Putting An Egg In Ramen? How Unexpected!
Recently I came across one of those Buzzfeed posts that steal content from Reddit and repackages the content to satisfy their perverse click bait fetish titled 18 Unexpected Food Combinations Everyone Should Try At Least Once.
While most of the combos aren't very obvious, one struck me as the odd man out.
Crack a raw egg into your ramen noodles three minutes before eating.
HOLY HELL OF HELLS! THIS COMBINATION OF EGG AND RAMEN IS SO UNHEARD OF THAT EVERY OTHER PACKAGE OF RAMAGE HAS IT RIGHT ON THE COVER IMAGE AS A SERVING SUGGESTION! I MIGHT FAINT!
Seems to me that an egg in ramen is a pretty accepted food pairing. Makes me wonder kind of everyday food hacks are going to be on the next list of odd combinations?
Next time you make cereal, try submerging it into a bowl of cold milk! WOW!
Don't just eat your hot dog on a plate with a knife and a fork. Slide it into a bun and create an edible handle! MIND BLOWING!
Thinking about eating a Pop Tart? Put that pastry in the toaster first and heat it up! INSANE!!!
Actually, that last fake food tip reminds me of something that happened back in the 1990s. I'll come back to that in a bit.
So back to the egg in ramen thing. I think the only reason this tip even qualifies as a weird suggestion is that most Americans' experience with ramen ends in college after consuming pallets of the cheapest of cheap ramen, Maruchen. A brand which doesn't seem to feature an egg on the cover art for any of their flavors.
I'll sympathize with you if this has been the extent of your instant ramen experience. But, do yourself a favor and crack an egg in your damn ramen, or get extra fancy and prepare that egg a few hours in advance.
Then do yourself another favor and buy some slightly classier ramen, which is still very inexpensive, and still crack an egg into it regardless of it is in the cover image or not. Indomie Mi Goreng is a good mild ramen that is still fairly cheap. Or try Shin Ramyun if you want more of a face melting experience.
About That Pop Tart Comment
Typing out that sentence reminded me of something that happened when I was a kid. I'll tell the story now as bonus content. You should stop reading now if you are only here for ramen commentary. Wait. Ramen? Commentary? Ramentary! #portmanteau
When I was a kid, I spent the night at one of my friend's houses for the first time. Next morning he asks if I want some Pop Tarts. I say "Sure!"
He opens up the cold Pop Tarts and hands them to me. I then ask him where the toaster is so I can heat them up. He looks at me like I just asked if it was ok to take a dump on the kitchen floor.
"What? You heat up Pop Tarts? Why would you ever do that? That sounds disgusting!"
Eventually, I convinced him to pull out their toaster to heat up our Pop Tarts. He took a bite of a warm Pop Tart and got all wide-eyed before saying "Wow. That is really good."
Yeah. About them suggested servings.