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Do you put stuff in your instant ramen noodles?
mlai at 5:29AM, Sept. 15, 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?
For me, the point of using instant noodles is mainly for the ready-made flavoring.

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kennatsu at 5:18PM, Sept. 16, 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?

If you've ever been to a Ramen noodle house you'd be able to see how the noodles are made. I don't know what dough they use, but it involves a lot of elbow grease. Folding, twisting, folding, twisting… that's a lot of hard work!
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jgib99 at 7:04PM, Sept. 16, 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?

If you've ever been to a Ramen noodle house you'd be able to see how the noodles are made. I don't know what dough they use, but it involves a lot of elbow grease. Folding, twisting, folding, twisting… that's a lot of hard work!

Yeah, I agree with kennatsu. Takes too much time to make the real ramen noodles.

And I usually add some chicken and some veggies (peas and/or corn). And for a little kick, some tabasco sauce.
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suzi at 7:08PM, Sept. 16, 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?
For me, the point of using instant noodles is mainly for the ready-made flavoring.

Agreed. And college. College.
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herio at 10:07PM, Sept. 16, 2007
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but to tell the truth I haven’t eaten ramen befor
but I did try this once with 2 min noodles instant soup with it not the soup packet it became slush rathe nice slush and then I gently chew the cup forme for some reason

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mlai at 12:02AM, Sept. 17, 2007
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Did you just say that you eat the styrofoam too?

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jmt at 7:32AM, Sept. 17, 2007
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Poke Alster at 10:10AM, Sept. 19, 2007
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No i dont add my stuff, just dont
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patrickdevine at 3:12PM, Sept. 21, 2007
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I've found I can make an el-cheapo yakisoba/panfried noodle/stir fry vegetable thing. First I cook the ramen and strain it, then I put vegetables in a wok. Stuff like snow peas, baby corn, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots, cook them for a bit, then add noodles. Cook the noodles and the vegetables together for a while and add stir fry sauce.
Yum.
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mlai at 7:19PM, Sept. 21, 2007
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If you're gonna do that, why use packaged instant ramen which costs you extra? Just buy normal tasteless ramen and do what you do.

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kennatsu at 11:35PM, Sept. 21, 2007
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I'm tempted to try making a “Shaggy” version of instant ramen, but I think I'll just chuck that idea out the window.

For those who don't know what I'm talking about, remember the old Scooby Doo cartoons where Shaggy would often put anything (and I mean ANYTHING) in a sandwich or worse… pizza?!?
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ozoneocean at 12:34AM, Sept. 22, 2007
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ALways wondered why you bother adding “ramen” to the name… I mean, is it like you wanna make it sound more Japanese or something? Or is that a different kind of instant noodles? I dunno…

Well, if this ramen stuff is the same as ordinary instant noodles, I love to add stuff to it. I buy the big packets without flavour or whatever, just noodles. My fave ingredients: thin slices of carrot, half a teaspoon of salt, a bit of pepper, some thin cut up bits of peperoni, a teaspoon of hot English mustard, some sultanas, a pinch of rosemary, cut up bits of zucchini…

Let that boil for a few minutes until the carrot's soft and then chuck in the noodles and wait until they're just soft (not all thick and gluggy), and then eat the whole lot, water and all. Yum!

And as to Volte6's question: Trust me, this is 1 million times simpler and cheaper. All those ingredients cost almost nothing (because you only use small parts of each), including the ready made noodles. It's fast to prepare, extremely simple, tasty when it's done, and it's basically a full meal. So logically, it makes more sense than making your own noodles from a time and cost point of view and that also makes it better than some other meal choices because it's so cheap, fast, tasty, easy to make, and filling. :)
 
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Priest_Revan at 12:49AM, Sept. 22, 2007
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I put college in my ramen noodles.

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Puff_Of_Smoke at 6:54AM, Sept. 22, 2007
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Eggs, fish and bacon.

my favourite…

and spinach… something no one gets.
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Neilsama at 2:46PM, Sept. 22, 2007
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I used to work with a guy who would take one of those little bags of Fritos that you get out of a vending machine, crush chips inside, and then sprinkle the crumbs on his ramen noodle lunch.
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deletedbyrequest03 at 7:19PM, Sept. 22, 2007
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I put egg and mondu in mine.

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Rusty Knight at 12:57PM, Sept. 23, 2007
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CHICKEN! Lots and lots of chicken. OH and some water, and a packet of flavoring.
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patrickdevine at 6:29PM, Sept. 24, 2007
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If you're gonna do that, why use packaged instant ramen which costs you extra? Just buy normal tasteless ramen and do what you do.
They sell it without the flavor packs? It's cheaper? Holy hell, the things I never knew about instant noodles!
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shaneronzio at 1:26PM, Sept. 25, 2007
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mmmm…flavor packets.
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ozoneocean at 2:08PM, Sept. 25, 2007
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They sell it without the flavor packs? It's cheaper? Holy hell, the things I never knew about instant noodles!
Yep. You can get big packs of ten or more. They're VERY cheap.
 
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silent_but_eggy at 8:26PM, Sept. 27, 2007
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ya, here in australia, i don't think they have ramen
they do have mi gorehg which is the greatest
it comes with fried onion bits, soy, and seasonings so it's already good
i like to add to this a fried sausage, cut into bits, and some aussie bbq sauce and some shredded cheese. tastes really good
and if i have pasta instead of noodles, i use a can of stag chili and the cheese.
cornbeef and bbq sauce are another combo for the noodles.
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freefall_drift at 9:49AM, Sept. 28, 2007
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Wow, I never thought of putting GOOD things into instant ramen.
In my college days, i liked making a toxic brew of ramen noodles and 2-4 of these pepperoni sticks at the front counter of all corner stores, diced up. Greasy noodles and spicy mystery meat. That and a six pack of cheap beer. Good eatin!
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Aurora Moon at 12:00PM, Oct. 9, 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).

just tried that method. it's yummy =D
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Rori at 6:01PM, Oct. 9, 2007
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You can get a 12-pack for $1.50 US in Chicago, is flavorless cheaper?! Holy crap!

Anyway, I drain mine, too. Some butter and worchester sauce and I'm good.
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horseboy at 10:30PM, Oct. 13, 2007
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I put it in my chili. Otherwise, it just sorta sits there in my Zombie Apocalypse box.
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Rutger at 2:07AM, Oct. 14, 2007
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Ramen always gives me the wrong idea…I'm not sure what it reminds me of, but it's freudian and not pretty.

Anyways, some herbs and stuff. I don't often eat noodles, I usually just go with the pre-packaged stuff that comes with it.

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