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James81
11-24-2009, 09:27 PM
I know there'll be a lot of "I wouldn't touch that stuff if my life depended on it," but I'm wondering for those of you who DO eat it, which do you prefer more of the two options I'm gonna post in a poll.

shyne
11-24-2009, 09:29 PM
The brick and that creamy chicken

James81
11-24-2009, 09:33 PM
I also theorized a while back that we could solve world hunger through ramen. Just drop giant boxes full of bricks of this stuff over hungry populations. World hunger solved and it'd only cost us like $20 to feed the world. :tongue

bettielee
11-24-2009, 09:34 PM
what? No eggplant?

James81
11-24-2009, 09:35 PM
what? No eggplant?

ramen is the new eggplant

Sophia
11-24-2009, 09:37 PM
Ramen is one of those terms that has an odd meaning for me. I'd never heard it before coming to AW (I don't think the term exists in the UK, although I could be wrong), and for some reason my mind immediately links it with "zazen". So whenever I read "ramen noodles", I imagine it as a spiritual food, the Zen Buddhist equivalent of wafers and wine.

James81
11-24-2009, 09:40 PM
Ramen is one of those terms that has an odd meaning for me. I'd never heard it before coming to AW (I don't think the term exists in the UK, although I could be wrong), and for some reason my mind immediately links it with "zazen". So whenever I read "ramen noodles", I imagine it as a spiritual food, the Zen Buddhist equivalent of wafers and wine.

Hmmm, it is kinda spiritual. I just had some for lunch (lunch...in a cup...in three minutes....mind....blown :tongue) and I suddenly feel very warm inside. Like I could just cuddle up inside myself and take a little nap.

Button
11-24-2009, 09:41 PM
I hate ramen noodles. I'd rather cook something good.

I know it's a staple to many people, and even I am trying to save money by buying cheap food, but I can't stand it. I won't buy it because I know I won't eat it.

Shadow_Ferret
11-24-2009, 09:53 PM
The Ramen in a cup is pure genius. A delicious hot lunch in minutes. And so many flavors.

Oh, that reminds me. I need to defrost a pound of hamburger so we can make Ramen noodle stir fry for dinner.

semilargeintestine
11-24-2009, 09:53 PM
It's not kosher, so I don't eat it.

Also, it's gross.

Shadow_Ferret
11-24-2009, 09:56 PM
I know there'll be a lot of "I wouldn't touch that stuff if my life depended on it," ...

I always wonder why they even feel the need to post. Didn't they learn that if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all?

JoeEkaitis
11-24-2009, 10:08 PM
Bricks are more versatile. Hot dog soup, anyone?

Shadow_Ferret
11-24-2009, 10:09 PM
Was rhetorical?

Maybe?

scarletpeaches
11-24-2009, 10:11 PM
I'm assuming they're like pot noodles?

I had a spicy curry one the other night.

James81
11-24-2009, 10:15 PM
pot noodles?



That depends on what you mean by "pot." ;)

Shadow_Ferret
11-24-2009, 10:16 PM
Here's a wiki article with a photo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_noodles)of the freeze-dried noodle brick.

Dicentra P
11-24-2009, 10:18 PM
Bricks all the way. Most of the time I toss the seasoning, nuke the noodles and do my own thing:

Ramen and cheese (cook noodles and add cheese of choice) With mushrooms and/or chopped tomatoes (last minute in the microwave to cook) if I want to go deluxe.
Ramen and veggies (cook noodles and add fresh or frozen veggies of choice. Here I use either half a seasoning packet and a pat of butter or some other seasoning depending on what is handy.

For a healthier version I have found a pack of noodles that come 8 squares to a package, not fried so no fat and about half the calories. They cook in the same time frame in the microwave.

James81
11-24-2009, 10:25 PM
nuke the noodles ...... They cook in the same time frame in the microwave.

That made me sick to my stomach. Microwaving noodles is heresy.

scarletpeaches
11-24-2009, 10:27 PM
I used to do that when I had a microwave. That's why micro-noodles are called micro-noodles, people!

I'd get in late Friday from the cinema, fancy a snack, not be bothered with cooking, so heat up some nukenoodles. NOM NOM NOM!

Kaiser-Kun
11-24-2009, 10:30 PM
Now I know what I'll have as a sidedish. Is there anything AW cannot answer? =3

benbradley
11-24-2009, 10:32 PM
Huh? I wasn't aware there was such a thing as gourmet ramen noodles...

James81
11-24-2009, 10:37 PM
I used to do that when I had a microwave. That's why micro-noodles are called micro-noodles, people!

I'd get in late Friday from the cinema, fancy a snack, not be bothered with cooking, so heat up some nukenoodles. NOM NOM NOM!

I avoid the microwave at all costs. Not that I hate microwaved food, it just tastes like 8000 times better on the stove. Even stuff like beefaroni I'll heat up on the stove instead of the microwave. and funnily enough, it doesn't take that much longer to do it.

In fact, I just recently taught my son how to make beefaroni on the stove (instead of using the microwave). He was tickled pretty that he got to "cook." :D

Dicentra P
11-24-2009, 10:46 PM
I avoid the microwave at all costs. Not that I hate microwaved food, it just tastes like 8000 times better on the stove. Even stuff like beefaroni I'll heat up on the stove instead of the microwave. and funnily enough, it doesn't take that much longer to do it.

In fact, I just recently taught my son how to make beefaroni on the stove (instead of using the microwave). He was tickled pretty that he got to "cook." :D
Convince my boss to install a stovetop in the office kitchen and I'm with you.

James81
11-24-2009, 11:03 PM
Convince my boss to install a stovetop in the office kitchen and I'm with you.

I have a coworker who brought in his own foreman grill for his cooking needs. :tongue

Don't they make portable electric burners and stuff? You could look into that.

Dicentra P
11-24-2009, 11:28 PM
I have a coworker who brought in his own foreman grill for his cooking needs. :tongue

Don't they make portable electric burners and stuff? You could look into that.

It took 15 years of her confiscating forbidden microwaves before we got the one in the kitchen -- not gonna happen.

JoNightshade
11-24-2009, 11:30 PM
Brick, beef flavor! Yummy. I also stir in an egg. The other night we had some leftover steak so I chopped it up into little pieces and added that along with some fresh green onion. SO good. :)

JoeEkaitis
11-25-2009, 06:04 AM
Convince my boss to install a stovetop in the office kitchen and I'm with you.It ain't cheap but it's portable, so you can tuck it away when lunch is over.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jNg5I12yL._SL500_AA280_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/Max-Burton-60001-1800-Watt-Induction/dp/B00213L3Q4/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1259114552&sr=8-6)

Portable induction cooktop. (http://www.amazon.com/Max-Burton-60001-1800-Watt-Induction/dp/B00213L3Q4/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1259114552&sr=8-6)

som1luvsmi
11-25-2009, 06:20 AM
Bricks. And I add veggies and a dash of garlic powder and pepper.

archerjoe
11-25-2009, 08:02 AM
When I lived near a Trader Joe's, I'd get the imported ramen noodles. It's amazing how much better those are. My kids love ramen noodles and pick the flavor based on the color of the package.

C.bronco
11-25-2009, 08:07 AM
Ramen are yummy with way too much sodium. I try to have just one per month.

jodiodi
11-25-2009, 10:59 AM
When I was poorer than poor in college, I'd by them 10/$1 @ the local Food Lion along with the "Reduced for Quick Sale" produce and cook them together. Interesting combinations according to what vegetables were on sale. I lived off of that stuff for six months.

We buy it now 'cause my stepson eats the noodles dry. He's a weird kid when it comes to food. I use the left-over seasoning packets in soups, gravies and other stuff.