No-Fair Alert: Ramen Flavors We're Missing Out On

Photographed by Ben Ritter.
Did you know that Japanese manufacturers introduce 600 different instant ramen flavors EVERY YEAR? I know, I know — that doesn't seem possible. But it is. And it's all chronicled in The Noodle Narratives, a book that's basically an in-depth history lesson into all things instant ramen. Did you also know that Japan is so obsessed with their instant noodles that they have an entire museum (nay, shrine) devoted to it? When I looked at the pictures online and saw the walls of different ramen flavors, it really drove home just how much we are missing out. Then, I started doing a deep dive of my own into all the cool flavors that are out there in the world.

Click through to check out the ramen flavors that I am supremely jealous of from Japan, Thailand, and beyond.