Pimp My Instant Ramen

Hello! It’s been a little while.

I caught the flu plague that was going around and I was down for the count for over a week.

But I am alive! And one thing I definitely ate lots of during that week of sickness was ramen.

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I don’t know if it’s a requirement for being part Japanese, but I always, always, have instant ramen in my pantry.

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Not only is it ridiculously easy to make, but nowadays there are some pretty delicious and good quality instant noodles out there in the universe.

The brand I used is a new favourite of mine. The noodles are thicker and chewier than other instant ramen I’ve had in the past. And the broth is perfectly salty, but also simple enough that you can add your own flavours too.

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Growing up, this was my midnight snack. If my mum and I were staying up late watching movies, we’d make a couple bowls of instant ramen and fancy it up a bit.

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There are an infinite number of ways you can pimp your ramen. Adding bean sprouts, green onion, pork, sesame seeds, or chilies are just scratching the surface of the instant ramen world that is waiting to be explored. But generally for me, especially late at night, egg, green onion, curry powder, and sesame seeds are my go to.

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Ingredients

1 package instant ramen
2 stalks of green onion
2-3 teaspoons curry powder
Sesame seeds
1 large egg
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Salt and pepper to taste

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Method

  1. In a medium pot, boil the directed amount of water for the instant ramen of your choice.
  2. Once at a rolling boil, add noodles.
  3. When there’s approximately 2-3 minutes left for the noodles (follow the instructions on your chosen packet) add the flavour packet, stir, and then crack the egg directly into the pot of noodles.
  4. Avoid stirring to allow the egg to poach nicely. Depending on how runny you like your eggs, add earlier or later than 2 minutes. I go for 2 minutes as it gives a nice, runny egg.
  5. Once the time’s up for the noodles, add curry power and gently stir.
  6. Pour into a bowl, and top with sesame seeds, a couple drops of sesame seed oil and green onion. Add freshly cracked black pepper for a little spice.

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Here’s hoping you all get to enjoy your pimped out instant ramen while you’re healthy, not with the flu and wrapped in a blanket like I did.

But either way, it’s the perfect midnight snack.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy eating x

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