If you’re a fan of Korean dramas and Korean culture, in general, then you know what instant ramen is.
Often seen eaten by Korean celebrities– and even in shows or series– instant ramen is a staple food during quick lunches, days off, lazy days, and even during shootings and filmings. Because of that, fans have also become used to the colorful packaging of these ready-to-eat noodles, which we admit are delicious and perfect for a cold night or just as a regular midnight snack.
But sometimes, it can be nakakaumay if we just eat it as is. Luckily, thanks to the Internet, and the ideas of creative foodies, instant ramen can now be leveled up! You just have to add certain ingredients that are almost always readily available at the supermarket.
Read on for a better and more flavorful ramen experience! (Read: Yes, the Spam Truck Will Roam the Metro This June and July!)
Instant Ramen Recipe: TikTok Ramen
TikTok has not only been a place for singers, dancers, and other creatives to showcase their talent. It also became an avenue for foodies and chefs to share their food and kitchen hacks! Just like this TikTok ramen which upgrades regular instant ramen to something creamier and more flavorful.
All you need are garlic, butter, brown sugar, soy sauce, crushed red pepper flakes, and egg, and you’ve got yourself a sweet, savory, and spicy ramen!
Get the recipe here.
Instant Ramen Recipe: Carbonara
Craving carbonara but don’t want the long prep time? Try using instant ramen noodles and turning it into carbonara! You get to eat the food you’re craving for, in a shorter amount of time–something we all want. It’s also easier to purchase because instant noodles and ramen can be bought even from your neighborhood sari-sari store.
Follow the recipe here.
Instant Ramen Recipe: Laksa
Laksa is a popular Southeast Asian noodle soup dish, known for its creamy soup (usually made of coconut milk) and spicy flavor. However, not many restaurants and food establishments carry laksa, so laksa fans can’t have it whenever they want. But now they can by making laksa out of instant ramen!
You just have to add a few ingredients to make the soup creamier and a bit spicier, and you have laksa in your hands.
Read the recipe here.