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Ramen Noodles - Favorite Additions

My mother was great at seriously doctoring up a boring, plain package of ramen noodles and turning into a culinary work of art. Even as an adult, every once in a while, I have to make my own version of doctored up ramen noodles. I know I am not alone. I have seen other Hounders elude to their own versions of ramen noodles. Come on, share your ramen noodle secrets with us.

Here is my current favorite:
1 package of Maruchen Chicken Flavored Ramen
1 egg
2 frozen potstickers
1 green onion
1 tbs. of Franks Hot Sauce

All eaten with a side of kimchi.

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  1. Wow, did you grow up in my house? we do the egg, the potstickers and the green onion, also the kim chi, but instead of frank's we use Yank Sing's sauce (I get it shipped to seattle from the restaurant in SF) Its perfect for ramen.
    That and a diet coke, and I need no other food in my life.

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    1. re: dagoose

      That's only my version. My mother's is much more elaborate than mine. When I was in elementary school I went to a friend's house for lunch and I saw ramen noodles on the counter. I was so excited then, I realized, oh wait, why didn't she put an egg in or wait.......just noodles and broth? Real shock to the system.

      My mother's favorite additions:

      green onions
      zucchini
      a touch of sesame oil
      tofu cubed
      kimchi
      some leftover pork
      korean hot pepper

      Takes ramen to whole new level!

    2. I think I have a new pregnancy craving. Thanks.

      1. I sometimes sprinkle additional chicken boullion powder into the broth. Yes, I know a lot of people only use half of the little package that comes with the ramen, but I like salt.

        1. how about putting the kimchi INTO the ramen? I do that with shin ramen. I also add an egg raw at the end or I swirl it in while its on the stove.

          I also add korean ddeok (oval rice cakes)
          frozen mandu
          kamaboko or other fish cakes
          sliced green onions

          1. An egg, green onions, and japanese or korean fishcakes or fishballs.

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