Amaya loves ramen. She happily eats it 4-5 times a week, mostly for breakfast. It's one of her favorite meals so we aren't always able to make the noodles fresh for her. Needless to say, we've gotten pretty picky about which ones we buy. For a while there, Miyojo Chukazanmai (miso flavor) was her favorite. Then it was displaced by Nissin RAOH, a new line form Nissin, seemingly only available from Amazon. The noodles had a better better texture. They were a little chewier than the Miyojo ones and we liked the miso and the soy broths better. Last week while I was shopping at Wegman's I came across frozen ramen from Sun Noodle Company in the freezer section. Since Sun Noodle is the go-to noodle company for many chefs, I didn't hesitate to pick up a few packages. These are a little more expensive than the dried noodles, but totally worth it. They were the best packaged ramen noodles I've ever eaten. There was an incredible chew and springy slurpiness to the noodles. And the broth was rich and decadent. These are a treat to eat, changing the game for instant noodles in our kitchen. Even Alex liked them and that's saying something.
April 18, 2009