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Some work done over a hot, steamy bowl of ramen.


Greens, noodles, egg, enokitake & home made mushroom broth! Served with sriracha – yum!

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A simple recipe today for a fake Chashu Ramen you can make when you’ve got almost nothing in the house, like we do. It’s simple, it’s tasty and it goes a little something like this:

3 oz of uncooked ramen (for the love of Thor, not the freeze-dried kind, try for real ramen if you can!)
2 quarter-sized slices of fresh ginger (peeled and crushed)
3 C ready-made chicken, pork or beef broth (we used chicken)
4 hard-boiled eggs (peeled and cut in half from pole to pole)
2 large handfuls of fresh baby spinach
2 standard sized hotdogs (cut into strips)
Soy sauce to taste

Prepare your ramen according to the instructions on the package then drain it into a colander and rise with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.

In a wok or large sauce pan bring the broth, hotdogs and ginger to a low boil then reduce the heat and simmer for a good 5 minutes. Turn the heat back up and add your salt and a few dashes of soy sauce. Return to rolling boil.

In a decent sized bowl portion out a fourth of the noodles in one fourth of the bowl, dedicate one fourth of the bowl to spinach, another fourth to hotdog strips and the final fourth to one of the hard boiled eggs (cut side facing upward). Once your bowl is arranged, ladle your boiling broth over the top and cover it your bowl with a bowl lid or plate for a few minutes.

It serves four, it’s cheap and easy to make and very tasty. It’s not really chashu ramen but still good when you don’t have a lot in your house. Be sure to serve it with a little red chili sauce and maybe some hot mustard.

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Shrimp Souper Meal

From a few days ago, a giant shrimp flavored ramen soup cup called Souper Meal, which I’ve never had before the Dollar General opened. Very tastey! It’s got a ‘flavor enhancer’ which tastes like olive oil and garlic, and really does a number on the broth. Good buy for 99 cents!

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Cheap and Delicious SPAM Fried Rice

Even though it’s brutally hot and humid, our meal for today is a delicimous concoction that vaguely resembles fried rice. If you don’t like SPAM, I don’t understand your language, because this is a dream to make.

Granted, we don’t have the money for SPAM so we had to get the half-priced Luncheon Meat (any generic discount SPAM or canned ham will do in a pinch!) we so affectionately refer to as Lint Loaf in our house. It’s really no comparison to SPAM, but it’s fairly good and it works well in this recipe!

Heat up your pan or wok to medium on a gas range and melt a tablespoon of real butter. Toss in the following:

1/2 Small White Onion – chopped
1 Clove Garlic – crushed

Saute until the onion starts to get transparent, then pour in:

1/2 C of filtered water (necessary out here in the boonies)
1.2 Bag of Frozen Peas
1 Packet Ramen Noodle Seasoning (your flavor choice)
2 tsp. Shoyu / Soy Sauce
1/2 Can of Lint Loaf / SPAM – Cubed

Stir gently, if you stir too hard the SPAM will become mushy and fall apart. Heat for 2-3 minutes.

Fold in:

3 C of Cooked Rice

Until thoroughly coated. Scoop out into a bowl and enjoy! I personally like mine with a liberal shake or two of white pepper and a couple of make-shift spring rolls. Don’t forget the green chai tea!

Mirrored from Hanamachi Lights: Bento & Food.

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