Divorced and Homeless Ramen

Sorry for the lack of posting. I’ve been out of town. This one comes to us from someone who used ramen to help him get through hard times. No new innovations here, but it is an interesting read.

Submitted By: Ray Daniel
Submitted From: The Flophouse


  • Maruchan Chili-flavor (Spicy) Ramen (2 packets, because you’re hungry, very very
  • Creamy Peanut Butter (two big tablespoons worth)

In a big bowl, pour some water in it (it don’t matter how much) until whatever size bowl you have is about 3/4 of the way full. Microwave this water until hot. It doesn’t have to boil necessarily, if you can’t wait long: just at least pretty hot. Take bowl out of microwave, place beside kitchen sink. Plop ramen into hot water bowl. Give it about 3 minutes.

Then, using your college degree for once in the “real world”, tip the bowl over the kitchen sink, just so, to drain off excess water while achieving a 90%+ ramen retention level. Drain until water level is at least less than half the height of the ramen. Drain more if you like the finish product more pasty than soupy.

At this moment, bust open the two hot-ass chili-flavor packets on to the ramen. Then, using the fork, dig out a big wad of peanut butter (about two tablespoons but why measure) and use fork to stir peanut butter, chili-flavored-salt, remaining hot water, and ramen all together. Very soon the water/seasoning/peanut butter will have merged into a tasty, nutritious sauce, that's damn good with those ramen noodles. Guaranteed to cheer you up for 10 minutes.