Apr 302007
 

My webhost, Dreamhost, has decided to become carbon-neutral. Since they host this site, the site itself is also carbon-neutral! This decision was their idea and the cost comes out of their pocket. However, I am still promoting it, because I think it’s great that Dreamhost is doing this. This doesn’t offset all the ramen I eat, but it’s a start.

Apr 292007
 

Sound pretty good, almost like a “ramen helper” recipe.

Submitted By: Comanchegrl

Submitted From: Washington State

    Ingredients

  • 4 Ramen Noodle Packs
  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • Green onions
  • Bunch of cilantro – chopped
  • sliced mushrooms
  • bean sprouts
  • chili powder
  • salt

Brown ground beef adding chili seasoning during cooking, season with season salt as you like to your taste. Add some chopped green onion and cilantro to the ground beef after it is beef is cooked. Boil the noodles following standard directions adding the seasoned ground beef, the rest of chopped up cilantro, sliced mushrooms, and the rest of green onions. When the noodles are cooked serve in bowl over the beans sprouts. Serve. This one tastes better fresh! Use 4 packs of noodles or less depending how much you intend to eat.

Apr 292007
 

Did some inbox clean-up today and came across this yummy sounding recipe. There are several similar recipes on here, but this one sounds really good.

Submitted By: Pam

Submitted From: Atlanta, GA

    Ingredients

  • 2 packages chicken ramen noodles
  • cooked, cubed chicken breast
  • 5-6 sliced green onion (or more to taste)
  • chopped cilantro, to taste
  • slivered almonds
  • sesame seeds
  • head of cabbage (I like Napa or Savoy)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 bottle Asian-style salad dressing (I like Annie\’s Organic Asian Sesame)

Melt butter in large saucepan. Add crushed ramen noodles, sesame seeds, slivered almonds. Toss with melted butter, sprinkle in soup seasoning packets. Cook in butter until nuts and noodles get toasty. Toss cabbage, chicken, onions, and cilantro with dressing. Add toasty mixture and toss again! Reserve a little in the pan for sprinkling on top!

Apr 162007
 

I know some people in Concord, I hope this isn’t theirs!

Submitted By: Adam

Submitted From: Concord, CA

All this ingredients can ordered by inmates in the jails in Contra Costa County. When finished inmates call the stuff \”SPREAD\”

    Ingredients

  • Packs Ramen Noodles (spicy chicken is the best)
  • 1 package of cheetos or generic equivalent
  • 1 package of spicy cheetos or generic equivalent
  • 1 Meat Log or 4 of the smaller meat sticks
  • Mayonnaise and tortillas

In jail there are no pots and pans, just a hot water machine, a microwave, small bowls, and garbage bags!

Step 1: The noodles: Smash the packages of noodles into small noodle bits. Take a large garbage bag (a new one) and put the smashed noodle bits inside of it. Fill a pitcher with hot water and put it in the microwave to get it boiling. Pour the boiling water into the bag and tie the bag closed. Let the noodles cook for 10 minutes.

Step 2: The Meat: Tear or cut the meat into small pieces, place all the meat into a bowl, add about a half inch of water and dump all the soup flavoring packets into the bowl. Cook the meat for 3-4 minutes in the microwave.

Step 3: The chips: Smash the bags of chips into dust. You can adjust the ratio of cheesy chips to spicy chips to whatever you like.

Step 4: The Mix: Dump the meat and any juice that is in the bowl into the garbage bag of noodles, Dump the chip dust in as well. Tie the bag back up and mix.

Step 5: Plating” This dish feeds 5 people, it should fill everyones bowl to the top. Use a county issued cup to dish out the spread. Top with a few squirts of mayo and give each person a tortilla.

This stuff makes a good burrito filling. Jail sucks. There are a lot of variations to this recipe of course but this is SPREAD in it’s most simple form. Noodles, chips, meat, mayo.

Apr 142007
 

My first Brazilian recipe! Obrigado!

Submitted By: Alessandra

Submitted From: São Paulo, Brazil

    Ingredients

  • 1 packet of chicken ramen
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • freshly ground pepper
  • parsley (chopped)
  • spring onions (chopped)
  • olive oil

Prepare the ramen like you normally would, with just a little extra water. When it’s almost done, add the seasoning and the pepper (to taste. I usually use loads!). Turn the heat off, add the lime juice and the olive oil and give it a quick stir. Put in bowl and add the herbs (to taste). It tastes delicious, fresh and it’s almost idiot-proof.

Apr 112007
 

Tam writes in from Dallas, a place where I lived for about 4 years (well, a suburb anyway). I still follow the Dallas Stars and hope they do well in the play-offs. Regarding the recipe, it sounds good, except I would probably use a different flavor of ramen.

Submitted By: Tam Eldridge
Submitted From: Dallas, Texas

    Ingredients

  • Nong Shim kimchi flavor noodle bowl
  • Precooked shrimp
  • Fresh, crushed garlic from jar or garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • butter
    Directions

  1. Saute shrimp in butter and garlic (as much as you like) for 2-3 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cook ramen using directions on the label, drain noodles.
  3. Add just the shrimp to the noodles.
  4. Taste, and add more garlic if desired.

The Ramen Report

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Apr 112007
 

If you are a student or you have recently graduated, this site might be of use to you: The Ramen Report. But don’t be fooled! It’s not about noodles, it’s about dealing with student loans, finding jobs, credit, etc. They do give away ramen books for contests (which I’m too lazy and cheap to do), so it might be worth it just for that reason.

Up next will be a recipe, as soon as my email is functional again!

How You Can Support the Site

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Apr 082007
 

As I’ve stated before, I’m just one guy with a blog, not a multi-national ramen conglomerate, I rely on the readers to pay for the bandwidth. With that said, you will notice Amazon.com links on the left hand side of the page. You will probably see ramen ads, mostly, but occasionally random stuff pops-up. Anyway, if you ever need to buy from Amazon.com, click through that window, and I get a small referral fee for your purchase. I cannot see who purchases what, so don’t worry about privacy!

Thanks!

Apr 012007
 

The TSA (Transportation Security Adminstration) has announced a new policy, “No ramen will be allowed on planes”. This is part of their (the TSA’s) ever expanding policies that are designed to increase air safety. According to a source at the TSA, “ramen could not only be a fire hazard” and “we aren’t really sure what the flavor packet contains”. Several airlines lobbied for this change because they felt that ramen was eroding some of the revenue that they get by selling boxed meals.

TSA screening device, with “ramen detection capabilities”

Personally, I feel this policy is misguided, but we must keep our skies safe to protect our freedom. Who knows, maybe there will be ramen sellers outside of the airports now?