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Do you put stuff in your instant ramen noodles?
kennatsu at 3:32PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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Instant ramen noodles seem kinda boring when cooked. Nothing but noodles and the soup base. So I add stuff to it. Chopped onion shoots, boiled egg slices, and maybe a few slices of SPAM, bacon bits, or even strips of bacon itself. I'm probably grossing people out with this stuff.

Do you put stuff in your instant noodles to make them more… interesting… to eat? :)
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suzi at 3:37PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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I put college in my ramen noodles.
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Glarg at 3:38PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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Pepper, powdered garlic, Hotsauce, chopped chicken, corn, shredded carrots, yes onions, and some of this “complete seasoning” stuff in a green bottle. Since the corn and carrots don't come in the packaged ramen and only in the cup, I gotta add it myself.
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mapaghimagsik at 3:41PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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Bacon strips are a good idea, but you should cook them first.

Here are some recipes for Ramen

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Kristen Gudsnuk at 4:11PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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sodium!
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usedbooks at 4:26PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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I like to add bits of celery, lettuce, and/or carrots sometimes – especially to the spicy flavors.

Also, I never drink the broth. I always drain the noodles. I'm weird.
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HybridLemonade at 4:44PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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when I wasn't a veggiemuncher, I used to put in left over bits of chicken. Oh man that was so yumtastic.
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silentkitty at 4:47PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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No… The only time I eat ramen noodles is when I'm too poor to afford any other food, so I generally have nothing to chop up and put in them, lol.
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maritalbliss at 6:03PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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Oooo, I love two packages of cooked Ramen, a bag of premade coleslaw, a couple of cooked shreaded chicked breasts and some bean sprouts and mushrooms if I have them. Drench in Soy Sauce…So yummy.
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kyupol at 6:08PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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Instant ramen noodles seem kinda boring when cooked. Nothing but noodles and the soup base. So I add stuff to it. Chopped onion shoots, boiled egg slices, and maybe a few slices of SPAM, bacon bits, or even strips of bacon itself. I'm probably grossing people out with this stuff.


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Bocaj at 7:08PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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When I eat ramen I usually don't want to put in a lot of effort, so I do something easy. I usually put in some frozen peas and canned corn.

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joe_vee at 7:18PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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I add a raw egg to it when the noodles are boiling and I mix it in. Sliced ham is also a yummy ingredient. :P
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mlai at 8:48PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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In combinations based on availability and the flavor of the soup base:

1. Fresh eggs
2. Fresh veggies - lettuce, romaine lettuce, bok, mustard green, parsley, broccoli, cucumbers, spinach, green/red peppers, cabbage, collards, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes.
3. Meat - chicken, beef, pork.
4. Seafood - shrimp, scuttlefish, fish.

My ramen bowl is usually 70% fresh broiled stuff + 30% ramen, because I put so much of the veggies and meat into the pot. The soup is often green.

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SarahN at 9:22PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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….so……hungry…..

Hmmmmm, eggs. Interesting…
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ShinGen at 7:08AM, Sept. 13, 2007
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Hapoppo at 9:20AM, Sept. 13, 2007
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Ooh! Green onions and potatoes in ramen are AWESOME. Whenever I don't have any money I just nerd out on that stuff. Somehow, it actually makes ramen more manly.
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SpANG at 9:45AM, Sept. 13, 2007
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Inkmonkey at 6:00PM, Sept. 13, 2007
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Yeah, it really makes stretching the budget a bit more bearable to add some flavors and such to ramen noodles. Personally, I buy budget ground beef, which is terrible as a burger patty, but works fine for frying up, chopping into pieces, and mixing with ramen. Be sure to let it soak for a bit to help lessen its rubbery texture, though…
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Red Slayer at 6:13PM, Sept. 13, 2007
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Dan at 6:18PM, Sept. 13, 2007
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I shove in whatever that seem reasonable.
-SPAM
-Sausage
-Fish Cake
-Rice Cake
-Green onions
-Onions
-raw eggs (x2 usually)
-Dumplings (if available)
-canned tuna (rarely)
-shrimps

I started to add these when I was around 11. My ramen can put any other ramens in Asian restaurants to complete shame.

Hm, maybe I should consider adding soft tofu in it as well.
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mlai at 6:21PM, Sept. 13, 2007
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@ Sarah:

You've never put eggs into ramen?? That's like the oldest ramen trick in the book.

Take a raw egg (or 2) out of the carton. Crack it. Open it over the boiling pot. Cook it for no more than 1 minute (put it in near the end of cooking the ramen).

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giadrosich at 6:25PM, Sept. 13, 2007
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Some of my favorite things to add are chopped ham or turkey. For a little bit of zest, crushed red peppers (the pizza topping) is pretty good, too!
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SarahN at 7:50PM, Sept. 13, 2007
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@ Sarah:

You've never put eggs into ramen?? That's like the oldest ramen trick in the book.

Take a raw egg (or 2) out of the carton. Crack it. Open it over the boiling pot. Cook it for no more than 1 minute (put it in near the end of cooking the ramen).
I've never put anything in ramen. XP Thanks, I may give that a try.
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Aurora Moon at 8:01PM, Sept. 13, 2007
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I like putting chicken and bits of fried egg in mine.
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mlai at 10:55PM, Sept. 13, 2007
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Ugh! No fried eggs! Xp

Dad taught me that's disgusting!

Just crack the yolk into the boiling pot! xD

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Aurora Moon at 11:55PM, Sept. 13, 2007
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oh really? but Fried eggs are SO tasty! =D
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kennatsu at 11:59PM, Sept. 13, 2007
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Hehe… I just tried putting a fried egg on top of my noodles. After the yolk cracked I have decided that it was a bad idea. But I still had to eat the mess, which turned out to be rather tasty… 0_0
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EvilJared at 1:50AM, Sept. 14, 2007
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nooo, at least not on the cup noodle variety. it already has peas in it ya know? i gotta go try some of the real kind sometime.
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Volte6 at 9:47AM, Sept. 14, 2007
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If you're gonna go through the work (and money) of adding REAL ingredients to your instant noodles, wouldn't you rather just make REAL Ramen?
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lefarce at 9:48AM, Sept. 14, 2007
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I don't add much to mine. Just a bit of salt, pepper and a tiny bit of butter.

 
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