Myojo Megami Instant Ramen Noodle Soup
Myojo is a leading Japanese instant noodle manufacturer established in 1950 and celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, on September 21, the company released a 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)”, a very famous ramen shop in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, appears, eats the instant ramen Megami, and says it is the god.
Myojo Megami Instant Ramen
Actually, the Kanji Chinese characters “Megami (麺神: literally the god of noodles)” are phonetic-equivalent characters for “女神 (Megami)” meaning “goddess” in Japanese, and the catchphrase for the Myojo Megami instant ramen is “godlike delicious noodles”.
In fact, 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 dried garnishes (Charshu pork bits, pork backfat, Menma bamboo shoots, and chopped green onions) in the cup.
As often seen in recent Japanese cup ramens, there is a special flavor sachet attached to the top lid of the cup, which contains flavoring oil with umami ingredients of pork and Niboshi dried sardine.
The cooking of this cup ramen is not that complicated; First, pour boiling water into the cup, close the lid, wait for 5 minutes, and as a finishing, add the flavoring oil called “Kami-Uma no Itteki (神旨の一滴: a drop with godlike umami)”.
The broth with some backfat floating in it is soy sauce-based and full of flavor from Niboshi dried sardine and pork, yes very tasty, while the noodles are indeed pretty thick and have a quite chewy texture that can’t be experienced in other cup ramens.
In a nutshell, this is a cup of instant ramen that deserves a try and after the sampling, I thought I wanted to try out its package version too.
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Lastly, for those of you who are interested in the ingredients and nutrition facts, here are the labels. According to that, the soup base of this cup ramen consists of soy sauce, dextrin, lard, salt, protein hydrolyzate, pork and chicken extract, sugars, flavoring oil, Niboshi powder, seasoning, and spices.
The Japanese instant ramen, Myojo Megami has 356 kcal per one serving (94 grams) and contains 6.5 g of salt equivalents (noodles and toppings: 0.7 g/ soup: 5.8 g). Incidentally, its suggested retail price is 230 yen (about 2.2 USD).