Finding a good source for Japanese and Korean Cup Ramen

United States
February 9, 2007 1:56pm CST
I'd like to introduce America to the wonders of Cup Ramen. It's like the Instant Lunch things we have here but bigger and much better. Pour in the hot water, let it sit, then mix in a raw egg. Really just darn tasty. Most of asia has them, and they come in many varieties. I've found the Korean brand Nong Shim to be the best so far. Is there a good web site for cup ramen, preferably located in the US and offering a nice variety of cup ramens?
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@misskatonic (3730)
• United States
9 Feb 07
*eye cabinet full of cup ramen* America has cup ramen. I buy it at Fry's and Safeway, the local grocery stores. There's a pretty good variety at Fry's, Safeway not so much. And I don't mean the dinky imitation stuff, I do mean the authentic kind.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I haven't been to either of those places, so maybe they have them. Sams Club was carrying a larger americanized cup ramen but didn't taste too great.
• United States
9 Feb 07
They definitely have them. I buy cup ramen there weekly. Fry's carries the Nong Shim brand, the Kame brand, and the Nisan brand of cup ramen. As well as authentic asian instant soups and rice cups. I forget what Safeway carries, I don't shop there too often.
@mazmoaz (248)
• Norway
9 Feb 07
Ooooh, those thick noodles..? Yeah, seen 'em in the store.. Haven't bought any, though. I don't like eggs. And the thought of mixing eggs and noodles, doesn't really tempt me. Yeah.
• United States
9 Feb 07
I know the ones with the thick noodles and I don't like some of those. So far, the Japanese one's aren't too good. The Korean Nong Shim, those are good. And you can get some of those on Ebay! When you put in the raw egg, the egg whites cook and turn solid. The egg yolk mixes with the soup. But you don't have to. It's also good to cut up green onions and throw them in.
@judyt00 (3505)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
Most of us already know about ramen and most of us already use it regularly, but I suspect not as you instruct. I use it instead of rice in a stir fry with vegies and meat and as a filler in my own homemade soups, especially broccoli. My kids used to eat it uncooked as a snack and now my grandkids do the same. Walmart carries 3 or4 brands where I live
• United States
9 Feb 07
OK, pack ramen is common enough. I'm pushing the more excellent asian varieties! And actually the cup ramn usually also comes in pack form, too. Just saying the good stuff isn't really available in the US. Some of the better ones are round and have two packs of extra junk instead of one.