What’s the difference? Fresh ramen versus instant ramen comparison

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Instant noodle soups have long been a friend to college kids, but perhaps not to our overall health. Processed beyond belief and with a shelf life of years, it’s no surprise that most instant ramen brands are on the naughty list when it comes to easy meals. The difference between fresh ramen versus instant ramen comparison is our answer to eating better.

Our fresh, traditional Japanese Ramen Kits are out to change the landscape of ramen. We are delivering on the promise you CAN get a fresh ramen experience at home! Our desire for chewy noodles swimming in rich broth for a truly Japanese ramen experience is the goal. We often get asked what sets our Ramen Kits apart from the cheaper ramen kits you can use as filler to repair kitchen sinks!

Hakubaku ramen does not have MSG or preservatives in our noodles

MSG and preservatives are found in a wide range of processed foods, including the leading instant noodle soup brands. Hakubaku Ramen kits have what matters most to ramen lovers – fresh preservative-free noodles and MSG-free soup.

Monosodium Glutamate (aka MSG) is a widely used flavor enhancer. While naturally-occurring glutamates imbue some of our favorite foods with a rich umami flavor, extracted MSG debates rage about this widely used ingredient – we prefer to keep it off our ingredients list and focus on true Japanese traditional taste.

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Hakubaku ramen contains more protein than most “brick” ramen kits

Packing a protein-rich punch with a healthy 12g of Protein (22% of your daily value), our Tonkotsu Ramen Kit makes for a quick post-workout boost for carbo-loaders. Protein is essential to build and repair tissue in our bodies and is an important building block of muscles, cartilage, bones, skin, and blood. By contrast, some “brick of noodle” brands of dried instant ramen noodle soup contain only 5g of protein.

True Japanese Fresh Ramen noodles are best

Fresh noodles without preservatives are best!

Fresh noodles give you the option to cook them to the proper texture for a REAL ramen experience. Ask anyone that loves ramen- it’s the springy noodles that make the bowl enjoyable. Try fresh ramen today buy trying these Kaedama noodles or Restaurant Fresh ramen kits.


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