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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:15 PM
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Ramen noodles -- economical, quick meal, or the Devil's pasta?
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:16 PM
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1. Maybe good unless eaten in excess?

I mean it can't be all that good for you -- but if your hungry they can hit the spot!
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bettys boy Donating Member (137 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:17 PM
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3. I like 'em dry
spread some peanut butter or Cheez Whiz on 'em like a giant cracker.
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wallwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:16 PM
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2. Ramen noodles + can of soup = tasty dinner, and
more money left for beer.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:18 PM
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7. I like mine with boiled eggs and boiled chicken
:9
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Dissent Is Patriotic Donating Member (793 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:17 PM
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4. Too much salt
you have to drink a gallon of water afterwards.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:25 PM
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13. The secret is
cook them according to the directions, but then drain all the water, mix in a pat of butter and one-third to one-half the seasonings packet.

Far less salt, same great taste.
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Logiola Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:17 PM
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5. go to an asian market
and buy some prepackaged udon noodles(usally like 3 packs for a buck).. they taste way better and are amazing.. just add some soy sauce and terriyaki sauce and fry them in a pan.. some greens and you have one damn tasty and filling meal
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:17 PM
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6. Ramen noodles, soy sauce, onion, celery, garlic, a tablespoon..
...of brown sugar.

Yummy.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:18 PM
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8. throw away the seasoning packet ...
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:19 PM by Lisa
eat the noodles with lemon juice, cilantro, sliced tomatoes, black pepper, a dash of soy sauce or ginger, maybe a bit of garlic -- and if you like, sliced boiled egg and/or cold chicken.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:19 PM
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9. That depends on if I've had them too often...
I used to love adding stuff to them.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:19 PM
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10. Disgusting 'food'
and really lousy nutrition.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:20 PM
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11. Too Salty. Makes My Kidneys Weep Just To Think Of It
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:22 PM
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12. Alright occaisionally, but should not be your main food source
From what I have heard from people unfortunate to know this first hand, a diet consisting mainly of Ramen noodles will leave you malnourished and make you look like a concentration camp inmate if you started out as a healthy weighted young adult.
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:25 PM
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14. durn I love ramen
I won't buy them though except in a financial emergency. Trans fats. :-( But they are addictive. I'm all about the ramen.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:26 PM
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15. yummy late at night.
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:28 PM
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16. Got to be the devil's pasta
I washed out more pans, from teenagers making Top Raman, in my life than I care to remember. At $2.60 a case from Win-co, I always had some around for the kids....unfortunately half the neighborhood also snacked at our house, and most of them had the munchies. I have this love hate relationship with the Satan noodles.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:28 PM
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17. You're right
it's quick and easy, and if you boil the seasoning in the boiling water and pluck the noodles out of the broth, it's not as salty, either. Actually, I went on a Ramen noodle binge once for a week and lost two pounds.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:31 PM
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18. Sometimes I really crave the damned things! YUM!!
In a way I could eat them for every meal. Mostly, I like to boil them, and then pour off the water and just sprinkle the packet of seasoning on the noodles.

But, for the times when I went me a bowl of pho or something udon-like, nothing beats Ramen!

Cook the noodles, strain the noodles and put them in the bowl, crack an egg into them, get the broth a boiling, pour it over the noodles and egg so it cooks the egg, add some scallions, maybe some umoboko, or shredded meats, some spinach or other greens, and anything else, and there is one mighty fine bowl of pho-like dinner.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:31 PM
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19. Staple here
and we buy the gigunda 50 pack for $3.97 so you get sick of the same flavor...blech.

Now you've got me wondering though. Is that the image of Satan I see floating in the squiggles??????? :evilgrin:
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:50 PM
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24. heh
yup

:D
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:58 PM
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26. Oooohhhhhh Nooooooooo!!!!!!!!
Time to switch to the four for a dollar mac and cheese, where Mother Mary might appear in the sauce. :hi: I'll never be able to sell my demonic shrimp-flavored noodles on e-bay....

I'll just give this bowl of Ramen to the kittens......who are not afraid of satan or anything else !
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:37 PM
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20. Yes
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:38 PM
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21. In Hawai'i, ramen is considered cuisine
it bears no relation whatever to the dried-up ten-for-a-buck objects described, hereabouts known as "dry saimin" (saimin is another type of local noodle soup).

Actual Japan-style ramen is served at noodle shops throughout the islands. The Sapporo (miso) style is most popular, followed closely by shoyu ramen. (Digression: I once had a crossword clue "Salty sauce", three letters, blank-O-blank. My first thought was "Hmmm, shoyu doesn't fit." :-) )

Come to think of it, I really have no explanation for why any type of hot soup would be so popular in the tropics, other than perhaps that local people start to complain about the cold* when it gets below 70 F.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:42 PM
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22. wee goody!! ramen noodles...
a billion chinese can't be that wrong :thumbsup: toss a pea pod on top & you got fine dining ~
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:46 PM
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23. I put lots of veggies in with it
cabbage or bok/suey choy, mushrooms, carrots, red peppers, zucchini, spinach...and then add the green onion right before serving.

On their own, though... :puke:
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Lilith Velkor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:51 PM
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25. yes, yes, and yes
mmmmmmmmmm ramen
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:03 PM
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27. If you...
... fix them up they can be ok.

Sometimes I cook them with a can of soup. Others I add a few ounces of meat from yesterday's dinner. Carrots or peeled broccoli stalks go great with them.

But you have to be pretty damn hungry to eat them as directed :)
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:06 PM
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28. I like Chicken Ramen!
Inexpensive and delicious!
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:18 PM
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29. Ramen noodles: Staple of the Bush Economy.
Ramen noodles are not the devil's pasta. :P

Like government cheese, ramen noodles keep people fed in times of economic disaster.

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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:21 PM
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30. all three actually.
I get them for 9 cents a pack at Albertson's or Kroger, and mix up the varieties. Our favorites are the hot chili flavored ones, and pork.

I like to dump frozen oriental veggies in them, or frozen brocolli florets, spinach, french cut green beans. Bits of leftover meat too.

Sometimes I add a drop or two of sesame oil, some hot pepper flakes, a tsp of vinegar and a beaten egg..Viola!!! ersatz hot and sour soup.

I had not thought of combining them with other soups, sounds interesting.



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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:25 PM
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31. Octopuss like 'em....
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:37 PM
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32. fuckin shit
The starch gave me heartburn.
Fuck ramen. Fuck ramen!!
<scream>

Yes I am a poor college student, and I do speak from experience =(
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:40 PM
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33. Two years near the bottom of a compost pile
didn't break them down. I'll go with Devil's Pasta. :hi:
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:41 PM
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34. Toast them in a pan in sesame oil and throw them in your salad
YUM!
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:37 PM
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36. wow
that sounds good.

you always have good cooking ideas :hi:
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:52 PM
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35. Satan's Spaghetti.
We eat 'em all the time. Guess we go to Hell's kitchen for that. We doctor them up pretty extensively though. Heck..even our pet rabbits like the noodles. Throw away that seasoning packet though....that's death in tin foil.
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:57 PM
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37. I love the things, but they will seriously KILL you
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:58 PM
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38. the Devil's pasta
:rofl:
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:58 PM
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39. I like them every now and then, but I fatten them up more by mixing
in a little butter. And I like mine thick not soupy as some like it.
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LastKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:00 PM
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40. i cant eat em.
i tried once. it almost puked with every bite. their not bad if you use them in recipies, but alone like their ment to be, no. cant hate it.
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