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im in college so im in tight budget n i bought ramen, but i mean lots of it, but eating it alone all the time can become tiring, ive seen in kdramas n show they add some egg or other things, what kind of this can i add to the ramen to make it better n how do i know when to add it?,thanks.
Is this just regular Ramen, or Korean Ramyun? Ramyun, as the Korean call it, is usually spicy. But either way, you can throw in a egg and mix that around, throw in some spam (yes spam, cheap but decent meat), dduk (rice cake), green onions or hotdogs. The Ramyun I get in restaurants around Seoul, Korea just have dduk in it though and its good enough.
Kimchie, egg, tuna and green onion are my top choices.
its regular ramen, thanks ima try em
Try adding a slice of American cheese for a creamy twist! this is very popular in Korea!
I like to put frozen shrimp in mine in place of spam.
Green onions, Kimchi, Rice cakes for rice cake soup, eggs, and white rice at the end when all you have left is the soup :)
For Korean Ramen I like to add broccoli, tofu (fried or unfried), kimchi, scallions and a little sesame oil. That way it is healthier and like a whole meal.
i like to add mushrooms, broccoli and a little sesame oil. in a korean cooking show, i once saw someone add mint leaves and egg threads to spicy ramen. (youtube has good videos on how to make egg threads = simple really).
oh you know what, a college friend of mine use to boil the noodles and vegetables, then drain the water and add the powdered soup base. so it’d be like oriental noodles. she made me try it and it was pretty good. never would have thought about it. she used the oriental flavored ramen and also added shredded chicken.
If you like spicy food try getting a case of Shin Ramyun, it’s the best! I like to add in baby spinach leaves (or other greens I have around), cilantro, soybean sprouts, tofu, and/or green onion. I rarely add in meat, but I think spam would be good. Also any left over meat you may have in the fridge :)
ooh, I love adding stuff to my ramen. I love putting in dumplings/mandoo/potstickers, eggs, tofu, kimchi, leftover beef/pork/chicken, any frozen shrimp I have on hand, romaine lettuce/cabbage (we use it a lot in our hotpot/shabu shabu/oden, put it in last so it still has crunch but it’s sweet!), any oden stuff like fish cakes/shrimp balls etc. basically, anything in your fridge that can go in soup even frozen/fresh vegs like broccoli/squash…
But if you really are on a budget and want to spruce it up: egg and green onions are the best. and if you have about 10 to spend, go to the store and buy a bag of shrimp, the cheapest you can find, even precooked is fine or if you like, canned tuna goes well with the spicy ramen flavors (that I have only heard b/c I can’t stand the smell of it)and just add it in. wonderful how it changes it from boring noodles to a meal.
I just made the shin ramen with hotdogs and tdokboki. Delicious! Thanks for the ideas!
i use samgyumpsal, pork belly slices, egg, green onion and kimchi in my ramen.
you can also use hot dogs and flat rice cakes, sliced up potatoes if you’d like also.
i like the way kizuna4me eats! hahaha!
For regular ramen, I usually stick to just an egg. Sometimes I’ll add tabasco to give it a kick.
However, with Korean ramen, like Shin ramen, I put in oodles of stuff. Mostly green onion, kimchi, raw frozen seafood (they sell a mixed version usually intended for paella and such in most supermarkets), gochujang, spam, or a clam or two. Just a mix and match of those ingredients makes for some excellent ramen.
A word of warning about ramen. It’s extremely salty and has almost no nutritional value. If you still want to eat it, try adding vegetable matter to it such as carrot, onions, spinach, broccoli, etc…
I’m on an extreme budget as well (got laid off last year and still haven’t found employment), and I find that eating Korean is fairly inexpensive since rice makes up the bulk of the meal. Once you have your main seasonings, a soup, kimchi, and some side dishes are all I make on the weekends and just eat that with rice for the rest of the week. ‘Course, I don’t know how you’d feel about eating Korean everyday. I grew up on the stuff, but I know some of my non-Korean friends think I’m crazy for eating rice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday.
When we make ramen at my house we do this one version that is quick and delicious. We add kimchi, a handful of frozen mixed stirfry veggies and a big handful of shrimp that we keep in the freezer. Then top with some sliced scallion and or some bean sprouts. Sometimes I add an egg while it is cooking. I always top it with a bit of sesame oil. It makes for a very filling and delicious soup.
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