Modified Ramen – You Suck at Cooking (episode 80)
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“Instant noodles were invented by Momofuku Ando (born Go Pek-Hok) of Nissin Foods in Japan. They were launched in 1958 under the brand name Chikin Ramen. In 1971, Nissin introduced Cup Noodles, the first cup noodle product. Instant noodles are marketed worldwide under many brand names.
Ramen, a Japanese noodle soup, is sometimes used as a descriptor for instant noodle flavors by some Japanese instant noodle manufacturers. It has become synonymous in America for all instant noodle products.”
If you’ve never had actual ramen from a Japanese restaurant, put that at the top of your food-related to do list. Actually go right now. I don’t care if you’re at work, just go.
Checking for WABS is mostly necessary with the cheap North American packets (as far as I know). If you get Asian versions of instant ramen there are a LOT of great ones with tons of flavor, sauces, dehydrated vegetables. Also the ones served in cup seems to be more deluxe.
Recipe #1: Broth of choice, Scallions and eggs. I tend to cook my egg most of the way through but you do you, boo.
Recipe #2: Veggie or chicken broth, Scallions, peanut butter, chopped broccoli. This is my favorite. A simpler version of my spicy peanut butter soup video.
Recipe #3: No broth, Bacon, butter, parmesan. For when you’re feeling filthy and want to compound it.
Recipe #4: Veggie or chicken broth, Indian curry paste and chic peas. There are a lot of veggies that would work well in this. There are also a ton of Indian curry pastes but I haven’t met one I didn’t like.
Recipe #5 Beef broth, spinach, sliced steak. Slice the steak as thinly as possible. I was looking for flank steak, ended up using top sirloin, you could also use hanger steak or skirt steak…there is a lot of opinions on steak cuts but I’m already out of my comfort zone. Just in life in general.
If you’ve read this far, congratulations, I’m giving away a prize to the few that get this far. The prize is the gift of reading my random ramblings for the next couple of minutes.
Do you ever find yourself sitting around, living life, then suddenly you’re all WTF? I mean W IN T ACTUAL F. In an existential kind of way. Honestly the weight of actually existing, even when things are going great, is sometimes just super overwhelming. I’m not sure it’s really fathomable. I mean if we think about the beginning of the universe and try to imagine the nothing that it came from, it’s gotta be a trick. Like there can’t have ever been nothing. But if there can’t have ever been nothing then…this is the point at which I’ve actually gone mad. Help. My brain is trying to stretch in a way it wasn’t built for. My brain isn’t Simone Biles, you know? And you shouldn’t expect it to be. It has limits. But is that just the ceiling of my own confidence? The real problem here is that I said you won a prize, and usually prizes are supposed to be something good where you feel, “yeah, I totally just won a prize, man, I love prizes.” But just look at this. I’m not even sorry. It’s possible I was up late last night.