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5-Minute Soupless Noodles

Updated on October 10, 2014

Noodles Ready in Just 5 Minutes!

5-Minute Soupless Noodles
5-Minute Soupless Noodles
Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint
Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint

Ivan owns one of the most popular ramen joints in Japan. His passion for the humble bowl of noodles shows through his writing and not surprisingly, this book shows you how to make a really good bowl of ramen at home.

In addition to recipes of most of the varieties of ramen, he includes additional recipes for side dishes that pair perfectly with your bowl of noodles.


When I was a kid, I wasn't too happy when my mother cooked me noodles for lunch. I was never really a fan of noodles in soup. The only way I'd eat noodles were if they were fried. As an adult, I've learned to enjoy them in all its variations, but I still have a fondness for fried or soupless noodles.

In my 20's, I found myself perpetually on the brink of bankruptcy and I had to make do with packages of instant ramen noodles as they were cheap and filling. Although I no longer live on a diet of instant noodles, I still eat them now and then, especially when I'm on a busy schedule with not much time to cook.

The Quickest Noodles You'll Ever Make!

These soup-less noodles are made with a package of instant ramen noodles and half a packet of the instant soup base. I find the entire pack too salty for my taste so I always suggest you add just a half packet before adding more. Although I've used a sprinkling of frozen vegetables and sausage, you can substitute any vegetables and/or meat you desire. Add some hot sauce like siracha sauce or Tabasco for added kick.

Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 3 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 1


  • I package instant noodles with soup base packet.
  • 1/4 cup frozen vegetables
  • 1/2 sausage
  • pepper to taste
  • hot sauce ( optional )


  1. Add frozen vegetables and sausage in a pot of boiling water. Cook for one minute.
  2. Add instant ramen and boil for 3 minutes.
  3. Drain everything in a colander to get rid of excess liquid.
  4. Put everything into a bowl.
  5. Add half package of the instant soup mix into the bowl and mix thoroughly.
  6. Transfer to a plate.
  7. Add pepper and hot sauce to taste.

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      Sherry Venegas 

      4 years ago from La Verne, CA

      In Japan our tour bus stopped at an eatery that featured 110 or more types of noodle soup. All that variety and I'd pick chicken and green onion.

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      Lynn Klobuchar 

      4 years ago

      I love noodles but now much be sure they do not have wheat in them. This is a super quick recipe. I think my sons could make some good use of this.

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      Elsie Hagley 

      4 years ago from New Zealand

      This looks like a quick easy meal. That would have been a bad experience you had at such a young age , what would we do without noodles? Hope life is treating you well now. All Happy Days.

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      4 years ago

      Noodles my fav dish... i love it.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Looks delicious, I'll Pin this one, Thanks for another great recipe:)

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      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      I love variations on ramen noodles. My fave is to get a back of frozen stir fry veggies and steam them then ad noodles sans flavor packet, a bit more water, and a bit of sesame oil. wonderful stuff. I'm gonna try your rendition soon.

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      Diana Grant 

      4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Looks easy; and there are lots of alternatives.. I might put frozen prawns or other sea-food with it, or sliced boiled fish balls.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I like instant noodles, and I have some recipes that include them. This is a great way to prepare a quick, satisfying meal and I'm bookmarking this lens! Thanks for sharing.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I like noodles but my husband doesn't. Maybe he had too many as a child. Enjoyed reading and seeing this great sounding recipe. Photo is super.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      well this is certainly a quick and simple recipe, looks good as well :)

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      4 years ago

      Congratulation on making 100 lens Shinichi, I'm so happy for you! Fried and soupless looks interesting, I'd love to try it some day.

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      First, may I congratulate you on number 100? An awesome achievement! I have a weakness for ramen noodles so this looks really good! Never thought of adding part of the seasoning packet after draining, but I will try it now. Love quick and easy too! Great looking recipe.


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