Sinful Breakfast Ramen

Haven’t had a breakfast recipe for awhile. Personally, I have never eaten ramen for breakfast. Also, someone let me know in a comment: Are eggs and curry powder a good combination?

Submitted By: A Hungry Student
Submitted From: Toronto, Canada

    Ingredients

  • 1 Nong-Shim Shin Raymun hot & spicy
  • 3 Slices thick-cut bacon (4 or 5 regular)
  • 1 x-large egg (2 small eggs)
  • 2 tsp curry powder

Cook bacon very well over medium heat, just before it gets crispy, but after most of the fat melts off. save a tablespoon or so of the fat. Cook ramen, adding bacon grease and beaten egg towards the end, and drain out most of the excess water. Mince bacon and add. add spice packets and curry. I prefer this recipe with little excess water and concentrated spice, but make it to your own taste.

MSG?

Scott asks…

I was talking about this site with my coworkers and one of them told me that ramen contains MSG, which I was not aware of before. Do you know of any ramen brand that does not contain MSG? Maybe you could post my concerns on your site and see what others have to say about this.

Update: Top Ramen (from Nissin) does contain MSG

Update: Union Foods was nice enough to write back to me today. The answer is pretty much what we thought. Ramen has no MSG, but the seasoning packets do. According to Mary from Union Foods, “To be sure regardless of the brand that you are eating, check the label. Because people can have an allergic reaction the FDA requires that it is listed in the ingredients.”

How Do You Cook Your Ramen?

Vaughn W from Pittsburgh wrote in with this question… “How do the readers cook their ramen?”

I usually prefer soup to noodles. This means I also usually break-up my ramen and add the seasoning to the water. I also really like adding an egg to my ramen, along with some green onions (other veggies take too long to soften up).

How about you guys?

  • Do you break up your noodles or leave the brick intact?
  • Do you prefer to eat ramen as a soup or as noodles?
  • Do you add the spices/seasoning to the water, or add it to the noodles post-cooking?

Poorman’s Beef Stew

Submitted By: Smitty
Submitted From: Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

    Ingredients

  • 2 packages beef ramen noodles
  • 1 can of sliced mushrooms
  • dried minced onion
  • chopped garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 can roast beef or deli roast beef if available
  • steak sauce

Cook the noodles as directed, adding the mushrooms. Next add a half teaspoon of onion and a teaspoon of steak sauce (depending on taste). Let simmer, then add beef and garlic. Toss to warm through.

I’ve also made this with fresh chopped onion and another time with a can of peas with pearl onions and mushrooms.

Ultimate Ramen Recipe

Someone make this and tell me whether or not it really is *the Ultimate*.

Submitted By: Dakota
Submitted From: Wisconsin, USA

Submitter Opines: “This is perhaps the greatest ramen recipe you will ever come across no matter how much is made you will never NEVER have let overs. I made this up when I was about 15, and no one has ever told me they don’t like it, or had less than 2 bowls.”

Ingredients

  • 4-5 packages oriental flavored ramen
  • 1 table spoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound beef (I like to use beef stew meat)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/4 cup green onion
  • 3-4 cloves garlic (depending on how much you like garlic)
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • soy sauce to taste
  • worschestershire sauce (to taste)
    Directions

  1. Start boiling water for ramen but don’t add noodles yet.
  2. Add olive oil to large skillet or wok and heat over meduim heat
  3. Cut meat into small cubes and add to hot skillet
  4. While meat is cooking mince onion, green onion, garlic, and peel carrots with potato peeler
  5. When the meat is nearly done cookingm add carrots
  6. Now add the ramen to the boiling water
  7. Stir in onion, green onion, and garlic to beef and carrots and reduce heat to low
  8. Drain the noodles and dump in with the meat.
  9. Add the all packets of seasoning as well as soy sauce and worchestershire sauce
  10. Let cool for about 10 min if you can wait that long

Orange Chicken Jailhouse Ramen

Apparently jails in the Pacific Northwest have plenty of fresh oranges.

Submitted By: Gary
Submitted From: Portland, Oregon, USA

    Ingredients

  • one pack of ramen (don’t use the flavoring packet)
  • 1/2 can white chicken (4 oz. can)
  • cheddar cheese spread
  • chili garlic sauce
  • honey
  • 1 small orange

Microwave ramen for 2 minutes and drain. Stir in cheddar cheese spread. Add small amount of chili garlic sauce. Add honey and chicken and juice from one orange.

Chinese-Style Ramen Soup

This is Charley’s estimation of a Chinese style ramen soup. It is very simple and sounds tasty. I wonder if it would be good to use Chinese 5-Spice in Ramen?

Submitted By: Charley
Submitted From: Tennessee, USA

    Ingredients

  • 1 package chicken flavor ramen noodles
  • Sugar of an amount equal to the contents of the flavor packet
  • Garlic to taste (granulated garlic works best)
  • About a quarter of a teaspoon of black pepper
  • A tiny amount of cinnamon (too much can ruin it! 1/16th of a teaspoon would probably even be too much! Add very small amounts until you can get a feel for what is enough)
  • Red pepper powder (optional)

Combine garlic, soup base, black pepper, and cinnamon and hot pepper in a bowl. Cook the noodles according to the directions on the package, except use slightly more water than the directions call for because there’s more ingredients. (I’d say about 1/4 to 1/2 a cup more.) Don’t be afraid to taste the broth while cooking to get the flavor right, because I didn’t give exact measurements. After the ramen is cooked, add the spices!

Ramen Noodle Salad

A recipe from Lawrence, home of KU

Submitted By: Vera
Submitted From: Lawrence, KS, USA

    Ingredients

  • Dressing Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cups oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • Salad Ingredients:
  • 1 pkg. cole slaw mix
  • 2 bunches of green onions (chopped)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 pkg. chicken ramen noodles (broken up, with seasoning)

This recipe takes a little longer to make, but very delicious. Mix dressing ingredients and let sit overnight, do not refrigerate. The next day… Mix salad ingredients. Add dressing and toss. Let stand for a few hours.