The Bite: Ramen Edition
by Reagan Rodgers
Soon-to-be college kids, listen up. You’re all about to be poor, unless you somehow get a really good job and a scholarship, or if your parents give you a lot of money each month. As harsh as that may sound, it’s the unfortunate truth. A staple food item every college kid lives on is ramen. Ramen is kind of gross, though, if we’re honest. Luckily, with the aid of a few spices, proteins, and even cheeses, it can be upgraded to becoming edible.
Eggs - scrambled, hard boiled, even fried. Any kind of egg makes a world of a difference.
Garlic powder - Pretty much a good thing to add to any bland food. Trust me.
Italian seasoning - Again, a good bit of flavor to add to anything.
Dried seaweed - I recently went to a ramen place that had seaweed lying on top of the dish, and it was a good addition.
Cheese - Any kind! I prefer mozzarella, but anything you prefer would work.
Cooking with broths instead of water - beef or chicken broth aren’t expensive and typically come in large amounts so they’d last a while. They add a lot of flavor, and the restaurant I went to served ramen made in beef broth that was really good.
Adding actual meat - Chicken, beef, pork, shrimp...the possibilities are endless.
The best tip I can give is to make it your own. Add anything you think would sound good, and feel free to experiment with it. Find out what combination of add-ins are your favorite!