How to Make Ramen: The Right Way

A bowl of mouth-watering ramen | Source: June Xie (from Delish)

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Ramen is a delicious and effective food option for family gatherings or friend meet-ups. It’s also known to be easy to cook and is a famous late-night snack at IMSA. However, it’s important to understand how to make it the right way to ensure the best taste, texture, and the overall atmosphere of enjoying it. Continue reading to see how to spice up your noodles!

 

Step 1: Break Into Parts

The first step is to take your ramen and before taking it out, break it into separate parts inside the package. This way, you can easily place your dry ramen pieces into any size container without having to worry about the noodles overflowing or not fitting in all the way. Moreover, this also enhances flavor and speeds up the process for cooking time. Add these pieces to the bowl. 

Step 2: Fill Bowl with Water

The following step is to take your bowl and fill it all the way up with water. The main point in this step is to be sure to fill your water over the ramen so once it’s finished cooking or out of the microwave, the water will not be completely absorbed. Make sure that every piece of noodle is soaked, and the water is at room temperature before cooking or microwaving. 

Step 3: Microwave the Ramen

The fourth step is to microwave the ramen in the water mixture for around three minutes or until the noodles start to soften. At this stage, soggy noodles are completely okay and should be expected. One note is to bring a hand towel to carry your hot ramen back to your dorm because the outside bowl may reach a high temperature.

Step 4: Allow Ramen to Cool

The fifth step is to take the ramen out and allow it to cool to room temperature before continuing. This step is considered to be important since it helps the ramen to become soft.

Step 5: Put Spice Packet In Ramen

After it has cooled, open the spice packet and sprinkle in the contents, but remember to only use one-third of it! Having too much spice can overpower the soft noodles, resulting in an unpleasant taste. Additionally, you can always add more flavoring powder if one-third proves to be too little.

Step 6: Don’t Mix and Enjoy! 

The seventh and final step is to not mix the noodles since that would ruin the flavor. Bring some friends over and enjoy your properly prepared ramen.

 

Now you know the secret to getting the most out of your store-bought ramen! Most of these steps can easily be overlooked but as long as you follow them correctly, you should not only gain new cooking skills but also knowledge on how to impress your friends next time you make ramen. 

About the Author

Michelle Sun
I'm currently a junior at IMSA and my Acronym position is Lifestyle Section Editor. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, crocheting, jogging with friends, or even doing a few extra math problems. I'm an avid learner and am part of Girls Who Code on campus as well as cross country and track. I'm excited to see what each new year brings!

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