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2021-10-21 12:57:42 PM  
I love how she pronounces noodles.. Nude-ers..
 
2021-10-21 1:07:15 PM  
So, add green onions, cilantro, bok choy, chili in some form and oil - either hot or in the sauce.  Maybe some ginger if you like it.

Sounds good, I add sliced leftover chicken, vegetables, mushrooms and sesame oil to Udon noodles.
 
2021-10-21 1:14:45 PM  
I'll 'cook' and then dry them. And form them into disks and fry them.

And then use them like biscuits for a base for ground beef and white gravy. Like a country fried steak thing.
 
2021-10-21 1:16:29 PM  
or you could just add Maggi
 
2021-10-21 1:21:05 PM  

s_mcdonald: or you could just add Maggi


YAY!  Another Maggi user!  That stuff is the goddamn shiz.
 
2021-10-21 2:11:08 PM  
I love that "umami bomb" has become a culinary trend.

I was in my 30s before I realized umami was my favorite thing.  Up until then, I thought it was salt that I was craving.
 
2021-10-21 2:13:11 PM  
I think that describing ramen as a bomb might be somewhat bad.
 
2021-10-21 2:15:24 PM  
Doesn't that make them actual work instead of a $0.25 packet of quick and easily prepared food?

Ok maybe not much work, but more than boil for a couple minutes and add salt packet.
 
2021-10-21 2:17:52 PM  

skyotter: I love that "umami bomb" has become a culinary trend.

I was in my 30s before I realized umami was my favorite thing.  Up until then, I thought it was salt that I was craving.


You and s_mcdonald like like it so I'll try it. I've been using peanut sauce, soy sauce and Sriracha to make it tasty. You just need a little of each.
 
2021-10-21 2:18:49 PM  

skyotter: I love that "umami bomb" has become a culinary trend.

I was in my 30s before I realized umami was my favorite thing.  Up until then, I thought it was salt that I was craving.


Me too. When I make chili, I go insane with the umami bombs. Tomato paste, mushroom powder, anchovies and/or fish sauce, marmite, straight up MSG, Worcestershire sauce, etc. any or all of them could end up in there.
 
2021-10-21 2:26:20 PM  

EvilEgg: Doesn't that make them actual work instead of a $0.25 packet of quick and easily prepared food?

Ok maybe not much work, but more than boil for a couple minutes and add salt packet.


I've added it to cream of chicken for calories.

Double the weak chicken flavor!
 
2021-10-21 2:36:55 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: s_mcdonald: or you could just add Maggi

YAY!  Another Maggi user!  That stuff is the goddamn shiz.


Maggie's Mexican blend, called Jugo, is my favorite of the blends. It is deeper and thicker. The American blend and European blends are really close to each other but the American is slightly sweeter.

One of the local Asian markets had both the American Maggie and the European Maggie as marked on the packaging. Being in Texas, I can get the Mexican blend at most local grocers.
 
2021-10-21 2:51:25 PM  

McGrits: Benevolent Misanthrope: s_mcdonald: or you could just add Maggi

YAY!  Another Maggi user!  That stuff is the goddamn shiz.

Maggie's Mexican blend, called Jugo, is my favorite of the blends. It is deeper and thicker. The American blend and European blends are really close to each other but the American is slightly sweeter.

One of the local Asian markets had both the American Maggie and the European Maggie as marked on the packaging. Being in Texas, I can get the Mexican blend at most local grocers.


I'm probably using the Mexican one.  I get it at the bodega.
 
2021-10-21 2:53:55 PM  
If people have been doing this for decades, it's not a hack.

I've always liked thinly sliced pork belly, spinach greens, and a very soft boiled egg. Then I take the MSG packet and rub in on my balls so my dog can also have a nice lunch time treat.

I don't have a dog.
 
2021-10-21 3:05:40 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: McGrits: Benevolent Misanthrope: s_mcdonald: or you could just add Maggi

YAY!  Another Maggi user!  That stuff is the goddamn shiz.

Maggie's Mexican blend, called Jugo, is my favorite of the blends. It is deeper and thicker. The American blend and European blends are really close to each other but the American is slightly sweeter.

One of the local Asian markets had both the American Maggie and the European Maggie as marked on the packaging. Being in Texas, I can get the Mexican blend at most local grocers.

I'm probably using the Mexican one.  I get it at the bodega.


Not sure is serious...

Anyway, here is a bottle of the American blend and a bottle of the Mexican blend (Jugo, on the left). They are more different than the difference between the American and European blends.

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2021-10-21 3:10:02 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: McGrits: Benevolent Misanthrope: s_mcdonald: or you could just add Maggi

YAY!  Another Maggi user!  That stuff is the goddamn shiz.

Maggie's Mexican blend, called Jugo, is my favorite of the blends. It is deeper and thicker. The American blend and European blends are really close to each other but the American is slightly sweeter.

One of the local Asian markets had both the American Maggie and the European Maggie as marked on the packaging. Being in Texas, I can get the Mexican blend at most local grocers.

I'm probably using the Mexican one.  I get it at the bodega.


Lmao Maggi.

So I use it when I need bouillon kick in a marinade or something but don't want to add the extra water to dissolve a paste into.

And I'm not saying they don't taste good.

But holy shiat. The primary ingredient by weight is salt. Followed by msg. Followed by what I can only assume is more salt. Down at the bottom is "chicken fumes".
 
2021-10-21 3:12:50 PM  
Hell, just watch Aaron & Claire.  He does a lot of ramen hacks that look amazing.  The only one I've tried so far is adding peanut butter to my fire noodles.

https://www.youtube.com/c/AsKitchen
 
2021-10-21 3:13:04 PM  
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/like a boss
 
2021-10-21 3:22:40 PM  
Do what I do. Fry up some Spam and chop it up. Then toss that in your instant ramen bowl. You'll have umami out the ass.
 
2021-10-21 3:24:44 PM  

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/like a boss


Watch this version with sound (20s) and tell me what you think the voiceover is saying near the end, when "FAST BUSINESS" appears on screen.  Because I'm reasonably sure it's not saying "fast business".
How to Eat Noodles Like a Boss
Youtube YHQXBAjkmOQ
 
2021-10-21 4:32:48 PM  
I was right with her until she told me I saw it on TikTok
 
2021-10-21 4:43:47 PM  
I throw in some frozen mixed vegetables.
 
2021-10-21 5:04:46 PM  

skyotter: I love that "umami bomb" has become a culinary trend.

I was in my 30s before I realized umami was my favorite thing.  Up until then, I thought it was salt that I was craving.


This go-round I decided it was stupid to keep making vegetarian shrimp-free kimchi.

OH MY EFFING GOD.  The fish sauce and shrimp paste make all the difference.  My kimchi was good... but now it's *right*.
 
2021-10-21 5:06:14 PM  

s_mcdonald: or you could just add Maggi


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2021-10-21 6:02:16 PM  
I like getting the frozen chicken ramen bowls from Costco. Usually about $3 or less per serving. I'll add a soft boiled egg to them and more veggies, whatever is left over leftover. I haven't tried the version from Sam's Club yet, they look about the same but have beef instead of chicken.

I do have some of the noodles she prepares, so might try this sometime, without the soap weed.
 
2021-10-21 8:26:24 PM  
You too can make Asian at Home. Her old channel name. She's switched to bring a vegetarian (vegan?) now. Her "Crazy Rich Asian" dumpling recipe isn't bad.

Nu-ders
 
2021-10-21 9:40:13 PM  
My Irish-German-Cherokee mother added green onions, cheap ham, and soft boiled eggs to ramen back in 1975. This isn't a hack. It is an age old tactic of the poor.
 
2021-10-21 10:25:54 PM  
If I had all that stuff, I wouldn't be eating packaged ramen.
 
2021-10-21 11:23:42 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: If I had all that stuff, I wouldn't be eating packaged ramen.


shiatty humble brag but relevant.  I've got a well stocked and equipped kitchen however I really only enjoy cooking for others.  Now that I'm married I still keep a case(yes case) of ramen on hand so when the wife is traveling for work I have a reason not to order in.  I'm farking lazy for myself.  I cook for those I like and love.
 
2021-10-22 2:02:55 AM  

The Red Zone: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: If I had all that stuff, I wouldn't be eating packaged ramen.

shiatty humble brag but relevant.  I've got a well stocked and equipped kitchen however I really only enjoy cooking for others.  Now that I'm married I still keep a case(yes case) of ramen on hand so when the wife is traveling for work I have a reason not to order in.  I'm farking lazy for myself.  I cook for those I like and love.


I hear you. I'll will do nice meals for family or friends, but when doing lunch for one you I end doing stuff like, for example, a sandwich with an old everything bagel, cheese, mayo and hot sauce, and two vegan hotdogs someone left in my refrigerator.
 
2021-10-22 6:57:45 AM  
I have watched a bunch of cooking shows on Netflix. I discovered I very much dislike watching asians eating noodles. it is everything I was raised not to do, probably just a me thing.
 
2021-10-22 9:45:44 AM  

chucknasty: I have watched a bunch of cooking shows on Netflix. I discovered I very much dislike watching asians eating noodles. it is everything I was raised not to do, probably just a me thing.


Slurp the hell out of it.  It's ok, I swear.
 
2021-10-22 11:33:37 AM  
I don't know what I expected. But is it really a "hack" if all you do is mix real food with it?

My hack is just to add a couple eggs at the end so they poach.
 
2021-10-22 7:43:39 PM  
I get this stuff at target that I'm a huge fan of. 

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Sea Salt, Onion, Ground Mustard Seeds, Porcini Mushroom Powder, White Button Mushrooms, Crushed Red Pepper, Black Pepper, Thyme Leaves. It's amazing on just about everything.
 
2021-10-22 7:54:24 PM  

ToughActinProlactin: I get this stuff at target that I'm a huge fan of. 

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Sea Salt, Onion, Ground Mustard Seeds, Porcini Mushroom Powder, White Button Mushrooms, Crushed Red Pepper, Black Pepper, Thyme Leaves. It's amazing on just about everything.


Trader Joe's sells it too under their label.  $3 a jar.  Works well in a ton of stuff, so try a dash in your scrambled eggs before you cook them.
 
2021-10-22 8:04:15 PM  

markie_farkie: ToughActinProlactin: I get this stuff at target that I'm a huge fan of. 

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Sea Salt, Onion, Ground Mustard Seeds, Porcini Mushroom Powder, White Button Mushrooms, Crushed Red Pepper, Black Pepper, Thyme Leaves. It's amazing on just about everything.

Trader Joe's sells it too under their label.  $3 a jar.  Works well in a ton of stuff, so try a dash in your scrambled eggs before you cook them.


Next time I'm at TJ's I'll grab theirs to compare. Never hurts to have a bigger spice rack, anyway.
 
2021-10-23 12:42:29 AM  
Anytime someone calls something mundane a "hack" I'm immediately overwhelmed with indifference. 
Adding ingredients to enhance a plain dish is about as much of a "hack" as putting butter on a baked potato.
 
2021-10-23 1:59:44 AM  

skyotter: I love that "umami bomb" has become a culinary trend.


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2021-10-23 2:10:13 AM  

chucknasty: I have watched a bunch of cooking shows on Netflix. I discovered I very much dislike watching asians eating noodles. it is everything I was raised not to do, probably just a me thing.


Roly poly fish heads are never seen
Drinking cappucino in Italian restaurants,
With oriental women, yeah

The Fish Head Song
Youtube JKDtUzRIG6I
 
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