Here’s one that’s new to me – my ramen. my ramen is a range of Japanese instant ramen that are Vegan, HALAL, animal free, dairy free, shellfish free, fish free, alcohol free, and dairy free. That’s a lot of bases covered. I was very happy to say that the miso variety they produce is very good – and now we try the Salt variety. This is what is usually known as Shio ramen – here’s a little about Shio from Wikipedia –
Shio (“salt”) ramen is a pale, clear, yellowish broth made with plenty of salt and any combination of chicken, vegetables, fish, and seaweed. Occasionally pork bones are also used, but they are not boiled as long as they are for tonkotsu ramen, so the soup remains light and clear. Chāshū is sometimes swapped for lean chicken meatballs, and pickled plums and kamaboko (a slice of processed fish roll sometimes served as a frilly white circle with a pink or red spiral called narutomaki) are popular toppings as well. Noodle texture and thickness varies among shio ramen, but they are usually straight rather than curly.
Aright – let’s get to it!
myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Salt – Japan
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Vegan and HALAL. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook for 3~4 minutes. Take off heat and add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A light powder.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg, chashu pork, narutomaki, togarashi nanami and sesame seeds. The noodles are really quite good – a sturdier than your garden variety chew and a neat gauge. The broth has a nice shio taste, but I found it saltier than any shio I’ve had to date which was disappointing. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4589468000037.
Brian over at Ramen Adventures checks out Shichisai – producers of myramen.