Chinese Doodles

If you needed proof that ramen was one of the most versatile foods on the planet, look no further. Behold, a recipe that calls for biscuits!

Submitted By: Emily McShane

Submitted From: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

    Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg. cooked Oriental flavor Ramen Noodles
  • 1 pkg. 8-count Grands flaky biscuits
  • 2/3 to 1 cup Yoshida’s Gourmet Sauce (@ Sam\’s)

Brown ground beef and onion together with salt and pepper to taste; drain. Mix in cooked noodles with Oriental flavor packet. Mix in the Yoshida’s sauce and let simmer on low while preparing biscuits. Separate each biscuit in half and spread out dough to make 16 larger, flat circles. Spoon meat and Ramen mixture into center of each dough circle. Gather edges of each circle to meet, pinch edges together to prevent leaks. Place pockets on baking sheet, seam side down. Bake according to directions on biscuit can. YUMMY!! Note: If unable to find Yoshida’s sauce you can substitute another favorite stir-fry type sauce or a mix of soy sauce, brown sugar and chili oil/red pepper.

Crazy Hunan Ramen Nuggets

EDIT: I received some additional instructions from the submitter!

This idea is so crazy, it just might work! Besides, I’m a sucker for Franks hot sauce!

Submitted By: Stacy Williams

Submitted From: Stanhope, NJ

    Ingredients

  • 2 packs beef or chicken Ramen noodles
  • 1/8 cup Franks Hot Wing Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of Wok oil or Spicy oil
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 tsp. hot hungarian paprika
  • 1/4 cup Orange juice
  • 1 bag sliced frozen bell pepper and onion mixture
  • 14 Tyson Breaded Chicken nuggets

Heat the nuggets in a toaster oven or stove as the package directs. In Large pan, boil Ramen noodles; do not break up. When soft, throw in bag of frozen bell pepper mix. While this is boiling for about 5-6 minutes, prepare in a large bowl 1 ramen flavor packet, Wok Oil, vegetable Oil, Franks Hot Wing sauce, Paprika and O.J. Mix well, add hot nuggets and coat completely. Strain ramen and vegetable mixture and throw it in the bowl with the nuggets while still hot. Toss well, serve the noodle pepper part with the nuggets arranged on top. Serves 2.

Note: The submitter used 1 chicken ramen flavor packet and two bags of ramen. You can add the other flavor packet as well, but test for saltiness before doing so, you don’t want it too salty.

Vegetarian Pad Thai Ramen

I know there’s still an on-going debate on whether ramen and especially the flavor packets are vegetarian, but this one doesn’t have any meat in it, so at least it’s a partial qualifier!

Submitted By: Danielle

Submitted From: Olympia, Washington

    Ingredients

  • 2 ramen packages (I prefer chicken or beef, experiment and find your favorites)
  • 1 16oz package Extra Firm Tofu
  • 1 bag frozen stir fry vegetables
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Oil
  • Peanut Sauce (can make or buy)

Drain tofu and slice or cube into bite sized-ish pieces. Place in bowl, add 1 ramen flavoring packet, soy sauce, and a good shake of sesame oil to marinate. Let tofu marinate for 1 to 2 hours.

Cook ramen noodles, throwing the 2nd seasoning packet into the cupboard for later use. Meanwhile, toss the veggies into a pan and stir-fry away until cooked. Add tofu with enough of the remaining liquid to keep it from sticking, continue to heat, stirring gently, until tofu is heated. Add ramen noodles, mix them in well, allow them to absorb most of the remaining liquid in the pan. Toss it onto a couple plates (will feed 2-4 people, depending on appetite), season to taste with more sesame oil, top with peanut sauce. Enjoy!

Is this Serious? Noodle Baths…

Is it April Fools Day in Japan today? If not, apparently you can take a “noodle bath”, which is “good for the health as its ingredients help improve the bather’s metabolism and also helps cleansing the skin.” Call me skeptical, but I’m guessing that MSG isn’t that good for your skin, but maybe all the salt does something for you.

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Space Ramen

From the International Herald Tribune

EXCERPT:

TOKYO: Japanese astronauts in for long-term stays at the International Space Station can look forward to having ramen noodles, rice balls and green tea on their menus, Japan’s space agency said Wednesday.

With help from companies such as Nissin Food Products, the agency, JAXA, has come up with 29 dishes intended to provide Japanese spacefarers with familiar food in their “bonus packs,” the agency said in a statement.

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Miso Mackerel Ramen

I’ve never had mackerel before, canned or otherwise. I wonder if sardines would work as well? Can you buy canned mackerel at a regular US grocery store?

Submitted By: Tim D Schomer
Submitted From: Hereford, England

    Ingredients

  • 1 packet Chicken or Curry Ramen (I use Jade brand, most should do)
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Miso Paste
  • 2 Teaspoons dried shredded Wakame (seaweed) (you may want to crush this down a bit if you don\’t like huge lumps of seaweed in your Ramen)
  • 1 Tablespoon dried or 1 whole spring onion, chopped
  • 1 125g/5oz tin Mackerel in brine (fresh could be used, but you\’ll have to work out the quantity yourself. Mackerel in oil could also be used, but drain the oil well.)
  • 1 tablespoon (sweet) soy sauce

Boil about twice the volume of water the ramen packet suggests and add seasoning packet, Miso, Spring Onion and Wakame, allow to simmer for a minute or two. I add the brine from the Mackerel as well at this point for a bit of extra flavour. Add the Ramen & cook until tender, then add the Mackerel. Serve. (the ramen will be in a slightly sloppy soup, delicious)