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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:21 PM
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Ramen is square, Bowls are round

Has anyone found a rectangular ramen bowl, so I can just pour in the hot water and cover the noodles?

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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:36 PM
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1. saw some square bowls
at ... ssshhhh (don't tell anybody) walmart
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:37 PM
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2. You are supposed to find a bowl big enough
for the ramen to sit in to cook, right? You also stir it when it gets soggy.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:40 PM
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3. But if the bowl is round...
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 05:42 PM by jberryhill
The water in the bottom part of the bowl is not in contact with the Ramen.

I am assuming that water penetration of Ramen noodles is a quasi-Fickian diffusion process, under which one wants to maximize the concentration gradient of the diffusing species...

The way I normally make Ramen is:

Put in bowl. Boil water. Put water in bowl. Cover bowl. Come back three hours later and say, "Oh, yeah, I was making ramen". Put ramen in microwave.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:44 PM
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4. Here's what I do
Put ramen in pot.
Boil water in a different container with enough water to cover the ramen.
Put boiling water with the ramen.
Check in 3 min and stir.
Check again in 2 min and pour contents into eating bowl.
Done.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:52 PM
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5. Two pots AND a bowl?

Hey, you wanna come to my place and do the dishes?

The fact that ramen doesn't come in a squeezable container that I can empty into my mouth is bad enough.

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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:16 PM
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9. LOL
1 bowl just holds water.
1 bowl is for you to put the finished product in.
The pot is where you cook the damned thing

So yeah, easy to do the dishes. Besides, I have a dish washer at home :P
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:26 PM
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10. I have a dish washer at home

Yeah, so do I.

But she complains a lot about it.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:16 PM
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13. No one complained to me about it.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:55 PM
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6. ha
that's about right

we have two hungry male offspring in the house, here is how we do ramen: - they put a half gallon of water in a pot and barely bring it to a boil on the stove, then toss in a half dozen packs of ramen till it loosens up (boil for about 45 seconds) then they spill noodles and "broth" all over the stove serving themselves partially reconstituted crunchy soup, leaving an unappetizing large spoonful to ferment in the pot. A week or two later they bring the dirty bows and spoons back out of their cave after I bitch about not having any bowls or spoons in the kitchen for several days.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:00 PM
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7. Break-The-Ramen- in-Pieces
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:03 PM
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8. But then the noodles are shorter

And you can't eat them with chopsticks, dripping all over your shirt, and drink the broth when you are done.
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:04 PM
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11. This is how I roll:
1. Fill small saucepan with enough tap water to barely cover the ramen cake
2. Add Soy Sauce
3. Bring to Boil
4. Toss noodles into boiling water
5. Take noodles off heat when fully cooked, add flavor packets, curry powder, and one beaten egg
6. Stir till eggs are cooked
7. Transfer to bowl for eating.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:01 PM
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19. Hey, will you come over and fix some ramen?
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:11 PM
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12. You're supposed to put the ramen biscuit in the pot, not your bowl...
Bring water to boil. Insert ramen noodles, boil for three minutes.

Strain the water into a container and put the noodles in a bowl. Add enough water to barely cover the noodles. Put in the seasoning packet, cheese, raw egg, ham, scallions if you like them, a little bit of chopped olive, and maybe a little bit of chopped wafer-thin turkey. Stir until the egg cooks, then eat. (This is the kinder and gentler version of Everything Ramien...the classic Second Division Everything Ramien calls for cooking ramien then adding everything out of a C-ration to it.)
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:00 PM
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17. If I had all that stuff

I wouldn't be eating ramen.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:13 PM
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21. ...
:thumbsup:



:rofl:
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:45 PM
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14. Buy a few of those ZipLock or Rubbermaid...
low-cost plastic storage containers of the appropriate size. You can nuke stuff in them, no problem. :-)
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:00 PM
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18. My hero!
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:32 PM
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15. I've gone beyond ramen
Pho, baby! Pho is where it's at!!
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:43 PM
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16. Obvious.
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:29 AM
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20. You are all wrong.
1. Remove brick from package. Be sure not to tear the package too badly.
2. Eat all of the 'crumbs' left in the package from poor handling in transport. Preferably, do this by upending the package as though you were trying to scarf the crumbs from a bag of chips.
3. Over a small bowl, break the brick into several chunks, preferably between 1-2 inches on a side.
4. Open the seasoning packet at one end to preserve the pouch, don't just rip it all to hell.
5. Take seasoning and sprinkle a bit on a chunk of noodles. Eat.
6. Repeat 5 as necessary.

As you can see, no actual water is involved. You may consider it a minimal solution if you can retain enough of the initial packaging intact such that you do not require a bowl as explained in step 3.
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 03:31 PM
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22. I smash mine to smithereens before I ever open the package.
That way, it is more likely to conform to any ramen-delivery vehicle.
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 06:15 PM
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23. The handiest thing I've found for ramen ...
... is the small sized "corell" casserole. It works in the microwave or on the stove, has a lid, is square, and doesn't leave your ramen tasting like plastic. You can frequently find these at thrift stores (although the lids are often missing).
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