Am I the ONLY one that will still stan for Good ol’ Top Ramen or Oodles of Noodles?
Yes, its fried starch and a 1/4 tsp of dried bullion, but they are 1) still super SUPER cheap. I can’t quite find them on special for $0.10/ea anymore, but you can still find 'em for a $0.25/ea if you get one of the bulk cardboard trays.
Throw in an egg, some chopped green onion, a splash of sesame oil or hot sauce, and that’s a hot, relatively nourishing meal for less than $1. And sometimes, a little flavored broth and some easily digestible starch are just the thing for delicate tummies, which, thanks to the stress about everything else, seem far more of a consideration than they have been in the past.
“And sometimes, a little flavored broth and some easily digestible starch are just the thing for delicate tummies, which, thanks to the stress about everything else, seem far more of a consideration than they have been in the past.”
@lectroid - Oh YES. We do it just as you described - topped with a drizzle of sesame oil, some chopped green onion and a sliced hard boiled egg. Many times I’ll cook some sliced cabbage or chopped bok choy with the noodles. It’s healing to have something so cheap and yet tasty.
My best cheap find? The 99 cents store had 12 pack boxes of these noodles, only the spicy shrimp flavor (I guess they weren’t a big seller) for 99¢. For the BOX.
My husband did not like the broth but enjoyed the noodles so I swapped in powdered Maggi chicken broth and carried on.
And if I am being fancy? These noodles that I get at Litttle Tokyo Market at 3rd and Alameda), in homemade broth with veggies and top as above. They are so much fun to eat - its nice to eat noodles that make you smile.
Instant noodles are just a vehicle for scallions, garlic,and ginger with hot oil poured over, a little vinegar and soy, pinch of sugar, a runny egg or 2, a dollop of Momofuku chilli crunch, and some blanched greens.
The noodles have a good body and chew. One I honestly don’t feel compelled to add anything else to it. Worth tracking down IMO, although I have not seen the Hakka noodle version restocked at Costco for a while now.