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Another Day, Another Bowl of Instant Miso (Myojo Chukazanmai) Ramen for Lunch

“Soybean Paste Flavor, it is the delicious noodles food of Sichuan.” Awww, yes, Engrish

Seriously, do they not have an English grammar checker, or know about Google translate although Sichuan noodles are delicious.

You’re welcome mother Earth because I am using a product with a paper wrapper (well, that is if it’s recyclable).

Lasting impression

I had no clue that this was supposed to be a Sichuan style dish, but what I do know and remember is that this is one of the best brands for ramen noodles due to the way they dehydrate their noodles which is along the same lines of how Italian pasta is processed.

Behold human, instant ramen noodles done right.

The noodles are what separates instant noodle products

The deep-fried noodles are spongy whereas the non-fried stuff has actual body to them, so I highly suggest you stay away from the fried stuff.

Noodles and 2 spice packets, and I do not have tell you that the bowl is not included.

The ingredients list

Noodles: Wheat Flour, Starch (Potato), Food Starch-Modified, Salt, Palm Oil, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Metaphosphate, Potassium Carbonate, Alginic Acid, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Guar Gum.

It smelt good because Myojo knows how to dealt a good seasoning packet.

Soup Base: Soybean Paste (Soybean, Rice, Salt, Water), Salt, Sugar, Monosodium Glutamate, Sesame, Potato Starch, Spices, Seafood Extract (Clam, Scallop, Bonito), Vegetable Oil (Palm Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Soybean Oil, Rice Oil), Yeast Extract, Caramel Color, Hydrolyzed Protein (Bonito, Mackerel), Green Onions, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Succinate.

Getting a liquid seasoning packet makes you feel bougie (you fancy huh).

Liquid Seasoning: Soybean Paste (Soybean, Rice, Salt, Water), Vegetable Oil (Sesame Seed Oil, Soybean Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Rice Oil).

I typically cheat and add real miso, but for this review I went au naturale.

I’ve got a headache from way too much sodium

I rarely get headaches, but eating instant ramen multiple days in a row, along with eating a product with 2,580 mg of sodium (112% of your daily value on a 2,000 calorie diet) put me over the top.

If you want to know how that compares with other products, here is a small sampling:

Myojo Miso Ramen2,580 mg112%
Paldo Hwa Ramyun1,870 mg81%
Nissin Cup Noodles1,160 mg51%
Digiorno Rising Crust Supreme Pizza860 mg37%
Chef Boyardee Raviolis (15oz)780 mg34%
Campbell’s Red and White Chicken Noodle Soup480 mg20%
Coca Cola (16oz)45 mg2%
Time for the close-up.

It’s been a long time since I’ve eaten this much instant ramen

Time to take a break because I feel eff’d up, and if you want to know what it is like, here is a list of symptoms.

You might have certain symptoms that lead your doctor to suspect that your sodium level may be too high or too low. You might be confused, forgetful, or have problems with reasoning. Other symptoms your doctor may watch for include:

Muscle cramps or twitching
Problems walking
Nausea
Tiredness
Shortness of breath
Headaches
Swelling or fluid buildup in certain parts of your body

WebMD
How is my noodle pull.

Conclusion

A sodium (Na) bomb , time to rest my achy headachy head.


*After my nap* and putting off work for today due to my headache, I finally decided to finish this post.

Aside from the high sodium content, the flavor is good, but of course compared to real miso ramen, it lacks an intense savoriness that real ramen has although it’s not bad for the price and being an instant version.

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