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7 Dinners Where Ramen Noodles Go Gourmet

Dry ramen noodles stay fresh practically forever, cook quickly, and, the fact that they're cheap is no less awesome for adults than it is for college freshmen. And some very smart adults have figured how to make ramen the star of fresh, fast, delicious dinners like these.

1. Authentic Japanese Scallop Soup with Ramen Noodles

"An easy and delicious ramen soup, this recipe was adapted from an authentic Japanese recipe," says Seth. "Look for dashi stock in a Japanese grocery store or order it online!"


2. Hiyashi Chuka Noodles

Here's a Japanese-style cold pasta salad using ramen noodles. You'll toss the ramen noodles with a soy-based dressing and add cucumber, carrot, and ham. Looks beautiful and tastes awesome -- and it's ready in about 20 minutes.

3. Chicken in Lemongrass Coconut Broth

"I made this soup after trying it at a Thai noodle house," says QTSunDoll. "You can use any flavor of ramen noodles. This soup is also good with rice or pasta, but ramen seems to be the favorite."


Chicken in Lemongrass Coconut Broth

Photo by jasuther

4. Tonkatsu Shoyu Ramen (Pork Cutlet Soy Sauce Ramen)

Slices of seasoned pork cutlet and a hard-boiled egg combine with ramen and miso in this authentic Japanese noodle bowl. "If you have ever wanted to make great authentic Japanese noodle house ramen, this recipe is for you," says bvncbvnc.


Tonkatsu Shoyu Ramen

Photo by Diana71

5. Spicy Thai Steak and Vegetable Stir-Fry

"Ramen noodles and colorful vegetables make steak and cabbage a simple stir fry," says Audrey. "It's on the table in no time."


Spicy Thai Steak and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Photo by mommyluvs2cook

6. Chinese Chicken Soup

"This chicken ramen soup is spiced with turmeric, chile paste, and ginger and flavored with soy sauce," says sal.


Chinese Chicken Soup

Photo by cupcakequeen26

7. Mie-Goreng---Indonesian Fried Noodles

Chicken breast, cabbage, carrots, broccoli and mushrooms are stir-fried in a wok with cooked ramen noodles and sweet soy sauce to make a beloved home-style Indonesian noodle dish.

Check out our complete collection of Ramen Noodle Recipes.


About Seth Kolloen

Seth usually cooks for a reason, not for fun. But he likes to have fun when he cooks, if that makes sense.