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Show Your Noodles #21: Momofuku Ando Day Edition

Welcome to Show Your Noodles #21: The Momofuku Ando Day Edition! It’s been a couple of months since I’ve done a Show Your Noodles, mainly because I haven’t received any submissions. Well, recently people have been sending in quite a few and I thought today would be a good day to try it again. As always if you would like to participate in show Your Noodles #22, all you need to do is email a photo of anything you’ve made with instant noodles (a new recipe or a sculpture; really – go wild with it) with your first name, last initial, general location and a description of your noodles to [email protected]. Don’t forget to check out the Momofuku Ando Day 2013 post – worked hard on that one! With that, let’s check out some noodles! My wife judges them – here we go!

#9 Here’s one from Ray A of Nongshim America in Rancho Cucamonga, California:

This was Jinjja Jinjja and emart soupbase. Mmm spicy goodness!

#8 Here’s one from Justin C:

YUM! SO good! No need to add hot sauce as Shin Ramyun Black is spicy enough. Hey @theramenrater ! Here’s my pic. 🙂

#7 Here’s one from Lisa H of Nissin Foods USA’s Marketing Department in California:

Chow Mein Thai Chicken Noodles

Ingredients:
1. 2 packages of CHOW MEIN Thai Peanut Flavor
2. pre-cooked chicken, diced
3. Thai Peanut dressing/marinade
4. chopped celery
5. green onions
6. peanuts
Cooking Directions
Prepare CHOW MEIN following the cooking directions on the package.
Add pre-cooked chicken, celery, green onions, and peanuts (as much or as little as you like). Toss and serve hot or cold.

#6 Here’s one from Joe & Gill of the UK

Here’s some more noodle pics and a video that we meant to send you October/November time….enjoy!

Video:

#5 Here’s one from Naho K of Nissin Foods USA’s Marketing Department in California:

Instant Chow Mein

Ingredients: ½ cup chopped green onions, handful of bean sprouts, char siu (roast pork), vegetable oil, salt and pepper.
Directions:
1. Cook Chow Mein Teriyaki Beef according to directions on package
2. Sauté vegetables and char siu
3. Add vegetables and char siu to cooked Chow Mein
4. Empty the liquid seasoning (from Chow Mein package) on top
5. Toss and serve

#4 Here’s one by Christina Y of Nissin Foods USA’s Marketing Department in California:

Souper Meal Shrimp

Ingredients:
1 Nissin Souper Meal with Shrimp
4 pieces large cooked shrimp (41 to 50 count per pound)
Baby Broccoli
Directions:
1.       Prepare Souper Meal with Shrimp according to instructions
2.       Steam baby broccoli with a little water in microwave
3.       Top noodles with baby broccoli and shrimp
4.       Enjoy

#3 This is a submission by Aya H of the Nissin Foods USA Marketing Department in California:

Bacon Spinach Ramen
Ingredients:
1 package Nissin Top Ramen Chicken Flavor
½ cup fresh, baby spinach
1 Tbsp of Bacon bits or cooked minced bacon
2 cups water
Coarsely ground black pepper (to taste)
Directions:
1. Boil 2 cups of water in a pot. Add noodles, breaking up if desired.
2. Add baby spinach 2 minutes and 30 seconds after adding the noodles. Stir occasionally.
3. Remove from heat 30 seconds later. Stir in seasonings from flavor packet. Top with bacon bits or chopped bacon and ground black pepper to taste.
Serves 1
Cooking and Preparation time – 5 minutes

Ramen Italiano

Ingredients:
1 package Nissin Top Ramen Chicken Flavor
½ cup fresh, baby spinach
3 Tbsp chopped tomatoes and juices (from a can)
2 cups water
½ tsp garlic seasoning
½ Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
Directions:
1. Boil 2 cups of water in a pot. Add noodles, breaking up if desired.
2. Add the tomatoes after 2 minutes and baby spinach 30 seconds later. Stir occasionally.
3. Cook for 30 seconds then remove from heat. Stir in seasonings from flavor packet and garlic seasoning. Top with parmesan cheese.
Serves 1
Cooking and Preparation time – 5 minutes

#2 Here’s one from Josh S:

Namja Ramen from Paldo with Corn, Green Beans, Onion, Imitation Crab, and an Egg marinated in Bulgogi sauce!
Delicioso!

#1 This one’s from Scott A from the Nissin Foods USA Marketing Department in California:

Chow Noodles Alfredo Carbonara

Ingredients: two slices of Canadian bacon or two strips of regular bacon, a splash of cream or milk, parley, EVOO, pepper, and parmesan cheese
Directions:
1.       Cook Chow Noodles Alfredo according to directions on the package
2.       Slice Canadian bacon or regular bacon – cook
3.       Add and heat EVOO in a skillet
4.       Transfer cooked Chow Noodles Alfredo to the skillet
5.       Add a splash of milk or cream while you mix the noodles and bacon for 3 minutes
6.       Add pepper to taste
7.       Add chopped parsley
8.       Add parmesan cheese to taste

Wow this was an awesome roundup! Thanks to everyone who participated and hope to see more pics from you and everyone else that reads the blog!

Show Your Noodles #21

If you’re new to The Ramen Rater’s Show Your Noodles, you can email me a picture of some noodles you’ve made, include your name and location and I’ll post it on the Show Your Noodles roundup! Fancy or functional, it doesn’t matter. I mean, you could do literally anything you want with some instant noodles – use your imagination!  Want to be part of the next Show Your Noodles? Just email me at [email protected]. Let me know you first name, last initial, and city/state or country! My wife does the judging – here we go!

In first place we have Gillian S. from England –

Hello, my name is Gillian. S from London. I am the girlfriend of Joe who you have spoken to before. He will get back to you about Pot Noodle soon, he is lazy. Anyway, here are some pictures I got him to email me of his work lunches of late, plus a video we made of us making some delicious ramen noodles the other weekend. We bought them whilst shopping at one of the small local oriental supermarkets we like to frequent, after recognising them from your blog. Please excuse us in the video, we are slightly intoxicated. Hope you enjoy!

Here’s Gill & Joe’s video!

In 2nd place, Robert J. from New York

Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein Ramen from my local Wegmans! They have a very large variety (atleast more than any other store around here) of noodles!
Poached egg with pan fried mushrooms and chicken, topped with “Huy Fong – Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce.” It came with a topping of seaweed sprinkles.
The noodles and powder mix alone were pretty good honestly but I wanted a meal out of it instead of a snack.
I hope to do more of these now knowing we have a huge section at my local store! Also thank you for giving me ideas of what to add to my ramen instead of having just plain boring noodles! Keep up the good work!

Finally in 3rd place, Heidi X. from Germany:

I’m a huge fan of your blog and thus I want to contribute.
So the other day I made some Creamy Mushroom Ramen and took a pic of it…
hope that you can feature it in Show Your Ramen #21!
Thank so much 🙂

Wow – awesome group of submissions this time! Thank you very much! Would like to do this as a weekly thing, so everyone in earshot, contribute some pictures of your noodles for all to see!

Show Your Noodles #20

If you’re new to The Ramen Rater’s Show Your Noodles, you can email me a picture of some noodles you’ve made, include your name and location and I’ll post it on the Show Your Noodles roundup! Fancy or functional, it doesn’t matter. I mean, you could do literally anything you want with some instant noodles – use your imagination!  Want to be part of the next Show Your Noodles? Just email me at [email protected]. Let me know you first name, last initial, and city/state or country! My wife does the judging – here we go!

This time, we have only two submissions – and they’re from the same reader! Let’s get some competition here! Here’s what Beth S. of Raleugh, NC sent:

MAMA’s Creamy Shrimp Tom Yum flavor with a poached egg and narutomaki.  I added in the extras during the last minute of cooking and it turned out pretty well!

Sapporo Ichiban Miso Flavour with chicken potstickers and a fried egg.  Unfortunately, the potstickers weren’t very good, but it was still a tasty dinner!

Thanks Beth – great submissions! Hope to see more noodle pictures soon from everyone!

Show Your Noodles #19

If you’re new to The Ramen Rater’s Show Your Noodles, every week you can email me a picture of some noodles you’ve made. include your name and location and I’ll post it on the weekly roundup! Fancy or functional, it doesn’t matter. I mean, you could do literally anything you want with some instant noodles – use your imagination!  Want to be part of next week’s Show Your Noodles? Just email me at [email protected]. Let me know you first name, last initial, and city/state or country! My wife does the judging – here we go!

In second place, here’s Annika L. from Tallinn, Estonia’s entry:

These are Ajinomoto Oyakata curry soba noodles with bacon, fried veggies, benishouga (plum vinegar marinated ginger) and sour cream.

In first is Drew D. from Los Angeles, California:

This is Nong Shim HooRooRook with corn, green onion, portabello mushrooms,  jalapenos, cabbage, carrots, hard boiled egg with McIlhenny Co. Tabasco Pepper Sauce and Mixed Up Krazy Salt.  In the broth, I boiled red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, Srirracha Garlic Sauce and a pinch of sea salt.  These have definitely become my favorite noodles!

Well, that’s all! Please send your pictures of what you do with noodles! Anything you got, it’ll make it on here! From gourmet to bizarre!

Show Your Noodles Week 18

If you’re new to The Ramen Rater’s Show Your Noodles, every week you can email me a picture of some noodles you’ve made. include your name and location and I’ll post it on the weekly roundup! Fancy or functional, it doesn’t matter. I mean, you could do literally anything you want with some instant noodles – use your imagination!  Want to be part of next week’s Show Your Noodles? Just email me at [email protected] Let me know you first name, last initial, and city/state or country! My wife does the judging – here we go!

In fourth place, Patric C. from Virginia!

Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein
2 fried eggs
Butterball Deep fried turkey sandwich meat
dried seaweed on top

In third place, Sue L. from Anacortes, Washington!

This is a Nong Shim Noodle Bowl, Beef flavor. I am definitely new to the different types of noodles, and these noodles are killer, so thin and buttery-feeling. I added snap peas, shredded carrots, green onions and crunchy won ton strips. The seasoned veggies that come with it are great – I just added some extra yellow and white petite corn to make it a bigger meal. Mom was smelling it, saying “Mmmm…what’s that? Smelly yummy!”  And so it was.

In second place, a submission from Gerben W. from Amsterdam, Holland!

As it is kind of a leftover day, I had lot’s of delicious stuff to fill up my noodles.
Here’s what you see:
Indomie noodles, with bean sprouts and morning glory (Ong choy) and a small tomato for veggies.
Some leftover tofu and a poached egg give it body, spring onion and koriander extra flavour.
As I am a big fan of soups like Vietnamese Pho, I often go easy on the added bumbu pack and add some fish- & oyster sauce to make up for it, works great on several instant-noodle-flavours.

Finally in first place, Drew D. of Los Angeles, California!

I can’t get enough of Nong Shim’s products!  This is their Spicy Kimchi ramen, with additional cayenne pepper, portabella mushrooms, green onions, corn and a sunny-side up egg with krazy-salt on top.  There’s also some fresh kimchi at the bottom that you can’t see.  My significant other’s mom makes it herself 🙂 Mmmmmm!

Well, that’s all! Please send your pictures of what you do with noodles! Anything you got, it’ll make it on here! From gourmet to bizarre!