As someone who loves ramen but knows it’s not the most healthy lunch option, I was so excited to see high protein ramen on the shelves of my local grocery store. Chef Woo High Protein Ramen has a whopping 20 grams of plant-based protein and it’s VEGAN! It looked like a filling and cozy option for lunches at the office or home, so I threw a few different flavors in my cart and decided to give it a try.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I loved it! A little different than your typical ramen, these noodles are made with pea protein. They are slightly tougher than traditional noodles but just as satisfying. Chef Woo High Protein Ramen comes in 4 flavors: Braised Beef, Roasted Chicken, Sweet Chili Togarashi, and Thai Lemongrass and cooks in only 3 minutes in the microwave! With such a short cooking time this ramen instantly became one of my quick, high-protein go-to lunches!
Some of the flavors have a slight touch of spice, like my favorite the Braised Beef, but it’s just the right amount of heat for me. The only thing to watch out for is the sodium in this soup. Like regular ramen, Chef Woo High Protein Ramen is high in sodium which most likely comes from the broth. Because of this I generally don’t drink all of the broth which is exactly how I eat standard ramen as well.
How to make your ramen even more nutritious
If you are not vegan you can up the protein by adding some leftover grilled or rotisserie chicken. This makes for a super-filling lunch. To increase the nutrient and fiber content, I also routinely add leftover vegetables to my ramen.
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Try out Chef Woo Ramen Noodles yourself and let us know what you think!
You can get them from Amazon here: Chef Woo Ramen Noodle Cups