Sunday, May 29, 2011

Exciting Ramen

I kind of got sick of regular old ramen a while ago, and I'd read a few stories on how to make ramen more interesting, and wanted to try it. I was inspired to finally do so when the roommate of a friend of mine demonstrated how to use an egg in his ramen.

For mine, we added frozen vegetables, an egg (just drop it into the boiling water and stir it around, or stir and then drop it in and stir again, whatever), and some shredded/cut pre-cooked spiced chicken.

We used two bags of Mama shrimp-flavored ramens and one Top ramen chicken. Only the packets from the two Mama ramens were used (pour them into the boiling water prior to adding anything else), and it was a little bland in the end. Apparently if you use all spice packets, and make sure that the flavors match (ie don't mix shrimp and chicken), then it should come out alright. Mostly the reason I used Mama was because I like the texture of the noodles better than Top.

The idea is basically to make ramen more exciting, so go ahead and add whatever you like that you think will taste good.

Happy experimenting!


LP said...

If you added all the packets from all the ramen packages (of the same flavor), do you think it would make the broth too strong? I've always thought there was too much flavoring in a packet per serving. But maybe with the extra stuff (vegetables, egg, etc) it would turn out all right.

Autumn said...

Another trick I like to use with ramen:
1. cook the noodles and drain the water.
2. add stir fry veges and the ORIENTAL flavor packet (but use 2:1 ratio of noodles to flavor packet. for instance, two packets worth of noodles with one packet of flavor)
3. you can also add a leeeettle bit of meat to make it more filling. I like to add some extra stir fry/ soy sauce/ sweet&sour flavor. And enjoy!

It comes out different than normal soupy ramen noodles, which is another bonus if you're looking for variety.