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Posted 6/21/15
1. Boil the water.
2. Drop the noodles in the pot.
3. Put a lid on the pot for max a minute. (The noodles shouldn't be too soft.)
4. Put the ramen seasoning in a big bowl.
5. Pour the noodles and the boiled water in the big bowl.

Voilà!
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Posted 6/21/15
I learned this from my brother (i used to just do what the package says)
1. but water with chickenstock powder (or just the stock if you dont have the powder) in bowl with ramen and in the microwave for 2 min.
2. stir it loose and repeat the same step till there is little water left
3. add a little sambal to it and stir through
4. put back in microwave for 2 min
5. add a spoon of cream cheese and stir again.
Enjoy
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Posted 6/21/15

Morbidhanson wrote:

Seasoning and garnish packet contents go into the water along with the noodles in the beginning rather than at the end. This allows the flavor to cook into the noodles and gives the garnishes time to rehydrate. Cover. Heat at full blast until a furious boil is achieved, then reduce heat and gently simmer for about 2-4 minutes, depending on the thickness of the noodles.

I occasionally break an egg into the noodles after I transfer the soup and noodles into a bowl and stir a little. I don't like eggs overcooked (if I even have to cook them) and the heat from the soup is enough to satisfactorily denature the egg protein. The addition of the raw egg when serving also cools the noodle soup so I can eat more easily and quickly.

I rarely add veggies, meat, or other stuff. I don't really consider instant noodles to be real food so I don't put much effort into making mine. I generally dislike the texture of non-instant stuff in my instant noodles. The contrast is too odd for me to like. Like putting Kobe beef in your frozen gas station bean burrito. Or installing expensive rims on a rusty 80s car with broken windows. Nowadays, I don't use the entire seasoning packet in an attempt to lighten that heavy dose of sodium that is present in all instant noodles. I use like 3/4th. Not much of a difference but it's something, I guess. I also no longer finish the broth.
dam ultimate, it's just instant ramen
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Posted 6/21/15

jaykirbydudee wrote:

I don't get pacakaged ramen i get cup ramen. I also don't have a water boiler or a kettle so i put water to the fill line and microwave it for 3 minutes. Works i guess



Make sure the package says the product can be heated in the microwave. I'm assuming you are heating up ramen in plastic cups, though, as I'm sure if you took ramen in a Styrofoam cup and heated it 3 minutes in the microwave...it'd melt and then burn to a crisp.
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Posted 6/22/15 , edited 6/22/15

Dubnoman wrote:


jaykirbydudee wrote:

I don't get pacakaged ramen i get cup ramen. I also don't have a water boiler or a kettle so i put water to the fill line and microwave it for 3 minutes. Works i guess



Make sure the package says the product can be heated in the microwave. I'm assuming you are heating up ramen in plastic cups, though, as I'm sure if you took ramen in a Styrofoam cup and heated it 3 minutes in the microwave...it'd melt and then burn to a crisp.


I discovered that you can microwave certain foam instant noodle bowls. You have to be careful not to damage the metallic lining on the lid or else it will spark and burn when in the microwave. The Nongshim instant noodle bowls are a good example. Peel back the tab just a little bit (don't remove the lid), fill with cold or room temperature water, nuke for 3-4 minutes. Then, just take it out, cover it, and wait a minute or so before eating.

I did this out of necessity during my first year of college since there was no water boiler in my room. The discovery was made when I forgot about the foam bowl and nuked it anyway. I also discovered the sparking lid the hard way. For some reason, some of the foam bowls don't hold up well on their own without the presence of that metallic lined lid.

I probably have cancer now.
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Posted 6/22/15

karmawimps wrote:

"Those who rule ramen, rule the world" - 大将

I'm all about ramen. In-fact, I'm all about noodles. I guess you could say, I strive to become the Oda Nobunaga of the noods...someday. Lately, I've been preparing my Shin Ramyun by boiling the noods, along with the vegetables from the packet, in hot water. When the noods are almost al dente, strain the hot water and add...milk. Yeah, milk. About as much milk to fill a noodle bowl. Also, I drop the seasoning packet at that stage. Sometimes when i'm not feeling lazy, I poach an egg in a separate pot. If the egg is poached with the noods, it becomes hard to control and the egg becomes lumpy. I like my poached eggs runny. I always keep sliced green onions in the fridge for garnish. By thinly slicing green onions lengthwise and shocking them in ice cold water, they'll curl, adding a nice finish to a bowl of ramen. Finally, top with some kind of oil. i.e. sesame oil, extra virgin olive oil, burnt garlic oil, etc.

The end result is a richer, more defined soup, almost like that of a chicken/beef bone stock that has been simmered for a couple hours. How rich you'd like the soup depends on how long the milk is left to reduce. The spiciness from the seasoning compliments the richness of the milk very well. The noodles must not be cooked all the way through in the hot water. By straining the water early, they can resume cooking in the milk broth, absorbing all the flavors. The poached egg adds another layer of creaminess to the ramen. The astringency from the raw green onion slightly cuts the richness of the broth and the egg while adding another layer of flavor. The most important part of ramen, is the oil. As the noodles emerge from the boiling hot broth, they become coated in a layer of oil. Thus adding to the flavor and slurpability. Don't use fuq'in...straight vegetable oil. I haven't tried this with Maruchan brand ramen but i'm sure it'll end up tasting nasty as fuq. Don't do it with Maru-chan....

So, how do you prepare your ramen?



You are going shokugeki no soma when making instant noodles lol xd.
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Posted 6/23/15
Boil some hotdogs. Let the hotdog water cool then boil the ramen in it.
Posted 6/23/15
When I was a kid I just used to crush it up a little dump the packet and crushed noodles into a ziplock bag and shake it up and eat it like that.
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Posted 6/24/15
1. Put the kettle on
2. Toss some blue cheese in a bowl
3. Throw in the noodles (usually crush them too so they fit better)
4. Add in the garnish and seasoning
5. Pour the water in
6. Stir while waiting a few minutes
7. Enjoy~

If I wanna add tuna though, I boil the noodles in a frying pan and add the tuna a bit before it's all done so it barely gets to heat up.
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Posted 6/24/15
I approach it slowly and carefully, I speak to it in calm voice, then hit with the boiling water.
Posted 6/24/15
I like it raw, just like everything else
Posted 6/26/15
boil my noodles in boiling hot water for 12 minutes
add the flavored packet
add some season salt
add a dash of sirachi sauce and crumbled up blue cheese

Enjoy <3
Posted 6/30/15
I use the microwave sometimes although it doesn't say you can, just stick them in a bowl of water for 2 minutes, get them out, drain some of the water, stir , add flavor packet, enjoy!
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Posted 6/30/15
I throw it at the wall until it cooks itself.

IT WILL WORK AFTER AWHILE I SWEAR!


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Posted 6/30/15
Had a buddy in the Marines who used to buy the canned cheese whiz, cook ramen noodles, and make mac and cheese with it. He'd leave the flavoring out, then double up on them in another pack of ramen later, for more juice. Apparently one can of cheese whiz went a long way. Never tried it.
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