Level Up Your Instant Noodles With These Recipe Hacks

Instant noodles are one of mankind’s greatest contributions on earth (well, that might be a bit of an exaggeration). They’ve been the saving grace of many college students, hikers, and even astronauts on space missions. They’ve been around for a pretty long time, but don’t you think it’s time these instant noodles get an upgrade? Try out these recipe hacks to level up your instant noodles!

Cheezy Ramen

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pack mee goreng + spices
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup shredded white cheddar
  • sriracha
  • sesame seeds

Instructions:

  1. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk until flour is cooked out.
  2. Add milk and continue to whisk until well incorporated. Grate the cheddar and combine in the pot until melted.
  3. In a separate pan over medium heat, add the cooked noodles and mix with the seasoning. Add in the sauce and mix until combined.
  4. Serve on a plate and drizzle with sriracha and the sauce packet from the noodles. Garnish with sesame seeds. Top with more grated cheese and torch until melted.

Peanut Ramen

Ingredients

  • Shin Cup ramen
  • 1 tsp peanut oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 white onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped spring onions
  • parsley and basil to garnish
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil

Instructions:

  1. In a pan over medium heat, saute garlic, ginger, and onion. Add in peanut butter and coconut cream and mix until well combined.
  2. Add in fish sauce and instant noodle seasoning and continue to mix.
  3. Cook the instant noodles according to package instructions.
  4. Add in the cooked instant noodles to the sauce and mix until well combined.
  5. Serve on a plate and drizzle with sesame oil. Garnish with spring onions, basil, and thin slices of lime.

 

Beef Curry Ramen

Ingredients:

  • Curry Ramyon (follow package instructions)
  • 1 tbsp of pomace
  • 200 gram slice of rib eye
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • 1 boiled egg
  • 1 tbsp bean sprouts
  • sesame seeds

Instructions:

  1. Cook rib eye in a pan over medium-high heat. Flip and drizzle with soy sauce. Continue to cook until both sides are browned. Set aside to rest.
  2. In a separate pot, cook the Curry Ramyon according to package instructions. While pot is still boiling, add miso paste and pomace.
  3. Slice rib eye into strips and season to taste.
  4. Transfer noodles to a bowl and serve with bean sprouts, scallions, a halved boiled egg, and sesame seeds.

 

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Erwan Heussaff
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