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Ramen Flavors and Recipes

Updated on September 23, 2012

Everything Ramen!

Did you know that there are tons of ways to prepare ramen noodles? While the most common way of preparing top ramen is too simply boil it, there are tons of other, delicious and simple recipes out there. If you're looking to try something different, or just plain sick of Ramen, check out these recipes and flavors to switch it up!

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Ramen Flavors - Find Your Favorite

For most people, chicken or beef flavored ramen is the standard. But there's a whole world of ramen flavors out there! If you're sick of plain ramen, getting a different flavor is going to be the easiest way to get some variety in your life.

Some of these flavors should be pretty easy to find in stores. Others, like pork and chili flavored, you'll have to purchase through Amazon. Clicking on the links will take you to Amazon, where you can read how others reviewed these flavors.

Maruchan Ramen, Roast Beef, 3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)
Maruchan Ramen, Roast Beef, 3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

The taste is noticably different enough from regular beef, but still has that

 
Maruchan Ramen, Pork, 3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)
Maruchan Ramen, Pork, 3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

This flavor is difficult to find in stores! Amazon is your best bet if you want pork flavored ramen.

 
Maruchan Ramen, Creamy Chicken, 3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)
Maruchan Ramen, Creamy Chicken, 3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

"I was quite pleased with this flavor. Nicely chicken and it really is in a creamy sauce. One of the better flavors, IMHO. I will order these again." - Amazon Reviewer 'Topper'

 
Maruchan Ramen Shrimp, 3.0 Oz., 24 Count
Maruchan Ramen Shrimp, 3.0 Oz., 24 Count

"I buy these for my dorm-living daughter and she is in heaven. Fast and cheap, you can't beat this stuff." - Amazon Reviewer 'Lisa Davidson'

 
Maruchan Ramen, Chili, 3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)
Maruchan Ramen, Chili, 3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

Looking for something a little more spicy? If you're daring, try out the chili flavored ramen! Don't mistake this for Mexican-style chili - it means chili peppers!

 

Quick Tips for Enjoyable Ramen Noodles

If you like your Ramen Noodles short, BEFORE you open the package, break up the Ramen Noodles! This will save a lot of mess later!

Ramen to the Rescue Cookbook: 120 Creative Recipes for Easy Meals Using Everyone's Favorite Pack of Noodles
Ramen to the Rescue Cookbook: 120 Creative Recipes for Easy Meals Using Everyone's Favorite Pack of Noodles

"Ramen to the Rescue is chock full of ideas on creative ways to use ramen noodles. I'll admit, I haven't revisited ramen since college days, but this book makes me want to run to the store and stock up on a few packets. I particularly enjoyed Harlan's intro that delves into the history of ramen, how it is made and tips on how to stock your pantry to make the recipes with ease. While there are lots of Asian inspired dishes, you'll also find surprises like Ramen-Breaded Onion Rings, Chicken Pot Pie, Ramen Alfredo and Lemon-Ginger Cheesecake with Ramen Crust. I can't wait to start cooking!" - Amazon reviewer 'TimeForGoodFood'

 

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The History of Top Ramen

Ramen Noodles originated in China. They were discovered there and brought over to by Japanese travelers.

In 1958, Momofuku Ando, who totally loved ramen Noodles, as did most of Japan, discovered a way to dehydrate the noodles so they could be brought back to tasty life just using water. With this discovery, Ando started Nissin Foods and a revolution in the Ramen Noodle industry and as they say.....the rest is history!

In a Japanese poll, Ramen Noodles by Nissin Foods, was voted the greatest invention in Japanese history for the 20th Century. That tops inventions like the Sony Walkman, the compact disc and the PC!

Quick Tips for Enjoyable Ramen Noodles

If you find that your Ramen Noodles are too salty, use less of the seasoning mix!

Ramen Noodle Fans - Let us know how you like your Ramen Noodles!

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      Dan 5 years ago from CNY

      When I was a young adult we used to eat alot of Ramen, and my friends called it "crackhead soup", and we would make concoctions with it, and then call it crackhead casserole.

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      nyxxie 6 years ago

      I haven't had ramen in a long time, but it's really tasty! Great lens.