I admit it, I am a ramen addict. I love those MSG laden instant noodles. When I went veg, I thought I would be relegated to certain brands of "Oriental" flavor, and that was it. But then I discovered the joys of the Asian Grocery. There are so many strange and wondrous flavors, so many packages with "artificial chicken flavor (celery.)" Wheat noodles, rice noodles, even bean thread. I loves me some noodles.
Check out this lovely number, for example. You may thinking, "Noelley, that is chicken. It's not veggie." To which I reply with the "compositions" list:
That's right, mushroom powder vegetarian diet condiments. I have no idea how this passed customs, as this plainly does not tell you what's in it. I had my omnivores taste it first, and none us of thought it tasted anything like chicken.