Recipe Tips For Ramen Noodle Soups.

Ramen Noodle Soup is very cheap and in college easy to make in a dorm.

Whether you’re a penny-pinching college student or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of eating cheap, a good bowl of ramen can be a godsend of a meal. The pack of dehydrated noodles may seem sketchy to the ramen novice, but the cheap eat never disappoints. It’s hard to resist a warm bowl of noodles that cooks in mere minutes, but also, let’s be honest, simply adding hot water to your noodles and spice packet just doesn’t do them any justice.

Here are some easy “fix it up” recipes to add a bit of variety.

First you can just use simple sauces and condiments like:

  • Miso paste
  • Chili bean sauce
  • Thai curry paste
  • Japanese curry powder
  • Fish sauce
  • Harrisa
  • Vinegar
  • Ponzu

You can also add:

  • Spices like white pepper, sichuan pepper, or chili flakes to the finished dish, or try adding a cinnamon stick, star anise, and coriander seeds to the simmering broth (remove ’em before serving!)
  • Fats like toasted sesame oil, chili oil, or an animal fat (pork, chicken, or duck are all awesome)
  • Citrus juices—a quick squeeze of lemon or lime right before serving can go a long way to brightening flavors.

List of things you can just open and add to a ramen soup packet some even can be used in combination:

Mixed Vegetables – Frozen or Can

Chicken – Cooked Frozen or Can

Cream of Mushroom Soup – Can

Hard boiled eggs are the easiest—just add the eggs to a pot of cold water, bring it to a boil, then drop in your noodles. The egg should be pretty perfectly hard boiled in just about the same time that it takes to cook the ramen through.

Greens fresh green onion and bok choy give your ramen a more traditional dose of green, not to mention a satisfying crunch.

The egg-drop method creates small curds of egg blossoms that float in the broth and coat your noodles. Lightly beat an egg in a small bowl. Once your noodles are cooked, swirl the noodles and hot broth gently around the pot. While the broth is moving, slowly drizzle in the beaten egg. It should set into fine ribbons.

This recipe breathes life in a cup of ramen noodles. Add a boiled, scrambled, poached, half fried or full fried egg to a bowl of steaming hot ramen. Better still, crack an egg in it and let it cook in the broth for some time. The noodle goodness, mixed with eggs, add a perfect flavor to the dish. To enhance the taste, you can season it with chili and garlic powder.

Cheese Individually-wrapped slices of American cheese are not for sandwiches or burgers. Because those slices are actually barely real food. But the thin, oily cheese-ish product works in magically rich ways when melted on top of hot noodle soup.

Make It With Peanut Butter

peanut butter Douse the noodles with dollops of peanut butter, throw in some stir-fried sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and red peppers, and mix well. Season it with oregano and onion powder to suit your taste. It almost tastes like a Thai curry, just this touch of Japanese noodles in it, makes for a nice spicy buttery orgy in the mouth. Go ahead, try it out. 

Spam If you are philosophically opposed to Spam, just skip on past this one. But the reality is that Spam is massively popular in Asia and all that concentrated salt and richness works wonders when sliced and tossed into bubbling broth.

Make It With Coconut Milk

Thai it up by cooking your noodles in a mixture of coconut milk along with fish sauce, sugar, and Thai curry paste. In what will be a thick, rich Thai version of noodles, it is a dish that is served only to prepare again. You can add some red bell peppers, mushrooms and celery sticks. 

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Recipes For Ramen Noodles

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