NorCal County Jail Ramen

I should have called this Hella Cella Ramen since it’s from NorCal. Anyone here tried mackerel in oil? I ate sardines once while camping with the Boy Scouts, turns out it’s better when your’re cold and eating it in the dark.

Submitted By:Kasper
Submitted From: Bay Area California


  • 1 package Ramen noodles and flavor pack
  • 2 packets of mayo
  • 1 packet of mackerel in oil
  • 1-2 hard boiled eggs
  • Optional - 2 slices of bread or a tortilla

Heat up your Ramen noodles and drain liquid. Stir in the mayo and flavor pack to taste. Add in the eggs, and mash with fork spoon till crumbled. Stir in whole mackerel package(including oil). If desired, you can combine the dish with bread or a tort to make a finger food meal. Enjoy. 😀

EDIT: I've been informed, no forks in jail, so I've changed it to spoon!

EDIT AGAIN: Fixed my grammar error. I don't want any inmates to mess up your and you're.

Hella Broke Ramen Tacos

Whenever someone says “Hella”, you know they’re from Northern California. Anyway, this recipe sounds hella cool as long as you have hella taco shells!

Submitted By: Dae

Submitted From: Nor Cal


  • Beef Ramen
  • taco seasoning
  • 3 taco shells per pack of ramen
  • 1 teaspoon butter per pack of ramen

This was originally a crazy cooking experiment, and is surprisingly a really enjoyable way to have ramen, especially if you are on a TIGHT budget! Warm taco shells (in the OVEN preferably, if you have one) according to box directions. Cook ramen to preferred softness and drain. Stir in 1 teaspoon of butter per pack of ramen into the warm noodles. Use 1/2 the amount of ramen flavoring you usually like, and then add that same amount of taco seasoning. Heap ramen into warm tacos and enjoy!

What’s Wrong in Korean Prisons?

Slow news day at the Korea Times, where they report that bread, not ramen, is the number one purchase of inmates. I was very confused about this at first, since I didn’t think that bread was a major part of the diet in Korea, but I have it figured out now. I think that the inmates may already get noodles once or twice a day and maybe bread is a change? Maybe this explains the popularity of ramen in US prisons, where bread is already served once or twice a day. Masters thesis anyone?

Note: You'd have to smuggle #5 into a US prison in order to get a hold of it.

``More than 650,000 loaves of bread are sold every month,'' said a spokesman for Okbaraju, the company behind the survey. ``No snacks are offered in prisons. That's why,'' it said.

Ramen (instant noodles) emerged in second place, with about 450,000 packets sold a month. Trailing ramen were milk, smoked chicken and dried seaweed.

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Mustard Pork Ramen

This one sounds interesting, and even more interesting is that it's from Finland. I think that's a first for the site. The recipe calls for Colman's mustard, which is the one my father-in-law recommends for his baked bean recipes (and was amazed to find out that I can't find it in Colorado).

Submitted By: Mika L-a

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  • 1 pack of plain ramen
  • 1-2 slices of bacon or fatty pork
  • 1/2 red onion
  • chopped garlic to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek or other chili
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1+ teaspoon mustard powder (I use Colman\'s)
  • ketjap manis soy sauce
  • egg yolk

This one is easy to make and very very tasty indeed. Measurements are highly approximate, so try it once and suit to taste. Mustard powder is the secret ingredient here: gives the dish a wonderful tangy flavour.

  1. Fry bacon until semi-crispy, turn heat down
  2. Add onion, garlic & sambal and fry for a minute
  3. Add turmeric, curry & mustard powder and fry another minute (heat was down, yes? don't let the base dry on you)
  4. Add ramen(s), enough water to drown most of ramen, cover and simmer low for 5 mins or so
  5. Drain, leave just a dash of water in the pan
  6. Add egg yolk, stir & add a few good gulps of ketjap manis depending how salty you fancy
  7. Enjoy!

Ramen Girl Trailer

We mentioned this movie last year and now a trailer and poster are available and both are here. I don't know whether the movie will be any good or not, and the site implies that it's been released in a few countries over-seas but not here in the US. (I won't be seeing it in the theaters anyway, with a 4 month old around the house, everything goes straight to my Netflix list.)

Indonesian Ramen

Just a brief link and note, someone one sent me this blog entry from the Seattle Weekly about Indonesian Ramen, looks interesting, I've never seen it here.

Pepper Curry Ramen

This one is dead simple, but I’ve been meaning to learn how to use Indian spices, namely curry, in my cooking more, and this is a start. The recipe submitter recommends Watkins or S&B oriental type curry powder.

Submitted By: "Highlordmugfug"

Submitted From: Kentucky


  • 1 package oriental top ramen noodles
  • Curry powder (as much as you want)
  • Black Pepper (fresh ground is better)

Make the noodles as you normally would. I use less water than you are supposed to because I don't like the soup: I like the noodles. Add the seasoning when the noodles finish cooking, and then add as much curry powder as you like. I like the flavor so I use a lot of it. After this stir it all together and let it sit for a minute or two. Then put the noodles into a bowl and add pepper on top of them (I love spicy foods so I use generous amounts of pepper, you can use however much you like.) After this stir the noodles up well and then add pepper on top of them again. Stir once more and enjoy. If you love spicy food as much as I do then adding in crushed red pepper after this can make these noodles even more delicious.