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Old 05-20-2014, 10:11 PM
 
Location: PA
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I usually get the Maruchan or Top Ramen, whichever is cheaper. We class it up with some sesame oil and some shichimi.

What cracks me up is that I know some people that call them "Raymond noodles".
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Yep, I do. Still trying to find the best tasting ramen. Of course I don't eat it just like that, from the package. I usually add some stuff to it: Chinese cabbage, green onions, frozen thinly cut vegetables, any very thin cut raw or cooked meat (raw gets done when added to super hot ramen, like in a Pho), hard boiled or fried egg, furikake, leftover meat/gravy, snap peas, make Asian style ramen pancake, ramen with ground meat and cheese ... so many possibilities...
Hey, did you hear about Mexican style ramen tacos called ramacos???

Here are more ideas:
How to make awesome ramen - Imgur

Ramen is high in sodium, so I use only a fraction of the seasoning and add mine to taste.

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Old 05-20-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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My child had a Korean friend stay with us two years ago. We were introduced to how Korean youth snack on Ramen noodles. They crush the Ramen noodles in the bag, open the Ramen bag and take out the spice packet, then pour the spice packet on the dry, crushed Ramen noodles. It actually tasted pretty good.

Occasionally, we'll make a salad and add the dry Ramen noodles for crunch.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:11 PM
 
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When i do eat ramen i eat it with the flavor packet and thats it. Not that I dont like adding things its that if im eating ramen i cant afford to buy tomatoes, onions, peppers, olives, fancy meats or cheeses, etc.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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My kids like ramen, the ones that come in the plastic tray and have a dried vegetable packet and a seasoning packet. I can't eat it myself but I'll buy it now and then for them as a treat.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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We buy just the ramen noodles - no spice packets. We boil the noodles in homemade chicken stock, add bok choy, garlic, onions, shredded carrot, grated ginger, and mushrooms. Near the end of cooking we add an egg for each of us and let them poach in the stock, then serve.
Where can you find these? And does that decrease the fat and sodium content considerably?
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:45 PM
 
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Where can you find these? And does that decrease the fat and sodium content considerably?
Any Asian market, and many Asian food isles will carry them. (Try Grand Asia just off 40 in Cary...or a larger Harris Teeter or Lowes store.)
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Where can you find these? And does that decrease the fat and sodium content considerably?
We bought them from an Asian supermarket in Atlanta - they had dozens of brands with varying fat content and some with no spice packets. The primary source of sodium is the spice packet - I suppose you can always just toss those.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:48 PM
 
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My kids will often just put the noodles in a sandwich bag crunch it all up and eat the stuff dry..
I find the stuff way too salty if the spice packet is used.
However i might give dirtgrinders post #4 a try..
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Cass County MI
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