Nona Lim is our founder and CEO. She is a former competitive fencer who started the company in 2014 to offer fresh, delicious, and convenient Asian foods inspired by her childhood in Singapore. Today, we offer fresh Asian bone broths, soups and noodles inspired by the region’s amazing flavors and cuisines.
We’re proud to be based in Oakland, CA and use local producers and purveyors as much as possible to make our products.
We make fresh, Asian food products which you can enjoy while on-the-go (individual heat-and-sip bone broth and soup cups and noodle bowls), or which you can cook for a quick and easy restaurant-quality meals at home (broth pouches, rice and ramen noodles).
You can buy the full range of our products from this website. You can also find a selection of our products at retailers across the country. Click here for details.
If your local store has stopped carrying one of your favorite items, please let us know and we’ll check and see if it is offered anywhere else nearby. Also, always feel free to let your local store's manager know that you'd like to see Nona Lim products offered there. This goes a long way in getting them interested in carrying our items!
All of our products are gluten-free except for the following: our Tokyo ramen, and our Dan Dan Noodle Bowl, and Spicy Miso Ramen Bowl.
Our bone broths are made with organic chicken bones, or grass-fed and organic beef bones. We also use organic ingredients such as organic Miso and cane sugar as much as we can. Our Turmeric Chicken Bone Broth is 100% organic and USDA organic certified. Our Shiitake Beef Bone Broth is 96% organic and made with organic and grass-fed beef bones.
The taste and texture of the Pad Thai and Pad See Ew noodles are different from the Laksa noodles even though all of them are made of rice. The Pad Thai and Pad See Ew noodles are made in a sheet (using rollers) and then cut into strips. Because of that, these noodles need to have a little oil to keep them separate so that they don’t clump together. The Laksa noodles are extruded (i.e. they are squeezed through a pipe with little holes).
You can pair any of our noodles with any broths. Be creative and have fun! For more inspiration, check our Recipes or our Instagram.
Our Traditional Ramen Noodles (formerly called Tokyo Ramen Noodles) are made here in the United States. Our other noodles are made in Singapore by a third-generation family-owned noodle manufacturer for the most authentic taste and texture.
All Nona Lim products are sold in the refrigerated or frozen sections of the store because we use temperature, not processing techniques, to keep our products fresh. We never use any preservatives, additives or hard-to-pronounce ingredients. Because of this, our products have better nutrition and flavor!
There have been a number of studies and articles written about the benefits of bone broth and its healing properties. Bone broths are rich in protein, collagen and amino acids which can help:
-Reduce inflammation and help muscle repair
-Soothe and support digestion for good gut health
-Support joint health, immune system and metabolic functions
-Support a low-inflammatory diet
We think they taste amazing! (Plus we use organic and grass-fed beef bones, and organic chicken bones which have no hormones or antibiotics.)
Convenience! This is as close as you’ll get to homemade from scratch without the labor and mess. With our heat-and-sip cups you can also enjoy our broths while out-and-about.
Our Shiitake Beef Bone Broth, Turmeric Chicken Bone Broth and Ginseng Chicken Bone Broth are paleo and keto-diet friendly. While not officially certified by the Whole30 program, they also meet Whole30 standards.
How to cook
Please refer to the Instructions section on the page of the product(s) you’re interested in.
Shelf life and storage
If you purchased our products online:
- Our Heat and Sip Cups and 20 oz broth pouches can last approximately up to 20 weeks (140 days) in the refrigerator and about 6 months in your freezer.
- Our 12 oz soup pouches can last approximately 6 weeks in your refrigerator and about 6 months in your freezer.
- Traditional Ramen noodles can last approximately 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in your freezer. Once frozen, allow the noodles to defrost in the refrigerator prior to consumption.
- The expiration date for the rice noodles are found on the package. You can freeze the laksa noodles as well. The Pad See Ew and Pad Thai noodles are more delicate and keep best refrigerated.
- Once opened, we recommend that you consume your soups, broths, and noodles within 2-3 days or as quickly as possible to keep its freshness and optimal quality. Unconsumed products should be kept in an airtight and sealed container.
If you purchased our products from your local grocery store:
- Shelf life is indicated by the “Best by” or “Sell by” sticker placed on there by the retailer. If the sticker is missing, please ask the store where you purchased the product from.
Yes! Feel free to freeze our cups or pouches if you don’t get to them.
Shipping & Delivery
We ship anywhere in the United States except Alaska and Hawaii. We are currently unable to ship to international addresses and to PO Boxes.
We ship our products in an insulated cooler with ice packs and/or dry ice so that they stay sufficiently chilled until you are able to transfer them to your fridge or freezer. During transit the dry ice may evaporate, but trust us, they were in the package! If the products arrive still cool to your touch, then they should be safe to consume.
Due to the perishable nature of our products, all orders are fulfilled Mondays to Wednesdays. All orders received after 8am PST on Wednesdays will be fulfilled the following Monday. This is to ensure that your products have adequate time to arrive without waiting in a shipping warehouse over a weekend where the products may defrost and expire.
When your order is shipped, you will receive an email with a tracking number. Please use this tracking number for additional information regarding your shipment. Depending on the size of your order, there may be multiple shipments. Frozen items are also shipped separately from refrigerated items (such as rice noodles and noodle bowls) to maintain optimal temperatures during shipping. If there are multiple shipments, you will receive an email for each shipment with tracking information for that shipment.
Occasionally, some products in your order may not be in stock at the fulfillment center nearest to you. If this happens, your shipments may arrive in multiple packages. You will receive an email prior to each shipment with tracking information. Frozen items are also shipped separately from refrigerated items (such as rice noodles and noodle bowls) to maintain optimal temperatures during shipping.
Shipping our all-natural, perishable products requires extra materials such as gel packs or dry ice in order to keep the products at a safe temperature while in transit. This makes the overall cost of shipping slightly higher than when purchasing shelf stable products online. However, you can now enjoy a flat fee of $8.95 for orders over $100!
We want to lean in more into our Asian roots, and highlight our great flavors. We wanted to lean more into our Asian roots and highlight our great flavors, so we’ve updated our packaging to better reflect who we are and what we stand for. However, as we are in the transition phase, you may still see our products in its “old” packaging on store shelves or delivered to your door for a little while.
We noticed that some of the names are a little long, and might be a mouthful for our customers to remember! So we have shortened the names of some of our products. For example our “Thai Coconut Lime Bone Broth” is now “Coconut Lime Bone Broth”, and the Vietnamese Pho Beef Bone Broth is now “ Pho Beef Bone Broth”.
All of our Heat & Sips Cups are BPA-free and microwave safe. The cups can be heated per the instructions on the container's sleeve. The wine glass and fork image on the bottom of the cup is the international symbol for "food safe" -- meaning all the materials used in the product are safe for food contact.
Most of our packaging can be composted or recycled:
Heat & Sip Cups: The cardboard sleeve on the cups can be composted or recycled, and the cups themselves can be recycled. The cups are also great for reuse for drinking cold beverages or even as a sippy-cup for kids. They are BPA-free and food-contact safe.
Ramen and Rice Noodles: The outer cardboard box can be composted or recycled.
Noodle Bowls: The lid and broth tub can be recycled. The sleeve and the bowl itself is compostable or recyclable.
We would be happy to answer any remaining questions. Our friendly team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office hours are Mondays to Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm PST. We try and respond to all emails within two business days.
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