Synopsis Take pleasure in the flavor of Nissin® Cup Noodles, Beef Flavor—the original and delectable cup noodles. scrumptious Ramen Blind taste testing determined that Nissin Cup Noodles, Beef Flavor was the best-tasting cup of ramen; nevertheless, the new formula maintains the same wonderful flavor and taste without adding any MSG or artificial flavors, and its sodium count is less than 50% of the daily recommended value. Why Is There No MSG? There is no MSG in these Nissin Cup Noodles with Beef Flavor. MSG, short for monosodium glutamate, is a popular food ingredient. To improve the flavor of dishes like beef cup noodles, food additives are added. By giving meals a more savory, meaty flavor known as "umami," MSG improves the flavor of food.