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Ramen Noodles

Revised 2019 June 11

I created this page because its hard to read the tiny print on ramen packages.

Green Dot for Vegetarian Products

You can save time by looking for products with a green dot indicating that they are vegetarian.

Whats in them?


The FDA recommends that individuals consume no more than 2300 milligrams of sodium per day, and that certain groups limit intake to 1,500 milligrams per day. I calculate the sodium % Daily Value based on 2300mg.

Package Says Vegan

Nongshim: "Vegan" SOON Veggie Noodle Soup MILD

Made in south Korea. May contain egg, milk, fish, and crustacean shellfish. In other words, it is made in a facility that is not vegan only.

Enriched wheat flour, palm oil, potato starch, modified potato starch, salt, 
dehydrated vegetables (choy sum, carrot), hydrolyzed soy protein, maltodextrin,
sugar, yeast extract, garlic*, soy sauce (wheat, soy, salt), red chili pepper*,
soybean*, potasium carbonate, black pepper*, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate,
dextrose, mushroom extract*, polyglycerol esters of fatty acids, 
shiitake mushroom*, onion*, hydrolyzed wheat protein, kelp extract, gum arabic
natural flavors, sodium phosphates, sodium carbonate, green onion*,
citric acid, disodium succinate, radish extract*, tocopherols,
modified tapioca starch, modified corn starch, high fructose corn syrup,
yellow corn flour, ginger*, green tea extract, rice flour, wheat starch,
riboflavin color, soy lecithin
* = powdered

Half bag (56g) has (920mg) 40% of Daily Value for sodium. (So full bag has 80% of daily salt allowance.)

Thai Kitchen Spring Onion instant rice noodle soup

Made in Thailand.

 Rice, water, tapioca starch.
 Sugar, salt, onion powder, roasted flavor 
 (contains hydrolyzed corn protein)
 hydrolyzed soy protein, yeast extract,
 garlic powder, spring onion leaves, 
 soyabean oil, disodium inosinate and guanylate,
 spices, citric acid.
 Soyabean oil, red chili pepper, garlic, shallot.

45g has (380mg) 17% of Daily Value for sodium.

The Thai Kitchen garlic and vegetable product is also vegan.

Dr McDougalls Vegan Ramen Chicken Flavor

Have not tried yet.

Lotus Foods Vegan Ramen

Have not tried yet. Looks interesting.

Koyo Ramen Soup Garlic Pepper

Package says Vegetarian

Chings secret: Singapore Curry Instant Noodles

Made in India. Processed in a plant that processes wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, soy, mustard and milk (dairy products).

 Wheat flour, refined palm oil, salt,
 gelling agent (E508) Potassium Chloride, 
 wheat gluten, 
 emulsifying agent (E452(i)) Sodium Polyphosphate,
 acidity regulator (E501(i)) Potassium Carbonate, 
 raising agent (E500(ii)) Sodium bicarbonate, 
 antioxidant (E319) TBHQ.
Seasoning mix:
 Mixed spices 38% (coriander, turmeric, onion, 
 asafoetida, ginger, mustard, star anise, chili, fennel, garlic,
 cumin, fenugreek), sugar, salt, tomato powder (5.6%),
 soy sauce powder (soybean, wheat, salt), corn flour,
 flavour enhancer (E635) Disodium Ribonucleotides, 
 dehydrated vegetables (2.6% (curry, carrot),
 anticaking agent (E551) Silicon dioxide, amorphous, 
 acidity regulator (E330) Citric Acid, 
 sunflower oil.

60g has (572mg) 25% of Daily Value for sodium.

A favorite. Hot Garlic, Manchurian, and Schezwan versions also available.

Nestle Maggi: 2-minute Masala Noodles Authentic Indian Flavors

Made in India. May contain milk and soy.

 Wheat flour, palm oil, salt, wheat gluten, potassium cloride,
 sodium triphosphate, potasium carbonate, sodium carbonate, guar gum.
 Hydrolized peanut protein, palm oil, onion powder, corn starch,
 red chili powder, garlic powder, salt, palm oil, citric acid,
 potassium cloride, color, calcium stearate, disodium guanylate, 
 disodium inosunate, baking soda.

70g has (970mg) 42% of Daily Value for sodium.

Vedan Korean Kimchi Noodles for Vegetarian

Spicy Mushroom Noodles for Vegetarian also available.

Mamee Vegetarian Flavour Instant Noodles

Made in Malasia. May contain peanuts, soybeans, sesame, celery, mustard.

 Wheat flour (contains gluten), vegetable oil, palm oil, 
 antioxidant (E321), 
 salt, stabilizers (e452 e501 e466)
 salt, msg (e621), e627, e631, 
 black pepper, white pepper, sugar
 corn oil

75g has (1715mg) 74% of Daily Value for sodium.

Loblaws Suraj: Masala Noodles

Made in China. May contain milk, crustacians (shrimp) and soy.

 Enriched wheat flour, palm oil (contains tocopherols), water, salt.
 Enriched wheat flour, salt, maltodextrin, sugar, curry powder,
 yeast extract, onion powder, garlic powder, turmeric,
 chilli powder, citric acid, caramel color, disodium inosinate,
 silicon dioxide, natural flavor.

75g has (590mg) 26% of Daily Value for sodium.

Crystal Noodle Soup, Spicy Tofu

Contains wheat and soy. Manufactured in a facility that also processes egg, shellfish and fish products.

 Bean Starch, Potato Starch; 
 Tofu (Soybeans, Gulucono Deltalactone), Palm Oil, Welsh Onion, 
 Fava Bean Paste (Fava Beans, Soy Sauce, Chili, Salt), Sea Salt, 
 Ginger, Garlic Powder, Maltodextrin, Soy Protein, Tapioca Starch, 
 Sugar, Chile Oil, Japanese Pepper Oil, Yeast Extract, Chili Powder, 
 Japanese Pepper, Natural Flavors, Paprika Colorant, 
 Vegetable Oils (Palm & Olive), Onion Powder, 
 Disodium Inosinate & Guanylate, Corn Starch, Soy Lecithin, 
 Vitamin E As Antioxidant

Inadvertant Vegan or Vegetarian


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