Instant Ramen Upgrade

Recipe by lacezhangDifficulty: Easy


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No prizes for guessing which country I'm currently obsessed with. :b Did not manage to eat a single Ramen dish during my (TOO SHORT) trip to Seoul recently, I know, BLASPHEMY! Nor did I mange to consume anything rose-tinted! Guess I'll just have to go back again. Pork goes superbly well with kimchi but feel free to use whatever meat you've got on hand. I almost always have a pack or two of beef//pork shabu slices in the freezer. It's the perfect way to bulk up an otherwise carbs-and-msg-only ramen pack...


  • 1 Pack of your favourite instant ramen

  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil

  • 120g pork or beef shabu slices, sliced in half cross-wise

  • A few cocktail sausages

  • 30 to 40 g kimchi, chopped

  • 2 Tablespoons kimchi juices

  • 1 egg

  • 1 slice of processed cheese

  • seaweed and sesame seeds, to serve


  • Heat 1 Tablespoon of sesame oil in your pot over low heat.
  • Immediately add your shabu slices and stir-fry for a few minutes.
  • Add in the kimchi and cocktail sausages, letting it all caramelize slightly, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in 500ml to 550ml of water, cooking your ramen according to the instructions on the package.
  • Towards the end of the cook time, crack an egg directly into your saucepan, and top it all off with a slice of processed cheese.
  • Garnish with seaweed and sesame seeds to serve. Enjoy your upgraded instant ramen!

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When not working on recipes in her kitchen, cranking up her overused commercial (yes, you read that right) oven at home, Lace can be found reading about food, writing impassioned paragraphs about food, thinking about food till the wee hours of the night, shopping for groceries as a serious sport, or gazing longingly at bakery displays.




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