Myojo Megami Instant Ramen Noodle Soup
Myojo is a leading Japanese instant noodle manufacturer established in 1950.
Celebrating its 70th anniversary on September 21 this year (2020), the company released new instant ramen named “Megami (麺神)” in Japan.
The TV commercial has been on air nationwide since October 7, where the proprietor of “Chuka Soba Tomita (中華蕎麦とみ田)” appears.
He eats the instant ramen Megami and says it is the god.
Myojo Megami Instant Ramen
Actually, the Kanji characters “Megami (麺神: god of noodles)” are phonetic equivalents for “女神 (Megami)” meaning “goddess” in Japanese.
By the way, the catchphrase for the Myojo Megami instant ramen (Price: 230 yen/about 2 USD) is “godlike delicious noodles”.
In this cup, Myojo is particular about the texture of the noodles and says it is extraordinary.
They are thick and mixed in with soup base powder and dehydrated garnishes (Charshu pork, pork backfat, Menma bamboo shoots, and chopped green onions).
As often seen in recent Japanese cup ramen, a flavor sachet is attached to the lid.
The sachet contains flavor oil with umami extracts of pork and niboshi sardine.
The cooking of this ramen is not that complicated.
- First, pour boiling water into the cup, close the lid, and let the noodles steep for 5 minutes.
- Then, remove the lid and add the flavor oil “Kami-Uma no Itteki (神旨の一滴: a drop with godlike umami)”.
The backfat floating broth is soy sauce-based and tastes quite good. It is full of flavor from niboshi and pork.
The noodles are pretty thick and have a pleasantly chewy texture that couldn’t be experienced in other cup ramens.
In conclusion, the Megami instant ramen is worth trying at least once!
Lastly, here are the ingredients list and nutrition facts label of the Myojo Megami ramen. According to that,
the soup base consists of soy sauce, dextrin, lard, salt, protein hydrolyzate, pork and chicken extract, sugars, flavoring oil, niboshi powder, seasoning, and spices.
The calories per serving (94 grams) are 356 kcal, and the ramen contains 6.5 g of salt equivalents in total (noodles and toppings: 0.7 g, broth: 5.8 g).