So a few weeks ago, my friend Erin tags me in a post about this supposed “really hot ramen”:
[facebook url=”https://www.facebook.com/Insiderfood/videos/1761536180817518/” /]
So of course I had to go to Amazon and buy a bundle of them right away so I could try them as soon as I got home from New Orleans.
The noodles came in a 5-pack – very colorful red package with a cartoon chicken breathing ramen flames. When I opened the package, I found a sauce packet and a spice packet.
The preparation took longer than the ramen you used to live on in college. First of all, I had to translate the metric measurements on the package to good ol’ ‘Murican measurements – apparently 600mL of water is about 2.5 cups. Then you boil the noodles for 5 minutes, drain – keeping 8 “spoons” of water – then stir-fry in the sauce for 30 seconds. I ended up using a pot, a stir-fry pan, and a mixing bowl, but I guess I could have prepared the ramen in one non-stick pot. Something I noticed on the video above by INSIDER Food – they did not stir-fry… they simply poured the sauce on cooling noodles. The magic sauce was probably not brought to its peak hotness because they were eating it cold. P**ssies.
After you stir-fry, then you add the spice packet – looked like chili peppers and sesame seeds. And by the way, the last word in the above paragraph was prissies… this blog post is kid-friendly.
So now we’ve got the finished product. “How was it?”, you ask? Well, here’s my video review:
Oh, by the way – I did not know there were all these “Hottest Ramen Challenge” videos out there until I uploaded mine tonight. Wow – some people have a lot of time on their hands.