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Is Ramen Fattening: Ramen Facts Most People Are Unlikely to Know about

Ramen is not as fattening as you may think.

Ramen has 10g of fat.


Ingesting 55g of fat is recommended a day. (It depends on your body size)

Usually, when you eat ramen, you don’t drink all the soup.

That means the intake of fat from one bowl of ramen is less than 10g.

In this article, you will learn how much fat each ramen type has.

And the amount of fat each topping has.

1. Do you still think ramen is fattening?

Ten years ago, in the season the 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 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 fat?"

2. Are you frustrated because ramen is the best food in the world?

Ramen is a miracle food that has the perfect balance of amino acids, fat, and carbohydrates.

They harmonize together in a bowl of ramen.

Because of this harmony, it is delicious and quite addicting.

Fat in ramen comes from pork, chicken, seafood and flavored oil.


When you eat fatty foods, your brain releases pleasure chemicals.

Such as dopamine and β-endorphin.

They make you very satisfied.

There are some ramen types and the amount of oil depends on these types.

These are amounts of fat in a whole ramen bowl.

Including noodles, soup, and toppings.

Take a look…

3. Shoyu ramen and shio ramen has least amount of fat

Shoyu ramen has brownish transparent soup, and shio ramen has yellowish transparent soup.

They both contain around 9.7 grams of fat.

Shoyu and shio ramen both have around 470 calories.

4. Tonkotsu ramen contains more fat than shoyu ramen

Tonkotsu ramen broth is made from pork bones.

It has milky and cloudy soup.

Tonkotsu ramen has 11.4 grams of fat.

And it has around 500 calories.

5. Miso ramen has the most fat

Miso ramen has brownish translucent soup.

The reason why miso ramen has the most fat is because they pan-fry miso and lard to make sauce.

Miso ramen has 11 grams of fat.

And it has 550 calories.

Are you wondering how much fat each ramen topping has?

6. A slice of chashu has 0.5g of fat

It looks like it has a lot of fat.

But chashu is thin sliced pork, so it doesn’t have as much fat as you think.

One slice of chashu has 12 calories.

7. Ajitama egg has 3g of fat

And it is 50 calories.

An egg contains 6 grams of fat, but usually ramen comes with a half egg.

Do you eat side dishes at a ramen shop?

If so, check them out…

8. Gyoza(5 pieces) contains 9.7g of fat

A savory and roasted aroma.

The bottom of the fried dumplings have a brown and crispy skin.

The side and top have a nice and soft skin.

When you bite into it, juices from the meat and vegetables ooze out.

5 pieces of gyoza has 87.5 calories.

9. Fried rice contains 24g of fat

It is so good that your spoon cannot stop bringing this into your mouth.

Nice aroma of fried eggs and green onions,

Golden color of rice,

The texture of rice that is not too sticky, smooth, or dry.

One serving of fried rice has 216 calories.

10. Karaage(3 pieces) contains 24.5g of fat

The outside of the karaage is crispy, while the inside is really juicy.

It is really good to eat when you eat it while it is hot.

The thin coating of karaage makes a crunchy sound as you bite into it.

Karaage is made of chicken, flour, starch, sake, soy sauce, and some seasoning.

3 pieces of karaage have 220 calories.

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


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


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.

Green onion

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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."

Did you know that we offer more than just a ramen blog?

We also have an exclusive collection of ramen-inspired t-shirts and hoodies that any true noodle lover will adore.

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  • Kei

    I’m sorry to hear that Michelle. But I’m glad to hear that we have a shared love for ramen!

  • Michelle Albarracin

    I work a lot and constantly being yelled at by my boss. I also eat ramen almost every day and it makes me very happy.

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