I know some of you occasionally eat something besides ramen and if so you may want to take a look at this directory of other food blogs. If all you eat is ramen, then just keep reloading this page. One of my wife's favorites, 101 Cookbooks is linked from there. It's an interesting blog, but the stuff is usually a bit more technically challenging when compare to ramen.
Hans Lienesch, the Ramen Rater, just posted his 500th review. The review was of the detailed named “Mexi-Ramen Soupless Ramen Shallot Teriyaki Flavor” ramen. I bet that Hans eats way more ramen that I do, so I’d trust his reviews.
PS – Since Hans emailed me this piece of news he’s posted 2 more reviews. Hans, I expect review 1000 by October.
Jilly sent in this interesting sounding soup. I had to ask about the peanut butter since I’ve never added peanut butter to a soup, but Jilly says it’s good. If you guys try it, let me know in the comments. This reminds me that I also need to get some fish sauce since every time I cook, I never have any…
- 1 package chicken flavor ramen
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed or minced ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter (crunchy preferred)
- 1 thinly sliced green onion + tops
- red pepper flakes to taste
- fish sauce (optional) to taste
- chopped peanuts if not using crunchy peanut butter
Put the ginger, garlic, and flavor packet from the ramen in the water and bring to a boil. Add the noodles and cook as directed. Remove the pan from heat and add the peanut butter, stirring until dissolved. Fish sauce may be added here if you're using it (I don't). Pour into bowl and top with pepper flakes and green onion, also peanuts if using. Enjoy!
In addition to the one instant ramen museum already in Ikeda, Osaka, a new one, the Cup Noodle Museum is opening now in Yokohama.
The new museum will Momofuku theatre featuring CG movies about Momofuku Ando’s life and philosophy. Kids will enjoy playing in the Cup Noodle Park, which will allow kids to “become the ‘noodles’ as they pass through the production process from creation to shipping.” The part that I think will be the best is the "Chikin Ramen Factory", where you can learn how to make your own “home-made” instant noodles.
The new museum is opening in about a week, Saturday Sept 17.