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20 November 2008 @ 09:01 am
Ramen  
Several of you seemed surprised by my ramen consumption, so I figured I'd let you know how I make them and why it's one of my favorite dishes when dining alone. First I cook the package or ramen in it's broth in the microwave. While that's cooking, in another bowl, I beat two eggs, a spoonful of peanut butter, a spoonful of chili sauce, and a splash of soy sauce. If I have some garlic or hot peppers sitting around I'll throw them in too. Then I drain the noodles, toss them in the egg mixture, and fry the whole mess up in a little peanut oil. It only takes five minutes to make and is so satisfying, especially after a night of drinking.

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doNUT!donutgirl on November 20th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
interesting. do you do anything with the so-called "flavor packet", or does that see the trash?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: green tikiassmonkeydiary on November 20th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
I use that in the water I cook the noodles in, but most of it goes away when I drain the noodles.
doNUT!donutgirl on November 20th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
ah!
everybody hates a tourist.dynamine on November 20th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
whoa, mama...beware the cholesterol in that combo, man.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: meditatingassmonkeydiary on November 20th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
It's not so bad cholesterol-wise. Now, sodium is another story.
zantimisfit on November 20th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
We need a picture of this dish.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: guru of badonkadonkassmonkeydiary on November 20th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
I'll see what I can do!
a foxy vixen, so illustriousgloriamunty on November 20th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
What kind of ramen noodles, just like the brick of noodles kind?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: angel and the ape giganticassmonkeydiary on November 20th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
Yup, the cheapo four for a dollar bricks.
captian_whamo on November 20th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
you lost me at microwave, then had me back at eggs and peanut butter. If you ditched the flavor packet that it comes with this would be not weird at all.
but this is also coming from someone who eats fancified annies bunny shaped macaroni and cheese when she's sad.
Pallaspallasathene8 on November 20th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
I often get ramen cravings. But that peanut butter business, eww.
The Semi-Mad Network Adminkaraksindru on November 21st, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
That sounds pretty tasty. I may have to try it. Thanks! :)
misterhumbug on November 21st, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
For the record, you should hop over to your nearest Korean market and buy ramen there. Korean ramen (pronounced "ram-yun" in Korea) is much tastier and much spicier than the bland Americanized shite you get at the supermarket.

The amount of sodium's about the same, unfortunately.