Ramen soup has 4 grams of sodium, while ramen noodles have 1.8 grams.
So in total, one serving of ramen has 5.8 grams of sodium.
However, people usually don’t drink all the ramen soup.
Let’s say you drink a quarter of the ramen soup.
Then you will be taking in 1 gram of sodium from the soup, and 1.8 gram of sodium from the noodles.
So in total, you will have ingested 2.8 grams of sodium from one bowl of ramen.
1. Do you think 2.8 grams is too much sodium?
Ten years ago, during the season where leaves turned to red.
I was a ramen traveler. I visited many famous ramen places in Japan.
It wasn't just filling up my stomach.
I was... Analyzing the noodles, broth, and toppings in each ramen shop.
I visited as many ramen shops as possible in a day because I didn't want to waste these opportunities.
I even went jogging in order to get more space for my ramen bowls.
One day, a question popped up.
"Am I taking in too much sodium?"
According to the WTO, it is recommended that an adult consume less than 5 grams of salt per day.
2. Are you frustrated because ramen is the best food in the world?
You want to stay healthy and don’t want to feel guilty.
But still you want to enjoy ramen.
I will tell you how to enjoy your ramen and be healthy at the same time in this article.
Keep reading and you will find out…
3. The amount of sodium depends on the ramen type
Not all ramen has the same amount of sodium. It also depends on what ramen shop you eat at.
Now, I will explain the amount of sodium by ramen types.
This is a rough standard.
Take a look…
4. Tonkotsu ramen has the least amount of sodium
It might be a little unexpected for you since tonkotsu ramen has such a strong flavor.
Tonkotsu ramen has 5.4 grams of sodium in total.
Tonkotsu ramen soup has 3.6 grams of sodium.
And the noodles have 1.8 grams of sodium.
So it will be 2.7 grams of sodium when you eat the ramen noodles and drink one quarter of the tonkotsu soup.
5. Shoyu ramen has a little more sodium…
Shoyu ramen has 5.8 grams of sodium in total. Shoyu ramen soup has 4 grams of sodium.
And the noodles have 1.8 grams of sodium.
So it will be 2.8 grams of sodium when you eat the noodles and one quarter of the shoyu soup.
6. Miso ramen has the same amount of sodium as shoyu ramen
Miso ramen has 5.8 grams of sodium in total too.
So it will be 2.8 grams of sodium when you eat the noodles and one quarter of the miso ramen soup.
7. Shio ramen has the most sodium
Surprisingly, the transparent shio soup has the most sodium out of all the ramen types.
Shio ramen soup has 4.3 grams and the noodles have 1.8 grams of sodium.
So shio ramen has 6.1 grams of sodium in total.
It will be 2.9 grams of sodium when you eat the noodles and one quarter of the shio soup.
8. Then how can you deal with sodium in ramen?
As you read, one serving of ramen has a little more than half of the recommended sodium intake amount per day.
Then how can you deal with it?
There are 3 ways to deal with sodium in ramen…
1. Don’t drink all the soup.
So you can limit your sodium intake.
2. Eat ramen with some vegetable toppings.
Eating spinach and wakame seaweed will keep you healthy.
This is because potassium in these toppings discharge sodium from your body.
3. Eat Vegetables that have potassium regularly.
Here are vegetables that contain potassium.
Have these in your fridge, so you don’t need to worry about sodium when you go to a ramen shop.
Due to Covid, a lot of good ramen restaurants have closed
It makes me feel very angry.
I used to eat ramen out frequently,
But in this situation,
Ramen shops have started to shorten the hours, limit the number of customers, or even closed their shops.
It has affected the industry so much.
I am afraid good ramen will be gone
But meanwhile, you still can enjoy ramen in the comfort of your own home.
Here are some of my recommendations for ramen lovers.
1. Sapporo Ichiban Shio Flavor
MY THOUGHTS OVERALL ★★★★☆
In truth, Sapporo Ichiban delivers a good quality shio ramen experience.
Actually, it is very difficult to find good shio ramen.
Do you know why?
Because it is very difficult to make it since it is very simple.
There are many good shoyu and miso flavored instant noodles out there.
But I feel specifically, the shio flavor market is monopolized by Sapporo Ichiban.
Think about this for a moment having good shio ramen for your dinner with your favorite ramen toppings.
Now, you want some, don’t you?
2. Nissin Raoh Shoyu Flavor
MY THOUGHTS OVERALL ★★★★★
It is nearly impossible to make restaurant quality noodles at home without the right tools and equipment.
How can you beat that?
Using Raoh’s shoyu flavour will help you achieve this easily. This is top-notch ramen hands down!
One pinnacle of instant noodles is the soy sauce flavor. It is expensive compared to regular ones but let me tell you, it deserves every single penny.
In a nutshell, I loved every bit of it.
...And I am sure you will too.
3. The problem here is that no toppings come with these packets.
Here are some topping options and recipes for you.
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About the Author
Kei is a self-proclaimed ramen lover, blog writer and founder of "Apex S.K. Japanese tableware".
"I am from Ibaraki, Japan.
Ramen is great! It can bring you a sense of happiness and satisfaction that no other food can. I have been eating ramen for 30 years.
If there is no ramen, my life would be miserable.
Ten years ago, I worked as an office worker. The job was really stressful - excessive working hours, low wages, unpaid overtime work, and constantly being yelled at by my boss.
I was new and alone, no girlfriend, no friends, and felt very lonely.
My only oasis was the ramen shop near the office. For me, the ramen chef there was literally an angel. I saw a halo on his head. (No joke)
Tonkotsu shoyu ramen was my all-time favorite. He made ramen with broth chock-full of umami flavor, nice chewy handmade noodles, and tender chashu.
My greatest dream is connect people with ramen through my blog. I want to share a lot of interesting and funny stories and ramen trivia with you.
Knowing more about ramen can help you appreciate your ramen and make it taste extra delicious."
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