Ghetto Yee Min Ramen

Spike this one with a little vodka to keep your blood from freezing (if you live in Northern Minnesota).

Submitted By: Jordan
Submitted From: Northern Minnesota, USA


  • 4oz beef
  • 1 package ramen
  • vegetables (broccoli, snow peas, etc)
  • Chinese vegetables (bok choy, Chinese broccoli, etc)
  • oyster sauce
  • soy sauce
  • sugar
  • corn starch
  • onion

Note: Recipe is hazy, amounts differ depending on personal taste

There’s a Chinese dish, involving gravy over pan-fried Chinese egg noodles (which are functionally the same as ramen noodles.) I reproduced it on a minor level as follows:

Cook 4 oz of beef of your choice, frying preferable. (I used hamburger, for extra ghettoness, and used a little of the drippings - gravy, whether Chinese or otherwise, needs a little fat.)

Boil the ramen according to directions, toss out the sauce packet. Drain, and set aside.

Boil vegetables such as broccoli, or snow peas if desired. Make sure to cook them through, as you fold them in at the very end.

Put 1 1/2 cups or so of water in a saucepan, and add 1 tsp of beef base. (NOT bouillon, or ramen seasoning.) Bring to a boil. Add beef. Add about 3 tbsp of oyster sauce, and like 1 tbsp of soy sauce, and taste it. If it's not salty enough, add oyster sauce and soy sauce in similar proportions until it is. Add a little sugar if desired (The Chinese yee mein recipes seem to usually call for just a little.) Add a few drops of sesame oil. Make a slurry of 1 tbsp of cornstarch, and as little water as possible, and stir rapidly into the boiling liquid. If it's not thick enough, use your judgment and make it so. Taste it again, it may or may not be salty enough. If so, repeat the soy/oyster sauce step until it is. Fry up a little onion, to your taste, and add the ramen, frying the noodles until the surface of them dries and they sizzle. Immediately transfer the gravy/sauce to the noodle mixture, and proceed to fold in whatever vegetables you like. For me this is one serving, but your mileage may vary. If you're feeling adventurous, use Chinese broccoli or bok choy. (Significantly more authentic.)

This recipe is not for anyone with high blood pressure or otherwise on a low-sodium or low-fat diet.

Super Easy Miso Ramen

This sounds like a great camping/backpacking recipe.

Submitted By: buddhagirl
Submitted From: Nebraska


  • One package ramen noodles (any brand/flavor)
  • One package miso soup mix (the powdered type that you make in a coffee cup)
  • One green onion cut into 1/4 inch pieces

Prepare the ramen according to the package instructions, but when you get to the point where you would normally add the flavor packet, add the miso soup mix instead. You want the ramen to be a little soupy before adding the miso. Mix well, then garnish with the sliced green onions and serve.

Optional bonus round: add some diced tofu when you add the miso and let it heat through and soak up a little of the miso flavoring before adding the green onions. Yum!

DIY Ramen Seasoning?

Most of the time, ramen is about simplicity and cheapness. But sometimes you want to get a sense of accomplishment by doing something yourself, such as making ramen noodle seasoning.

Melissa writes in and asks:

"I'm looking for recipes on how to make the actual instant ramen seasoning
packets. (Kind of like boullion, but with the distinct ramen flavors.)"

I know it sounds silly, but I've been looking online for this for years, and no
one seems to have any recipes online. All I've run across is other people asking for the same (so at least I'm not the only nut out there! ;))."

I’m In Trouble With Our Google Overlords

The Google hive mind emailed me today saying that I violated their Terms of Service by saying that you should “#$%# %$# @#$”. Oh well, I removed that text and hopefully they are happy now. Remember, nobody should be %$#$%@&! %$# $%!, ok?

Ramen Podcast?

I was poking around for Ramen podcasts and I found this one. I haven't listened to it yet, but let me know if you guys try it out

Chef Nimmo is a connoisseur of the cultural phenomenon that has swept the asian and western world, Instant Ramen. An icon so popular its pseudomonas with college students all over the world and 80 billion packets a year are now consumed. Cookin with Nimmo does to instant ramen what jamie oliver does to school meals. If your looking for a quick meal to prepare, or to add something new to your ramen, Cooking with Nimmo is for you.


Mizzou Students Cannot Cook Ramen Properly

I went to school at UM-Rolla (MSM), where we knew how to properly cook our ramen. It looks like our brothers and sisters to the north at Mizzou cannot cook theirs without causing the building to be evacuated. Oh well, its always fun to make Mizzou joke...

Burned Ramen causes alarm

According to an announcement posted by the Department of Residential Life, a failed attempt at cooking Ramen noodles in a second-floor microwave created large amounts of smoke.

All was well in Hudson residence hall on Sunday morning — until fire alarms rang at 3 a.m., awaking its residents and forcing them to evacuate.

“The fire went out without intervention due to being contained in the microwave,” the announcement stated.


After-School Ramen Snack

Submitted By:Brad
Submitted From: Iowa, USA

Brad writes… The was a favorite after-school snack for my sons, adapted from a backpacking recipe I made up over twenty years ago. It’s like a pseudo Spaghetti-O’s. You can double, triple (or more) the recipe as needed.


  • 2 pkgs Ramen noodles (I like the spicy flavor)
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • Hot sauce (I like Tabasco)
  • Shredded cheese

Break noodles into quarters, place in pot. Add enough water to almost cover the noodles. Boil until almost all the water is gone, stiring the noodles often. (Or just cook the noodles and strain, it just makes more dirty dishes.) Add one seasoning packet and can of soup, stir, then add hot sauce and/or cheese to taste.

Turkey Gravy Noodles

Finally, someone attaches a picture of their creation.

Submitted By: Amanda
Submitted From: Flat Rock, MI, USA

I have just made the perfect recipe. I don't know how I did it but I made a restraunt quality dish. ok, ok, here it is.


  • 1 can of turkey gravy, about a cup
  • 1 package of beef noodles
  • salt, pepper, and olive oil
  • water
  • 3 veggies, (I used half green pepper, cup of broccoli and about eight mini carrots)
  • 1 tomato.
  • Cook the noodles in water in the microwave for 1.5 minutes, so that they arn't soggy, but firm and mallible. Drain. In a sauce pan cook the veggies, minus the tomato. Add some olive oil to coat. Start the heat and when it is really hot add a cup of water, salt, and pepper. let the veggies cook down and when there is a little water left in the bottom of the pan, add the beef seasoning. When that is mixed in, add a can of turkey gravy, bring to a simmer. Serve this mixture over the noodles and chopped up tomato. Can feed two people or one. Pictured is half of the dish.

Ramen Burrito

I suppose this is a recipe, but its just for fun IMHO

Submitted By: Charles
Submitted From: California, USA

Nothing extra is needed. Just a fun way to eat ramen.

Prepare as usual, make sure the noodles are not broken and save the seasoning

Drain all the water.

Pour the noodles into a large plastic zipper close bag.

Sprinkle the seasoning and shake/mix with noodles.

Close up the bag with the noodles at the bottom make sure you get out the excess air.

Now just roll up the bag with the noodles pressed into the bottom. Let this settle for a few minutes to take shape.

You should see why my friends call it a Ramen Burrito by the shape.

To eat, just open up the bag and kind of scoot it up to the opening.

It's easiest to eat using the bag as a wrapper of sorts.

There you have it. A quick easy way to enjoy everyones favorite treat and get big delicious mouthfuls of yummy noodles.

I'm sure you could spice this up a variety of ways, enjoy.

Ramen and Honey

I’ve never tried this, or even considered it! Also, sorry for the long delay with no posts, I was attending the Great American Beer Fest in Denver, CO (okay, well not for the whole week, I’m just lazy too)

Chris B from North Carolina writes in…

You’ve probably heard of this, but honey tastes really good in oriental ramen, sort of sweet n’ salty, vaguely pad thai-esque. I used two packets of honey I stole from Starbucks (ok, not really stole, they have them sitting out. But you can take them for free if cost is an issue), probably a couple teaspoons of honey total. This isn’t like second grade, when your best friend is telling you that he likes peanut butter / pepperoni / banana / mayonnaise sandwiches, and you're like no way do you really eat that, that would taste terrible, it's actually really good. I'm eating it right now.

Anyone else tried this one? I have some honey in my closet, but I may be out of oriental ramen