Recipe: Pump Up Your Ramen

Spicy Ramen

Even when you’re in a rush, there’s no reason to eat bland, boring ramen. With a few simple ingredients it’s easy to turn up the thermostat with this spicy rendition of ramen. We’re enhancing the broth using traditional Vietnamese hot sauce, Sriracha and adding some much needed substance with either a soft-boiled or fried egg.

-1 Pkg. beef ramen

-1 egg, your way (but we recommend soft-boiled)

-1 T sirarcha hot sauce

-splash soy sauce

-2 scallions, chopped

-1 tsp garlic, chopped

Savory Ramen

Our take on the traditional Vietnamese soup, Pho. Pho generally takes hours to make as the broth is very labor intensive, but within the comfort of your suite, you can make a delicious dupe in a fraction of that time. You’ll want to save the flavor packet on this one to intensify the broth.

-1 Pkg. beef ramen

-1/2 ramen flavor packet

-handful bean sprouts

-2 tsp fresh ginger, grated

-1 sprig basil

-1/2 lime, squeezed

-1 T hoisin sauce

-cinnamon (for extra taste)

-pinch chili pepper flakes

-1/4 white onion, thinly sliced

Surprise Ramen

Peanut butter in ramen might sound bizarre, but it’s a missed connection. The addition of peanut butter adds a lot of body to the ramen, and we’re adding lime juice and cilantro to give it that Thai flair.

-1 Pkg. chicken ramen

-2 T creamy peanut butter

-1 T lime juice

-1 sprig cilantro

-1 tsp garlic, chopped

-1 tsp cayenne pepper

-splash soy sauce

-1 tsp powdered ginger, optional