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Old 05-21-2014, 10:29 PM
 
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After throwing up after eating a pack, I never ate them again. This was like in '99.

When I would eat them, I had a perfect recipe for them (chicken and beef flavored) that would make you think you were eating a gourmet noodle meal!
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Pac. NW
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Heck yea, Ramen is good!

Throw some frozen veggies in there and it's a meal.`Brown some hamburger to toss in it and it's the best!
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:28 AM
 
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Instant ramen is very easy to prepare and very delicious for what little effort is put into making it, but usually one package is considered two servings - who eats half a package of instant ramen? Double the serving calories and double the sodium, etc. then it's not such a good thing for your body. Usually, I just take the ramen and cook it without the spice packets, then I add spaghetti sauce and toss in a couple of sliced peppers (red, green, yellow). I ate a lot of this when I was young (the spice packet included, in those years) and I remember a co-worker saying "that stuff will make you glow one day."

In Japan and even in the States, they have ramen, real ramen, cooked in restaurants - the "real ramen" and the packaged ramen have nothing in common except for the name. The soup base is made with real chicken, beef soup and assorted meats, seafood, veggies, are cooked with it. Nothing like the dehydrated vegetables, and weird stuff in the spice packet.
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:33 AM
 
Location: USA
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Not anymore that I have borderline high blood pressure and it skyrockets if i eat a pack. I very occasionally grab one of those boxes of Maruchan Yaikisoba.
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:37 AM
 
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Not anymore as I can feel my blood pressure skyrocket.
Yes, that sodium count is insane. Maybe, you can just eat it with a home made tomato sauce sometimes or low-sodium broth and throw that spice packet away, but make sure that the ramen itself is not adding too much to the sodium count.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I like it crunched up in a cabbage dish I make when grilling. I guess you could do it in the oven too. The dish is a good side for grilled meats. Chop or shred cabbage into 1 inch pieces toss in large bowl with soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, sliced scallions, and crushed up ramen noodles (uncooked). place a large piece of foil on counter, place cabbage mixture in center and fold up and seal edges to make a flat packet. Throw on grill for about 10-12 minutes, turning over once or twice. Open and serve.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:45 AM
 
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What's your favorite?
NONE,I can't stand them. Back in the late 70's i had a severely broken leg and operation. I was broke and only had $75.00 per month of food stamps to live on. My brother had taken a job down south and he left me a very large box of all flavors. They sure saved my butt and it made me where i can't stand them.

Although it wasn't nearly as bad as the time i had a lb of bacon, some baloney and Radishes only for about two weeks. I used to love radishes but now i can't stand them.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Up North in God's Country
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Ramen is wonderful. I was using them regularly for making a lo mein type dish. Then I discovered they are already fried and have a high sodium and fat content. No more Ramen for me! Now I use regular lo mein noodles or linguini when I want to make lo mein. Instead of the spice packet, I use 1/2 of a bouillon cube and add my own spices.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:25 AM
 
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I don't think I have ever eaten Ramen Noodles. To me they look and seem just absolutely gross. I know poor college students love them and think they are all that, but not me. I will get off my pedestal now.
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Terra
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I clicked on the topic, expecting it to be about real ramen, but this is apparently about instant ramen. Still, yes and yes.

For real ramen, I adore shio ramen. Love the light-flavored broth that you get in Hokkaido. To me it's so much tastier than the popular tonkatsu variety, which tends to be too rich and drowns out the natural flavor of the ingredients in the dish.

For instant ramen, I'm somewhat addicted to the Maruchan Instant Lunch in Lime Chili Shrimp. Yes, there's lots of salt, but that's why it's so tasty!
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