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#1 Old 04-06-2004, 07:24 PM
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I asked this at another message board and no one answered:



Are any ramen noodles (aka oodles of noodles) vegan? I've heard that Oriental are...

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#2 Old 04-06-2004, 07:26 PM
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The Oriental flavor of Top Ramen is vegan.
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I think they all are vegan if you don't add that packet of nasty powered stuff to the noodles..... I like to use my own sauces, either bought or something I've made on the noodles, add some steamed veggies, and voila... Dinner!
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#4 Old 04-06-2004, 08:46 PM
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yuuuum, I miss ramen noodles, I just assumed that they weren't vegetarian.
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#5 Old 04-06-2004, 09:14 PM
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Yup, Oriental Top Ramen is vegan.



If you want "chicken" flavored ramen, I've found some of those soup cups in my HFS that have a mock-chicken ramen soup. I forget which brand, though. But it was pretty darn good.



Oh yea... and make sure it's Top Ramen, not the other common brand... I think Maruchan or something. Their oriental flavor has very non-vegan things in it.
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double check ALL the labels!!! and if you are one of those who feels that "natural flavors" aren't vegan, cuz you don't know what they are... well... you're SOL

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from Nissin Foods FAQ:

http://www.nissinfoods.com/faq.htm



Do you have a vegetarian product?

Our Oriental flavor of Top Ramen contains no animal products.
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I've been making ramen often lately... The Asian food store around here has packets of ramen soup flavoring that are vegan (soy sauce, sugar, salt, MSG), and I bought a big (5 pound) box of dried ramen noodles (flour, water, salt). I put sliced carrots, daikon radish, cubes of firm tofu and cabbage in the broth and add the cooked noodles. (To add in the future: mushrooms, bean sprouts, green onions, etc.) It works very well and doesn't take too long, though I'd like to figure out a way of making the broth from scratch. Three ingredients, shouldn't be hard?



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I asked this at another message board and no one answered:



Are any ramen noodles (aka oodles of noodles) vegan? I've heard that Oriental are...

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#9 Old 04-07-2004, 09:35 PM
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Yup Top ramen is. I made the mistake of buying Sapporro Miso ramen after reading and re reading labels and for some reason I missed totally the geltain in it. I'm sticking with top. I always liked it the best anyways.
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#10 Old 04-08-2004, 03:39 AM
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>>Their oriental flavor has very non-vegan things in it.>>



Powdered cow, actually.
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#11 Old 04-08-2004, 08:00 AM
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Most ramen isn't suitable for a vegetarian diet. I don't think any of them are actually suitable for a vegan diet unless you do not care what is in the natural flavors. MSG is an animal product I believe, not to mention absolutely horrible for you.
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Last time I read the ingredients, the noodles themselves also had hydrogenated oil in them. So I'll just stick to my whole-wheat pasta.
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Most of the flavors of Thai Kitchen's rice noodle ramen style packs are vegan. The spring onion and garlic vegetable flavors are both vegan. We eat them at my house all of the time. The company is very forthcoming with veg related info too. See here http://www.thaikitchen.com/products/products2.html
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MSG is an animal product I believe, not to mention absolutely horrible for you.



MSG is neither an animal product nor is it horrible for you. It is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, which naturally occurs in lots of foods like seaweed and mushrooms. It's produced through a fermentation process using starch or sugar.



As far as the health aspects go, MSG is only harmful to people who have senstivites to it, and then only in large quantities. Most people can consume moderate amounts of MSG with no problems.
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i still do occasionally eat the beef ones..i guess that's bad.



i'm going to stop eating them now since i know that it's real.
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