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The Truth You Need to Know: Can You Eat Raw Ramen Noodles?


Yes, you can eat instant noodles raw.

Today, I will explain how to eat ramen noodles raw...

Keep reading and you will find out. 

How to eat raw noodles

One day, when I was grade 4, my friend Shinichi and I were playing video games at his house.

Shinichi and I went to the kitchen. He grabbed a package of instant noodles from the cupboard.

He crushed the noodles by punching the package, and opened it.

After putting seasoning into the bag, he shook the bag. 

He said, "It's yummy, you should try it!"

I ate it and I liked it.

I felt like I was doing something bad, because I thought you were supposed to boil the noodles first.

These raw instant noodle had a junky and cheap taste, but 9-year old me thought it was pretty good.

And oddly enough, this was a popular snack amongst my friends.

Here is how to eat raw instant noodles...  

1. Crush the noodles



Before opening the package, make a fist and crush the noodles.

If you like larger pieces, then just punch three times.   

2. Open the bag.

 

3. Take out the soup packet.

 


4. Sprinkle the contents of the soup packet into the bag of noodles.


Note: Do not put everything in, as it will be too salty.

 
5. Close the bag and shake it.



You can coat the noodle pieces with the seasoning by shaking thoroughly.

  
6. Just eat it by hand.
 

It tastes like a snack called Baby Star Ramen.

Have you ever eaten it? This snack is quite popular in Japan.


What situation is suitable for eating raw instant noodles?

It might be good for emergency situations like earthquake, hurricane, and flood when you don’t have access to hot water.

You can eat raw instant noodles as emergency food or snack.

But don't use too much soup packet. It will be too salty and you will get thirsty quickly.

Due to Covid, a lot of good ramen restaurants have closed

It makes me feel very angry.

I used to eat ramen out frequently,

But in this situation, 

Ramen shops have started to shorten the hours, limit the number of customers, or even closed their shops.

It has affected the industry so much.

I am afraid good ramen will be gone

But meanwhile, you still can enjoy ramen in the comfort of your own home.

Here are some of my recommendations for ramen lovers.

1. Sapporo Ichiban Shio Flavor

MY THOUGHTS OVERALL ★★★★☆

In truth, Sapporo Ichiban delivers a good quality shio ramen experience.

Actually, it is very difficult to find good shio ramen.

Do you know why?

Because it is very difficult to make it since it is very simple.

There are many good shoyu and miso flavored instant noodles out there.

But I feel specifically, the shio flavor market is monopolized by Sapporo Ichiban.

Think about this for a moment having good shio ramen for your dinner with your favorite ramen toppings.

Now, you want some, don’t you?

2. Nissin Raoh Shoyu Flavor

MY THOUGHTS OVERALL ★★★★★

It is nearly impossible to make restaurant quality noodles at home without the right tools and equipment.

How can you beat that?

Using Raoh’s shoyu flavour will help you achieve this easily. This is top-notch ramen hands down!

One pinnacle of instant noodles is the soy sauce flavor. It is expensive compared to regular ones but let me tell you, it deserves every single penny.

In a nutshell, I loved every bit of it.

...And I am sure you will too.

3. The problem here is that no toppings come with these packets.

Here are some topping options and recipes for you.


Green onion
Nori

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About the Author

Kei is a self-proclaimed ramen lover, blog writer and founder of "Apex S.K. Japanese tableware".

"I am from Ibaraki, Japan.

Ramen is great! It can bring you a sense of happiness and satisfaction that no other food can. I have been eating ramen for 30 years.

If there is no ramen, my life would be miserable.

Ten years ago, I worked as an office worker. The job was really stressful - excessive working hours, low wages, unpaid overtime work, and constantly being yelled at by my boss.

I was new and alone, no girlfriend, no friends, and felt very lonely.

My only oasis was the ramen shop near the office. For me, the ramen chef there was literally an angel. I saw a halo on his head. (No joke)

Tonkotsu shoyu ramen was my all-time favorite. He made ramen with broth chock-full of umami flavor, nice chewy handmade noodles, and tender chashu.

My greatest dream is connect people with ramen through my blog. I want to share a lot of interesting and funny stories and ramen trivia with you.

Knowing more about ramen can help you appreciate your ramen and make it taste extra delicious."


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12 comments


  • Kei

    Hi Nongim,
    Thanks for reading my article! I grew up eating raw instant noodles as a kid and still do as an adult! It’s a quick and easy simple snack!


  • Nongim

    Hey, Thank you for this cause my grandchild loves eating them raw… I’m glad I came across this so now I don’t feel bad when I allow to eat it


  • Kei

    Hi Madison!
    Thanks for reading my article and leaving a comment!
    If I’m craving a bit more sodium, I’ll use the whole packet too! I find the whole packet a little salty for some brands but manageable for others, so it depends on your preferences too!


  • Madison Clark

    I added the whole packet and liked it but I also like way too much salt


  • Kei

    Hi Karen,

    Thanks for your comment!
    For instant noodles, around 80 to 95 % of the calorie from the package is from the noodles and the remaining 5 to 20 % of the calories is from the soup packet.

    For example, if one serving of instant noodles has 500 kcal, 450 kcal is from the noodles and 50 kcal is from the soup packet.

    In the article below, I give a more in depth explanation about ramen calories. I hope you find it useful – check it out!

    https://www.apexsk.com/blogs/japan-lifestyle/how-many-calories-are-in-my-bowl-of-ramen


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