Menma is usually made from fermented bamboo shoot slices.
Bamboo shoots used for menma are usually fermented in lactate and dried before being packaged and sold.
Preparation of menma from dried and fermented bamboo shoots starts with soaking in water, or sometimes in broth, until the dried shoots are soft.
Our menma, in addition to their soy sauce flavor, have a sweet yet earthy taste, and add chewiness and crunch to your ramen.
What makes menma so unique is that even after being cooked, the bamboo manages to retain its crunchiness.
On the health side, menma is high in fibers, copper, vitamin B6, vitamin E and vitamin K.