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What’s the best way to make 10 cent ramen taste like 20 cent ramen?

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What’s the best way to make 10 cent ramen taste like 20 cent ramen?

Ed ecco le risposte:

Add another block of 10 cent ramen to the bowl.

Add an egg, hot sauce, green onion, or any combo of those

Throw a dime in the water while its boiling. Stir well

Here are some frugal additions (you don’t need to do all of these, mix and match 1-3 at a time.)


  • add a poached egg to the final ramen
  • add an egg scrambled with a bit of soy sauce into the broth when it’s simmering
  • add a quartered soft-boiled egg
  • make an egg-and-scallion omelette in a separate pan – roll it up, slice super-thin, and add the scallion egg “noodles” to the final ramen bowl


  • add some sliced scallions/green onions (I grow in a pot of soil from seed, so VERY frugal to add)
  • add some bok choi leaves (again, i grow in a pot from seed, very frugal
  • add thinly sliced radish and radish tops (again from my garden)
  • make carrot “ribbons” with a vegetable peeler, add to cook alongside the noodles
  • thinly slice a celery rib, add to cook alongside the noodles
  • fry a small amount of julienne onion in a small amount of sesame oil, then add the water to the pot and make the noodles
  • same as above, but with ginger and garlic
  • same as above, but with ginger and garlic 1-2 mushrooms.
  • add a small handful of spinach leaves to the ramen bowl
  • add a few sliced snow peas to the ramen bowl
  • add some bean sprouts to the ramen bowl


  • soy sauce (watch that your final broth isn’t too salty)
  • red pepper flakes
  • sesame oil
  • chinese 5-spice powder
  • sri racha or sambal olek
  • peanut butter
  • part of a can of coconut milk (I like to reserve some when i make thai or indian food, then use the reserved part in a ramen later)
  • splash of citrus (lemon, lime, orange – segments or juice)
  • small amount of brown sugar, palm sugar, or any other sweetener (especially nice with spice, coconut, or peanut flavors)
  • oyster sauce (salty)
  • hoisin sauce (salty sweet)
  • mirin
  • homemade stock instead of water (i don’t add much salt to my stock so it’s not overly salty, but again – watch it doesn’t get too salty)


  • see eggs, above
  • tofu (I like silken in soups, but you can use any)
  • tofu skin (it has a different texture and is tougher/holds up almost like fried egg)
  • soy beans (shelled edamame)
  • literally any leftover meat (chicken, beef, pork, deli meat, hot dogs, bacon, etc. one of my favorites is leftover puerto rican pork shoulder (pernil) sliced very thin, plus a piece crispy pork skin (chicharrón) on top.)

If you cook a lot at home, you likely have access to many of these right now. If not, you probably still have a few. a person who NEVER cooks might still have red pepper flakes (leftover packet from pizza takeout), an egg, and soy sauce (again, you might have a packet available).

E: thanks for the appreciation, guys!

Mix some soy sauce and peanut butter in another bowl. Add a garlic clove, vegetable bullion, and other spices to the water. Top with sesame seeds.