Saturday, July 9, 2011
Shirakiku Sanukiya Udon Shrimp Flavor
Tools Required: Saucepan & Range (or Microwave), Water, Sharp object
250 calories per package
(available online through Amazon.com)
Today I am having another "Japanese-style" breakfast! I decided to do some actual Japanese-style noodles and have a pack of this udon soup that my partner picked up at our local World Market. I notice a couple of things about it just from the package; despite being portrayed as an import product, it is a product of the USA (though the specific manufacturer isn't mentioned). Also, despite having "No MSG Added", one of the top three ingredients in the soup base is hydrolyzed vegetable protein, which contains a lot of it. It's not like the Ramen Butterfly worries about her MSG intake personally, of course; I'm just saying, if they add something that has MSG in it, that's a lot like adding MSG. It'd be better to be honest about it, in my opinion.