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Old 05-21-2014, 02:56 AM
 
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If ramen, Sapporo Ichiban chicken flavor. i only take a couple sips of the soup, the rest i dont consume due to high sodium.

I mostly make udon soup. frozen udon noodle, memmi, wakame, shiitake, ginger, sprinkle of furikake, a couple green onions.

Miso is good too. miso paste, dashi, and sprouted tofu from trader joes. throw some wakame in there and some green onions.

Sometimes i go soba w/ a miso/dashi broth and some shiitake.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:29 AM
 
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No, I don't eat it. Too much MSG.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:18 AM
 
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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.
David Chang (Momofuku) on The Mind of a Chef PBS series talked about this. He would eat the dried ramen hockey puck straight from the package. Sometimes he would sprinkle the spice packet on it sometimes he would put the dried cheese flavoring from Kraft mac & cheese on it. He said it tasted like Doritos. It's the noodle episode and it's pretty fun. He makes cacio e pepe with ramen.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:21 AM
 
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Where can you find these? And does that decrease the fat and sodium content considerably?

You can find some in the Asian stores, like Grand Asia as ScarletG noted. I will sometimes buy a brand from Taiwan that is green (spinach flavored) and has multiple ramens in it (about 5). Most of the individual packages will have the spice packets but you can just opt not to use them. Most of the sodium is in the packet. I also always rinse the noodles a few times with just boiled water from my electric water kettle, gets rids of the excess oil from the fried noodles. Then add some fresh water and half the packet. Or you could do some of the other suggestions.

Also check the freezer section in Grand Asia - they have some higher end ramen from Japan that is not fried and is quite tasty. 2 flavors (they have flavor packets included): Shoyu (soy sauce) and Miso. I prefer the Shoyu.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:36 AM
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Full of salt and no nutrition, so no I don't eat it.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:24 AM
 
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Before going gluten free, I used to love Ramen. I'd crunch it up and eat it dry for a snack, or cook it according to directions, drizzle in a beaten egg as it finished cooking, then drain off the broth and add various meats and/or veggies. It was my favorite quick meal, and a great way to use up leftovers.

Sadly, no more ramen for me.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:28 AM
 
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It's good dry, as a snack. It's been years since I've eaten it, but I used to save the flavoring packets for seasoning other recipes. 1/2 a packet in meatloaf was plenty - it's loaded with salt. I can't imagine eating a single serving of cooked ramen with the entire package of seasoning.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:33 AM
 
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Only on rare occasion but I add egg, seaweed greens etc to make it a nice meal. In high school I was best friends with a girl from Japan and she showed me a lot of great ways to dress it up.

No Mr. Noodles lol... I do prefer kimchi flavour.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Before going gluten free, I used to love Ramen. I'd crunch it up and eat it dry for a snack, or cook it according to directions, drizzle in a beaten egg as it finished cooking, then drain off the broth and add various meats and/or veggies. It was my favorite quick meal, and a great way to use up leftovers.

Sadly, no more ramen for me.
Apexgds, you've given me so much great advice that I hope to return the favor. I've not tried these, but they are gluten free - Lotus Rice Ramen Noodles. I wouldn't expect to see them at Grand Asia, but they ARE on Amazon and eligible for Amazon Prime shipping.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:52 AM
 
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Thai rice noodles are way better, they do cost considerable more though.
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