What's Your Favorite Way to Cook/Eat Ramen?

Angela Whisnant on August 08, 2019

So, I am talking here about the stuff you buy in packages or cups at the grocery store/asian market for 35 cents (sometimes more). Do you add inter... [Read Full]
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When I actually eat ramen (I generally prefer udon or yakisoba when I can get it), I usually go for the 'traditional' flavor, but use only about 1.5 cups of water and add about half a cup of mirin (usually Hontteri brand shin mirin), so the broth is not only stronger, but also a bit thicker (if you want to try this, I suggest starting out with less mirin, it can be strong stuff depending on the particular brand). Depending on the mood I'm in, I may also add candied ginger, fresh green onion, ground yellow mustard, matcha, or shichimi togarashi. I too prefer the noodles al dente (not just for ramen though, I hate mushy noodles or pasta in general).


I started adding an egg to my ramen when I cook it. I just cook ramen according to the package. Then when I add the seasoning packet I reduce the heat and add an egg. I cook it on low for 1-2 minutes to get a poached egg. If I have any leftover green onion, I'll sprinkle it over my ramen.


I eat it dry - open up the package, sprinkle the flavor dust, shake it all up and munch on it like chips. :D

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