What are some of your favorite ways of serving Ramen style noodles?

Ramen Noodles - a big bowl of ramen noodles, what can be more satisfying?
@Modestah (11192)
United States
March 12, 2007 8:56pm CST
These noodles are so versatile! we like them as a side dish or even as the main dish, we like them as soup or as noodles. The kids even like to snack on the noodles dry - straight from the package. I do always break them up as I find the length of the noodle a bit cumbersome. One of our favorite ways to serve it is to sautee some green onions into it and some beaten eggs (like a fried rice dish) garlic and shrimp, a good heaping spoon of real butter mixed in as well. This is so satisfying! what are your favorite way or ways to serve Top Ramen type of noodles. and what flavors do you most often purchase. (We buy shrimp, mushroom, oriental the most frequent)
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• United States
13 Mar 07
i love ramen. i cook them them with out the season first and drain .then i put the season. another i like to do is i buy one of those canned stirfry from the ethnic section in they grocery store and toss it all in to gether
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@goldsun (19)
• Indonesia
13 Mar 07
Hey, Im new to My Lot.. saw ur post and thought of replyin cos I used to practically live on ramen/ package noodles during my uni days. Anyways heres some of the ways: 1) Take 2 eggs mix them well. Boil the noodles until half cooked and shift the whole thing except the water to a frying pan. then pour the mixed eggs over the noodles and mix the spices. It should be levelled out and will look like a chunky pancake..dip it in ur favourite tomato or chilli sauce.. yumm.. depending upon how hungry you are add up on the eggs or noodles.. 1 egg and a noodle also goes well cos u'll feel the spices even more:) I found a pic on the net to illustrate it - http://yuli.bedeng.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/martabak-mie.jpg 2) cooked well with soup and 3/4 poached egg and add up grated cheese slighly on top.. another pic to illustrate it http://yhadiprakarsa.files.wordpress.com/2006/08/intels.jpg 3) obviously another way is to add up chicken chunks or ham chunks..but still a favourite is with poached egg and cut hotdogs. Enjoy
• United States
13 Mar 07
I love the beef flavored. I usually make them as a soup. I ahve made them as side dishes though. I think that they are very good used in homemade vegetable soup. I also like eating them dry. I think that makes a great snack.
@Sarah1977 (495)
• United States
13 Mar 07
They are great crushed and put on top of an Asian salad. I usually have mine with lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, mandarin orange wedges, and teryaki chicken. You can make your own salad dressing with a little olive oil, a little bit of the spices that come with the Ramen noodles, some soy sauce, and some honey or brown sugar. It's really good...
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@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
I like to throw some broccoli in with them, or an egg, while they are cooking. I try to always add something. I usually only add half the packet of the flavouring, as otherwise I find it much too salty.
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• Philippines
13 Mar 07
I think Ramen noodles are what we commercialized here in Philippines as instant noodles in packs. Ramen for me is best served as "Pancit Canton" rather than the soup style. I love it more with thick sauces on it that come in variety of flavors (by brand).
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@tba123 (457)
• United States
13 Mar 07
We eat beef the most. We also break them up. We usually just eat them as the main dish for lunch. Will be interested to see the way others serve them. We do occassionally like to dip Cheddar cheese Pringles in our noodles yummy. Thanks for the discussion.
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
Actually, I don't know about Ramen noodles or I don't know if I have eaten once. BUt I do like noodles for pancit cantoon and for soup. I only know Ramen noodles as the favorite of my liked anime, Naruto. I think Ramen is delicious.
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@dark4eyes (161)
• United States
3 Sep 08
The roommie can't eat the stuff cooked the regular way because the flavor packet has MSG and, worse, Corn Starch in it - what she calls "Toxic Waste" She CAN have the noodles themselves tho, so the other day, I put it with some homemade chicken broth I had made the day before and put a few bits of the chicken I cooked to get the broth in there and she said it was pretty tasty.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
3 Sep 08
very good! I've been buying the Somen noodles at the grocery which are the same thing only without the flavor pack and also the noodles are not fried - so they are much better for us. Plus, they are actually even cheaper. The brand I get is Orchids (tomoshiraga somen japanese style noodles) I get 12 oz for around 60cents.
• United States
3 Sep 08
I'll have to look around in the "ethnic" section next time. Thanks for the clue
• United States
15 Jul 08
my favorite way is to add black pepper, cheese and green olives. that is good for me. sometimes some lousiana sauce.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I would have never thought about using the olives - but it does sound good!
• United States
3 Sep 08
olives give a nice something extra. :D
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
3 Sep 08
[i]Ohhh..I love Ramen noodles also, I love eating it when it is a rainy season...LOL! It heals me from having so much cold! LOL! I love chicken flavor but oftentimes, I also love the "pansit canton", no soap! I will eat it with bread! Really yummy for me.LOL![/i]
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
4 Sep 08
they do leave a nice warm feeling in the gut, lol.
• United States
4 Jun 08
I like doing those things, too. I like adding chopped onion and basil, makes it more sophisitcated. Many people don't know this, but Ramen is a very healthy noodle. It is fortified with iron and other nutrients. I wish I had known about Ramen when I was pregnant. It's so high in iron and that's an essential nutrient for pregnant women. I always felt tired and the extra iron would have made me feel more energized and alive.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
3 Sep 08
that is interesting, count me as one of those who did not know. my drawback on the ramen packeted noodles is that they are fried and as such are rather high in fat grams. I have been purchasing the soman noodles lately which are not fried... they still only take 3 minutes to cook. I think they are the same as the ramen noodles only do not come with the flavor packet and are not fried.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
13 Mar 07
My son loves Ramen noodles - they are easy to prepare and very filling. He also eats them dry too. He says its like eating chippies but with a lot more crunch. He likes the chicken, beef and mushroom flavours the most. I only use them to add a bit more flavor to chicken soups.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
13 Mar 07
often times I save the little seasoning packets aside to use in other foods, I like to use the shrimp flavor packets when making a home made new england style clam chowder, or a potato soup. Since I only use 1 packet of seasoning for 3 packets of noodles - I usually have some extra packets in the cabinet.
• Singapore
13 Mar 07
i love my noodles cold... really cold... especially on a very hot day....
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
13 Mar 07
that is interesting, I have not tried them cold. I do like cold spaghetti though, and cold lasagna, so I would reckon I would like cold ramen noodles as well. I will give it a try sometime if we ever have left overs, lol.
@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I usually have shrimp or chicken as soup or noodles. But last week we had a dinner at SS's school and someone made a dish with broccoli slaw, bacon chunks and uncooked ramen noodles. It was kind of weird to me, but was very tasty! I've read recipies for melting chocolate bars over the top of a block of noodles. I don't know how that'd taste, but it got good reviews!
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I wonder if the broccoli slaw with ramen is a variation of an Asian Salad, I've had them from the deli made with cabbage and it is very good. We also are big fans of broccoli slaw - we like it with dried cranberries or golden raisins. I would have never thought of using ramen noodles in a sweet desert - like chocolate covered, but, yah know, it is probably really good, crunchy chocolate - I like chocolate covered pretzels just fine. Maybe you can start a discussion giving your recipe for that?
• Austin, Texas
18 Feb 17
Instant noodles with sauteed shredded cabbage, sliced onions and red bell peppers, mushrooms (if available), strips of cooked chicken (if available), and whatever else is in the cabinet or fridge that might be tasty!
@greylady (153)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Straight from the package is great but if you want a little variety toss some roast beef and a few veggies in with the beef flavored ones, We eat them about five times a week cause they are cheap and good and that's what my budget is allowing.
@marmo1020 (467)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I;ve never tried eating ramen any other way besides the pachage directions. But I love the things you do with it. I had a friend who used to eat the noodles try and just put the seasoning it. We thought she was nuts until we tried it one night and I must say that it's not that bad!
@kurtbiewald (2628)
• United States
13 Mar 07
i haven't tried them too many preservatives I think I make angelhair pasta mostly
@quispy (572)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I use the oriental ones to top salad with. I put them in a cookie sheet with a little butter and broil them for a minute, until they are crisp. I've never eaten them any other way, but will now try.