Turn Your Instant Noodles Into Gourmet Meals

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Instant noodles are probably one of the most ubiquitous food out there. But how about elevating it a bit with these tips and tricks?  For genius things you can also do with noodles, click here.

#1 20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Ramen Noodle Soup

This filling and spicy soup is made from instant noodles, fresh vegetables, vegetable stock, dried herbs, and of course, sriracha.  You can even top it off with an egg, scallions, cilantro, or hot peppers (if the soup isn’t spicy enough).  Get the recipe here.  If you’re crazy over sriracha, check out these heavenly ways to use sriracha on just about everything.

20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Ramen Noodle Soup


#2 Noodles in Coconut Milk

Pour 11.5 cups of coconut milk into a pot and add a piece of Shombo pepper, a piece of yellow pepper, and 2 tablespoons of shredded ginger.  Add 4 to 6 pieces of prawns, seasoning, and salt and cook until the prawn is completely cooked.  Steam the noodles in boiling water for a minute and strain and add to the coconut milk mixture.  Cook for an extra minute.  Serve the noodles while the coconut milk is hot!  Get the recipe here.

Noodles in Coconut Milk


#3 Bacon and Egg Breakfast Ramen

With your cooked ramen noodles, add a soft boiled egg and a strip of bacon—voila—breakfast!  Get the recipe here.

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Ramen


#4 Spicy Thai Green Curry Ramen

Besides using instant noodles (although the recipe wants you to use fresh ones), you can make use of a pre-made curry paste with other spices.  You can even work with other vegetables.  In this recipe, in particular, they used carrots, oyster mushrooms, and onions.  Get the recipe here.

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#5 Gammon Steak and Ramen Noodles

Here we have gammon steaks, pan seared and sauteed with ginger and spring onions and then transformed into a delicious broth with green beans and noodles.  Serve this with fresh coriander and a dollop of chili paste.  Get the recipe here.

Gammon Steak and Ramen Noodles


#6 Ramen with Spinach, Sunflower, and Sausage

Be both a little healthy with the spinach and sunflower in this recipe and a little naughty with the ramen and sausage!  Get the recipe here.

Ramen with Spinach, Sunflower, and Sausage


#7 Spicy Peanut Butter Ramen Noodles with Tofu

You might get a lot of skeptics when they hear ramen noodles with peanut butter.  But you’ll definitely be a believer once you eat this filling and hearty meal.  Get the recipe here.

Spicy Peanut Butter Ramen Noodles with Tofu


#8 Instant Mee Pok Dry with Meat and Shrimp Dumplings

After preparing the noodles, top with boiled shrimp dumplings and hae bee hian.  Also top off with some fried shallots and spring onions.  Get the recipe here.

Instant Mee Pok Dry with Meat and Shrimp Dumplings


#9 Asian Stir-Fry

Cook your noodles and strain them and then chop up the vegetables and meat.  Throw them all in a pan including some soy sauce and tofu.  Ready in 5 to 10 minutes!  Get the recipe here.

Asian Stir-Fry


#10 Authentic Japanese Scallop Soup with Ramen Noodles

This recipe was adapted using an authentic Japanese recipe.  Get the recipe here.

Authentic Japanese Scallop Soup with Ramen Noodles


#11 Thai Noodle Bowl

In this recipe, just use the instant noodles and add in some awesome seasonings and peppers.  Remember to separately cook the shrimp to avoid overcooking then toss together.  Get the recipe here.

Thai Noodle Bowl


#12 Spicy Shrimp And Saucy Guacamole Ramen Noodle Bowl

What a tasty dish!  We have the instant noodles (of course), fresh and spicy shrimp, vegetables like cucumbers and tomatoes (along with fresh herbs), and guacamole sauce!  Get the recipe here.

Spicy Shrimp And Saucy Guacamole Ramen Noodle Bowl


#13 Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Shrimp and Scallop and Instant Noodle

Make some cauliflower soup with shrimp and scallop.  Throw in some garlic in a roasting pan to bring in that garlic-y flavor.  Use all of the ingredients inside an instant noodle packet—by using the included seasoned oil as a soup base for the cauliflower soup and the seasoning powder for the scallop and shrimp.  Include some raw instant noodles underneath the soup and sprinkle on top for some texture.  Get the recipe here.

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Shrimp and Scallop and Instant NoodleRoasted Cauliflower Soup with Shrimp and Scallop and Instant Noodle


#14 Asian Ramen Salad

In a big bowl, mix carrots, cabbage, onion, almonds, and chicken.  Take out the seasoning packets inside the instant noodle package and set aside for the dressing.  Put the noodles inside a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.  Afterwards, add the noodles to the bowl with the cabbage mixture then mix the dressing ingredients together and pour the right amount of dressing on the salad.  Toss to combine.  Get the recipe here.

Asian Ramen Salad


#15 Spicy Pork Ramen Noodles

Spicy pork ramen noodles, also called Loco Moco Mazemen, is a popular dish in Philadelphia. Get the recipe here.
Spicy Pork Ramen Noodles
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