Do you eat instant noodles? If you are unfamiliar with instant noodles, some refer instant noodles as: “ramen”. Essentially instant noodles is a dried block of pre-cooked yellow noodles where you need to put hot water and add flavoring powder and seasoning then viola – you have instant food ready in just minutes! Or, you could boil hot water over a stove in a pot then drop the dried noodle block in and cook the noodles that way. Some eat noodles with the broth, some toss out the broth and eat the noodles by itself. Overall, instant noodles are mainly for convenience and affordability but it is not very healthy for you.
In my childhood, our home was stocked with Nongshim Hot & Spicy Bowl Instant Noodles. The entire box would last our family a few months because we did not eat instant noodles often. And, when we did – it was in addition to rice and our lunch or dinner – not the noodles by itself.
Now a days, I hardly eat instant noodles but once in a while I crave for them – I would just purchase one pack, not the entire box. The kind I purchase now is also from the Nongshim brand but different line, it is a more premium line called Nongshim Instant Noodle Shin Ramyun Black Premium Noodle Soup. I always spice up the bowl with other ingredients like above – I added a boiled egg, roast beef, cilantro and topped with dried garlic.
Another method I had eaten instant noodles was back in the middle school where we called it “ramen chips”. Essentially you get a package of instant noodles (usually the cheapest kind) and crush the dried ramen from the back. Then you open the ramen and pour the seasoning, and shake the bag then you eat the dried noodles without cooking and it was like chips! This is definitely not a healthy way of eating uncooked noodles at all!