Ramen (La Mian) as a Meal
My favorite “fast food” in all of Asia is actually a Korean Ramen called “Shin Ramyun” or 辛拉面 in Chinese. It’s basically a brick of ramen, some dried veges, and a packet of seasoning. This is not a meal in itself, nor is a Cup Noodles. Asian teenagers often eat this as a snack, but I’ll show you how college students often turn it into a proper meal.
1~ Boil water in a pot, add chopped onions, sliced mushrooms (shitake are nice), and let them cook for a minute or two.
2~ Add the ramen brick. Move it around with chopsticks or a fork. Loosen it up. Add the seasoning packet.
3~ Then, crack a couple eggs into the pot. Don’t move it too much while they cook.
4~ Test a noodle to make sure it’s soft. When its ready, turn off heat and pour a serving off into your bowl.
5~ Add water if its too spicy. You don’t need ice cubes.