Thursday, December 9, 2021

Product Review: Vite Ramen

I love ramen in all its forms: the classic cheap bags that have accidentally vegan flavors, the healthier baked ramen, fancy restaurant ramen, gluten-free ramen, rice noodle ramen. I'm here for all of it. But there's a new ramen in town, and it's not only delicious but loaded with vitamins, minerals, and protein. Vite Ramen sent me their vegan flavors — Vegan White Miso and Sichuan Chili Edition — and they are truly a meal in a bag! They also included a Vite Ramen spoon and chopsticks in the package!

The noodles are baked (not fried) and made with quinoa, corn flour, wheat, and kansui (a traditional ramen ingredient that helps with bite and texture). Each bag has up to 31 grams of protein (that's more than a four-ounce steak, y'all). The next time someone asks me where I get my protein, I'm just gonna say "ramen."

They're also made with a proprietary nutrient blend (which they call "noodtrients") that contains 27 micronutrients, plus 7 grams of prebiotic fiber, MCT oil, and ALA omega-3s. 

I tried the Vegan White Miso first and added tofu, spinach, and scallions. Likely due to the high protein, this was a super-filling bowl, and the flavor was so intensely awesome. The seasoning packet is quite large so you don't have to worry with adding any additional flavors to your bowl. I've been known to add lots of Bragg's my Koyo ramen bowls, but these Vite Ramen packets have all the flavor you need.

The noodles have a firm bite, much like fried ramen. They reminded me of the fancy homemade noodles I've been served in good ramen restaurants.

The Sichuan Chili was my fave though! It comes with a spicy oil, and this bowl was just bursting with flavor. I added tofu and lots of veggies: mushrooms, carrots, corn, green beans, snap peas, scallions, and spinach. 

This ramen is fantastic! If you served this to someone who didn't know better, they'd assume it was not healthy. When health food tastes like junk food, that's a win in my book!


Sri said...

These sound like a great thing to keep in the cupboard for quick no fuss meals.

Jennifer Bliss said...

What an excellent Ramen Find! Thanks so much for swinging by my place and commenting! It made my day! So nice to reconnect :)