instant ramen

Vegetarian instant ramen in Japan (インスタントラーメン)

Basically, Ramen noodles use a chemical seasoning called “kansui”, carbonate water to make the noodles chewy and to enhance its flavor.

But SOKENSHA noodles do not contain such them.

In addition, this company don’t use any meat broth.

hatsuga genmai ramen

Today, I introduce the ramen that’s perfect for the health-conscious!

Onomichi Ramen (尾道ラーメン)

onomichi

“Onomichi” is in Hiroshima Prefecture. It is about 50 miles from the atomic bomb point. (50 miles from Beverly Hills to Laguna Beach or London to Cambridge are the almost same distance) 

The best Hiroshima ramen is this “Onomichi” ramen. This is a ramen with a thick niboshi dashi and soy sauce flavor. It has a full flavor and a crispy taste.

Soup & Noodles

onomichi

It’s made from 100% Japanese wheat flour only. This noodle is  completely white, because they make without Kansui

How is taste

onomichi ramen noodle

It’s soy sauce based and light.
The noodles are so chunky😊

It is crispy and not smell fishy. You will like it.

You get it Here

You can only get this in BIO stores in Japan, and it’s not easy to get. (In Japan, BIO stores are located only in big cities).
You can get it at Rakuten Ichiba easily, so why don’t you buy it in bulk? (This is 30bags)

Sauce Yakisoba (ソース焼きそば)

vegetables sauce Yakisoba

“Yakisoba (やきそば)” means fried-noodle. This sauce is special soy sauce foy yakisoba. This Soken-sha(創健社), is a pioneer of the vegetarian noodle industry in Japan.

But, I don’t like instant Yakisoba because it’s difficult to adjust the water level in the fried noodles…I often make them too soft😥

Soup & Noodles

vegetables sauce Yakisoba

Typically, Japanese yakisoba is flavored with Worcestershire sauce mixed soy sauce.

This one is with the furikake (dried condiments for topping) also .

How is taste

vegetables sauce Yakisoba

I used veggies and chicken breasts to cook it healthy, but It’s too much water to light taste…horrible😥

mmm…it is difficult for cook for me…

You get it Here

You can buy in bulk here. This is a pack of 10 bags. It is up to you if you can cook it well.

Hatsuga Genmai Ramen (発芽玄米ラーメン)

hatsuga genmai ramen

“Hatsuga Genmai (発芽玄米)” means sprouted brown rice. This rise is more nutritious than white rice.

Soup & Noodles

hatsuga genmai ramen

This is another Soken-sha ramen. The noodl is no different from other instant noodles. I missed the photo of the soup, but the taste is that of sesame oil.

hatsuga genmai ramen

I topped it with Yakibuta,grilled pork (I’m not a vegetarian). The brown foods in the middle is called Shinachiku (しなちく / bamboo pickles) kind a soft mushroom.

 Japanese people love them but it is often said foreigners hate them. I think they are not used to eating it.

How is taste

hatsuga genmai ramen

The noodles are moderately firm. In addition, the sesame and soy sauce flavors are savory…this taste reminds me when I was a child 😌

You get it Here

You can buy in bulk here. This is a pack of 10 bags.

About Kansui (かんすい)

ramen noodle
Kansui is used to create the distinctive flavor and unique texture of ramen noodles. These turn yellow in color. 

It contains a lot of phosphates. If you took in large quantities over a long time, you must cause serious calcium deficiency.

Originally mixed with lake water containing sodium carbonate in China, it has long been used in the production of noodles, wontons, and manju skins.
kansui
As long as you don’t consume it in large quantities every day, it’s fine. If you mind your health, I recommend you these ramen without chemical seasonings.

We have many more Healthy Conscious Noodles to choose.
I’ll share them with you soon again😉

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