Category Archives: Nona Lim

#3347: Nona Lim Spicy Miso Ramen Bowl – United States

#3347: Nona Lim Spicy Miso Ramen Bowl - United States

Here we have the last of the three bowls sent on ice by Nona Lim – thanks again! The first two were pretty good – green curry was great and the dan dan was alright – how will this one be? Let’s give it a spin in the microwave and find out!

Nona Lim Spicy Miso Ramen Bowl – United States

#3347: Nona Lim Spicy Miso Ramen Bowl - United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains bone broth. To prepare, put noodles in bowl and add broth on top. Microwave without lid 2~3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

What you see when you remove the cardboard sleeve.

Fresh noodle pouch.

The broth.

#3347: Nona Lim Spicy Miso Ramen Bowl - United States

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, egg, shichimi, pepper flake, and sesame seeds, The noodles came out quite nicely – good chew and texture to them I quite liked. Unfortunately, that’s where the good ended as the broth was violently acidic with a strange sort of smoky flavor just wasn’t anything remotely as the title imparted to me. Disappointing. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 859792002590.

Nona Lim Heat & Sip Cups, Sampler Variety Pack – Gluten Free (10 oz, 6 Count) – Packaging May Vary

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3334: Nona Lim Dan Dan Noodle Bowl – United States

#3334: Nona Lim Dan Dan Noodle Bowl - United States

Here’s the second of the three refrigerated bowl sent by Nona Lim – thanks again! This one contains ‘Beyond Meat,’ a meat substitute that sounds interesting. I know I liked Dan Dan Noodle so let’s see how this measures up!

Nona Lim Dan Dan Noodle Bowl – United States

#3334: Nona Lim Dan Dan Noodle Bowl - United States

Detail of the cardboard outer sleeve (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cut a slit in the noodle pouch and microwave for 1 minutes. Add into bowl along with sauce. Microwave 30 seconds. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle pouch.

The broth.

#3334: Nona Lim Dan Dan Noodle Bowl - United States

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, cucumber, and carrot. I should note I didn’t realize the instructions on this one differed from the previous bowl, but I think everything came out as it should. The noodles were very good – nice chew to them and a rustic kind of texture. The flavor was nice; a little hint of spice, a lot of the Beyond Meat – it kind of came together like a nice microwavable Hamburger Helper though – didn’t make me think of Dan Dan Noodle so much. That’s not to say that it wasn’t delicious – I really wanted to eat this whole bowl! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 859792002194.

Nona Lim Heat & Sip Cups, Sampler Variety Pack – Gluten Free (10 oz, 6 Count) – Packaging May Vary

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3331: Nona Lim Green Curry Noodle Bowl – United States

#3331: Nona Lim Green Curry Noodle Bowl - United States

This is an interesting one and took a little research. Is a plant based diet same as a Vegan diet? Well this video explains that they’re two different things. This is a fresh bowl which requires refrigeration. I really like green curry – let’s give it a try!

Nona Lim Green Curry Noodle Bowl – United States

#3331: Nona Lim Green Curry Noodle Bowl - United States

Detail of the cardboard outer packaging (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add contents to the bowl and microwave for 2~3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3331: Nona Lim Green Curry Noodle Bowl - United States

What you see under the cardboard outer packaging.

Gluten free laksa rice noodles.

A container of broth.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried tofu, basil, and pepper flake. The noodles has some oomph to them no doubt which was nice. The broth was very hearty and the inclusion of the vegetables was appreciated. However, the flavor was muted and could have used some salt. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 859792002699.

Nona Lim Heat & Sip Cups, Sampler Variety Pack – Gluten Free (10 oz, 6 Count) – Packaging May Vary

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2612: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

Laksa noodles paired with a curry broth – I can’t really think of anything so well matched. Although I usually think of Laksa a little further south of Thailand in places like Malaysia and Singapore, all the flavors from that area of Southeast Asia play very well together. Let’s give it a try!

Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth – United States

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodles for 1 minutes and drain. Finally, enjoy with Non Lim broth!

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

One of the two noodle pouches in the box.

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

Here’s the package of broth.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Vegan! To prepare, add broth to a pot and heat on the stove, Finally, enjoy with some Nona Lim noodles!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg, tau pok, Dodo fish ball and nanami togarashi. The rice noodles were pretty good – decent consistency and very light chew. The broth had an underlying kind of green curry hit, but it felt like the lime really beat it into submission and overwhelmed it. Since these are two separate products, they get their own scores. The noodles score a 3.5 and the broth a 2.5. UPC bar code for noodles 859792002323. UPC bar code for broth 859792002293.

NL8: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Laksa Rice Noodles + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

Lonely Planet Japan (Country Travel Guide)

Nona Lim on a Bay Area TV show

#2610: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Whole Wheat Ramen + Spicy Szechuan Broth

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Whole Wheat Ramen + Spicy Szechuan Broth

I thought maybe a whole wheat ramen noodle might pair well with Szechuan flavors. These look really interesting and to be honest, I have a partiality to whole wheat noodles. Let’s have a look!

Nona Lim Whole Wheat Ramen + Spicy Szechuan Broth – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Whole Wheat Ramen + Spicy Szechuan Broth

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil for 1~2 minutes in a large pot. Drain and rinse under cold water. Finally, enjoy with Nona Lim broth!

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Whole Wheat Ramen + Spicy Szechuan Broth

One of the two servings in the box.

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Whole Wheat Ramen + Spicy Szechuan Broth

The large package of Nona Lim Spicy Szechuan broth.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add broth to a pot on stove and heat. Finally, add in some Nona Lim noodle and enjoy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added pork, nanami togarashi, spring onion, fried onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The whole wheat ramen is just excellent – It has a great chew to it and a nice kind of artisan quality. Very hearty. The broth has a nice spicy level and a rich flavor coming from many herbs and spice. Since these are two separate products, I’m giving the noodles 5.0 out of 5.0 stars and the broth 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code for noodles 859792002613. UPC bar code for the broth 859792002538.

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Whole Wheat Ramen + Spicy Szechuan Broth

Land of Plenty: A Treasury of Authentic Sichuan Cooking

Part two of Nona Lim speaking at an entrepreneurial series

#2609: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

So Pad Thai might immediately come to mind as that noodle dish with lots of thick peanutty sauce and some meat and veggies popular here in the United States. But you might not know it but pad Thai simply means Thai noodles, and they’re able to be used in anything. Today I’m going to juxtapose them with a Pho broth, broth from Nona Lim. Let’s get started.

Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

Here’s the back of the box (click to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodle in a pot for 1 minute. Drain. Finally, strain and rinse with cold water and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

One of the two pouches of noodles per box.

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

Here is the Vietnamese Pho Brother. This comes in a large bag

Here’s the back of the broth package (click to enlarge). Broth is made with beef bones. To prepare, add to a pot and heat on a stove. Finally, enjoy straight or with a Nona Lim noodle!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Huy Fong Sriracha sauce and sliced jalapeno pepper. The noodles are great – nice gauge and worked good here. They come out very well. The broth is excellent – I would venture to say the best pho broth I’ve gotten not from a pho restaurant. As these are separate products, I give the noodles a 4.5 out of 5.0 stars and the broth a 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code for noodles 859792002309. Bar code for broth 859792002286.

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors

More interview with Nona Lim

#2608: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

NL7: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

I thought it a no-brainer to pick Hakata Ramen to try with the miso. The other I’ll try with it will be the Tokyo Ramen. Anyways: Hakata Ramen. What is it, Wikipedia?

Hakata ramen originates from Hakata district of Fukuoka city in Kyushu. It has a rich, milky, pork-bone tonkotsu broth and rather thin, non-curly and resilient noodles. Often, distinctive toppings such as crushed garlicbeni shoga(pickled ginger), sesame seeds, and spicy pickled mustard greens (karashi takana) are left on tables for customers to serve themselves. Ramen stalls in Hakata and Tenjin are well-known within Japan. Recent trends have made Hakata ramen one of the most popular types in Japan, and several chain restaurants specializing in Hakata ramen can be found all over the country.

Okay, so this might make more sense paired with a Tonkotsu, but hey – I think it sounds good! Let’s give it a try!

Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Thai Curry & Lime Broth – United States

NL7: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). To prepare, add noodles to a large pot of boiling water. Bil for 1~2 minutes. Drain. Run under cold water. Finally, enjoy with a Nona Lim broth!

NL7: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

One of the two included pouches of noodles.

NL7: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Thai Curry & Lime Broth

Herre’s the large package of Miso Ramen broth.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add broth to a pot and heat on the stove, Finally, enjoy with some Nona Lim noodles!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Dodo fish and shrimp ball, fried onion and shichimi togarashi. The noodles are great – probably my favorite of this series. They have a nice gauge and chew. The broth, on the other hand, has an abundance of lime flavor which really overwhelms the other myriad ingredients. As these are two separate products, each gets its own score. The noodles score 5.0 stars and the broth 2.5 stars. UPC bar code for noodles 859792002354.

Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand

A video on Nona Lim and her products by Whole Foods

#2606: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth

So for this Meet The Manufacturer, things are a little different. Nona Lim makes noodles and broths, so you can mix and match them. First, we’ll start with these Pad See Ew Rice Noodles. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Pad See Ew –

The name of the dish translates to “fried (with) soy sauce” and it is very similar to the char kway teow of Singapore and Malaysia. Phat si-io is normally stir fried dry while another similar dish, rat na (in Thai) or lard na (in Laos), is served in a thickened sauce and generally has a lighter taste.[2][3]

Phat si-io is made with dark soy sauce (si-io dam), light soy sauce (si-io khao), garlic, broad rice noodles called kuaitiao sen yai in Thai (commonly abbreviated to just sen yai meaning “big strip”), Chinese broccoli, egg, and some form of thinly sliced meat — commonly pork, chicken or beef — or shrimp or mixed seafood.

Phat si-io is sometimes also called kuaitiao phat si-io, which reflects the general practice of using flat rice noodle as the main ingredient. However, other types of noodles may also be used.

Today, rather than attempting to make Pad See Ew from scratch, I thought I’d pair these noodles with one of their broth varieties – Vietnamese Pho. Let’s take a look at both of these products.

Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth

Here’s the back of the box (click to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodle in a pot for 1 minute. Drain. Finally, strain and rinse with cold water and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth

Two of these noodle pouches are in each box.

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth

The Spicy Szechuan is another bone broth, made by stewing bones to release their flavor.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, heat in a pot on the stove. Finally, enjoy with some Nona Lim noodles!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, fried onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are very broad and flat and go pretty well here. The broth has a decent heat to it a rich flavor as well. I like how they did use a little Sichuan peppercorn in there – not a whole lot, but just enough. Since these are two separate products, I give the noodles a 4.25 and the broth a 5.0. UPC bar code for noodles 859792002316. Bar code for broth 859792002538.

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth

Land of Plenty: A Treasury of Authentic Sichuan Cooking

Nona Lim speaks

#2605: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

So for this Meet The Manufacturer, things are a little different. Nona Lim makes noodles and broths, so you can mix and match them. First, we’ll start with these Pad See Ew Rice Noodles. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Pad See Ew –

The name of the dish translates to “fried (with) soy sauce” and it is very similar to the char kway teow of Singapore and Malaysia. Phat si-io is normally stir fried dry while another similar dish, rat na (in Thai) or lard na (in Laos), is served in a thickened sauce and generally has a lighter taste.[2][3]

Phat si-io is made with dark soy sauce (si-io dam), light soy sauce (si-io khao), garlic, broad rice noodles called kuaitiao sen yai in Thai (commonly abbreviated to just sen yai meaning “big strip”), Chinese broccoli, egg, and some form of thinly sliced meat — commonly pork, chicken or beef — or shrimp or mixed seafood.

Phat si-io is sometimes also called kuaitiao phat si-io, which reflects the general practice of using flat rice noodle as the main ingredient. However, other types of noodles may also be used.

Today, rather than attempting to make Pad See Ew from scratch, I thought I’d pair these noodles with one of their broth varieties – Vietnamese Pho. Let’s take a look at both of these products.

Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

Here’s the back of the box (click to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodle in a pot for 1 minute. Drain. Finally, strain and rinse with cold water and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

Two of these noodle pouches are in each box.

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

Here is the Vietnamese Pho Brother. This comes in a large bag.

Here’s the back of the broth package (click to enlarge). Broth is made with beef bones. To prepare, add to a pot and heat on a stove. Finally, enjoy straight or with a Nona Lim noodle!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, beef and fried onion. The noodles are very thin and broad. They are delicate but at the same time have a decent texture to them. The broth is probably the best pho I’ve had that I’ve not gotten at a restaurant. Since these are two separate products, I give the noodle 4.25 out of 5.0 stars and the broth 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code for noodles 859792002316. Bar code for broth 859792002286.

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors

An interview with Nona Lim about her company

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Nona Lim

Nona Lim Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Nona Lim - United States - The Ramen Rater

A great big box of samples! Let’s crack into it and see what Nona Lim has sent!

Product Samples From Nona Lim – United States

Nona Lim Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Nona Lim - United States - The Ramen Rater

A foam cooler.

Nona Lim Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Nona Lim - United States - The Ramen Rater

The lid is off!

Nona Lim Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Nona Lim - United States - The Ramen Rater

Some promotional materials.

Nona Lim Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Nona Lim - United States - The Ramen Rater

…including some pins!

Nona Lim Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Nona Lim - United States - The Ramen Rater

A reusable shopping bag.

Nona Lim Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Nona Lim - United States - The Ramen Rater

I have to say – this is the most fun to pop bubble wrap I’ve come across thus far. Note Otis in the background unhappy that he knows me and Miles will be popping these soon…

Nona Lim Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Nona Lim - United States - The Ramen Rater

The noodles (click to enlarge). Six varieties that can be mixed ‘n’ matched with their broths.

Nona Lim Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Nona Lim - United States - The Ramen Rater

Finally, the broths (click to enlarge). These arrived not just cold but frozen as hard as bricks! Wow – great packing! Thank you – looking forward to giving these a try!

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Nona Lim

Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Nona Lim

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I had heard about a company here in the states that was making noodles and broth that you could mix and match. I thought it sounded interesting and so I contacted them. Well, they were enthusiastic about Meet Ther Manufacturer and here we are! Let’s start things with this interview with Ada Yim – Marketing Coordinator for Nona Lim Foods.

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To start, can you tell my readers about the history of Nona Lim?

NONA LIM> As a former professional competitive fencer, Nona discovered the power of food as functional medicine. She discovered that her body responded by recovering faster when fueled with whole, clean foods. With that philosophy, she created a healing, nutrient-dense, non-inflammatory meal program made with fresh, plant-rich, whole food ingredients and clean preparations made from scratch. Word spread, and the Nona Lim brand quickly built a cult following in the Bay Area.

Today, we are a nation-wide brand and offer a variety of prepared meals and soups, broths, and noodles that you can customize to make-it-your-own. Infused with the Asian flavors and spices of Nona’s childhood in Singapore, we focus on whole clean food with no additives, no preservatives, low sodium, and low sugar. Our products are dairy free, mostly gluten free, and 100% crap-free.

 

TRR> What was the first product you made?

NONA LIM> The first product offerings we had were our vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free soups. From there, we quickly expanded into bone broths, ramens, and noodles, providing an easy solution to healthy meals.

TRR> Your company is located in California, USA. Can you tell us a little about your locale?

NONA LIM> We are based in Oakland, California and extremely fortunate to have access to fresh, wholesome ingredients with plenty of sunshine. Because of this accessibility to healthy, fresh foods, we are able to source most of our ingredients from local, nearby farms.

TRR> Can you tell us about the varieties of noodles you make?

NONA LIM> We make 2 types of noodles: rice noodles and ramen noodles, each with its own 3 varieties. We have a Laksa Rice Noodle, Pad Thai Rice Noodle, and Pad See Ew Rice Noodle. The Laksa Rice Noodle is most similar to the shape of a spaghetti noodle. Each one of our rice noodles are gluten-free and halal certified with a delicious, slurpy mouth feel.

We also have 3 varieties of ramen noodles: Tokyo Ramen, Hakata Ramen, and Whole Wheat Ramen. Tokyo Ramen is most similar to the type of noodles at any ramen shop. It is a thick, curly, yellow noodle that has a great texture and bite. Our Whole Wheat Ramen is based off of the Tokyo Ramen except made with whole wheat flour as a homage to our healthy California-inspired roots. Our Hakata Ramen is made to reflect ramen from the Hakata region of Japan. This noodle is thin, slightly wavy, and white. It has a softer texture than the Tokyo Ramen. All our ramen noodles are made with kansui to maintain the authenticity of the classic bouncy bite of ramen.

TRR> How many noodle products do you produce every year?

NONA LIM> We don’t only produce oodles of noodles, but we are constantly developing new types of noodle products and different flavors for our fans.

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

NONA LIM> Our noodles are made fresh and never dried or fried. They can be kept frozen if you can’t finish everything at once. At the store, you would see them in the refrigerated section hanging out with the other fresh pastas.

TRR> Apart from noodles, you make a range of broths. Can you tell my readers about them?

NONA LIM> We make a variety of bone broths and vegetable broths from scratch. Bone broth is not only great as a sipping broth and very healthy for you because of the extracted vitamins, minerals, and collagen, but also is a great base for a hot bowl of noodles.

TRR> Can you suggest pairings for your products, for example which noodle to what broth might be nice?

NONA LIM> We love to have our Tokyo Ramen with our Thai Curry & Lime Chicken Bone Broth. It’s our absolute superstar flavor, and always our favorite to showcase for someone getting introduced to our products. A close second is our Laksa Rice Noodle with our Vietnamese Pho Beef Bone Broth. It tastes just like a bowl of pho except made with clean, healthy ingredients and no msg!

Our noodles are also great without broth as a stir-fry or a saucy dish. Pad Thai and Pad See Ew are both great as traditional stir-fry. Try our ramens with a peanut sauce or a curry sauce with some sesame and fresh green onions on top as garnish.

TRR> Are there any other products you make?

NONA LIM> We have a line of convenient Heat & Sip cups that feature a variety of our most popular soups and bone broths. These cups are perfect for on-the-go as a quick breakfast, caffeinated alternative, or an afternoon pick-me-up.

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?

NONA LIM> We have a variety of soups and broths that fits for every kind of diet. Our soups are all gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Many like the Zucchini Soup or Carrot Ginger Soup have a much lower sodium content than typical packaged soups available on the market. Likewise, our broths have lower sodium or high protein alternatives. If someone is looking for a lower sodium broth, we suggest our Miso Broth paired with rice noodles.

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

NONA LIM> We host a rotating internship program for international students throughout the year. We currently host several students from Japan, but have also hosted students from Singapore, Korea, and Vietnam. Our team also supports local events like San Francisco Pride Day, and regularly give back to local charities like the Alameda Food Bank and Feed the Children.

TRR> Are there any new products coming soon?

NONA LIM> We are always developing new flavors and new products! Follow us on social media @nonalimfoods or sign up on our website to be part of our mailing list to be the first to know and score sweet insider deals.

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

NONA LIM> We showcase different Asian cultures through our products. Our popular Thai Curry & Lime Chicken Bone Broth was inspired from the tasty Tom Kha broth from Thai restaurants. Typically speaking, chicken or seafood is added in as a drinking soup or with rice noodles as a dish. We do the same but use whatever fresh ingredients we can find from the farmers market. We don’t think there is a “right” way or a “wrong” way to enjoy something delicious, as long as it tastes good to you!

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

NONA LIM> For myself, I love to add slices of grilled lemongrass chicken with some bean sprouts, baby bok choi, enoki mushrooms, and jalapeno slices on top of a big hearty bowl of Thai Curry & Lime Chicken Bone Broth with Laksa Rice Noodles. It’s the easiest dish to put together and simple to “dress up” if I am sharing with company- people are always so impressed with how delicious it tastes for such minimal effort.

THE RAMEN RATER> Thank you very much for this opportunity to learn about Nona Lim and your products!

Alright! Thank you very much to Ada, Micki and everyone else at Nona Lim for making this series happen.

#2611: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Tokyo Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

Nona Lim Tokyo Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

Thought it would be logical to try these Tokyo Ramen noodles with the Miso Ramen Broth – I mean, it makes sense. These noodles and broth are Vegan, however, I’m going to lay it on thick with some toppings that will not be so Vegan. Let’s give it a go!

Nona Lim Tokyo Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth – United States

Nona Lim Tokyo Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Vegan friendly. To prepare, add noodles to a big pot of boiling water and boil for 1~2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Finally, enjoy with some Nona Lim broth!

Nona Lim Tokyo Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

One of the two fresh noodle packs included in the box.

Nona Lim Tokyo Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

Herre’s the large package of Miso Ramen broth.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Vegan! To prepare, add broth to a pot and heat on the stove, Finally, enjoy with some Nona Lim noodles!

 

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shichimi togarashi, egg, and spring onion. The noodles have a very sturdy texture – very chewy. The miso – definitely a red miso – has a strong taste and works well. As these are two separated products, they get two scores. The noodles get 4.0 out of 5.0 stars and the broth gets 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code for noodles 859792002712.

Nona Lim Tokyo Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

Lonely Planet Japan (Country Travel Guide)

Nona Lim at a food show