Cup Noodles and Miojo - Does it hurt? Origin and Curiosities


Does the Noodles or Cup Noodles Get Fat? Its make bad? Cancer? Is Cup Noodles healthy or full of calories? In this article we will talk a little about this traditional Japanese instant noodles, some curiosities and their dangers.

Cup Noodles and instant noodles is one of Japan's greatest inventions that has spread all over the world. In Japan there are thousands of different flavors and they are much more filling compared to those sold in Brazil.

It is consumed by a large part of the Japanese population, due to the low price and short preparation time. It is mainly consumed by busy people or Neets.

Some people mistakenly think that instant ramen is healthy just because it is made in Japan and is full of vegetables. Like most industrialized products the Cup Noodles and Japanese instant noodles also have their dangers.

History of Cup Noodles and Instant Noodles

Instant noodles were invented in 1958 by Momofuku Ando (1910–2007), a Taiwanese-Japanese businessman, founder of the company Nissin. Ando developed some pre-cooked and dehydrated noodles, with chicken flavors.

On September 18, 1970, Ando opened a subsidiary company to sell his instant noodles in the United States, since in that country they were not used to the traditional packaging of this food.

Ando created a large glass of reusable polystyrene, which only needed hot water and waiting. The acceptance of the product led Ando to create a subsidiary company called Cup Noodles to store instant noodles abroad.

Cup Noodles

Dangers of Cup Noodles

Why are Cup Noodles dangerous? All this due to its manufacturing process. The factories' goal is to create a dry, long-lasting pasta that can be cooked in a few minutes.

To meet these requirements it is fried in oil and its dehydrated soup contains much more fat and sodium in addition to monosodium glutamate (MSG) and several other preservatives and chemical components.

The greatest danger is the high sodium content, with more than 1060mg and 13g of fats. A Noodle Cup has about 380 calories, 126 of which are just fats and the rest white flour. The seasoning and instant noodle soup is largely responsible.

I think everyone should know the danger of sodium that causes pressure and ulcer problems. The Monosodium Glutamate used to mask and enhance the flavor of the ingredients, they can cause headaches, nausea and burning in some people.

After 20 years this can even help to develop cancer. We don't even need to talk about fat. That is, eating Cup Noodles at one time or another will not kill you, only if you overeat. Who will be eating without stopping for 20 years?

You don't have to be afraid to eat one Cup Noodles, it's probably a lot healthier than eating a hamburger or pizza every week, as many have done today. The dangers of instant ramen are the same as any medicine in your package insert.

The danger of eating instant ramen and cup noodles

Alternatives to Cup Noodles

Just as we can't stop drinking sodas, eating snacks or meat, CUP Noodles doesn't have to be avoided, just balance. Among all Cup Noodles, one of the healthiest is chicken with vegetables, which has only 290 calories.

You can also use other types of instant noodles without seasoning and ingredients. You can even season and fill naturally with products you buy. You can buy, for example, a folder mission or shoyo to season it.

Also notice instant products that take longer to get ready, the longer it takes the healthier it should be. Also buy other pasta that is not fried in oil.

If you live in Japan it is much better to go to a restaurant with ramen, soba or original udon instead of eating instant and industrialized products. In Brazil you can even buy a noodle and try to make your own ramen.

The danger of eating instant ramen and cup noodles

The Cup Noodles Museum

Of course, let's not just talk about bad things here, everything is bad nowadays, there is no problem with eating from time to time. If you are visiting Japan in Tokyo, we recommend going to nearby Yokohama to visit the Cup Noodles Museum.

The Cup Noodles Museum is located in Yokohama in Minato Mirai and is quite popular with children and family. The museum tells the whole story of Nissin and its creations. Momofuku Ando, founder of Nissin, has dramatically changed the Japanese diet.

Instant noodles are now a sensation worldwide. It was considered the most important Japanese invention of the 20th century. The museum shows all inventions from 1958 until today.

Cup noodles and noodles - is it bad? Origin and curiosities

Create your own noodles

The museum allows visitors to create their own cup of noodles, choose the seasoning, ingredients, etc. Imagine how wonderful it must be to invent your own flavor, and fill it with ingredients? The best thing is that you take it home, you don't need to consume it right away. The video below shows a great adventure in the museum:

The entrance fee at the venue is 500 円 adult and child does not pay, you can use the ticket for re-entry throughout the day. To create your own Cup Noodles you pay 300 円. The museum also has a restaurant on the top floor, you can taste different noodles from different countries.

Differences between ramen and noodles

Noodles is an industrial instant noodle that promises to bring the flavor of lamen to your home. Despite the attempts, Miojo will never even come close to a ramen handmade and original.

ramen craft takes hours and hours to get ready, while the noodles are made in just 5 minutes. Only the sauce of a ramen it can take up to 20 hours to get ready. Not even the Cup Noodles comes close to a ramen

Ramen - curiosities and recipe

ramen it has a totally different texture, aroma and flavor, a completely unique sauce and not that sachet of spice that comes with instant noodles. It takes a lot to make a ramen.

If you want to make a natural ramen, we recommend knowing the course Lamen Gourmet clicking here. This course teaches you step by step how to create a perfect ramen. There are more than 5 types of ramen that you will learn.

Types of Korean Lamen

Do you know the Cup Noodles or Korean lamens? They are far superior to the national ones with a unique flavor and an excellent cost / benefit ratio. This type of pasta is very easy to prepare and delicious. 

National lamens do not have the same texture and flavor as Korean LamensFor this reason, the Korean Lamens are increasingly successful in Brazil.

The most famous Korean brand in the world is Nong Shim who has lamens spicy which are very popular such as: Shin Ramyun, Shin Cup, Kimchi Ramyun, Yuguejang and others. Some brand lamens Paldo they have a special packaging that allows you to prepare your Lamen in minutes in your Microwave.

Korean lamens and promotion at konbini store

One of the best known is the Shin Ramyeon, where the word shin means spicy, but it is not as spicy as it sounds. Other spicy flavors are jin ramen, Paldo Rabokki, Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja ... Other interesting flavors are jalapeno with chicken.

Apart from the super spicy, there are flavors no pepper which is the case of Oolongmen with flavors of chicken, meat and seafood. Another popular flavor is the Chajanmen which is not spicy and is made with black beans and has a more sweet flavor, it is very popular in South Korea.

In addition, there are the traditional lamens in the shape of a cup, very practical for preparation, since you already have the correct container to prepare your Lamen, the Chicken and Shrimp Lamens are great options with almost no pepper. Other interesting and popular flavors are udon, neoguri, cham pong, shrimp and others. There are even vegetarian options.

Korean lamens and promotion at konbini store

Try the Oriental Cup Noodles

Why just see if you can buy one of these Korean or Japanese lamens? As we said, instant noodles are only bad if you overeat. Once in a while it's okay, in fact you need to try them out. I guarantee that they are healthier than the Brazilian Cup Noodles. How about seeing some on Amazon Brazil?

Flavors of Cup Noodles IN Japan

To finish the article we will leave a complete list of Cup Noodles flavors below:

  • Pumpkin
  • Cooked shrimp oil
  • China Furong Crab
  • Pot meat;
  • Chile with Tomato
  • Chowder
  • Chicken barbecue
  • Spicy pork ribs
  • Grilled ribs in black soy sauce;
  • Brazilian Noodle Cup (in celebration of the cup, seafood flavor)
  • Cup Noodle China (taste of oyster with soy sauce)
  • Miso Noodle Cup
  • Italian Noodle Cup
  • Cup Noodle X (secret flavor)
  • Italian Curry
  • Ebichiri (a shrimp sauce);
  • Bolognese style
  • Singaporean laksa style (coconut milk + soup);
  • Chicken with spicy curry
  • Smooth creamy chicken
  • Seafood
  • Hayashi
  • Hot Chili Pepper
  • Rice noodle;
  • Shellfish
  • Mie goreng (indonesian dish)
  • Soy sauce
  • Japanese cod roe;
  • Dry red pepper
  • Italian Pizza
  • Roasted pork and soy sauce
  • Cheese with garlic
  • Risotto
  • Chizukare flavor (Curry cheese)
  • Curry flavor;
  • Hong Kong flavor;
  • Brazilian chicken flavor
  • Ratatouille flavor
  • Salt Flavor (various types)
  • Vegetable flavor
  • Wasabi flavor and mayonnaise;
  • Yakisoba flavor
  • Shark fin soup;
  • Turtle soup
  • Tofu
  • Tomato somen
  • Tonkatsu
  • Tonkotsu
  • Bacon with soy sauce
  • Vongole (mollusks)
  • Yum Goong
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