Vite Ramen – High-protein Healthy Instant Ramen?!  | BONUS: Emmy’s childhood sticker collection

Vite Ramen – High-protein Healthy Instant Ramen?! | BONUS: Emmy’s childhood sticker collection

Greetings my beautiful lovelies! It’s
Emmy. Welcome back to another ramen instant noodle taste test. If you’ve
missed the videos from this series, like always, I will put the link to the
playlist down below. Today I’m going to be tasting an instant ramen noodle that
touts itself as being nutritious — “instant noodles that are nutritious” it says. And
they were very kindly sent to me by lovely Helen and Addy. Thank you guys so
much! Little Addy has been watching my videos
for a long time now. Addy included a little care package for my kiddos that
included a post-it note that describes the contents of this package…. Addy, yes girl!
Yes! Butterfly stickers. Addy, you absolutely remind me of what I might
have been like around your age. In fact, let me go grab my sticker book and show
you what I mean — this — twinsy brains — yes let me go get
my sticker book. I still have it! I do! Just wait. here it is yes this is my sticker book
this is gonna be a glimpse into the mind of a baby ma let me show you but for
some reason I thought this would be a good idea to take one of these cooking
bags you know the ones that used to cook a turkey I thought this would make it an
extra special by taking that turkey bag and taping it to the outside of my
binder to make it more special I guess this is like DIY version of lamination
right okay let me show you this oh look and because I wanted to dress up the
pocket on the inside I used a business size envelope and you
know I fixed it it to that and here are my giant stickers you know my Disneyland
Electrical Parade Lisa Frank Lisa Frank some other things decorative
bags more giant stickers this is what I’m talking about this is what I’m
talking about addy yes do we see some similarities
here yes I do I know this says best wishes but it’s a
giant sticker so I had to have it you purchased these on a roll like the
horseman stickers you know what I’m talking about
yep more Lisa Frank large double unicorn in a heart shape in this plastic bag
here I have some slick paper so if I ever traded stickers that didn’t have
any paper on them which I preferred I could put them on this paper and then
cut them out it’s always good to be prepared I went through a big fuzzy
sticker stage now these have since all come off but I had them organized by
Christmas force animals farm animals let’s see bears teddy bears cats look
all bits of tape here dogs because it’s really really fun to short and organize
your stickers forest animals jungle animals holidays big fuzzy foot sticker
all right so that was that and then I had you know my holographic stickers
look this isn’t that old photo paper stuff I don’t even know where I got
these peanuts Oh giant stickers my dad would always bring home these giant
stickers for me teddy bears these bookmarker stickers I love those I
was really into unicorns and Pegasus Pegasus pegasi Pegasus’s I think Pegasus
might be a Greek word so the plural of Pegasus would tell me Pegasus is like
octopus so the plural of octopus is actually octopuses most people think oh
it’s octopi huh it’s not because it’s Greek this is what
my son taught me I think Pegasus might be in that same family at anyway more
stickers more stickers that are they’re buying little twin stars the
oily stickers yeah I trade it for all those do they even make these anymore
these are my favorite these are also my favorites the ones that you could
actually make a snowman I of course never would do that because they’re way
too precious to take them apart but I loved those ones I traded for those ones
to addy also included glow-in-the-dark stickers for my Rugrats and she made an
origami heart and ninja stars these were my favorite to make I remember being so
proud and being able to connect the pieces to make these ninja stars thank
you thank you so much and Helen thank you so much for raising such a lovely
child and for sending these beams and these are nutritious instant ramens now
I first heard about this style of ramen noodle in an article that I shared on
social media and it was in Japan and I believe the manufacturers Nissen and
they’ve created instant noodles that are supposed to be more nutritious and
healthy those particular ones contained about one-third of your daily
recommended amount of vitamins so that was interesting right this idea of
convenient food that might actually be good for you mmm now this brand I
thought was pronounced vit a ramen but when I did some research it’s actually
pronounced vite like bite I think it’s supposed to be like an abbreviated
version of vitamin contains 25% of your essential vitamins and minerals 25 grams
of complete protein which is quite a lot and no artificial preservatives for
frying apparently these noodles because they’re
instils have to be desiccated or dried out and typically that would be done by
deep-frying that also adds a lot of flavor but also a lot of calories
these ones are apparently microwaved should dehydrate them so they don’t have
that added fat mom kind of skeptical to be honest to see how that’s going to
taste because I feel like that fried the component is a really huge part of the
flavor of instant noodles I love instant noodles I don’t eat them often they
remind me of after-school snacks eating my brother making whooshing me me all of
these references will be in that instant ramen playlist if you want to learn more
of what I’m talking about and yeah I’m skeptical because in my
mind I never think of something being nutritious and healthful and I think of
instant ramen so it comes in three different flavors the vegan mushroom
cheo cheo and Japanese beans salt and garlic pork and there’s one more that is
a chicken flavor soy sauce chicken I believe and soy sauce flavor of course
would be a take on the traditional ramen flavor of Shore you based on the flavors
it does seem like they’re acknowledging the tradition of Japanese ramen noodles
which incidentally are in Japan served fresh you go to a ramen house they make
fresh noodles and they make three general flavors or styles tonkatsu which
is a milky very rich kind of sticky on your lips broth that is pork based then
there’s Sheol which is salt it has a clearish broth salty of course and show
you which is a soy sauce based darker brown in color of course tasting like
soy sauce so I don’t have the third one but that’s the other flavor now these
are manufactured in the US which I appreciate made in the USA and they were
the brainchild of twin graduate students from UC Davis and I’m very curious to
see what they’re like and there are very specific instructions on how to cook
clays we cook them for two and a half minutes and then you take it off the
heat before adding the flavor packets which includes a nutrient nutrient
packet which makes sense because we don’t want to denature are nutritious
vitamins and then we slurp away so these are not available in stores you must
order them online and Helen says she won’t be ordering them again in the
future because her family is sensitive to MSG and that the next incarnation of
these are going to be containing msg rather than yeast extract from my
understanding I thought yeast extract is just another word for msg
I don’t know food scientists chime in let me know is there a market difference
between yeast extract and msg if so what is it is one chemically derived versus
naturally derived arrow let me know down in the comments thank you all right so
let’s cook these up shall we I’m gonna add two and a half cups of hot
water let’s put the garlic pork one first
because that one sounds most similar to a meats I’ll savory style and sit around
the noodle now these noodles are made from wheat and quinoa that is why they
contain so much protein and quinoa is a very interesting grain because it is
composed of a complete protein there is nothing missing most proteins that come
from soy and say beans are missing some essential B vitamins but quinoa does not
one my criteria for great tasting ramen is how many packets it contains this is
the nutrient packet this looks like it’s a canola oil that’s good I always like a
flavoring oil in my ramen instant ramen and here’s the soup base and here are
the little vegetable pieces so the only thing you put in the water are the
noodles as a latchkey kid my brother and I would often make mushi me which was
our little version actually I think my mom invented it of ramen noodles that
were cooked just just oblivion until they were completely mushy with shredded
zucchini I know it sounds terrible but it was absolutely delicious one of our
favorite things growing up occasionally we would eat cup noodles as well my
favorite thing was to open it and to fill the water precisely to the fill
line that was almost so satisfying and I was like the dehydrated scrambled eggs I
thought those were so weird sometimes I would eat them raw before I even poured
the water in they were so weird and spongy but covered in that bullion those
yeah you know what I mean you ate those too ok time we’re done turned off the
heat that’s oh don’t add the bag lots of soup base the canola oil I smell garlic
in Japan they usually have ly U which is this chili oil I always would put that
on top now I’m gonna add the nutrients which is whoo the nutrients smell funky
and Mm-hmm. It smells ginger-y.
Itadakimasu! Definitely a different texture than instant ramen
noodles. I like that they’re not mushy; and they’re not overcooked; but there is
kind of a springiness or bounciness that’s missing. Mm-hmm. And I think that
has to do with the quinoa — I suspect. All right, let’s try the broth. Yeah…. There’s
definitely less sodium in these noodles — and that could be a good or bad thing —
for your health it’s definitely a better thing — but I’m missing that really
intense kind of saltiness of instant noodles…. The flavor’s okay. I think what
I’m really missing is that really great chewiness that comes with some great
instant noodles — for example, some of the Samyang instant noodles, or some of
the Korean style instant noodles. I really love the chewiness of the noodles — and
this doesn’t quite have that. Mm-hm. I think the broth could be more punchy, too.
I think there could be more variety. I like the little bits of vegetables in
there and toppings that reminds me definitely of instant noodles let me try
adding some green onions which I typically like to add to my instant
noodles to kind of brighten things up here’s a little tip I love chopping a
bunch of green onions and then just putting them in a container and keeping
them sealed up in the fridge I learned this in Japan where you can actually at
the grocery store buy a container of pre sliced up green onions they last for a
few days but they brighten all your meals it gives you a beautiful color on
top of an omelet even inside of a sandwich a little bit of green onion
it’s just just better okay let’s try this with onion there mm-hmm
definite improvement but yeah I still feel like there’s something kind of
missing in here though whether it’s the amount of salt or I think it’s probably
more msg that I’m missing kind of just I
can’t get enough of it Ness and I’m a little underwhelmed by the canola oil I
thought that a little bit of garlic oil would really kind of pack this up kind
of similar to a meager tang I love that bit of really intensely flavored oil it
really doesn’t do that much in here this is garlic pork but I don’t taste that
much garlic either or a really intense porkiness although I don’t taste any of
the nutrients or there is no kind of medicinal flavor but maybe that little
aftertaste I’m talking about the yeast comes from the nutrients maybe that’s
what’s giving me that kind of aftertaste it’s not unpleasant it’s just a little
different let’s try the vegan mustn’t you same noodles and this one contains
three packs as well angrily noodles scraps in there now that I’ve given it
some thought remind me a little bit of instant soba noodles which are buckwheat
noodles so one thing I’m kind of missing which I didn’t even know i would miss is
on this packaging there’s no kind of fun logos or labels or printing or anything
like that which I never really thought about but all the instant ramens have
some kind of patterning they’re not just a foil packet it just says like chicken
flavor chicken flavored chicken flavor or something on but there’s some kind of
printing well kind of distinguish each package instead of this really kind of
generic printing of just what they are this seems so I don’t know Soylent Green
which is like soup base one one eight one nutrient one 100 eight one and I’m
sure there’s a reason for this and I’m sure the other packets have these same
kind of notes at the bottom but something about the color I’m just like
oh I always remember beef packet being red and chicken flavor being orange
there’s just something about the color that just makes it fun okay
details like that you don’t even realize you’re programmed to notice until
they’re gone every little bit of that in there
and I’m gonna top this with green onions just make it beautiful so here’s the
vegan mushroom she’ll very gingery mm-hmm and the broth looks a little bit
clearer than the pork version so let’s taste that first here we go mmm that’s
definitely more gingery this too has that aftertaste I think that might have
to do with the nutrients the kind of not quite metallicky but some kind of
aftertaste that I’m not really familiar with all right and I’m gonna take my
first bite without the green onions eat the ducky mozz hmm
this one too I feel like has just something kind of missing and that often
times that magic thing is moto sodium glutamate which is delicious glutamates
by the way are naturally occurring you find them in things like mushrooms
seaweeds but of course then they’re extracted and isolated into something
called MSG monosodium glutamate glutamate give food that really
delicious savory salty sweet addictive flavor that is just so stinking good and
we don’t realize how much of it is included in processed food including
instant noodles but actually can taste ginger in here
I can taste salt and a bit of sugar and onion powder I don’t really have taste
any of the mushroom though although I think there’s a piece of it right there
in terms of flavor these noodles are fine they’re definitely more of an
instant noodle they don’t seem instant ramen ish to me
instant ramen is kind of along the lines of a frozen pizza for me it just is the
specific place of just nostalgia and comfort and remind me of particular
times of my life in college and after school while this superficially might
look like your typical bowl of instant ramen noodles this definitely is not and
in some respects it’s not trying to be this is trying to be nutritious it’s
trying to be a little bit more healthful in terms of having more protein in it
the texture is not like instant ramen noodles the noodles in this packet of
just like the noodles in the other packet they’re not as chewy there’s kind
of a strange kind of bite to them these are not as concentrated the broth and
these are not as salty and they don’t have that addictive msg quality to them
there’s also just no punchy flavors there’s no intense garlic flavor there’s
no intense chili flavor to them they’re just kind of mmm alrighty so there you
have it the bite ramen nutritious and noodles how are they hmm
in terms of flavor and profiles and such so is it a more nutritious noodle
certainly just have to read the back of the packet and read the statistics it
certainly is is it more tasty it isn’t is it better for you probably so there
you have it thank you guys so much for joining me I hope you guys enjoy that
I hope you guys learn something please check out the ramen playlist so you can
see my other instant noodle taste test including the really fiery hot ones and
my Mushy Mimi video I did with my dear brother. And yeah big thanks to Helen and
Addy for sending me this care package, and allowing me to taste the Vite Ramens. Let me
know down in the comments what your favorite instant noodles are and yes…. I
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