Stuff To Do With Ramen (54)

1 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-08-09 19:01 ID:bjdu6t/E

How about a thread about things you can add to/do with ramen for a little variety? Because if you're like me, you are le poor and survive on the local grocer's "10 Ramen Blocks for 4 Dollars" special...;_;

When I don't want the soup flavouring packet added, I usually just add in some mixed veggies and some scrambly egg, for example. I also have a friend who makes cold casseroles with hers and it's pretty good. What do you do?

5 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-08-21 00:30 ID:tSvxJfOY

if you are going to learn to cook, do it with something besides ramen

6 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-08-28 21:34 ID:dZNjfDYl

>>5 speaks the truth. Ramen is not the best way to learn to cook.

But, if you want ideas for stuff to add to ramen, I like hard boiled eggs sliced into wedges, and broccoli, and mushroom slices, and other simple little things like that.

7 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-08-29 21:11 ID:qpFwxiIp

You should also pick the right [instant] ramen. If you're going to eat shit, you should endeavor to eat quality shit. Some of the pricier insta-ramens are worth it.

8 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-08-31 03:49 ID:BuAslao1


Yeah, raw egg is good, but I like mine with sesame oil.
Mushrooms are always good.

9 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-08-31 07:28 ID:5aaDvIkz

Ramen is best raw with the seasoning poured and shaken all over it, the best seasoning is beef. It's like a biscuit. Cooking it is nasty.

10 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-09-02 01:34 ID:dZNjfDYl

That sounds very salty.

11 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-09-19 03:13 ID:XJI+TRFo

I like to make the beef ramen with onions and cheese if I have it.

Frozen vegetables or cheap fake meats also make a good addition, like has been said.

But probably the best to do is make spicy ramen and cheese, where you boil the ramen normally in a pot (with or without the flavor packet), drain all the fluid off, add milk, cheese and hot sauce or peppers, and then cook until it's the consistancy you like.

Almost anything that you can do with noodles can be hacked together with Ramen.

12 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-09-19 16:59 ID:FAtDPRyv

If I add raw egg to undrained noodles w/near-boiling water, will the egg sort of cook?

13 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-09-23 01:04 ID:XJI+TRFo


11 Here. It depends on how you add the egg, and how it's supported by the noodles, how you heat it, etc, etc.

Personal preference: boil& cook the noodles, break an egg into a small glass (usually use a double shot glass) and mix the egg with a fork to break the yolk and get it to a fairly even consistancy, then take the noodles off heat, and while still stirring pour the egg in through a fork ~15 cm above the pot (This can take some practice). If you don't remove the noodles from heat, the egg turns out rubbery, but if you do this way, it ends up about like egg drop soup (with the nice threads of cooked egg).

A friend of mine likes to get all of the noodles made, drain it a bit, and then break an egg over it. Sometimes if he's lucky it'll end up looking like a sunny-size up egg, but a bit more rubbery, and tasting like the broth. He also says that making a hard-boiled egg in the broth (while cooking the noodles) and then shelling it and serving it in the Ramen is great.

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15 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-10-20 23:09 ID:gsE+HQwD

Just wondering:

Does udon count as ramen, or does it have to have thinner, chinese-style noodles to be considered ramen?

16 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-10-21 02:05 ID:BVLFcQ2i

The latter.
Ramen is a specific type of noodle imported from China that became popular fairly recently, in the 19th century. Udon and soba are thought to be far older.

17 Name: Swordbreaker : 2007-10-22 00:56 ID:zfKNa5/O

Okonomiyaki is a great way to enjoy it. just beat eggs with green oinons and seasoning of choise and add to fried boiled noodles and make it into a patty in the pan then add as you please, bacon ect. then top with teriyaki sauce and japanese mayo. yummy!

18 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-11-10 09:38 ID:8C2w00RY

You can add just about anything to ramen.
Personally I add fish balls, left over meat, meatballs (the Asian grocery variety), or dark green leafy vegies (bok choy etc).

If you're going to add an egg, I usually have it raw. But if you want it cooked, I'd suggest having the broth boiling a little, crack the egg in and leave it to cook. If you stir it, the broth turns cloudy and slightly thick. It's fine if you like it like that, but it always makes me bloated and full of gas. Making a hard boiled egg is always nice to eat with noodles, but if you've ever boiled an egg in water and seen the scum leftover, you wouldn't really want to boil it with the broth.

19 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-11-13 20:26 ID:xX32b7AV

If you're brave, you can make a great ramen filled omelet. I would suggest dropping the noodles onto the egg before allowing it to harden too much, and spread those noodles extra thin! There's limitless ways to prepare the noodles beforehand, and it's extremely delicious with fresh vegetables/mushrooms of your choice.

I've had my best successes in this from microwaving harder vegetables like onion and peppers beforehand, stir frying them with the drained noodles and whatever flavoring I feel like using, and then starting the omelet like normal.

Let me know if I'm retarded. This is so easy and so delicious.

20 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-12-02 00:27 ID:rbHhpeXY

I do my ramen like I was cooking Shabu-Shabu....

Boil frozen veggies and chopped up chicken/pork/beef/shrimp in a hot-pot, then wait 15 minutes and then add ramen and cook til soften... Also add a cut up hard-boiled egg, season-package and nori for seasoning...

21 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-12-02 20:19 ID:jKSX7gd5

Check out lots of good ramen ideas.

I drop in an egg 40 seconds before I stop cooking and add a little pepper, garlic powder, and butter. No fuss no muss.

22 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-12-05 10:43 ID:fBuxRaPR

I disregard the cooking instructions on most packages except for the water amount. I find that this way makes the noodles taste better and they're perfectly cooked.

  1. Put listed amount of water in a sauce pan.
  2. Add noodles and all seasoning packets.

Put on high heat until it starts simmering. Stir, and then once it comes back to a boil shut off the heat. Enjoy.

23 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2010-03-30 05:19 ID:1AF8Pc6D

I was thinking of adding some left over lettuce to ramen. When would be the best time to add that?

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28 Name: SCANDO : 2011-01-03 21:21 ID:Tr18Gr83

love that ramen shiiiiit

29 Name: kumo : 2011-03-01 21:02 ID:47miYjgk

what i do is cook it with a very small amount of water and have no water after im done. add some shaky cheese and some hot sauce, with just a tiny bit of milk

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31 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2011-03-29 03:37 ID:5Wkl1zf/

You know those cooked rotisserie chickens Kroger sells for like $5? I had some leftover and noticed that tons of fat (both the white hard stuff and the brown gelatin) had accumulated at the bottom. Last night my girlfriend and I got trashed and she demanded I cook or her. So, after filling a small saucepan with two cups of water, I ladled ample amounts of both fats in. The fat melted quickly enough, but did not mix into a good broth until the boil became very rapid. As soon as the noodles hit the water, I shredded about one cup's worth of breast meat from the leftovers and dropped them into the mixture during the last 30 seconds of boil. The seasoning was added per instruction. It was Maruchan chili flavor.

This was easily the richest tasting ramen I've ever had.

32 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2011-05-03 22:08 ID:6cMiQPn/

I like the ones with all the separate little packets in them, like oil and cayenne. You can get them pretty cheaply around here, and the noodles are way better than the crappy Maruchan or Top Ramen crap.

I never use the specified amount of water, I use just enough to soak into the noodles. On another burner I have my thin-sliced cheap cuts of meat and chopped vegetables, flavored with one or more of the leftover seasoning packets (I only use one in the water per three blocks of noodles).

When it's all cooked enough to be considered done, I dump the noodles into the meat and vegetables and fry them together for a few minutes, then serve it all up.

It's so much better than a bowl of broth with noodles and even the picky people who are too good to eat ramen ("eww, ramen!") admit it's as good as, or better than, what they get in restaurants.

The possibilities are endless, really, and with just a little forethought, you can make cheapo ramen into some of the most wonderful dishes.

33 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2011-05-10 04:12 ID:jmlbAQgx

I love adding fresh mushrooms, parsley, steak seasoning, celery seed, and diced hard-boiled eggs to my ramen.

34 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2011-05-13 16:19 ID:/Cd5mMHU

U could boil water
add 2 packets of ramen
pour out half water
halfway through crack 2 eggs off in there and stir
add some meats
add some corn
add seasoning
stir, pour out water and serve

35 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2011-06-03 18:56 ID:hyJpyt1n

Take a piece of sliced ham and place it at the bottom of the bowl.
Layer it with mixed cheeses and use chicken-flavored ramen.

36 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2011-06-08 22:53 ID:MXloUfgz

Ill admit I haven't read the whole thread yet. But I was wondering if simple Koka noodles will do as a substitute for some of these recipe's posted. They're very thin, have no flavor but come with flavor packets you pour in and take about 2-3 mins to cook when dropped into boiling water.

I ask this because I can't find any ramen in the two cities near me and I doubt it is even in my shitty country. Hell Im unsure of what it even is exactly aside from a type of noodle.

37 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2011-06-10 23:05 ID:Mwz8ZGZ0


they sound like they are basically a particular brand of instant ramen noodles.

38 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2011-06-17 11:55 ID:5fswr0WT

>>37 yeah thats them. But they cook so fast I cant imagine adding anything else in with them. Theyre very thin noodles too.

39 Name: Corey : 2011-07-13 16:43 ID:6JMXHkaR

okay so i experiment with ramen all the time just add some seasonings like maybe some cajun seasoning and onion salt to the chicken,
my favorite is adding werchesire sauce...i know i spelled it wrong, anywho all the sauce does is adds a spicy taste to it then put in some onion salt maybe garlic powder it is amazing got my whole family hooked on it,

another idea and i stricktly reccomend you only use it on the chicken kind but after cooking the ramen drain all the juice kinda like in mac n cheese then take the seasoning and add it and also put in some ranch dressing not too much not too little you want it kinda creamy its delicious and easy as ever,another idea add cheese to the ranch mix its great too

one other favorite of mine is ramen-n-cheese just do the same thing you do with mac n cheese and drain the water after cooking add some velveeta or other good cheese and some milk and butter its a creamy mac n cheese ramen style i personaly like the ramen noodles better than mac noodles.

all ideas are my own they arent hard just experiment with some spices and stuff

40 Name: DANA : 2011-11-04 07:51 ID:UdpvaiV/


41 Name: Courtney : 2011-12-11 22:10 ID:2v6heJ5Y

Hi i need some recipes for ramen noodles its hard to find because im vegan and people put egg in and beef and all that stuff plz reply to this if u have any. REMEMBER: no dairy products no meat nothing that has to do with dead animals or things that are made fro,m dairy products thank you

42 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2011-12-13 14:25 ID:ENbGFWRp

For Courtney: canned vegetables, perhaps? Perhaps add the canning liquid to the liquid in which you cook the noodles?

I like to add canned chickpeas to ramen.

43 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2011-12-27 22:47 ID:yiP9F/EA

All you gotta do is go to the asian market and buy this stuff called Tom Yum paste and add a tablespoon of that instead of the packets and BAM! awesome ramen. Hope you like it spicy. Tastes like shrimp a little. Awesome stuff.

44 Name: kevin : 2012-01-02 20:34 ID:YhJKMIA2


45 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2012-01-23 18:26 ID:GbfyopQL

My family is Hungarian and a common meal for us is Chicken Paprikash! Since my sister and I love it so much if we just want to have a cheap lunch we put sour cream and some paprika into our (chicken) ramen! So good!

46 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2012-02-10 20:59 ID:X9DWddXm

>>45 sounds good, I'm partial to paprika

47 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2012-02-16 17:33 ID:K50lm9Sv

Add soy sauce. Kikkoman only. And tiny diced/chopped onion.

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50 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2012-04-08 06:07 ID:dROh3PIQ

i know it sounds weird but add basil leaf to chicken ramen X) so good :)

51 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2012-04-09 07:21 ID:Up662LQC

My favorites are thinly sliced leftover meats, sriracha, and drained with peanut butter for ghetto pad-thai

52 Name: Tiff : 2012-04-28 16:18 ID:1gSWgAwn

I make the ramen made as instructed on the package, then i add half a can of stewed tomatoes, garlic, cilantro. Bam.

53 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2013-05-09 08:26 ID:j4z1kDJx

54 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2021-03-02 01:34 ID:A97mPmvl

Best ramen isn't instant.

If you're poor, bread goes further than instant noodles.

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