Introduction: Perfect Ramen

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the steps to make perfect ramen. this technique has been developed over three semesters of college.

Step 1: Get a Package of Ramen

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Step 2: Get a Glad Microwaveable Bowl

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Step 3:

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break up the ramen into two or three pieces

Step 4:

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put ramen and seasoning into glad bowl, then just put enogh water to almost submerge the noddles but not completely

Step 5:

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put in microwave with lid on for three minutes

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mix the noddles around a bit...enjoy...its better when they are sauce is reccommended


MysticX (author)2006-05-14

I personally like to heat up the water for about 3 minutes on high and then add the noodles to the bowl. Let them soak for a minimum of 30 minutes and then reheat as needed. This makes the noodles extra big, like grade A fancy Ramen.

lawizeg (author)MysticX2008-08-21

oh my god. You just reminded me of a terrible time i had with ramen in 6th grade. I was going to school, and i decided to bring fresh ramen noodle to lunch. WHen 5th period finally came, i opened up the thermos to find HUMUNGOUS ramen noodles crammed in the thermos, they had soaked up all the water. They were disgusting and horrible looking, they were really soft and fragile. I threw up. twice. ugh.

MysticX (author)lawizeg2008-08-22

That's because the thermos kept it at cooking temperature for 5 hours or so. In this method the ramen is heated just enough to allow it to soak up the water. It remains in the cooking temp range for minutes not hours. Next time go with cold noodles, they are still very good.

lukeyj15 (author)MysticX2011-05-04

I have taken ramen to school as lunch before. The secret is to take the packet of ramen and a thermos of boiling water to school. The period before lunch, or at the start of lunch, insert the ramen, wait either the period or 10-15 minutes or so, drain off excess water and add flavor. Yummy.

abnor (author)MysticX2008-07-03

fancy... and ramen... in the same sentence? man must take you a long time until you eat your ramen

MysticX (author)abnor2008-07-04

Indeed it does, but the extra effort gives me an excuse to watch some anime to get me into the Ramen mindset.

speeddemon92 (author)2010-06-10

i still like my method better.....i break the instant ramen block into smaller pieces like 20+ and no enough water to cover it all.....cook for 4-5 min so it gets starchy and then add the seasoning......its a flavor best with chicken flavor

mikedrazenhero (author)2007-09-08

you could just put all the ingredients on one page and the put bowl in microwave for 3 min until ready to eat on the 2nd page. great job, now i know how to make best perfect raman!!!

x z i t (author)mikedrazenhero2008-02-17

if u do, the ramens gona taste nasty, even tho ramen is already nasty.

Sylkhr (author)x z i t2009-08-03

no, actually it tastes great! ( I've tried it, I'm not just saying that)

x z i t (author)Sylkhr2010-03-20

i am korean!!!! i know what good ramen tastes like and what bad ramen tastes like.
top ramen and cup noodles are on the horrble side.
so ramen is basicaly supposed to be spicy and not salty.

this top ramen stuff is just chicken noodle soup with no chicken

ramenmaster (author)2009-09-15

why in hell would you add salt to noodles when its already salty?????

vandal1138 (author)2009-09-14

I think i'm the only person alive who adds salt to ramen. I boil noodles, transfer noodles to bowl, pour enough water from pot to cover noodles, add entire seasoning packet, and usually more salt. Maybe drop an egg in that bad boy. Hooray for high blood pressure.

mikstr2 (author)2009-09-13

heres the recipe for best ramen. first boil water, then put it in for a little less than three minutes then drain most but not all the water then put in all of the flavor packet

PizzaPlanet (author)2008-09-04

boooooo microwave ramen sucks

krowii (author)PizzaPlanet2009-08-21


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lawizeg (author)2008-08-21

ew. I'll never eat this stuff again, thanks to a recipe i found for homemade ramen from scratch.

Hat Trick (author)2008-08-05

This is pretty much exactly how I always make my ramen. It's the simplest, quickest way, and tastes as good as always. Besides, if you really wanted grade A ramen you wouldn't be paying 10 cents per package. This works with those styrofoam cup noodles too, just add the water first and microwave for like 2 minutes, then let it cook a little.

sayxmoose (author)2006-08-25

1.I've burned ramen about 10 times. 2.Breaking up your ramen is just stupid 3. It taste better on the stove top

Joanassie (author)sayxmoose2008-07-07

YOU try to find a way to put the rectangle block in the circle hole.

sayxmoose (author)sayxmoose2006-08-25

Plus. Top Ramen is Horrrrible!

Crash2108 (author)sayxmoose2006-08-29

You're psychotic.

Joe857 (author)2006-08-16

I just tried this, a few tips: Don't take the ramen out of the microwave too early. I just burned my wrist. And make sure the ramen is comepletely submurged in water, or else part of it won't cook.

abnor (author)Joe8572008-07-03

thus, break it apart to fit it in your oddly american containers

Crash2108 (author)2006-08-23

Only wusses break the noodles up.. It is best on the stove without melted plastic, with plenty of Frank's red hot, pepper and some soy sauce and seasoned salt.

abnor (author)Crash21082008-07-03

the reason he broke up the noodles was to fit in his oddly shaped container

AndyHope (author)2006-09-27

wow i've been microwaving noodles since i was five

abnor (author)AndyHope2008-07-03

well coqui beat you to making an instructable about it

robinator (author)2008-05-21

wow i did this and it really is perfect ramen. i suggest you microwave it with a square container and you leave one corner off for ventilation. just a little. and then microwave it for 3:45 minutes on high. thats how i did it and it came out great. your method of adding water and seasoning before cooking is excellent!!!!!!!!!!!

parrtiky (author)2008-02-22

Three semesters of college and still can't spell 'recommended'. Maybe it's the result of eating so much cheap pasta.

n0ukf (author)parrtiky2008-05-19

And the Instructables site even gives you a spell checker when you're creating the Instructable, so there's even less reason to misspell here. Even the comments have a spell checker.

Glow Gal (author)2008-02-27

antisocialiting posted like, 3 years ago, but I like to do the same thing. I also add vegetable oil or butter(just a little bit).

Dim-1 (author)2008-02-22

perfect and simple. I sometimes throw an egg in the ramen while it is hot enough to flash cook the egg. That makes it kind of like egg drop soup.

GorillazMiko (author)2007-11-20

Looks good!

rockinh (author)2007-11-20

We use to put a cheese slice in there too. Of course adding processed cheese, does not help in the healthier for you department.

radiobath (author)2007-11-05

Were you supposed to put the top on all the way? Because I got the scare of my life when the top exploded off. No mess, though. Just...frightening. Also, 4 min for Maruchan, like others have said. Tabasco sauce and worcestershire sauce are extremely delicious in chicken, while soy sauce, ginger, and sesame oil are amazing in oriental.

Cartuner55 (author)2007-07-31

look at my new group! be the first to join! its called Ramen Lovers

jdelcorro (author)2007-04-14

Cheap add-ons for collegiate ramen: frozen peas and carrots hot dogs an egg cold cuts

bmazing (author)2005-12-22

I thinks its better to cook the noodles then drain the water then add the packet that gives maxiumum flavor ummm.

Xarkumetru (author)bmazing2006-10-19

Mees agrees :)

Aeshir (author)Xarkumetru2007-01-21

I use soy sauce. I actually developed headaches and other crap when I stopped making it with the packet. Gawd.

ARVash (author)Xarkumetru2006-10-23

water makes it FAR more filling :3

Adrien (author)2007-01-15

GOTTA LOVE THE RAMENWell this is gonna help the endless hours of sleeplessness and it only helps for three minutes.... well great instructable it sure helped me :)

ironsmiter (author)2006-05-16

Everyone is WRONG(except Agraveman) well, sometimes. My favorite is to make the noodles with 1/2 the spice packet, in the water... then DRAIN thenoodles. add 1-2 Tlbs of sour cream, and the remainder of the spice packet. stir throughly. if pressed for money, regular Yougart works ok too, but retain the entire packet untill after draining. The Kim Chi ramen is best for this I think, as they are extra spicy(yum-don't worry, the dairy helps cut some of the fire) and a little less salty. This turns Ramen into a warm pasta salad of sort. Sometimes though, you just gotta bite the bullet, and have it regular. a packet of ramen goes a LOT further when served with the spicepacket broth. If you're stuck on a college campus, wander around during the early morning, and look for patches of chives. gather a handful, and WASH WELL. chop, and add to the noodles... extra vegitables and flavor, for free. (early morning chives are less likely to have been trampled or peed on by dogs/drunk freshmen.)

ARVash (author)ironsmiter2006-10-23

*blink..* Usually i just like the chicken Maruchan ramen straight up , water still in the bowl XD.

beef is tasty too :3

Dragonpike (author)2006-10-22

It works i just did it.Perfect for when you dont want to boil the water.I like to put diff ingredients though.I did Barbeque Pork

zachninme (author)2006-09-30

Someone needs to make a ramen group!

fyrefoxx (author)2006-09-22

Be sure to stir at least once during cooking so as to get all the noodles submerge, you might need a little extra water

Mr.Bitterness (author)2006-09-05

Any Ramen + any meat = Yes


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