~USD3.01), Green Smoothie (¥375, ~USD2.63), Banana Smoothie (¥375, ~USD2.63), and Soybean Granola (¥213, ~USD1.49) for a unique breakfast. 

You can find these items online, helpfully sorted by category, taste and calorie count.

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Cover image adapted from: Impress Watch, NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO.,LTD. , 中山秀明

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