Food Review

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. It is also why I recommend Myojo Chukazanmai instant ramen (miso flavor) although prepare for your daily dose of sodium… and then some.

Photo Description: Myojo Chukazanmai miso ramen packaging which is yellowish orange with a pic of a bowl of noodles, and a number of other ingredients.
You’re welcome mother Earth because I am using a product with a paper wrapper (well, that is if it’s recyclable).

It is more on par with being a miso rather than a Sichuan style dish

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.

Photo Description: the uniquely and distinctive block of instant noodles which is in square block. The noodles are wavy and appear almost white in color.
Behold human, instant ramen noodles done right.

The noodles are what separates this instant noodles from cheaper versions

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.

Photo Description: the square block of noodles, the 2 spice packets, and the traditional Chinese style ramen bowl.
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.

Photo Description: a close up of the spice packet which is reddish brown in appearance.
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.

Photo Description: the brownish spice packet with the liquid seasoning packet which almost looks like ketchup but a slightly darker tone.
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).

Photo Description: everything combined in one bowl, noodles, water, and spice packets. You can see what looks like sesame seeds floating on the top.
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%
Photo Description: a close up of the glistening noodles of Myojo Chukazanmai miso ramen.
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

If you’re looking for a second diagnosis, NDTV also has their “6 signs that you are consuming too much salt.”

Photo Description: my noodle pull game.
How is my noodle pull.

Conclusion on my thoughts of Myojo Chukazanmai Instant Ramen

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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