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Try This Fall Curry Recipe With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers!

I’ve been a huge fan of curry over the years. I’ve made all sorts of sauces and soups and this is one of my favorites – works great with leftover turkey and some easily found ingredients – check it out and if you try it, let me know what you think!


The Ramen Rater’s Fall Curry



You can make this on the stove of in a Crock Pot – I think the Crock Pot is best. First, empty the pumpkin, coconut milk and chicken broth into what you’re cooking in and get to a simmer. Add in as much or as little of the masaman curry as you like – you should note it’s strong so start with a little and add a little more and more until it suits your taste. I usually like just under 1/2 a can. This is also a good time to add some salt – start with a little and keep stirring and tasting until it’s just right. Next, cut up the carrot into small pieces, as well as the onion and add in. Add in your leftover turkey next (break into pieces first). Let this simmer for about 20 minutes. Cut up the potatoes any way you like and add in (remember, the thinner you slice the potato, the more chance it’ll mush into the soup). Let the soup simmer about 30 more minutes. Then finally slice your apple into mice little wedges, tossing the core and seedy bits. Drop in the apple and cook a final 20-30 minutes, depending on how soft you want it. That’s it! You’ve got a pumpkin apple soup with curry that is really thick. This works really great over rice. If you would like it more soupy, add more chicken broth – another can should do it.

#675: Samyang Nagasaki Jjampong

Here’s the second of the two packs sent to me by Chris H. of Westport, CT – thanks again! So this is the other extremely popular variety out of Korea, Samyang’s Nagasaki Jjampong. I read that ‘white broth’ instant noodles are all the rage there – none are for sale in the Asian grocery stores I frequent and the ones Chris sent are from Korea. Anyways, let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). I decided that adding 550mL water and cooking for three minutes would do the trick.

The noodle block in this one’s round.

Powder seasoning packet.

Amazing – it smells and tastes like Jalapeno Cheese Cheetos! It’s pretty tasty!

The veggie packet.

I smell fish and see some seaweed. Curious as to how this will come out.

Finished (click image to enlarge). First, the noodles. Wide and chewy – like an instant udon. The broth is spicy and has a nice heartiness to it. The little veggies are good too – not exactly sure of everything in the packet but it has a meat-like texture; maybe fish? Not sure. All in all, this is excellent. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars! UPC number 8801073110472 – get it here.

Samyang Nagasaki Jjampong commercial.

How to make Korean Jjampong!

Ramen For What Ails Ya – Special Recipe

You may have been wondering, “why so few reviews this week?” Well, to put it mildly, I’m sick. Had this horrible nagging cough for three weeks. Didn’t make it to work two weeks ago, made it this week and then the whole thing kicked into ultra overdrive. We’re talking about staying in bed all day people. Mucus flowing like the Mississippi. I’m starting the slow path to recovery thanks in no small part to my wife and my sister’s kindness. Today I decided that after being upo for quite a while I’d better make myself eat something. I decided to go with some chicken Top Ramen.

Used a can of chicken broth for the broth…

Some onion bits sounded therapeutic.

Here is just the broth and onion bits.

Then I added the seasoning packet. **NOTE: I would recommend adding about 1/3 can of water also as the can of broth isn’t two cups.

Eggy-weggs… I would like… To smash ’em! No, I’ll just lightly smash it and add it after the noodles have been cooking for two minutes.

I dro pit straight in on the eggs. I then give it 20 seconds or so – covered.

Then I break the yolk and let it ooze like… I dunno something that oozes. Sorry – not feeling very Thesaurusophical right now… Cover for another minute or so…

Finished (click image to enlarge).  First I put it at the table and sat over it and breathed in the steam – like a chicken soup humidifier – was actually kind of nice. The thing tastes pretty good and it’s not making me make more of the accursed mucus of which I deplore so much. I would definitely go with an extra 1/3 can of water – or chicken broth (but then you’ve got the other 2/3 can leftover and have to figure out what to do with it – use water it’ll be okay. really.) as the seasoning packet does make things a wee bit salty with the can being less than 2 cups. Whatever you do DON’T USE LESS PACKET – that really grinds my gears. I got the sick. Don’t grind my gears.

Bon appetit!

Here are some videos of my favorite comfort foods when I’m sick. First, the almighty McNugget – as introduced in 1982.

Who better than David Cross to announce the finest meal ever.

I usually get the Marie Callendar’s or the Stouffer’s – they’re kickass. But I remember when these came out – oh yeah.

Not my fave but yeah, I’d eat that right now. Maybe a newer one.

My mom didn’t make pot pie but we would go to the top floor of the Frederick & Nelson department store in Seattle Washington when I was a kid and you could sit by the window and look out at the city and hear horrible piano playing and have the finest, most wonderful chicken pot pie known to humankind served in a dish thing.

Wow I remember this…

When I was a kid, my mom would take me to The Arcade, a store in the basement of Frederick & Nelson! They had every flavor of Jelly Belly jellybeans and I would get a crapload of them.  Here’s some shots of the store. Wish I could find some pictures of the 8th Floor restaurant – I remember being able to see that Weisfeld’s Jewelers sign from up there as I ate my pot pie.

Crazy – if that mobile home place is where I think it is, it’s a sty now…

Was watching this show on May 18, 1980 when Mt St Helens blew up – thought my mom fell down the stairs.

Neat filler clip of Seattle from the mid-80’s.

To finish things out, I’ve been looking for this commercial for years and lo n’ behold, here it is. See, I grew up in a small town between Seattle and the Canadian border called Anacortes. Well, about 40 minute north is Bellingham, a college town with the KVOS TV station. They’re so close to Canada thjat they actually have an office in Canada too so you got to see US as well as Canadian commercials – was pretty trippy. Anyways, this guy was a constant fixture during commercial breaks.