Do you eat Ramen Noodles?
- 04-27-2008, 07:01 PM
Do you eat Ramen Noodles?
Just thought I'd see the view on these suckers. I have a box of like 12 chicken flavored pouches, but I really kinda keep away from Ramen if possible. They really don't give you anything nutritionally, and their sodium count is ridiculous!
Also, if you do eat them, how do you prepare them. When I used to eat 'em I'd toss in some fri-chik (vegetarian) cut into cubes and some mixed veggies. Still, not very nutritionally valuable though.
Any other Ramen ideas/thoughts/recipes are quite welcome.
- 04-27-2008, 07:02 PM
Eat them without the flavoring? Even then they're still not the best thing for you but less sodium.
Whenever I get the urge, because it's rare. Very rare.
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04-27-2008, 07:14 PM
I just found this recipe, and it seems to be at very least, a way to add more protein to your ramen.
Slightly Healthier College Ramen Soup
* 2 1/2 cups water
* 1 carrot, sliced
* 4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
* 1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodle pasta with flavor packet
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* 1/4 cup milk (optional)
In a medium saucepan bring the water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the carrot and mushrooms and boil for about 7 minutes. Add the noodles and the flavoring packet; stir to break up the noodles. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 3 minutes. Slowly pour in the egg and stir for 30 seconds until the egg has cooked. Stir in the milk.
I might give this one a shot tomorrow and see how it tastes.
04-27-2008, 07:47 PM
Way too salty for me. I know some other people that like it for soup, but if I ever get a salt craving I can just make myself an extra salty steak
04-27-2008, 08:11 PM
04-27-2008, 08:25 PM
Thanks for the input futurepilot - good info
04-27-2008, 08:40 PM
04-27-2008, 09:03 PM
I can't vote because while I actually do like ramen, I haven't eaten it in years, it used to be mostly a budget thing for me and I haven't been that hard pressed in a long while.
04-27-2008, 09:17 PM
I hope it's you LAST possible option for food, that stuff is pure sh*t sodium/fat content is just absurd.
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04-27-2008, 09:24 PM
Haha yeah in times of financial crisis ramen saves lives. Throw in a can of chicken and some hot sauce and you got a damn good tasting soup for a couple bucks.
04-27-2008, 09:50 PM
04-28-2008, 01:14 PM
04-28-2008, 01:18 PM
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04-28-2008, 01:54 PM
I do like how cheap they are, and I've been cutting the seasoning packet in half or even less sometimes- ever since I read that each package is actually 2 servings (double the sodium numbers.. god).
Isn't this a good last resort way to get carbohydrates? Or is everyone mixing waxy maize and maldextrin making it a moot point?
I still have quite a stack of ramen ready to go
04-28-2008, 09:03 PM
Top Ramen by Nissin used to be the best, but I Haven't seen it in while. This was a staple food for me while in the Marines. In the field...mix this with an MRE...like fine dining...those who were there know what I mean.
Now, I occasionally have a pack..I drain the water after the noodles are soft enough, and then sprinkle the mix..so it is a dry eat rather than a soup.
04-28-2008, 09:17 PM
This doesn't just strike you guys as delicious looking???
Last edited by Hurleyboy05; 04-29-2008 at 02:16 PM.
04-29-2008, 07:30 PM
i personally throw out the flavor pack, its where all the sodium and crap come from. just get some chili paste and throw it in instead, only need a bit and u have a nice spicy treat, add some vegetables and its even better, if i have some kind of meat (chicken/beef) as leftovers or something i throw it in if i feel hungry enough, oh and an egg also adds some nice substance...the single packet hardly ever fills me up.
04-30-2008, 03:06 AM
I eat it a few times a week, I never use the flavor packet though, if I'm in the mood I'll just add some hot sauce and chunky PB, tastes like Pad Thai
04-30-2008, 03:24 AM
ok illl tell u the best recipie, chicken flavor with lemon juice and hot sauce is sooooo delicious i only eat tho when i cant hold back
05-01-2008, 07:03 AM
its cheap and quick. i dont worry about the fat, its not that much actually. I have many ways of fixing it up with other ingredients.
05-05-2008, 11:22 PM
Back before I use to read nutrition labels religiously, I would take like 4 paks, (beef, and chicken were my favorite,) And mix them with 4 cans of tuna! Haha, I thought I was on a diet, lol! How I managed to lose any weight is still beyond me
05-05-2008, 11:53 PM
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05-06-2008, 10:02 PM
I have it once in a while.. but I limit myself since its not exactly the healthiest choice in the world. I make ramen my own way.... I add some veggies, olive oil, oregano, and what ever else I feel like throwing in.
I also make tomato soup ramen. I use chicken ramen and add 1 TBSP ketchup and 1 TBSP sour cream. I love it
05-24-2008, 04:55 PM
05-25-2008, 12:59 AM
You all need to try genuine ramen. We have a ramen shop in Denver, it's nothing like top ramen. One of the owners has a chain of around 15 shops in Tokyo and then one in the US in Denver. It's good stuff. Don't think I can go back to top ramen.
05-27-2008, 02:36 AM
05-27-2008, 04:17 AM
Hell to the NO! I ate that crap all the time when I lived in the dorms Fresh and Soph years of College... I almost puked when I read the title of this thread. If I smell Ramen, my stomach churns.
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