I am addicted to Korean ramen noodles. There I admitted it. First step to recovery.
During college I was introduced to these amazing ramen noodles which are unlike any other ramen you will ever have. Some Asian friends of mine discovered that you could buy them directly from Amazon and they are cheaper than most international food stores. You can even “subscribe” to them on Amazon and they are periodically sent to you and at a 15% discount.
Since then I have probably bought 7 boxes in the last 4 years and of course shared with friends. Each box from Amazon has 20 servings. My Korean friends all say this is their fav ramen noodle brand.
Caveat emptor: they are spicy!
Kick the Ramen Up a Notch with More Ingredients
I’ve learned that you can have an amazing meal with a bit more nutrition by adding in some ingredients!
- Eggs – I just drop them in (usually 3-4 eggs) when the water is boiling before adding noodles. Break them up a bit with a spatula after they are cooked
- Mushrooms – I usually sautée these in butter with some seasoning and other ingredients below
- Green onion – chopped
- Chicken or Shrimp
- Cayenne – I do usually add some cayenne powder to the finished meal but if I have Cayenne peppers fresh from my garden I will cut them up small and sautée them.
- Garlic powder / onion powder
Instructions for Properly Cooking this Ramen
Sure you can just do it all in a microwave but if you want to do it right and use the above ingredients then you’ll need to get a bit more advanced.
- [POT] Start water boiling in a medium size pot – big enough to put the ramen and eventual ingredients into.
- [SAUCEPAN] Start butter melting in a saucepan and sautée the mushrooms, chicken, and anything from the above list except the eggs.
- [POT] Once water in pot is boiling, carefully drop the eggs in. Once they are cooked break them up a bit. At this time dump in the dried vegetable packet contents.
- [SAUCEPAN] Stir the contents until the mushrooms, meat, etc. is cooked. Then turn heat down to warming level.
- [POT] At this point the eggs are cooked and water is boiling. Put the ramen noodles in and turn off the heat. You don’t want the noodles overcooking.
- [POT] Once the noodles are cooked I like to dump out almost all the water. This makes it spicier and not so soupy. I usually take the pot over to the sink and pour excess water out while holding back the ramen/eggs with a spatula.
- Mix saucepan contents into the pot.
Comment below if you have tried these awesome ramen noodles!
rachel kwon says
Oh! Blake! My friend!!!!!
thanks for good info.
Tu eres loco to ramen !!! hehe
Thomasena Burrola says
Interesting. I’ve been on a big noodle high lately, I have absolutely no idea why – I just got totally addicted to noodles!! I’ve already tried nearly half of all the noodle recipes at this site and looking for more still! Crazy huh. I should probably stop soon, I dont think eating noodles every day is a little unhealthy perhaps…