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30th-May-2009 01:19 am
Who likes to add extra stuff to theirs? Do you eat the soup, too? Have you ever had the real stuff in Japan? What's your favourite brand?

I'm a big fan of Nong Shim's Kimchi Ramen and the beef and original Ichiban. I like the other flavours from those brands as well, but those are my top choices.

I often add egg and green onion, sometimes thin slices of carrot and onion if I have some kicking around in the fridge, and any other tiny bits of vegetables I've got on hand. I also dose up the Ichiban noodles with Tabasco.
30th-May-2009 05:34 am (UTC)
I like adding frozen peas and corn to mine and mixing it with an egg. And adding half the flavor packet before I drain it and the other half after.
30th-May-2009 05:58 am (UTC)
Yes! The frozen vegetables!

Do you have the noodles first and then the soup, then?
30th-May-2009 06:19 am (UTC)
Actually I tend to drain it since I like the noodles alone (well, not in soup anyway).
1st-Jul-2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
I prefer the original Ichiban if we're talking about the packaged type of Ramen, but my favorite is Okinawa Soba Soup with pork cutlets, onions, pretty much everything a Japanese restaurant puts in it. :) As far as the packaged ramen goes, I always boil the noodles first, put it in a bowl, and then open the powder packet in the bowl so none of it is wasted had I dropped it in the pot and thrown away the excess water. My sister taught me about something she discovered, adding the sour Tamarind powder mix to the soup. It makes it a little sour, and I add a couple of eggs that I just drop into the boiling pot of water. I use a large spoon spatula to turn over the eggs in the water and transfer it to the bowl of ramen. I add green onions, pork chop cut into small pieces or small shrimp. Of course, when I don't use the Tamarind powder, then I keep it simple with just Tabasco and eggs. As far as adding any vegetables, it would usually just be peas and/or corn, too. And having grown up in Korea, of course there's also the option of eating with kimchi if I'm in the mood. :)
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