I TOTALLY agree! 2020 Makiko Itoh, Some people erroneously think instant ramen is healthy just because it’s Japanese. It saddens me that some kids eat that stuff all the time, and that some of them often don't have a choice. My daughter loves the stuff, but I only let her eat it maybe 3 time a year......really (just because its so bad for you). You could buy a box of 30 for the same price as 10 carrots or 6 Daikon Radishes over here. You do realize that the temperature of your drinks mean nothing, as anything you eat or drink, within a few moments, all become the same temperature? Thanks for the postcards from Kyoto. Im a big asian food person. But I do agree with you regarding those "indomie" mie goreng, I grew up with it, they are like the things we had on a Saturday afternoon as a treat, not something to have everyday. I heard this very recently, and I knew that ramen couldn't be as nutritious as other foods. If your not lazy then you can burn off the calories you dont want. I even had the perfect pot for a one brick serving. Eating raman in a raman shop is healthier than eating it from the package, or cup. Regular consumption of Cup Noodles is equivalent to eating yourself to an early grave - or at least a very uncomfortable life after hitting middle age. Health is wealth, good health gives an individual a lot of benefits, a person could participate actively in society and can perform responsibilities effectively. Hey, is it just me or do the cup noodles not even taste half as great as the box? Your favorite quick, easy and portable meal just keeps getting better. The general rule for sodium for a day for an average adult,is 2000 mgs,or 2 gms. The thought of eating it as a 'soup' kind of grosses me out. This includes things like instant mac and cheeze,chef boy ar dee and the like...I mean a lot. The content of sodium and salt (NaCL) is of rougly 1g per hundred. The original instant ramen in a cup with no added MSG. Thanks! Very often, people eat instant ramen and cup noodles for facilitate.But that is really bad for body.I do not eat instant noodles now. i also eat instant ramen and cup ramen but only when i feel like it. I have been here about 17 years and still prefer it to the states now. I have to cut back. sheesh. I remember brown rice noodles and other whole grain varieties that were also vegetarian. FYI, I have eaten pre-packaged ramen in Japan, Korea and now, China. We call all instant noodles "instant noodles" and take no notice at all of which Asian country's cuisine they are supposed to represent. Now for a personal soap-box like rant about better, fairly instant noodles that I think most people should be eating instead: Personally, I find that a lot of thin Chinese wheat noodles cook up fairly fast - made from refined flour, they cook in a matter of 5 minutes. I've noticed that in the west, or in the U.S. anyway, there's this interesting correlation: hot food = 'nourishing', and cold (or rather, cooked and cold, un-reheated) food = 'sad'. That's only 12 more than instant noodles! I love Ramen. Put a raw egg in and poured hot water. Is it worth the investment in time? don't let the quakes scare you. The cups aren't wrapped in plastic wrap so it came from the manufacture. I understand how it is bad for you. I thought that sounds disgusting but she asserts that it is very good :-S, Yes, packet noodles on their own, as cooked by the instructions on the packet is bad for you. Both beneficial and harmful qualities associated. Or add chili garlic sauce! Or I use my own homemade stock. Add a teaspoon of curry powder into the cup noodles and instead of hot water, use warm milk instead. Thanks for the heads up Maki! The soup-type may well be bad for you, but even worse (and much more delicious IMO) are the "mee goreng" (which I'm pretty sure is Indonesian for fried noodles) or "Singapore noodles" type. I mostly try to find ramyun with no MSG. Experience the counterintuitive idea of placing a cup on noodles instead of putting noodles in a cup. When it is ready for shipping, go down the slide surrounded by cardboard boxes. Definitely a bit healthier. Try eating a meal with just potato chips, and another with ramen. And for lunch normally black bread with turkey or chickenloafs and cucumber. Good luck in trying to eat only what will make you live FOREVER. They are literally everywhere! So now I am wondering if my favorite brand of Chinese Noodles, by China Bowl, is deep fried also. Those are widespread in Asia. And cheap too, 200yen for a full bowl of the stuff. Thats a big thing for me. Find cup noodles packaging on Alibaba.com at discounted prices. Do you let your kids eat things like that instead of lunch? I can't eat ramen anyway, though I admit I ate a bit too much as a kid, but I do occasionally have rice noodle bowls when I need something to eat and don't feel like cooking. A lot of people who claim Chinese food makes them sick (because of MSG) don't seem to have the same issues with McD's/Burger King/KFC food, even though they use a lot of MSG too. I love eating healthy so my guilt is the ramyun. The way that it is used world-wide is to describe a savory flavor (that is now recognized as the fifth basic taste) that is scientifically described as the detection of glutamates and nucleotides. i am living in tokyo now and i love your website! It's the truth. Here's the YouTube video: Maruchan is the most disgusting ramyun one can buy. (I have to fight against "cold food = sad" equation every time when trying to convince people that bento lunches are nourishing and satisfying and meant to be eaten cold, or at room temperature. Also, while using less of the spice pack is a good idea, the main damage comes from the noodles themselves. haha). I couldn't see the logic in drinking all of the broth so I only ate half and poured the rest down the sink.:). But I quickly got so sick of it I couldn't even think about eating it for years. Visited this site as I was looking for better alternatives. Seafood Flavored Cup Noodles. Whenever I'm back in Japan, I love to roam around the aisles of konbini (convenience stores) where they always have the latest and greatest in instant noodle products. Ramen is better than eating other fast foods such as a super sized burger or deep fried meats or lots of ice cream. People with a heart condition can die if they eat 2 cans of campbells soup in one day....seriously.... Please,,,read labels.LOOK at the sodium content,and see if you can stay under 2000 mg a day... Kids are in high school and don't want to move. I love the nongshim ramyun! The instant noodles are just so friggin convenient, cheap, and fairly tasty. 10 more than 'healthy' instant noodles! 'N' stands for neutral. ), then you should totally check it out. The msg in it gives me a migraine, note not a headache a migraine. Category 'C' usually denotes to both good and bad qualities. I use to get headaches after eating Ramen noodles, never sick but always tired afterwards. Kyoto has a few people who are treasures of Japan! Well, about the forth bite I bit into a piece of cabbage or lettuce so I thought. may i know your surname, because we need it in our thesis. And if you take another 10 minutes to make a simple ground pork, bok choy/tasty-in-soup-green-of-your-choice, green onion, sesame oil, and soy sauce soup base you've got a delicious meal, healthy and free from weird additives. Then, I add a tiny dash of sesame oil (a little goes a long way), a heaping tablespoon of soy sauce, and sriracha to taste (I usually do about a half a teaspoon). Your website is helping me avoid the college food trap. Do you not know what umami means? (!) One day in March when I was in Japan, my mother got a sudden craving for instant cup ramen noodles. Hahaha, I'm eating cup noodles now while reading your post. Or no soup at all, just boil and drain, then serve with soya sauce and sesame oil. But the noodles themselves are the main nutritional culprit. I never buy the instant ramen in the US but when I go to Japan or when my mom comes to the US, we always stock up on this brand of ramen from a company called co-op. SOOOO yummy, very cheap, but horribly calorific and cardio-toxic. After the three minutes are up, peel off the lid of the noodle cup. I fell in love with Kyoto. any comments? Very few, if any, benefits are present. Greetings from betting australia .net, Hello Maki, Arsenic is very, very bad for you. The 5-packs-for-a-buck kind are definitely not air dried. Though true to a point, I think your article exaggerates. It is important to note that even the best things in life can become bad in immoderate amounts. 02-19-2016, 02-19-2016 I believe that every single point of view on the subject has been expressed by now. Hmm, why is that? I still love instant Ramen but had NO idea why it was so unhealthy - your explanation makes sense. Hmm. Wow! I eat one pack. Thanks and many of God's blessings to you and yours! (Note: there are other cultures have a bias against cold food in general too.). Thank you so much for the warning ^_^. They recently published a recipe for raman noodle soup made from scratch that is really delicious and much healthier than the instant broth. Vector icons Set food and drink neon sign. So "Thanks" and keep up the good work. It's the tons of MSG they put in to artificially flavour the thing, the main reason why you always feel so thirsty after drinking the soup. I'm not convinced that the packaged junk is actually cheaper in the long run. My mom often forgot to give me money for lunch, and my own spare change usually only added up to afford cup of noodles. Kinda funny that so many people here had the same idea. I think that the salt content is the most concern when it comes to eating instant ramen noodles forget the calories. (But then again...what's the point of instant ramen without that soup?) I agree that they are bad for you. Love the picture (and your site). I ask my friends, who for the majority are asian, if they even have thought about the healthiness of the noodles. Very healthy and numerous health benefits. If you have fresh or ground ginger on hand, a dash of that is really good for you and adds lots of flavor. Here's how I justify it: I usually buy the Maruchan Oriental flavor because at least it doesn't have scary meat products; it's actually the only vegetarian one, as far as I'm aware. we need the surnames of the people who wrote an article of our topic in our research paper. Literally. The word "umami" is a word coined by Professor Kikunae Ikeda from the Japanese words "umai" (delicious) and "mi" (taste) to specifically describe this taste that can be found in fermented and aged foods, fish, shellfish, cured meats, vegetables, and green tea. Buy the noodles, throw away the nasty flavor pack, and make your own seasonings. I could have thought of it myself actually... . I would like to make my own soba as well, but I think that might be too difficult (the cutting part). They were each a dollar, so I bought five. Yes it is. BAM! I was like you know that stuff is just as bad as junk food, right? BUT everyone I know knows that its not something you can eat often, cause apparently eating Maggi Noodles too much makes your hair FALL OUT and screws up your health. We'd crush the noodles in the bag, add the stock powder, and eat it dry, like chips. (No more broth for me. And did I mention tasty? However, after getting diagnosed with IBS and being forced to eat healthy (and subsequently eating better), eating instant noodles again was...an interesting experience that left me slightly queasy after. You put the stuff on the stove and you do something else, like check your email. Ah, youth :)), Santos, thanks for the link! Totally addictive. Now, knowing that it had been deep-fried, I have to thank you very much. Ranch dressing on ramen sounds disgusting yet curiously intriguing... ^_^. Part of the study reads, "Women - though not men - who ate instant noodles at least twice a … It's probably really bad, but we're all in good health so far. And you can omit the greens (not not the green onions)! JustHungry.com. I buy some air dried noodles here that come in packages of 4 in 1. Apparently some people lack the ability to read. Pictures of things that are recognizable as other objects. I lived in Tokyo for one year and Kyoto for 3 years. After that I was absolutely sure the instant soup was what gave us migraines. I can only speak for myself, but I get a very bad headache if there is any MSG in the food I eat. If it's all-vegetable based that's one thing, or if you are adding a lot of slices of fatty pork... etc. Excellent article!!! At only 15-25 cents, it makes me feel like as I was eating the worst cheap ingredients that are mass produced and chosen because they are cheapen than other ingredients. So yes, Ramen noodles are not healthy because they are a fast food. All rights reserved. Perusing a number of links related to the food stamp budget experiments, a popular cheap food item that keeps coming up is instant ramen noodles. I started working out and after 3 more months I am back at my average weight. The main part of the Cup Noodle costume is the cup! In the mornings I have a small bowl of wheat with 1/ spoon of suggar. When I was younger, I remember my mother found whole wheat instant ramen that didn't use any MSG or artificial flavors ... they may still have been deep-fried, though. This pretty much reaffirmed my thought over cup ramen noodles, as I've been questioning its healthiness for a while. I can't eat western foods such as Doritos Chips. Cause maruchan is found in the "soup" isle in most american markets not the "asian" isle like nogshim. Is it true that ramen noodles take about 7 days to digest in your stomach?!??!! The saturated fat in the noodles is unfortunate, but manageable for 14 cents. BPA, besides being a known carcinogen, is also responsible for hormonal disruption. The package is not marked as ramen noodles, though. In Cosco you can get a big box of instant Ramen ( 24 ) for under $7.00 that tells you there is no nutritional valve in this process food. Great post! 1. In terms of MSG and carcinogenic preservatives, I don't doubt that cup noodles are full of them. And I'll be back to check out more of your posts! although Japan does have a lot of quakes, the buildings overall can handle them quite well. I don't know how someone could go so long without eating any fresh foods! It seemed pretty healthy, actually. 497k members in the Pareidolia community. I teach Japenese cuisine and your website is one of the best for information and good food. So yes, it's not nutritious, but I was never under the assumption it was. Convenient? This cup noodles offer a creamy seafood stock and is popular among female consumers. the pain on my stomach is VERY terrible, i know you wont like it to be in your stomach. Nissin Cup O'Noodles Ramen Noodle Soup, Beef, Chicken, and Shrimp Variety, 2.25-Ounce (Pack of 6) with Spice of Life Sporks 3.3 out of 5 stars 11 $14.99 $ 14 . If I'm feeling adventurous, I use some chicken or veggie stock instead of the water. I had the most wonderful 3 years in Kyoto! Now I have a 12 pack of Ramen, and the other ingredients, in the pantry that keep calling my name. Don't worry about the people who complain - they're in denial. In fact I just finished a bowl before reading this post! I live in mexico and know no one who eats this crap... aren't stereotypes just awesome? I love top ramen maruchan brand . It's also bad to eat too much of something. 2. In season fresh fruits and vegetables are also cheap, but not high in calories. I care deeply about simple noodle dishes. Category 'D' is typically for things that are more harmful than beneficial. Nit that its a healthier alternative. I know about all the unhealthy stuff found in there but like any addicts, I guess it is tough to let go of something we love but knowing deep down they are really bad for us. Very talented people with traditions in crafts that might die. So I have not eaten as well as I should. According to the Foam Free Maui fact sheet, “If food or beverages can be served on or in it and its made of EPS, it’s not allowed.” Now, I never said that you have to avoid instant ramen entirely. Yeah, so I eat the brick of ramen noodles every now and again. Cheap, hot and filling...but as you say, not good nutritionally or environmentally. But of course, real ramen is, if prepared well, delicious. Something just wasn't right so I took what I thought was cabbage or lettuce out of my mouth and inspected it and it turned out to be a piece of plastic like plastic wrap. I don't each chips or stuff like that. hello its winter where i live, and one of my favourite things is a kimchi and vegetable noodle soup, ive been testing out different ways to make the stock and what noodles to use to make it healthier since i am trying to loose weight and not use the instant ones as a base anymore. i was wondering if you know anything regarding the nutritional information of ramen in a ramen shop. It’s possible also that instant ramen seems healthy, because it’s soup - and soup is so hot and healthy, amirite? Noodles are so much more filling/satisfying than potato chips. I never really thought ramen tasted that good, but I think I've only had the 'wrong' kinds. Long-term side effects of 'F' items are usually very serious. Or take out the ground pork and use dashi stock to give it umami flavour instead! It really doesn't take that much longer to make some more real, nutritious food. Set food and drink neon sign. I consider that a major loss! Even though I'm also a fan, I shudder when he puts Ranch dressing in it. Cup noodles (also called cup ramen, pot noodles, etc.) I don't know why this is -- a lot of processed things just don't smell good to me any more. 15 minutes! Harmful to your health. I live for it. A few harmful qualities may be associated, but only under certain circumstances such as an allergic reaction. 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