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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

In the past few years, I’ve noticed some shifts in the domestic instant noodle world. Shifting towards a little more healthy being the main thing, but also playing with more exotic flavors and ideas. Here are my favorite varieties out of the reviews up to #2,943 that are made in the United States. What you should also know is that if you live in the United States, these aren’t too hard to come by. If you’re a manufacturer or just a reader who has a variety you’d like to see reviewed, please contact me using the CONTACT form. With that, here’s The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

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#10: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

Noodles came out quite nicely – good chew and gauge. The broth was kind of a vegetable and Western hot and sour affair with tart notes, sweet ones and a generally kind, giving disposition. The amount of vegetables was admirable and it all came together in a very good way. Original review

#9: Maruchan Creamy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Maruchan Creamy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodles for this particular variety are just out of this world perfect. They have a decent and very standard gauge and suck up just enough broth. The broth has a very easy going creamy chicken taste, creaminess thanks to non-dairy creamer. Definitely my all-time favorite of the US Maruchan pillow pack range. Original review

#8: Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Pot-Au-Feu Flavor

Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Pot-Au-Feu Flavor

Made in Rancho Cucamonga, California, this is the extra special version of their flagship Shin Ramyun product. Extra broth sachet and great vegetables. Original review

#7: Nongshim Kimchi Flavor Noodle Soup

Nongshim Kimchi Flavor Noodle Soup

First off, this is a Vegan product. What’s awesome is that it’s just got this bright and tangy broth going on that really impresses me. Lots of pickled cabbage in there and great noodles to boot. Original review

#6: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Beef Pho Flavor Rice Noodle Soup

Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Beef Pho Flavor Rice Noodle Soup

The rice noodles are awesome. They smelled great as they cooked. The broth ended up a happy, thick mess of wonderfulness. I’ve had my share of bad instant pho. Happy to say this isn’t one of them.  Original review

#5: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Chow Mein

Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Chow Mein

I’ve loved this one for years and it’s actually been on the annual top ten once or twice at the beginning. A broth free noodle with a very tasty seasoning. Garnish includes seaweed. Original review

#4: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodles are your standard Cup Noodle fare. They are flat and thin gauged. Soft tooth and decent quantity. The nice thing about this one is the inclusions and the broth. The broth is a tasty and milky seafood one – salty and full of nice seafood flavor without being fishy. Clam and other seafood are abundant in decent size as well as scrambled egg as well as cabbage. Original review

#3: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen Artificially Flavored Tonkotsu White Chicken Broth

Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen Artificially Flavored Tonkotsu White Chicken Broth

A creamy broth with very hearty noodles. This is one of the first new things from this company in a long time – was worth the wait. Original review

#2 – Maruchan Bowl Taste Of Asia Tom Yum Ramen Noodle Soup

Maruchan Bowl Taste Of Asia Tom Yum Ramen Noodle Soup

To be honest, I’m about as surprised by this one as you might be! But make no mistake – this US domestic variety is truly amazing. The tom yum flavor is just superb along with a huge quantity of noodles. You’ll fill up and be extremely happy as you do so. Original review

#1: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodles are thin and have a soft tooth. The flavor is a chicken with a lot of cumin and a bit of spiciness – not too much to fend off anyone I know, but enough to say ‘hi – I’m a little spicy.’ Just like the other three varieties in this range (chicken, beef and soy sauce), this one gets a lot of added flavor in the broth from the myriad vegetables included. Corn, bell pepper, and onion are omnipresent and just so welcome here. Of the quartet, this is my favorite, but each one deserves this spot – something newn innovative and delicious. Original review

Meet The Manufacturer: #2796: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Beef Pho Flavor Rice Noodle Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: #2796: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Beef Pho Flavor Rice Noodle Soup

Today is the last of this great series! I want to thank the mighty nice folks at Mike’s Mighty Good for facilitating this Alright it’s beef pho. Very curious about what this one will be like. Let’s find out!

Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Beef Pho Flavor Rice Noodle Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #2796: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Beef Pho Flavor Rice Noodle Soup

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains beef, chicken and fish. To prepare, add noodle blocks to 1 1/2 cups boiling water and cook two minutes. Add in sachets (mentions oil but only has the one sachet). Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2796: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Beef Pho Flavor Rice Noodle Soup

Dueling rice noodle nests!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2796: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Beef Pho Flavor Rice Noodle Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2796: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Beef Pho Flavor Rice Noodle Soup

An epic amount of powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and green onion. The rice noodles are awesome. They smelled great as they cooked. The broth ended up a happy, thick mess of wonderfulness. I’ve had my share of bad instant pho. Happy to say this isn’t one of them. The dish really swings; someone who loves pho and wants to make it featuring their favorite aspects made this. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 081567702149.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2796: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Beef Pho Flavor Rice Noodle Soup

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD, SOUP, OG3, RAMN, SPCY BF, CUP – Pack of 6

A tutorial on how to gussy this one up

Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

So this is the second pork tonkotsu variety offered by Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen – this being the non-spicy version. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about this style of ramen –

Ramen soup is generally made from stock based on chicken or pork, combined with a variety of ingredients such as kombu (kelp), katsuobushi (skipjack tuna flakes), niboshi (dried baby sardines), beef bones, pig bones, shiitake, and onions.

  • Tonkotsu (豚骨, “pork bone”; not to be confused with tonkatsu) soup usually has a cloudy white colored broth. It is similar to the Chinese baitang (白湯) and has a thick broth made from boiling pork bones, fat, and collagen over high heat for many hours, which suffuses the broth with a hearty pork flavor and a creamy consistency that rivals milk, melted butter or gravy (depending on the shop).

I’m a big fan of this style of ramen so let’s see how it is!

Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup – United States

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy! There are alternate instructions for microwaving and stove instructions (see image).

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

The noodle lump.

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

A dry base sachet.

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

Fluffy powder as usual.

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

An oil sachet.

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

Has a sesame scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts spring onion, hard boiled egg, chashu pork and shichimi togarashi. The noodles are great – nice gauge and chew. The broth on the other hand was definitely not to my liking. It had a very acrid hit to it that I haven’t expoerienced in tonkotsu before. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars.   UPC bar code 081567702170.

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

Mikes Mighty Good Soup Cup Pork T o n k o t s u Ramen, 1.7 oz

A tutorial on how to gussy this one up

Meet The Manufacturer: #2794: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: #2794: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen Soup

Here’s another vegetarian friendly variety from Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen. This one’s inspired by Korean kimchi. Here’s a little about it from Wikipedia –

Kimchi (/ˈkɪm/Korean김치translit. gimchi, IPA: [kim.tɕʰi]), a staple in Korean cuisine, is a traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables, most commonly napa cabbage and Korean radishes, with a variety of seasonings including chili powderscallionsgarlicginger, and jeotgal (salted seafood).[1][2] There are hundreds of varieties of kimchi made with different vegetables as the main ingredients.[3][4] In traditional preparations, kimchi was stored underground in jars to keep cool, and unfrozen during the winter months.[2] With the rise of technology, kimchi refrigerators are more commonly used to make kimchi.

Alright let’s check it out!

Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #2794: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen Soup

Here’s detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, To prepare, add noodle block to 1 3/4 cups of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2794: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen Soup

The noodle lump.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2794: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen Soup

A dry base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2794: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen Soup

As usual, a fluffy powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2794: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen Soup

An oil sachet/.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2794: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen Soup

Has a sesame scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles came out nicely – good gauge and chew to them as usual. The broth has a decent kimchi taste – not too strong, not too mellow. Worked very well. Oiliness was nice too. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 081567702101.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2794: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen Soup

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD, Soup, Og3, Ramen, K i m c h i, Pack of 7, Size 2.3 OZ, (70%+ Organic)

A tutorial on how to gussy this one up

Meet The Manufacturer: #2793: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: #2793: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

Last time it was fried garlic chicken and this time it’s just chicken. Let’s give it a try!

Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #2793: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

Detail; of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy! There are alternate instructions for microwaving and stove instructions (see image).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2793: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2793: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

Kind of looks like a brain shaped lump of noodles today!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2793: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

A dry sachet/.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2793: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

A fluffy powder as always.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2793: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

A seasoned oil.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2793: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

Sesame oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, and baked chicken. The noodles were good here – a little more of a chew and they seem to have a serrated edge; something I don’t know if I’ve seen before but thought I may have seen in the previous cups by this manufacturer. The broth has a nice chicken flavor. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 081567702156.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2793: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD, SOUP, OG3, RAMEN, CHICKN, CUP – Pack of 6

A tutorial on how to gussy this one up

Meet The Manufacturer: #2791: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: #2791: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

Alright so today it’s a Vegetarian variety. To be honest, I used to enjoy a lot of condensed soup and this was my favorite flavor. So, I suppose it has a bit to live up to as far as the name. Let’s have a look inside this cup and see what lurks within!

Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #2791: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy! There are alternate instructions for microwaving and stove instructions (see image).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2791: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2791: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2791: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

A large amount of vegetables.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2791: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

A dry base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2791: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

A fluffy powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2791: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

A seasoned oil sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2791: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

Has a sesame scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles came out quite nicely – good chew and gauge. The broth was kind of a vegetable and Western hot and sour affair with tart notes, sweet ones and a generally kind, giving disposition. The amount of vegetables was admirable and it all came together in a very good way. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 081567702163.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2791: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

Mikes Mighty Good Soup Cup Vegetable, 1.9 oz

A video showing garnish ideas for this product

Meet The Manufacturer: #2790: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Savory Miso Ramen Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: #2790: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Savory Miso Ramen Soup

Okay now I’m seeing a pattern. The cups exclaim that they have rich broth while the packaged versions contain insanely rich broth. All I can say is in the last two, I liked the broth. Now to the topic of miso – here’s a little from Wikipedia –

Miso (みそ or 味噌) is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the fungus Aspergillus oryzae) and sometimes ricebarley, or other ingredients. The result is a thick paste used for sauces and spreads, pickling vegetables or meats, and mixing with dashi soup stock to serve as miso soup called misoshiru (味噌汁), a Japanese culinary staple. High in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals, miso played an important nutritional role in feudal Japan. Miso is still widely used in Japan, both in traditional and modern cooking, and has been gaining worldwide interest.[citation needed]

Typically, miso is salty, but its flavor and aroma depend on various factors in the ingredients and fermentation process. Different varieties of miso have been described as salty, sweet, earthy, fruity, and savory.

I looked on the packaging to see exactly what kind of miso we’re talking here, but can’t see the variety. Well, let’s give this a try!

Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Savory Miso Ramen Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #2790: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Savory Miso Ramen Soup

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 1 3/4 cups of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2790: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Savory Miso Ramen Soup

The lump of noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2790: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Savory Miso Ramen Soup

A dry base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2790: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Savory Miso Ramen Soup

A fluffy powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2790: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Savory Miso Ramen Soup

An oil sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2790: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Savory Miso Ramen Soup

Seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts, corn, spring onion and chashu pork. The noodles were very good – thick with a decent backbone and outer squish to them which gave a good mouthfeel. The broth seemed less of a miso to me and more of a vegetable tonkotsu. I was happy about this as I expected to be inundated with red miso but that was not the case. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 081567702132.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2790: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Savory Miso Ramen Soup

Mikes Mighty Good Soup Pillow Pack Ramen M i s o, 2.1 oz

People talk about this line of ramen

Meet The Manufacturer: #2789: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Beef Flavor Ramen Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: #2789: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Beef Flavor Ramen Soup

So Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen also comes in cups. Spicy beef sounds good. I’ve been a spicy fan for a long time. I just noticed on the pack reviewed yesterday it mentioned ‘insanely rich broth’ whereas today we have ‘rich broth.’ With a slightly mellower tone, let’s pop the lid and look within.

Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Beef Flavor Ramen Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #2789: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Beef Flavor Ramen Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and beef. To prepare, add sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy! There are alternate instructions for microwaving and stove instructions (see image).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2789: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Beef Flavor Ramen Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: #2789: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Beef Flavor Ramen Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2789: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Beef Flavor Ramen Soup

A dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2789: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Beef Flavor Ramen Soup

a fluffy powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2789: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Beef Flavor Ramen Soup

An oil sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2789: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Beef Flavor Ramen Soup

A light oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, spring onion and shichimi togarashi. The noodles are just awesome. They seem to have a ever-so-slightly lighter tooth than the pack version. Seemed more comfort food like. The broth has a nice thickness to it which I honestly didn’t expect. Definitely a rich beefy kind of flavor and the spicy level was respectable. 4.0 out of 5. 0 stars. UPC bar code 081567702187.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2789: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Beef Flavor Ramen Soup

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD, SOUP, OG3, RAMN, SPCY BF, CUP – Pack of 6

A short video from the company

Meet The Manufacturer: #2788: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Fried Garlic Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

Meet The Manufacturert: #2788: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Fried Garlic Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Usually, the first instant product a noodle company will put out will be chicken flavor. In fact, the first instant noodle product that was ever produced was chicken flavor. Chicken is just about universally palatable, and most don’t have a religious rule against it. A chicken instant noodle is the beginning and so that’s where we will start today. Fried garlic chicken sounds really good, and on the package, it promises an ‘insanely rich broth.’ Alright – the proof is in the noodle – let’s give it a try!

Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Fried Garlic Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturert: #2788: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Fried Garlic Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 1 3/4 cups of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturert: #2788: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Fried Garlic Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

The noodle blocks – kind of like a lump of noodles.

Meet The Manufacturert: #2788: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Fried Garlic Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

A dry sachet.

Meet The Manufacturert: #2788: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Fried Garlic Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

A fluffy powder.

Meet The Manufacturert: #2788: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Fried Garlic Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

An oil sachet.

Meet The Manufacturert: #2788: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Fried Garlic Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

Has a sesame scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken, fried garlic, spring onion and hard boiled egg. Noodles are very good – nice backbone and chew to them and definitely have a ‘premium tooth.’ The broth was exactly as mentioned on the package. It has a strong chicken flavor and an easily distinguished fried garlic taste as well which was a nice start. It did seem, however, that the sesame oil in there was kind of jockeying for position a little bit. Either way, this was impressive for a start for this Meet The Manufacturer series. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 081567702118.

Meet The Manufacturert: #2788: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Fried Garlic Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup

MIKE’S MIGHTY GOOD, Soup, Og3, Ramen, Gar Chickn, Pack of 7, Size 2.2 OZ, (70%+ Organic)

A short video from the company

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Mike’s Mighty Good

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Mike's Mighty Good

After I had quite a few people asking me if I’d tried or had any information on Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen, I decided to reach out to the company. They were receptive to doing a Meet The Manufacturer series and so that’s what we have going on today! Here’s the unboxing of the samples that they sent for review.

Meet The Manufacturer:L Product Samples From Mike’s Mighty Good – United States

This is their full range of products! Thank you very much to everyboday at Mike’s Mighty Good! Let’s get started!

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

Interview With Mike’s Mighty Good * Product Samples From Mike’s Mighty GoodMike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Fried Garlic Chicken Flavor Ramen SoupMike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Beef Flavor Ramen Soup * Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Savory Miso Ramen Soup * Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup * Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Ramen Soup * Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Chicken Flavor Ramen Soup * Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen Soup * Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Ramen Soup * Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Beef Pho Ramen Soup

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!