i like to make some more interesting chinese dishes (from the Wagamama cookbook- some are veg and many can be modified) and several of them involve ramen noodles. i buy the package and then throw away the flavoring, but even so, i would feel bad paying for a flavor packet that had beef stock in it. so i buy top ramen's oriental flavor. (it's vegetarian) also, if i have that, i can always get really lazy and just have the ramen... hehe. i'm a college student, what can i say.