Sweet n Spicy Lo Mein

Posting stuff is much harder with a kid around the house!

Submitted By: KirkH420

Submitted From: Chicago, IL

    Ingredients

  • 1 Shrimp flavor Ramen pack
  • Honey
  • Mustard
  • Chipotle sauce
  • 6 Generic frozen chicken nuggets

Prepare the noodles while the chicken nuggets are cooking (for best results bake or deep fry the chicken). Add crushed Ramen noodles to boiling water and turn off stove, allow the ramen to stand. Cut the chicken nuggets into 4 way pieces. Next, strain noodles and mix in the chicken and the shrimp flavor pack. Add 2Tbsp of honey, 1Tbsp of mustard, and 2-4Tsp of chipotle sauce. You may need to add a small amount of hot water if it is too dry.

In Colorado? Watch 9 News @ 10 Tonight.

The 9 News van is on the way to my house to watch me cook some ramen recipes and discuss the state of ramen. I had about 90 minute notice and they caught me with no ramen in the house! I ran to the store and I plan on making a soup and a stir-fry style dish as well.

PS – 9 News is the best local news channel in Denver, regardless of whether or not I’m on!

Tangy BBQ Funion Ramen

When my wife was pregnant, she stopped eating Funions, normally her favorite type of chip, because I don’t think anyone knows what they’re really made of or from.

Submitted By: Brendan B-man
Submitted From: Wilkes-Barre

    Ingredients

  • Pack of Ramen Noodles
  • Onion Powder
  • St. Louis style chicken and rib rub spice

Boil your ramen noodles as normal and instead of adding your chicken flavoring, add a combination of the two spices to the boiled water. Add a good amount of the two spices and stir until well mixed (actualy amount is up to you, but start with 1 tsp each). Let the noodles soak in the flavor for a few minutes then drain. The taste reminds me of the sweet tangy taste of mesquite sauce and a funion. Very tasty! Note: You can taste the broth to see the flavor, but the taste in the noodles will be less intense than the broth.

Creamy Curry Ramen

There are probably infinitely many types of curry powder, so if anyone tries this, be sure to comment on which kind you use.

Submitted By: Reid Barnett

Submitted From: Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee

    Ingredients

  • Chicken Ramen
  • 1 tbs Cream Cheese
  • 1-2 tbs Milk (to get consistency right)
  • Curry powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper

Microwave noodles in water with contents of spice packet for 6-7 minutes. Next, drain the broth from noodles. While noodles are warm, add cubed cream cheese, milk, and spices, then stir to combine. Microwave for another 30 seconds to finish melting the cheese. Stir. Enjoy.

Ramen Prices Still Rising

An odd news source for Ramen news, but TradingMarkets.com has some bad news from Nissin Foods, makers of Top Ramen.

NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS CO. (TSE:2897) will likely lift the prices of its ramen noodles and other products again if the government increases the wholesale prices of imported wheat as expected this fall, President Koki Ando said Friday. Nissin Food “will have no choice but to pass on (higher costs) by raising product prices,” Ando told reporters.

The full story is here, but there isn’t much more to it. Stock up now!

NPR Story on 50th Anniversary of Ramen and a Forthcoming Book on Ramen

NPR’s All Things Considered did a segment this morning written by Andy Raskin on the 50th anniversary of ramen and has some interesting commentary on Momofuku Ando’s funeral and impact on people. Mr. Raskin has a new book coming out soon called, “The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life”, sounds interesting to me! The link also has an audio version, but I can’t seem to directly link to it.

LINK

PS – Andy, send me a copy!

Go China!

Someone sent me this Youtube video featuring some historical references to China in the Olympics and ramen. I guess ramen is now part of Chinese Olympic Pride? I have no idea what they are saying in the ad, but I am sure that the Chinese gymnastics team did not eat much ramen.