July 19, 2013
How to Cook Instant Ramen Noodles
In our society today, many people are becoming busier with their work or school, so often times people do not have the time to sit down to a nice home cooked meal. There are already many kinds of frozen and instant foods on the market, but as Asian culture spreads rapidly, instant Ramen noodles has become a simple solution because they are fast, easy, and inexpensive.
I have seen a lot of people cook instant Ramen noodles in the microwave according to the instructions on the packaging. The other common ways are to place the noodles directly into boiling water to cook or to simply pour hot water into an instant noodle cup, empty the soup base packet on top, and let the noodles cook for three to four minutes. However, as an instant-Ramen-noodles fan who has been eating instant Ramen noodles his entire life, I can tell you that there is a cooking method that will transform everyday instant noodles into a delicacy that is comparable to a hearty soup at a nice restaurant.
Before I start to introduce the steps, understand that there is a wide range of quality in the instant Ramen noodles industry. You may want to splurge an extra dollar for better quality noodles as it will still end up costing you less than two dollars for a quality meal. First, you need to prepare by getting the proper cookware and ingredients. You will need a stovetop, a small pot, and tongs. You will also need one pack of instant noodles, half an onion, a handful of bean sprouts (yellow, larger-grained soy sprouts that are used widely in Asian cuisine), and two cups of water.
Second, fill the...