- Miso paste.
- Chili bean sauce.
- Thai curry paste.
- Japanese curry powder.
- Fish sauce.
My Favorite Quick Fix Upgrade Combo
Although the bowl in these photos is sort of the ultimate example of how to improve instant ramen, on an average day I kind of vacillate between the plain and the ultimate version. Here is how I usually upgrade my instant ramen:
Then, based on the other items I have in my kitchen, I might add some other fun items, like what you see in the pictures. :).
In the image below, you can see that while dried ramen noodles aren’t fried, instant ramen noodles are.
Ramen can be made healthier right away by using dried or fresh noodles when making it from scratch rather than an instant ramen package.
Here are some of my favorite additions to ramen, many of which are common pantry ingredients. For a better bowl of ramen, try combining two or three of these!
Various nutrient-dense ingredients, such as eggs, spinach, mushrooms, green onions, bell peppers, sesame seeds, and others, can be added to your ramen.
I’ve got a list of 31 ingredients you can add to ramen to improve even the most basic package of instant ramen if you’re wondering what to add to make it even better.
Try adding peanut butter for a Thai-inspired dish.
Cook the noodles as directed but omit the flavor packet for a nutty, Thai-inspired ramen hack.
Pour sesame oil, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger over the hot noodles as an alternative. Add chopped scallions and sesame seeds for even more flavor.
Get the full recipe here.
What to add to ramen noodles to make it better?
- Sriracha. Sriracha is an option for those seeking a different kind of kick in the form of heat.
- Peanut Butter. …
- Dried Seaweed. …
- Furikake. …
- Kimchi. …
- Miso Paste. …
- Soy Sauce. …
What can I add to plain ramen noodles?
Add a ton of tasty toppings to your bowl of ramen to give it flavor, color, and texture. Here are some creative suggestions: sriracha, kimchi, sesame seeds, bacon bits, fresh herbs (cilantro, Thai basil, chives), nori (dried seaweed), toasted sesame oil drizzle, crushed chiles, furikake, or a wedge of lime.
What goes good in ramen noodles?
- Bok Choy. First up, Bok choy. …
- Chashu. Braised (or simmered) pork is known as “chashu,” and it is a very popular addition to many ramen noodle bowls.
- Dried Seaweed. …
- Mushrooms. …
- Corn. …
- Butter. …
- Peanuts. …
- Pickled ginger.