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This is why you find no bugs in Capitol Hill studio apartments.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 25, 2008 2:17 PM

The flavor packets are quite vile. The primary ingredient is usually MSG, which stimulates your tongue and brain to think "meaty/savory". Which is why you feel a craving to slurp down more.

For a healthier alternative, throw out the flavor packet and use a spoonful of soup starter. Pennies more but easier on your liver.

Also, dropping in a beaten egg during the last minute or so of cooking will give you a bit of protein. Adding kimchee gives you a bit of green.

Posted by eclexia | October 25, 2008 2:31 PM

Man, I thought we were the only ones who ate the dry noodles all crunched up like that.

Posted by Darcy | October 25, 2008 2:36 PM

And floating a hit of blotter on top gives you everything.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 25, 2008 2:47 PM

I long ago took to throwing out the flavor packets and using tamari as a broth instead. That way I can buy the carnivore scum Top Ramen flavors and instantly convert them to vegan soupy delight. Yum!

Posted by Cookie W. Monster | October 25, 2008 3:28 PM

that stuff is almost nutrition-free, anyway. i knew a political activist who was so busy and committed that she lived almost exclusively on the stuff and had to be eventually hospitalized for problems arising from malnutrition. i say, good riddance to the crap. hello, world: try real food. you'll be glad you did.

Posted by ellarosa | October 25, 2008 4:18 PM

I love ramen. It's delicious. Maruchan chicken is the best. I always add veggies and meat to it to make it healthier, so I don't think it's that bad.

Posted by sepiolida | October 25, 2008 5:22 PM

Everyone knows the cups of ramen are worse than the cheaper ramen you buy without the cups.

Plus you can get 7 for a dollar at Fred Meyer.

Posted by Will in Fremont | October 25, 2008 6:04 PM

One of my highschool teachers had collected hundreds of Ramen recipes and made a cook book for outbound seniors on their way to college. I wish I still had mine.

Posted by Y.F. | October 25, 2008 7:00 PM

Adding meat and vegetables is a grave offense to the Way of Ramen. Let the defilers enjoy paradichlorobenzene for breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnite snacks.

Posted by RonK, Seattle | October 25, 2008 8:17 PM


Posted by Matthew | October 25, 2008 8:18 PM

(Runs to pantry to check latest 6-pack)

Whew, Maruchan rather than Nissin!

Wait, does toxicity matter if you only buy your noodle cups to fuck 'em?

Posted by rob | October 25, 2008 10:05 PM

best noodle from Korea anyways

Posted by kinaidos | October 25, 2008 10:14 PM

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