Top Ramen in Microwave




Introduction: Top Ramen in Microwave

Top Ramen is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen; so yummy yet so cheap. I'm in college, I don't have to resources to boil a pot of water to make my favorite soup, so I looked for an alternative. With some ingenuity and your everyday dorm microwave you can now have you own oriental cuisine any time you want.

Step 1: Measure Out 2 Cups of Water Into Your Bowl of Choice.

Use Pyrex because it won't explode when you put it in the microwave, unlike styrofoam, foil, or hamsters. Oh, and make sure you have the ramen too. Some people will say that using the "ramen-noodle-in-a-cup-with-vegetables" variety is easier since you only have to boil the water. Noodles in a cup are for wusses. And besides, why would you want vegetables in your noodles? It ruins the whole premise.

Step 2: Microwave Bowl and Water for 3 Minutes So the Water Is Really Hot.

Since microwaves heat the water from every direction, not just the bottom like stoves, you will never have boiling. It does get hot enough to make the noodles though.

Step 3: Put the Noodles in the Bowl.

It's a good idea to break up the noodles so they are all in the water and receive equal amounts of heat and moisture from the hot water.

Step 4: Microwave the Noodles for 5 Minutes.

If you have time, its a good idea to stir the noodles every minute but it is not absolutly required. The pictures show the noodles in progression of how it breaks down each minute.

Step 5: Put the "Artificial Beef Flavoring" in the Bowl You're Eating From.

Some will say to put it in with the ramen but that makes clean up all messy and nasty.

Step 6: When You're Done, Put Everything in the Sink and Hope Your Roommate Takes Care of It.

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56 Discussions

I would just stir in the flavor packet and eat from the bowl I cooked it in. Only one dish that way!

Did you know Ramen Noodles have microwave instructions on the Back? Sometimes it's just easier to pay attention to these things

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Do you know I'm looking at the bak now and there are NO MICROWAVE INSTRUCTIONS. Stove top only

Some might, but Top Ramen only happens to have instructions for the stove.


2 years ago

U know what?! I used my last ramen... I was looking on how todo it on the microwave and its a frikken prank for your room mate!!! And dont tell me to calm down or chill!!! Ps i made it... Its disgusting

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This worked perfectly! You’re such a life saver :)

you should put hot sauce in them too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


i made it, works great. some microwaves need less time or more time than others

Holy cow!!!!! Best noodles ever!!!!

one hell of an instructable! thank you good sir!

does it still work when making four packages at one time or would all the water not get hot enough?

I appreciate the info but 5 minutes was a bit too long. That made my noodles overcooked. Think ill try 4 minutes next time. Thanks

It was actually really tastey

It worked well for me, I don't have a camera so I can't press the I Made it! button. One thing that might be worth noting is that it tastes a bit better to drain out the hot water once the noodles have been cooked and pour cold milk in it. It also makes it cool faster.

this didnt work 4 me the water went everywhere oops

you can also put the noodle in in the water and put both in the microwave for 4 minutes. P.S. if you do it this way remember to add water first . my sister just put the noodles in and this is what happens.

burnt ramen noodles.jpg