Upgrade Instant Ramen With These Simple Hacks

Oh, Instant Ramen, you are always there in the darkest of times to feed my belly. But let’s face it, it can get boring eating the same thing everyday. Now you can upgrade your Instant Ramen with these simple hacks.

Crack an egg into the water for a creamier broth.

Egg in Instant Ramen

Bring two cups water to boil, put in pack of Ramen, spice pack, and crack two eggs in on either side. Set timer 2:30-2:45. Do not overcook egg.

Add peanut butter for a Thai-inspired taste.

Peanut Butter Instant Ramen

For a nutty, Thai-inspired ramen, cook the noodles according to instruction, but ditch the flavor packet. Whisk together sesame oil, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger and pour over the hot noodles.

Add bacon and a soft-boiled egg.

Egg bacon ramen

If you don’t want to commit to slow roasting some pork belly, simply add some thick-cut bacon and a soft-boiled egg to your basic ramen recipe to instantly add more flavor.

Add veggies for a homemade ramen soup.

Upgrade Instant Ramen

Towards the end of the boiling process, add some leafy greens like spinach, bok choy, or cabbage to the broth. You can also run some frozen veggies (like corn, peas, or carrots) under running water until they defrost and then toss them in the pot towards the end as you’re cooking.

Add butter, egg, and American cheese like chef Roy Choi.

Perfect Instant Ramen

Celebrated chef Roy Choi adds butter, American cheese, and an egg to his instant ramen and calls it the “Perfect Instant Ramen.”

So get out there and upgrade your Instant Ramen and impress your whole family!

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