April 5, 2018

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen

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A couple of months ago, I found one thing:  lot of my readers wanted to learn more about Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen. People were asking if I’d tried them and if I knew anything about them. Well, I had not and I figured the best way to find out about them is to try to get a Meet The Manufacturer series wityh them – and so I gave it a whirl. The folks at Mike’s Mighty Good were receptivbe tot eh idea, and here we are today starting a series, showcasing all of their products! I conducted an interview recently with Amy Jan, Social Media & Marketing Manager for Bright People Foods. To start this Meet The Manufacturer series, let’s begin with this interview.

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen – United States

THE RAMEN RATER Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To start, can you tell my readers about the history of Mike’s Mighty Good?

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD> Mike began his career in food by developing custom spice blends for artisanal food companies in the budding 1980s San Francisco Bay Area natural foods scene. He loved seeing how his blends transformed the food and loved the relationships he built. He eventually began Bright People Foods in 1998 and spent the next twenty years earning a reputation an innovator in California natural foods.

The idea for Mike’s Mighty Good® was born when Mike went to one of the best ramen bars in San Francisco. He sat down, selected his broth, noodles and toppings, then tried the first slurp of ramen. He was blown away by how delicious and rich the broth was and how delicious the noodles were. He loved how ramen bar ramen was a delicious palette for piling on fresh vegetables and protein. Mike asked, “Why doesn’t ramen from grocery stores taste like this?” He decided that someone needed to make craft ramen accessible to everyone with great ingredients and fantastic flavors and set out to do it.

Mike spent the next three years studying great ramen and how it was made. He traveled to Japan numerous times to find the best way to make the organic noodles he wanted. Mike quietly tasted new recipes of ramen until he had the insanely rich broths and noodles he envisioned.

At Mike’s Mighty Good, the term “Good” means a lot to us. We hope you enjoy every last slurp of our ramen and Savor The Good ™ that comes with it.

TRR> What was the first product you produced?

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD> We just launched in mid-2017 with our 9 introductory flavors, 5 of which are in pillow packs and 4 of which are in cups.

TRR> You refer to your products as ‘craft ramen.’ Can you elaborate?

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD> Mike’s Mighty Good is committed to helping you make world-class ramen anywhere. We’re proud to bring you insanely rich broths and perfect organic noodles every time. Our goal is to show you that with a few simple toppings, you can transform any bowl into a work of art. We put a lot of love into our ramen and are dedicated to bringing you the best products around. We craft our noodles from scratch each day and mix, steam, and dry them in house. Our ramen is made with simple non-gmo ingredients, an optional organic oil packet, and never any palm oil. Our cups also come from certified sustainably-managed forests. We know that you’ll love our products as much as we do and Savor The Good with each slurp.

TRR> Your company is located in the United States. Can you tell us a little about your locale?

Mike searched for a home for his ramen company across the US and finally decided to put his roots down in the town of Woodland, CA. Each batch of Mike’s Mighty Good products is made by Californians in Woodland using the best ingredients out there.

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD>  Can you tell us about the varieties of noodles you make?

We have a total of 9 different flavors that range from the comfort of chicken ramen to the spicier notes of our spicy beef, and spicy tonkotsu flavor. We even made options for the vegetarians and vegans out there with our vegetarian vegetable ramen as well as the kimchi ramen!

TRR> How does your noodle making process differ from other instant noodle manufacturers?

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD> Mike’s Mighty Good is about redefining instant ramen. We bring the quality and depth of flavor previously only found in the best ramen bars to everyone with simple, organic ingredients and amazing flavors. Our broths are rich and flavorful and our noodles are made from scratch. They’re also steamed and never fried.

TRR> Can you suggest pairings for your products, like meats or vegetables?

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD> We have a recipe page on our website that shows people what kind of toppings they can add to their ramen! We suggest adding a soft-boiled egg, green onions, some meat and veggies of your choosing!

TRR> A lot of people are concerned with their sodium intake. How would you recommend people enjoy your product as part of a healthy meal?

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD> We recommend that people add other toppings such as eggs, veggies and whatever other toppings they want to make this a healthier, balanced meal.

TRR> Are you involved in in your local community or participate in charities?

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD> Mike’s Mighty Good is a sponsor of CURE TSC/ the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance and is a supporter of our local food banks and hunger-fighting foundations.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD> Yes! Our community is always sending in new product ideas and our team is always testing new and exciting things in our kitchen. Stay tuned for delicious things coming down the pipeline!

TRR> In what countries are your products popular? Do people enjoy them differently in different places?

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD> Currently we are only sold within the US.

TRR> When you make noodles for yourself, what do you like to add to them to make them extra special?

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD> It depends on what flavor but if you’re having the vegetarian vegetable ramen, we recommend adding in some cilantro and topping it off with avocado! If you’re having the chicken ramen, you might be able to add in some curry powder to give it a little extra something.

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn about Mike’s Mighty Good and your products!

Thank you very much to Amy and everyone else at Mike’s Mighty Good! 

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