Is This Iowa Radio Host A Psychopath For How He Eats Ramen Noodles?
It has come to my attention from my fellow co-workers that I might be a bit of a psychopath for how I eat ramen noodles. Before you start telling me ramen noodles aren't good for you, you shouldn't eat them, and blah blah blah... I'm aware. I know they aren't great for you but I forgot to bring lunch from home today and I have a spare box of ramen noodles in my office for situations like this.
It's been brought to my attention that I eat a bowl of ramen noodles like a crazy person. I would politely like to disagree. This is how I've eaten ramen noodles since I can trace back to my days in college. I've never even thought about eating noodles a different way but maybe I'm completely wrong. Leave it up to me, the world's worst cook, and now I'm finding out I might be eating the easiest thing to make incorrectly.
I normally like to boil the water but when I'm at work, I use a microwave. I put the ramen noodles into the bowl, I fill the bowl with water, and then I set the timer for 3:30 seconds. Once the timer goes off, I remove the bowl like any normal person would but here is supposedly what makes me a crazy person. I drain the water out of the bowl.
I've been told you're supposed to eat ramen like it's some kind of soup.
I've never done it this way. I drain out about 95% of the water, add my ramen flavor packet, add a little bit of pepper, and voila. I have a meal that will fill me up with sodium, give me zero sustenance, and I'll be hungry about 45 minutes later. It's better than nothing is what I always say. Except this might actually be incorrect...I could see nothing being a better option.
I always leave a tiny bit of water at the bottom just to help keep the noodles moist but I never leave all of the water in the bowl. Is this weird or am I doing this the correct way?
The be honest...this isn't even the best way to make ramen. When I'm at home and can use a stove, I like to boil the water, add the noodles, and then drop an egg in the pot. I have an entire process but that recipe is for a different day.
If you're someone who eats ramen or can think back to the days when you did, how did you make it? Is it supposed to be more like a soup or are you only in it for the noodles? Am I a crazy person for draining out the water?