Japanese ramen is tasty and filling. It can also be unhealthy or healthy depending on how you prepare it. Instant Japanese ramen is the most popular type of ramen and it is a cheap way to stay fed and is a staple of students all around the world. Of course, nothing beats a bowl of homemade Japanese ramen with its delicate broth and your choice of meat, vegetables and noodles. There is a world of difference between instant ramen and what you will get in a restaurant.
Instant ramen is cheap and filling but it is packed with salt and chemicals. If you are on a budget and rely on ramen to fill your dietary needs, then there are some things you can do to make it more healthy. Stock up on inexpensive greens at the store. Cilantro, green onions and kale are all cheap and tasty. They are also packed with nutrients. Add a handful of greens to the broth and this will give it an instant boost in nutrition.
You also want to add an inexpensive protein to your instant ramen. One of the cheapest and tastiest sources of protein for ramen are eggs. Eggs are packed with nutrition and they taste great with the broth and noodles. Crack an egg into the boiling water before you add the noodles and broth and break it up with a fork. When the egg is cooked through, you can add the noodles and flavor packet. During the last minute of cooking, add the greens. You now have turned cheap ramen into healthy and delicious ramen.
When you go out, you want to make sure you try Japanese ramen from a restaurant. The difference in taste is like night and day. When you have Japanese ramen in a restaurant you want to savor each bite. The noodles are tasty and they taste completely different from the noodles you find in instant ramen.
The broth is also completely different. Homemade broth is full of flavors and nuance. It is both light and powerful and pairs perfectly with the noodles. You can order your ramen with almost any kind of meat and it will always be served with an assortment of fresh vegetables and herbs. Restaurant ramen is filling and it isn’t too heavy so you won’t feel like you have overstuffed yourself. Ramen is an amazing dish.