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How to Dress Up Ramen Noodles with Peanut Butter

With just a few ingredients you can take your ramen noodles from mundane to mouthwatering.


  • Step 1: Pour water into bowl Pour the water into a large microwaveable bowl.
  • Step 2: Microwave water Microwave the bowl of water on high for three minutes.
  • Step 3: Take bowl out of microwave Using a dish towel to protect your hands, carefully take the hot bowl out of the microwave.
  • Step 4: Add seasoning to water Open the seasoning packet and add the contents to the water.
  • Step 5: Submerge noodles in water Snap the block of ramen noodles in half and submerge both halves in the water.
  • Step 6: Cover & let noodles sit Cover the bowl with the plate and let the noodles sit for five minutes.
  • TIP: If you have a stove or hot plate, you can cook the noodles in a small pot of boiling water for three minutes.
  • Step 7: Add peanut butter & sugar In another bowl, add the peanut butter and sugar.
  • Step 8: Pour in soy sauce & vinegar or lemon juice Pour in the soy sauce and rice vinegar or lemon juice.
  • Step 9: Mix with spoon Stir with a spoon until it's all well mixed.
  • TIP: If the sauce seems too thick, add a teaspoon of the hot ramen broth to make the sauce a little thinner.
  • Step 10: Drain broth into sink When the noodles are ready, take the plate off the noodle bowl and, using a fork to hold back the noodles, drain the broth into the sink.
  • Step 11: Pour noodles in bowl w/ sauce Pour the noodles in the bowl with the peanut butter sauce.
  • TIP: If you have sesame oil, add just a few drops. It's delicious, but too much will taste bitter.
  • Step 12: Toss noodles & sauce together Using a fork, toss the noodles and peanut butter sauce together until the noodles are evenly coated.
  • Step 13: Chop scallions & sprinkle With a small knife or scissors, chop or cut the scallion into little rounds and sprinkle it on top.
  • FACT: There is a "ramusement" park in Yokohama, Japan—an entire museum devoted to ramen!

You Will Need

  • 2.0 water
  • A large microwave-safe bowl
  • A microwave oven
  • 1 package of ramen noodles
  • in any flavor
  • A plate large enough to cover the bowl
  • Another small bowl
  • 2.0 creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 0.5 tsp sugar
  • 1.0 tsp soy sauce
  • 1.0 tsp rice vinegar or lemon juice
  • A scallion
  • or long green onion

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