The thing that sets Shin Ramyun
(that's how it's Romanized
on the package) and other similarly superior prepackaged ramens apart from garden variety
brands like Nissin
and Top Ramen
is that they have flavorings other than MSG
. If you've never had pack ramen from an Asian food market
, then you've never known how good it could be
. I don't know about Filipino
varieties, but at the Korean market
s you can get Kimchi
ramen, Bibim Yeolmu
(my personal favorite
, and not actually ramen), Jajang-myun
(also not ramen, but quite tasty
ramen, and tons of other delectable morsels
. Also, many of these are vegetarian
, unlike most of their bland
, big chain market
noodle: wheat flour, palm oil, potato starch, salt.
soup base: salt, MSG, sugar, hydrolized vegetable protein (soybean, salt, maltodextrin), soybean paste powder (soybean, salt), spices (red pepper, garlic, onion, black pepper), capsicum, paprika, mushroom.
dehydrated vegetable mix: green onion, shitake mushroom, red pepper, carrot.
Taken straight from the label from a package from good ol' LA K-town itself.
DOESN'T IT JUST MAKE YOUR MOUTH WATER ? ! ? !
Update: I forgot to mention that it comes in cup noodle
form. Delicious. The only drawback
though is that the soup base is still in a separate little packet (so don't add the hot water
without dumping in the seasoning first !).