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Ramen testing

Ramen Selections Tested

Taste testing and rating (0-5 stars) various ramen from the local Asian market and various online resellers. Only the best will make it into the camp food bin. Listed in order by best overall taste and texture with nothing added. Some rate better with add-ins like bullion powders, shrimp, artificial crabmeat, etc. See the notes below each picture for details.

Cooking method: put dry noodles and flavor packet contents into an insulated bowl with a lid. Add 2 cups of boiling water. Stir, and cover for 15 minutes before eating.

If desiring cooked egg in your ramen:

  1. A cooked egg: poach or fry an egg beforehand and add it after the 15 minute ramen soak time, or…
  2. A fresh raw egg: add boiling water and ramen noodles/flavoring, stir up those contents, then crack a fresh egg right on top of the ramen and hot broth (do not stir the egg in!), then cover the bowl immediately and let sit for 15 minutes.  Stir the poached egg into the contents after 15 minutes

Ramen Add-Ins Tested

Ramen meals can easily be augmented to taste better and to have more nutrition by adding various extra items.  Bouillon powders, dried vegetables and spices, and fresh proteins can make a significant difference in the enjoyment of your ramen.

Here are the add-ins that I have tested with the above ramen products, and that could work for your own ramen or camping meals:

Bouillon
Recommended portion: 1 teaspoon per 16oz of combined broth and noodles (usually 1 finished bowl of ramen and its broth)

  • Knorr chicken granulated bouillon
  • Knorr beef granulated bouillon
  • Malher shrimp bouillon
Protein
Recommended portion: 2oz of shrimp or artificial crab, 1 egg
  • Eggs (poached/scrambled)
  • Artificial crab/lobster
  • Shrimp

If desiring cooked egg in your ramen:

  1. A cooked egg: poach or fry an egg beforehand and add it after the 15 minute ramen soak time, or…
  2. A fresh raw egg: add boiling water and ramen noodles/flavoring, stir up those contents, then crack a fresh egg right on top of the ramen and hot broth (do not stir the egg in!), then cover the bowl immediately and let sit for 15 minutes.  Stir the poached egg into the contents after 15 minutes

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