Dried Ramen is not the same as instant ramen. There are many types of dried Chinese noodles that look exactly like the instant noodles, but which are definitely not, none of which are called "ramen" in China.
Disregarding dried ramen noodles is like disregarding dried Italian pasta or dried Japanese somen noodles. The really curly Chinese noodles only come dry, there's no way to achieve the same tight curl and have it hold that tight after cooking unless its dried.
Dried noodles of a high quality that you would call ramen, are made only of wheat flour, water and salt, and nothing else. Some are made with whole wheat, some have other quality dried ingredients added for flavoring, but all of them take a much longer cooking time than instant noodles.
Really the only difference between normal dried Chinese curly noodles and dried Italian pasta is the type of flour and the thickness of the pasta. The dried Chinese noodles are much thinner and more flat than Italian flat noodles. Its thinner (less wide) than linguine and much more flat (less thickness).
Instant noodles also have a ton of weird ingredients you can't pronounce or can't figure out why they're in your Noodle. Its the difference between quality dried Jasmine rice or some instant rice that cooks in a minute. One is a very high quality food and one is complete inedible rubbish.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the difference between quality dried Chinese pasta, and the instant chemical crap. If they look like puffy cardboard, and taste like puffy cardboard, they're instant. If they taste wonderful, they're not.
I, personally, can't even eat instant noodles because they taste exactly like cardboard to me. You can make the real version of ramen using quality dried Chinese curly noodles that come in individual round, square or rectangular cakes in a bag of 10-20 cakes. Then boiling that for some time, and making a separate quality broth with whatever additional things you want to eat with your ramen, straining and rinsing the noodles, resubmerging in boiling water then placing them into a bowl together with the broth.
Ramen is a Japanese version of Chinese-style noodles popularized in the West under the Japanese name "ramen", like the Chinese mushroom is known in the West by its Japanese name "shitake".
In China, a great many extremely high quality food items are dried. Being dried doesn't mean being less than fresh, and many times dried is much more desirable than fresh for its special consistency and intense flavor. They're also the most expensive things you can buy in China, with a lot of things costing more than gold by weight. Dried Shitake and countless other Chinese mushrooms, dried vegetables of every kind, dried seaweed, dried scallops, dried shrimp, dried squid, dried fish, dried abalone, dried sea cucumber, dried mussels, dried clams, dried sea vegetables, dried limpets, dried pork, dried chicken, dried duck, dried beef, dried sausages, dried fruits, seeds, barks, dried rare medicines, medicinal plants, medical herbs, exotic ingredients like birds nest and silk worm, various rices, grains, legumes, literally everything. They ate like kings for thousands of years without refrigeration. They are the original source of noodles from Italy, and the rest of Asia as well.
I will guarantee you that a Chinese soup made with 100% dried ingredients, including dried Chinese noodles is better than any soup you could possibly make out of fresh ingredients, when given to the most advanced, refined, sensitive, developed and sophisticated palates on the planet to compare. Period.
I would say from your picture above, the noodles are probably the least of your worries. It just doesn't look like a good soup, mainly because of the broth and that onion & broccoli. But they're probably trying to make it to American tastes. Chinese cuisine has been ridiculed by Americans for so long they're accustomed to trying hard not to gross you out with complex & sophisticated flavors and ingredients, so they dumb it down to your level so you won't cry or complain, like you do for kids. Its the Chinese version of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.