Budget Dining: How to cook ramen that doesn't taste like cardboard.

We’ve all been there, the budget is tight and it is time to break out the top ramen. Remember the joy of sprinkling the “flavor packet” over the noodles so that you can savor the “chicken” flavor. According to Tom Ley over at deadspin:


[I]t doesn’t have to be this way. With just a few extra (cheap) ingredients and some ingenuity, ramen can be transformed into a meal that even your friends with real jobs would be happy to eat. So join me, as I teach you how to make ramen worth eating.

What you will need:

  • One package of ramen noodles. I prefer Maruchan over Top Ramen
  • One bunch of baby bok choy
  • Eggs
  • Jalapenos
  • Frozen meatballs. Make sure you get small ones, the package should say “cocktail size” or something similar
  • Silken tofu
  • Green onions
  • Mixed frozen vegetables

To see what he does with these ingredients, check out the full story here.