Mushroom-Seaweed Goodness

Submitted By: Tamara (aka Tamstar)

Submitted From: Suzhou, China

    Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg instant ramen noodles with flavour packets (any flavor)
  • 1 can mushrooms, drained (chopped up, if you like)
  • 2 or 3 forkfuls of fresh or dried seaweed (can be found at a japanese grocer)
  • 3 or 4 dried chili peppers, chopped into pieces
  • Spices to your taste (ie, garlic powder, Mexican chili powder, curry powder – whatever you like!)

Cook the noodles in about 1 and 3/4 cups of water, adding the spices, chili peppers, and flavour packets during the process. It tastes better this way, to cook the noodles in seasoned water, because the noodles themselves take on the flavour. Once your noodles are cooked to your preference (I like mine mushy), add the mushrooms and seaweed. Heat the whole mixture throughly, then pour it into a fairly large bowl, and… enjoy!

NOTE: I live in China, and instant noodles here are available in a bazillion different flavours and varieties.. I don’t know what it’s like in North America these days, but you can “enhance” the mushroom flavour of this recipe by using mushroom-flavoured ramen, if it’s available