[ORIGINAL POST: 2010]
If you want to spruce up the boring bowl of ramen noodles, then I have something for you. A simple yet hearty soup that will take a bit of work but trust me, it’s all worth it. Especially with the snow and cold weather that doesn’t to seem to want to go away. This ramen noodles soup with all the fixings will sure give you the warm and cozy feeling you desperately need.
Ramen Noodles With All The Fixings, PLEASE!
- 3 packs ramen noodles
- 6-7 cups water
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 6 slices bacon (chopped)
- 1/2 sm onion (chopped)
- 6-7 pieces napa cabbage leaves (chopped)
- 3 button mushrooms (sliced thinly)
- poached or boiled eggs (1 egg/person)
- a few cilantro (chopped roughly)
- red pepper flakes (optional)
- chili garlic sauce (optional)
- Boil the the water and vinegar. Midway into boiling, poach the eggs. If you already have boiled eggs in hand, ignore the poaching steps.
- Take the eggs out of the water, set aside and continue to boil the water. Once the water is boiling, add the ramen noodles. Let the noodles cook al dente. Kinda like cooking any pasta.
- In another pan, brown bacon. Then add the onions. Let that cook. Then add the mushrooms. Once that’s cooked, add the napa cabbage. Cook the veggies. Season with the ramen noodles seasoning from the pack.
In a bowl, ladle ramen noodles with the soup water, top it with the vegetable & bacon mixture, an egg, and sprinkle a bit of cilantro. It’s up to you if you want to add the hot spices. I personally like it hot so I say bring it on 🙂 .
If you’re adding a boiled egg, make sure to slice them in small pieces first. It would be easier to eat it like that. With poached egg, the yolk would mixed into the hot broth which makes it even more delicious.
By the way, you don’t have to use bacon. Any leftover meats would do as well. Or no meat at all. You can use shrimp too if you want. Whichever you prefer really. Or stick to the plain boring ramen noodles. After seeing this though I highly doubt you’d ever want to go back to just eating the latter. Feel free to slurp away. You can also add Kimchi in ramen noodles by the way. It’s one of my favorite things to add in ramen these days.