I created this because I wanted a MSG-free, spicy Ramen that was also vegetarian (ramen packets use beef/chicken stock). The result is almost just as easy and a lot healthier. If it is important to you, check that the bouillon does not have MSG. You can also omit it as most of the flavor comes from the Sriracha and soy sauces. NOTE: Sriracha hot chili sauce comes in a large clear bottle with a green topper. You can find it often in the Thai/Chinese food sections of grocery stores or with the other hot sauces. It is VERY spicy. :) I highly recommend only using Sriracha sauce as it has a unique flavor which I don't think can be replaced by a mexican or other hot sauce.