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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!

Show Your Noodles Week 16

Been busy lately so decided it’s time to do this one up!  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!

There’s three entries this time. In third place, Michelle L. from New York’s entry

It was my lunch today: udon w/ tofu & veggies, gone psychedelic!

In second place, Anniqa from Sweden’s entry:

I got hungry, reading your review of Nong Shim’s Jinjju Jinjju ramyun. At 3am, I couldn’t very well go see what the local supermarket had, so I made my own version: Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien with peanut butter, sri
racha, some vegs and a few slices of salami. It was ok, but not really great. The salami didn’t really fit, but I was all out of ham. I’ve done MAMA’s Tom Yum ramen with gado gado, habanero, and salty
black beans a lot of times though – that’s better!

In first place, Venessa from Indonesia’s entry:

My noodles is Nongshim’s claypot ramyun. I added some homemade chicken balls, sausage, and an egg. I thought it will be spicy enough so I don’t add any bird eye chilli but I was wrong. It was kind of mild even though the broth’s color is red. But after all it was so fulfilling.

Awesome entries, everyone! Please — enter more photos as often as you like! Hoping to have a lot more next time around!

Show Your Noodles Week 14

Got three entries for week fourteen! entries! 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! Now, on to the noodle pictures! My wife judges the pictures and here they are!

First place is Drew D. from Los Angeles, California

Here’s my contribution to Show Your Noodles!  It’s Nong Shim Spicy Seafood ramen.  I’ve added fresh mushrooms (as I do with everything I cook), shrimp, fresh broccoli florets, fresh celery, fresh shredded cabbage, red pepper flakes and an egg during the last 25 seconds of preparation.  I added Krazy Salt, and some additional cayenne pepper (as I feel the spicy seafood doesn’t pack the punch that regular Nong Shim ramen does).  I topped it with some fresh bok choy!

In second place, Trish M. with a uniqwue entry from Deptford, New Jersey!

RAMEN noodle pizza!

Finally in 3rd place, Ryan C.’s entry:

What I did was make grab the 1/4lb of pork I had left and tossed it into a pan adding in a multitude of things to spice it up. That nori is actually from a triangle of a sheet I had cut to make some sushi some days previous while the eggs are small hard boiled. nothing too fancy but it was nice and spicy.

Wow – what an impressive gallery of noodle pics! Thanks so much for sending them to me – I thoroughly enjoy this part of doing the noodle blog – I encourage you to keep sending in your pictures! Hoping for more every week! Thank you!

Show Your Noodles Week 13

Wow! Week 13 had six entries! 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. Want to be part of next week’s Show Your Noodles? Just email me at [email protected]. Now, on to the noodle pictures! My wife judges the pictures and here they are.

6th place is from MRatito!

Here is a picture of a recent bowl I made for myself. I made a tantanmen style broth with some vegetable stock to which I added some fresh ginger and garlic. After it simmered do a while, I added a little soy sauce, and some tahini, and wizzed it in a blender. You can’t actually make out the noodles, but I used a block of Atoom Bulan, and topped it with tofu, kale, broccoli, carrot and some chili oil. Delish!

In 5th place, David L.

Here we have the Shin Raymen Black. But with added features such as baby bok choy, tomatoes, fresh green onions, and steamed egg cake. Simply an impressive meal.

In 4th place, Scott A. from Southern California!

Here’s a quick and easy creation I did at home…
Ramen Bowl Kimchi flavor
1 poached egg
Kimchi
And voila!
The egg yolk was a little runny so it was a nice compliment to the spicy broth.

In 3rd place, Ben B!

Pretty simple ramen lunch for me recently, Paldo Kimchi Ramen with an egg added in the last 25 seconds of cooking and some spicy kimchi on the side.
Paldo is decent stuff. The Nong Shim edges out ahead of it in the Korean Ramen category.
Hey I just realized I had some MAMA Instant Creamy Tom Yum today and didn’t take a picture… not the greatest but it was okay. You’re right, pretty greasy.
Enjoy the blog, thanks for doing it.

In 2nd place, Jenn R from the southern USA!

Let me preface this by saying yes, I love onions, any way they come so you will see them in almost all of my ramen. This is my Ottogi Bekse Curry Myon ramen with some love. I Boiled the curry spice pack first and added some pressed extra firm tofu to suck up all that curry goodness. Hard boiled an egg and rolled it around in a pan on the stove with some sweet soy sauce. Added some corn for sweetness, nori for yum-ness, bamboo and veg for …well I like veg and it tastes great in this curry! Back to the onions…I live for onions, but in this ramen, they made this spicy dish 10x more spicy…all in all it was a great dish for me and the hubby! Kids went tofu and corn only today. From the Spicy DEEP South, Jenn R.

Finally, in 1st place, D Chow!

My noodles:
Nong Shim hot n spicy ramyum, with mushrooms, sugar snap peas and fresh eggs.

Wow – what an impressive gallery of noodle pics! Thanks so much for sending them to me – I thoroughly enjoy this part of doing the noodle blog – I encourage you to keep sending in your pictures! Hoping for more every week! Thank you!

Show Your Noodles Week 12

Yup – it’s that time again for another installment of Show Your Noodles. Only one submission this week – I know you guys are out there eating noodles! Take a picture and send it in and become famous(ish)!  Send pics of your ramen meals to [email protected] and they’ll be in next week’s Show Your Noodles!

This week’s entry comes from Jenn R.!

Hey Hans, my family are huge fans of your site! We love and eat ramen 3 times a
week at the very least. Keep up the great work my friend! Well here is one of the
ramen my kids like me to make as often as possible, I boil some red miso and put
the Quorn brand vegan chicken pieces (healthy and they taste good) in it to soak
up the flavor of the broth then I layer the ramen, noodles, faux chicken, canned
corn, raw onion, blanched shiitakes, shrimp lightly cooked in sake, mirin and
soy, and a miso infused boiled egg and the kids walk away happy and full! Ramen
makes everyone happy. STAY HUNGRY MY FRIEND!
Jenn R. Deep South USA!

Thanks Jenn! Looks great – send more for next week if you like!

Show Your Noodles Week 10

Unfortunately, nobody sent pictures again so no Show Your Noodles this week. Send your pictures of noodles you enjoy! Email them to me at [email protected] – include your first name, last initial and where you’re from! They’ll be in next week’s installment of Show Your Noodles!

Show Your Noodles Week 9

Welcome to Show Your Noodles – Week 9! This week, we have a whopping FOUR SUBMISSIONS!!! If you want to let the world see your noodles, send me an email at [email protected] – include your name and location and you noodle pictures! Without any further adieu, here are this weeks entries as judged by my wife, Kit!

In 4th place, we have this one by Ben from Bandung, Indonesia!

“I’ve tried many instant ramen/noodles (Korean, Singaporean, Japanese, as well as Indonesian) but nothing can beat this: Indomie Empal Gentong with egg, chopped beef, onions, and served with cheese crackers. Just had it for dinner. :)”

In 3rd place is Min Min T. from Malaysia!

“I ate this fish pastes vermicelli soup last Sunday at a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Wonderful soup base! 🙂
You can also add condensed milk (I didn’t because I’m allergic to milk) to make the soup creamier.
This is a popular Chinese dish in Malaysia.”

In 2nd place is Stephanie K. from Santa Cruz, California!

“First picture is Indomie Mi Goreng Pedas with a rotisserie chicken drumstick, carrots, peas, corn, string beans, red and green peppers and an egg.
Second picture is Doll Spicy Beef flavor with slices of roast beef, corn, and an egg.”

Finally, in 1st place for this week, Cindy C. from London, UK!

So I made this using Bachelors Super Noodles Bacon flavour. I cooked it as per instructions but added more water as I like it saucy. Added the following to pimp it up

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Smoked Back Bacon
  • Spring Onions
  • Fried onion
  • 1 tb of mayonnaise
  • 5 mini chicken kievs from Iceland
  • Salt, pepper and dashes of tasbasco

The mayonnaise was stirred in to the sauce after the noodles are done which makes it creamy. Together with the bacon, the noodles tasted like spaghetti carbonara. Lettuce, spring onions and fried onions gave it some crunch.
The mini chicken kievs are from a chain store call Iceland which stocks mostly frozen home brand food products.  http://www.iceland.co.uk/. The Bachelor Super Noodles were going for 5 packs for £2 which I thought was quite a bargain.
So for a last minute dinner, I think my concoction hit the spot. Give it a try!

Awesome! Thanks to all of you for your wonderful submissions! I really hope you feel like sending more in the future! This has been the most submissions in one week – hoping to get more next week!

Show Your Noodles Week 6

 

Welcome to the sixth installment of Show Your Noodles! The fifth week had no submissions so that was a real bummer. On the bright side, this week there were a whopping three submissions – first time with that many! Great job people, keep it up! As always, my wife Kit did the judging and without further adieu, we start with first, then second and third place.

In first place is Oana T. from Bratislava, Slovakia with hey bright red bowl! Here’s what she had to say:

“This is a bowl of Vina Acecook Mi Kim Chi with pork flavour. It’s kind of the best noodles you can get in Tesco here in Bratislava. We don’t usually dress it up, but we don’t usually take its picture. So this is a yearbook photo of my ramen: fresh carrot, broccoli and green onion plus pickled baby corn.”
 

Next we have Justin C. (who also goes by JewWario) of Colorado springs, Colorado. Here’s what he had to say:

“Hello,
My name is Justin. I do a show called You Can Play This online where I talk about Japanese video games.
I have been really enjoying your blog and decided to send you pictures for your ‘Show Your Noodles’ section.
Here I am enjoying DJ-Doc Jjolmyeon noodles. They are nice and spicy and I really like the chewy bigger noodles. I believe you covered this particular one late last year. Yum!
Anyways, from one internet reviewer to another, keep up the good work!”

Next, we have our final submission for the week From K.L. of Madison, Wisconsion. Here’s what they had to say:

Hi there, here’s my submission for Show Your Noodles. This was today’s lunch – Indomie Mi Goreng fried noodles made the way I always eat it with a heap of green onions, cilantro, fried onions and a squeeze of lime! I sometimes add a fried egg or other protein like ham or turkey.
 

A great big thank you to everyone who participated! This is one of the biggest highlights of the blog for me – I really like to see what you folks come up with! Please feel free to submit more picture! Even if you’ve been in Show Your Noodles before, there’s nothing saying you can’t be again! just send an email with your pics and your first name and last initial (or just initials; whatever you like) and where you’re from to [email protected]! I put every submission up that I get so feel free to deluge my email box with instant noodle photos every week! Thanks again!

Show Your Noodles: Week 3

This week there were two submissions! [email protected] Keep em coming! I’ve decided to let my wife decide which is best for the contest – so here we go! Just a reminder, if you want to send in a noodle pic or two, send them to [email protected] and please put ‘Show Your Noodles’ in the subject line!

Winner of first place, Christine from Portland, Oregon! Here’s what she wrote:

Hi!  I’m Christine from Portland, OR USA.  This is Rice noodles with Chinese BBQ pork slices, Korean Kimchi, green onions, carrots and broccoli in a clear broth!  I made this with stuff that happened to be around and it came out so good, next time I’ll shop for it!  😉

In second place, some awesome looking noodles from Jess :

Attached is my go to ramen.  It is Sapporo Ichiban Ramen Original flavor with 5 oz of sliced flat iron steak, chopped green onion, sriracha hot chili sauce, dab of sesame oil, and a sprinkle of Nanami Togarashi chili powder.  It is delicious!

Thank you both for your submissions! I hope you and others decide to submit again! Show Your Noodles!!!