Vegan Ramen and Rotel

This will likely re-ignite the debate as to whether ramen is vegan or vegetarian, my answer is that I don’t really know and that it probably depends on the brand. Let the arguing begin! PS – Did you know that Rotel is a brand of AV equipment in addition to the yummy spicy tomatoes?

Submitted By: everettattebury

Submitted From: Sarasota, FL


  • 3oz package Nissin Top Ramen (any flavor)
  • 10oz can Rotel Mild or Original
  • 2 Tbs nutritional yeast (aka brewer’s yeast)
  • 2 Tbs margarine
  • water

This is my favorite food right now, and it’s so easy. Crumble the ramen noodles in the package, then pour in a bowl. Recycle the flavor packet for something else. Sprinkle the nutritional yeast over the crumbled noodles. Open a can of Rotel and pour over the noodles, then add about 1/4 can of water. Cook in microwave on high for 6 minutes, then stir in margarine. The nutritional yeast adds a cheesy flavor, if you’re not vegan, you could use some cheese instead.

MSN Money: “When times are tight, there’s ramen”

I did a brief interview with Chris Solomon about ramen (of course). It was posted this week. As usual, my best quotes are about jail.

“I do get some crazy recipes from people in jail,” says blogger Matt Fischer, the founder of The Official Ramen Homepage. “What they’ll end up doing is open up the package and then turn up the tap water really hot, and mix it up, and then chop up a Slim Jim and put it in there, and then put in some Cheetos.

“Makes you think that the food in there must be pretty bad.”


Messing Around with Themes Today

WordPress doesn’t have an easy way that I know of to edit the site theme except to have it “live”, so I will be messing around with it today. It’s going to look all sorts of odd until I get it working. I am doing this because my old theme is about 400 years old and can’t take advantage of all the features that WP 2.6 offers.

Cooking Ramen without Excess Water

If you’ve ever wanted to cook ramen in the microwave without getting “soup” out as a result, you may want to try this method which ends up evaporating absorbing the excess water. Take note, this is for 1/2 brick, I’m not sure whether doubling this would work or not, so someone let me know if you try it. Also take note of the prep time here, you need to plan ahead a bit.

Submitted By: Dave Carnell

Submitted From: Wilmington, NC


  • Half pack of noodles (single serving)
  • 1/4 cup liquid (water, wine, broth, etc.)

Put the noodles in a bowl large enough so they lie flat. Add the chosen liquid and seasoning. Allow to soak until the liquid is absorbed, turning the cake over once. This takes about an hour. Microwave 1 minute at high followed by 3 minutes at 30% power (1100W microwave). You can also have added shrimp, tuna, cooked chicken, whatever. Turn out onto plate-cooked with no excess liquid. Enjoy!

Insecticide Found in Ramen in Japan


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YOKOSUKA, Japan, Oct. 25 (UPI) — Nine instant noodle cups emitting strong chemical odors have been found to contain insecticides, Japanese health officials said Saturday.

The Japanese Consumers’ Cooperative Union said Friday that nine of the 29 reported cases of contaminated instant noodle cups have been confirmed as containing traces of the insect repellents naphthalene and paradichlorobenzene, The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported.

Among the confirmed cases was a September incident in Yokosuka, a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, involving a 50-year-old man who noticed the chemical odor after making two servings of instant ramen.

Hamberger Alfredo Ramen

I’ve never had Johnny’s Salt before, but I think any mixed seasoning will do. My wife came home from Savannah, GA with some Paula Deen Silly Salt. It’s pretty good.

Submitted By: Mikey Hall

Submitted From:
Kennewick, Washington


  • 1 fried cut up hamburger patty
  • 2 packs chicken Ramen and flavor pack
  • 1 table spoon of Johnny\’s Salt
  • 1 teaspoon A-1 sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcester sauces
  • 2 slices American cheese

Fry hamburger and add Johnnys Salt, A-1 Sauce, and Worcester sauce. Cut pre-cooked hamburger into 1/4 inch pieces. set aside. Boil ramen, drain, and put back into pan. Add cheese, hamburger, and flavor packs. Pull through ramen with fork to ensure cheese and seasoning is spread evenly through out. After the cheese is fully melted and stirred in.. Enjoy!

Bailout Ramen

Just thought I’d point out that McDonalds apple pies are not the best way to gauge a bail-out. $700 billion USD will buy you 3.5 TRILLION (3,500,000,000,000) packs of ramen at 20 cents per pack, although I imagine you could get a better discount at that bulk rate. Since ramen is about 1″ thick, we could stack this pile of ramen from the Earth to the Moon over 230 times (I hope I did the math right). At 6.725 billion people, we could also buy every single person on earth 520 packs of ramen! Or, we could give every investment bank employee a three year supply of noodles, either way, this is a bailout that I support!

Update: As I suspected, my math was wrong in the earlier posting. I forgot to convert from inches to meters when I did the calculations.