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Tips to Elevate Your Instant Noodles

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Instant Noodles

We totally get it. Instant noodles are, more often than not, the college staples we could not live without. Deadlines? Noodles. Warm? Noodles. Cold? Noodles. It made life so much easier back then. But now that we are in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis, enjoying this treat can now be quite a hassle. Going out of our houses will only give us a higher risk of becoming exposed to the virus. This is why having an online grocery and delivery near me or your very own trusted online supermarket in Davao comes in handy. You can simply order your favorite noodles, add on some of your favorite ingredients, and you are now good to go. There are a number of ways you can elevate this dish. Here are some hacks you should definitely try. 


Make your very own instant yakisoba stir fry. Boil instant ramen noodles, drain them, and then fry them up with veggies, protein, and sauce of your choosing. You can also use the ramen flavor packet to season the fried noodle dish. This is both an instant ramen and yakisoba hack, as traditional yakisoba noodles tend to be slightly more expensive than instant ramen. This will give you the chance to have a tastier and healthier choice for your recipe. 


Simply add sriracha for an added kick of heat. Sriracha is a type of hot sauce or chili sauce made from a paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt.  Adding this popular hot sauce to a bowl of instant ramen is a classic, low-cost hack because it's easy, affordable, and gives the noodles a nice spice.


Add your favorite aromatics. Adding fresh aromatics to your broth really gives the flavor some oomph. It will be great to add fresh garlic, ginger, and green onion to the mix. I usually have all three of these on hand (I keep my ginger in the freezer), so it’s a no-brainer. Plus, fresh ginger gives the soup a pleasant medicinal quality that is great when you’re under the weather. Mince the garlic and grate the ginger. Sauté both in a little oil for a minute or so before adding your broth to the pot. The green onion can either be sprinkled over top at the end, sautéed with the ginger and garlic, or both! 


Try adding peanut butter for a Thai-inspired dish. For a nutty, Thai-inspired ramen hack, cook the noodles according to the instructions but ditch the flavor packet. Instead, whisk together sesame oil, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger and pour it over the hot noodles. Add chopped scallions and sesame seeds for even more flavor.


Add fresh or frozen veggies to make a homemade soup. Toward the end of the boiling process, add some leafy greens like spinach, bok choy, or cabbage to the broth. The veggies should wilt in the boiling water with the ramen, so you won't have to use a second pot. You can also run some froMince the garlic and grate the ginger. Sauté both in a little oil for a minute or so before adding your broth to the pot. The green onion can either be sprinkled over top at the end, sautéed with the ginger and garlic, or both!zen veggies (like corn, peas, or carrots) under running water until they defrost and then toss them in the pot when the noodles are almost done cooking.


And, that’s it! Simply try these recipes and you are good to go. Instakart, a Davao online grocery and delivery can deliver what you need whenever, wherever. Simply head onto our website, order what you need, and we’ll deliver it in no time. Satisfy those cravings with a twist!