Ramen has hand-pulled wheat noodles and meat-based broth. Originally from China, ramen noodles are now a component of one of Japan's most famous cuisines.
Homemade ramen has scallions, bamboo shoots, barbecue pork, and chicken or pork stock. Variations of the meal use a variety of ingredients.
Miso ramen uses miso paste, seaweed, and tofu. Since ramen's popularity has soared in the West, there are many noodle shops in the U.S.
Budget-conscious diners may find ramen restaurants expensive. Instant ramen is a quick, cheap alternative to traditional ramen.
While handy, quick ramen may not be healthy. Instant ramen lacks vital nutrients.
Instant ramen noodles are pasteurised, pre-cooked, and lack meat and veggies. Instant ramen comes with a little packet of spice to flavour the noodles while they're prepared.
While these packets are often enriched with iron, they lack protein, fibre, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A, C, and B12.
Instant ramen is also salty. Too much salt can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke, despite being a necessary nutrient.
Ramen noodles aren't unhealthy, however they should be eaten in moderation and with a healthy diet.