This is from About.com, their Japanese food section. It says, "Ramen noodle in miso based soup is called miso ramen. It's one of the popular flavors of ramen noodles in Japan. Lots of vegetables can be added in this miso ramen recipe." I used homemade chicken stock instead of the water and bouillon originally called for to lower sodium. I adjusted the recipe a bit. I also used an Italian sausage that I took out of the casing, which was about 4 oz. Interestingly, my Japanese loving teenager didn't like this, but my other two younger children loved it!