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A recipe for home-made ramen calls for オーション. I am having a hard time figuring out what that is exactly, having checked dictionaries and Google Translate to no avail.

I did find several online shopping sites that sell オーション. Just to list a few:

https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%97%A5%E6%B8%85%E8%A3%BD%E7%B2%89-%E5%BC%B7%E5%8A%9B%E7%B2%89-%E3%82%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A7%E3%83%B3-25kg/dp/B005SQ0OZW

https://tomiz.com/item/00000603

From their descriptions it seems オーション is just bread flour? Why is it called オーション?

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Yes オーション is just one of the product names for flour sold by Nisshin.

Information is limited because it's not officially for retail. This site seems to have lots of official information about professional-use flours sold by Nisshin, but unfortunately only experts and restaurant owners are allowed to access. Still, judging from this search result, I think it's safe to assume オーション is named after ocean (or maybe its French equivalent océan).

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  • It would probably be written オセアン if it came from French, or at least that's how I pronounce it, and I can't really think of another transliteration – Right leg Jun 16 at 10:42
  • @Rightleg These sound like ウシヨ or ウーシヨン to my ears. (I know almost nothing about French, though) – naruto Jun 17 at 3:01

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