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I use to just run the hot water to make ramen noodles and also to make coffee with a paper towel as a filter.

The funny thing is that I wasn't poor it's just shit I did as a twenty something.
 
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Some of the less-common ones I've had:

Nongshim's Korean Clay Pot Ramyun is really good. I can barely remember it because it's been years since I had it, but it's a different flavour than most other ramens. Definitely has that Korean flair to it, even moreso than Nongshim's other ramyuns. A bit less salty and a bit more sweet.



Sapporo Ichiban's Shio Ramen is great if you have your own meat/eggs to add to it. Shio ramen means it's basically salt flavoured. Very salty, but not in a painful sort of way.



Sapporo Ichiban's Miso Ramen is good for when you want something plain. Goes great with tofu, especially.



There are some Pho noodles you can get in packages or bowls, but they're usually a bit too wispy for me. It'd be good if you want something really light.



This is a pastey ramen. You cook the noodles and dump all the water out, then mix a paste with them and it comes out thick and goopy. It's good, and it's very rich, but I wouldn't personally recommend it. Worth a try but don't buy the bulk packets because if you don't like the first one you might never open the second one.


As for what I like to add to instant noodles, you can get bags of frozen mixed vegetables (Carrots, Corn, Green beans, Peas) for super cheap. Good way to buff up a bowl of ramen and get some vitamins out of it. The usual stuff too, of course. Eggs, seaweed, green onions, maybe a slice of American processed cheese.

You can add a spoon of peanut butter to ramen. It sounds weird but it works. Gives the ramen some weird Thai kind of flavour. Peanutty and salty.
If you buy grocery store sushi (which you shouldn't) or get sushi take out and don't know what to do with the leftover wasabi and ginger and the white stuff they use for garnish, they go perfectly in ramen.
And if you don't use the whole flavour packet, you can add the rest of it to the water you cook your rice in. Adds a lot of flavour.
One of my old favourites was a bacon-and-eggs ramen. Some thick chunks of bacon, egg either fried or scrambled, and bam. That's ramen with a fuckload of flavour.

If I were to suggest one thing to any person who likes ramen, it would be to always try new things. Never settle on what you like, because instant noodles are one of those things in life where you're bound to find lots of hidden gems in places you'd never normally look. (Unless it's Mr. Noodles, because those are just shit.)

P.S. Shin Ramyun Black is the best shit.
 

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I don't care how spicy that is. The real burn is the price. Even in bulk it's something like $4 a pop. If I want to spend that kind of money, I'll get real food.

Is this particularly hot compared to some of the extremely hot noodles I've found in similar packaging? Because I find it hard to believe anything I can get from Walmart is all that hot, but most ramen that comes in packaging like this is at least pretty hot.

Have they just jacked up the price because of demand from that bullshit YouTube fad?

I'd gladly try something this hot at a real ramen price. No cup noodles should be more than $2.
 

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I don't care how spicy that is. The real burn is the price. Even in bulk it's something like $4 a pop. If I want to spend that kind of money, I'll get real food.

Is this particularly hot compared to some of the extremely hot noodles I've found in similar packaging? Because I find it hard to believe anything I can get from Walmart is all that hot, but most ramen that comes in packaging like this is at least pretty hot.

Have they just jacked up the price because of demand from that bullshit YouTube fad?

I'd gladly try something this hot at a real ramen price. No cup noodles should be more than $2.
lol are you from the midwest? That shit is less than a dollar a package... go to an asian grocery store.

"I can get from Walmart" lololol buying ramen from walmart. :story:
 
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lol are you from the midwest? That shit is less than a dollar a package... go to an asian grocery store.

"I can get from Walmart" lololol buying ramen from walmart. :story:
Dude, the ramen pictured about 5 posts above, that we're talking about, is Samyang hot ramen noodles. They're literally sold at Walmart. But even in bulk on Amazon they're $4 a pop. That's just fucking overpriced.
 
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Has Anyone tried the Nongshim Chapaghetti, Ramen Noodles covered in Black bean sauce? If so is it worth getting?
It's okay, but nothing to write home about, especially if you've had freshly made, non-instant jjajangmyeon before. The sauce is a bit too sweet for my taste. It's fun to prepare, though, and it comes with little pieces of dehydrated pork and potato that add some unique texture.
 

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I heard of this Ramen before. I didn't think they sold this Outside of Korea
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But this one I know all too well. I preferred this to the cheap Maruchan stuff. But one day they stopped selling it at the Walmart I frequented. I forgot about it and moved on to Nongshim. I found it on Amazon a few days ago and the memories flooded back.
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For me Sapporo Ichiban had that nostalgic feel to it. I couldn't explain it but it tasted so good
 

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Dude, the ramen pictured about 5 posts above, that we're talking about, is Samyang hot ramen noodles. They're literally sold at Walmart. But even in bulk on Amazon they're $4 a pop. That's just fucking overpriced.
Lol I agree that's overpriced. I'm arguing you're buying it at the wrong place. It's around $0.99 cents a pop here (though I prefer Shin which is around $0.75 a pop). That's arguably more than the $0.20 maruchan, but paying less than a dollar to get ramen that's not terrible, for a quick lunch... I'm not terribly concerned. I get it that where you are it's more expensive. Again, it may be location based. I'd agree with ramen the more you spend, the better the quality, but still with diminishing returns... but I also think we're paying different prices for said ramen.
 
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ASDA Value Instant Noodles are 17p a pack and that's pretty sweet
 

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I actually never liked instant noodles until I found myself practically addicted to these:View attachment 160063
Yakisoba is pretty tasty. That seems to be the only brand I could find though,

I don't care how spicy that is. The real burn is the price. Even in bulk it's something like $4 a pop. If I want to spend that kind of money, I'll get real food.

Is this particularly hot compared to some of the extremely hot noodles I've found in similar packaging? Because I find it hard to believe anything I can get from Walmart is all that hot, but most ramen that comes in packaging like this is at least pretty hot.

Have they just jacked up the price because of demand from that bullshit YouTube fad?

I'd gladly try something this hot at a real ramen price. No cup noodles should be more than $2.
From my experience, it's a little more spicier than the Shin Ramyun posted earlier. It's also a little bigger than most brands you might be familiar with so that might have contributed to the price.
EDIT: I looked it up on Amazon, I'm thinking of a similar product by the same brand so scratch that. I can't find the cup kind but this is a pack of 5 that seems to be more reasonably priced.
 
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I heard of this Ramen before. I didn't think they sold this Outside of Korea View attachment 362068

But this one I know all too well. I preferred this to the cheap Maruchan stuff. But one day they stopped selling it at the Walmart I frequented. I forgot about it and moved on to Nongshim. I found it on Amazon a few days ago and the memories flooded back.
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For me Sapporo Ichiban had that nostalgic feel to it. I couldn't explain it but it tasted so good
They have the Budae Jjigae here... goes great with hot dogs.
 
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Lol I agree that's overpriced. I'm arguing you're buying it at the wrong place. It's around $0.99 cents a pop here (though I prefer Shin which is around $0.75 a pop). That's arguably more than the $0.20 maruchan, but paying less than a dollar to get ramen that's not terrible, for a quick lunch... I'm not terribly concerned. I get it that where you are it's more expensive. Again, it may be location based. I'd agree with ramen the more you spend, the better the quality, but still with diminishing returns... but I also think we're paying different prices for said ramen.
I've never bought that particular ramen. I only even heard about it because of this dumb YouTube fad that got mentioned earlier. As I said, I'd never pay more than $2 for bowl noodles.
 

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I've never bought that particular ramen. I only even heard about it because of this dumb YouTube fad that got mentioned earlier. As I said, I'd never pay more than $2 for bowl noodles.
see added confusion that's also my fault.. i used the first image that showed up for that on google.. i agree bowl noodles suck... only buy them if your work only has a microwave...and if that's the case don't pay $4 for microwave food. but they do come in packages you cook in a stove on a pot and you can manipulate your ingredients.
 

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see added confusion that's also my fault.. i used the first image that showed up for that on google.. i agree bowl noodles suck... only buy them if your work only has a microwave...and if that's the case don't pay $4 for microwave food. but they do come in packages you cook in a stove on a pot and you can manipulate your ingredients.
My favorite ramen, if I'm not making bowl noodles or plastic pack things, is air-dried rather than fried. Most commercial ramen noodles are deep fried in coconut oil or some other nasty tropical oil to get rid of the water, and consequently, are packed with saturated fat. Hence the ramen noodle shits. Air-dried lack this.

Then treat them like any other kind of noodles and add whatever, either as a soup or as something to put food on top of.

(And also, fresh ramen noodles are obviously the gold standard, almost completely unlike packaged noodles, but outside of a big city or a restaurant, you're not going to see these. I've always thought it would be fun to try making them at some point, but have always been too lazy.)
 
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Those actually aren't too bad. I usually bought them at a Korean store and ate them twice a week.

Also my favorite ramen is Wei Lih beef flavor noodles from Taiwan. Many Americans think it tastes nasty, but this stuff tastes more like real beef broth than other beef ramen and Americans don't eat stuff that other countries find normal such as pig intestines or frog legs.
 
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