Ramen Noodle Upgrade

Sometimes when I give the boy the chance to pick what he wants for dinner…the results are surprising to say the least. This particular night he said he wanted something with ramen noodles and water chestnuts. Yup he is an odd ball. But lucky for me google is my best bud and I stumbled upon this website.

Didn’t have to read to far (and believe me I didn’t bother continuing to read), I found exactly what I was looking for.

This is what the website called for:

Turn your ramen into a stir-fry. Toss your noodles into a wok with some snap peas, water chestnuts, sliced carrots and chopped broccoli and you’ve got yourself a economical approach to a culinary classic. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous — and if your bank account permits — marinate some chicken with some soy sauce, ginger and garlic powder and toss it in the skillet before adding your noodles and vegetables for a bit of added flair.”

To start with I don’t own a wok- nor did I know what one was at the time. So a regular sauce pan had to work. Google however helped me learn what a wok was since the cooking event. For those curious, here ya go:

On top of the wok, I was also missing soy sauce when the cooking happened. Ya see the story there is simple. Only days before, we had cleaned out the fridge and my boyfriend (with all the best intentions) threw out the soy sauce in the fridge. I did not know this while at the grocery store…soo no soy sauce.

Anyways after it was all cooked and ready to eat we both agreed it was missing something (soy sauce?). So what did we add? The dry packet of beef seasoning from the ramen pack. And let me tell you it was amazing! So here is my slightly modified recipe!



Water Chestnuts




Snap Peas

Garlic Powder

Beef Seasoning Packet.

Start by cooking the chicken covered in garlic powder and ginger.

In another pan boil water- add in ramen noodles after water has boiled. Cook for 3 minutes.

Once the chicken is mostly cooked add in the rest of the ingredients cooking until warm.

Serve over ramen noodles. Add beef seasoning packet on top of entire meal.

Bon Apetite!


This was a great variation to a already easy recipe! Hope you enjoy it!


What ways have you upgraded your ramen noodles?

18 thoughts on “Ramen Noodle Upgrade

  1. “. This particular night he said he wanted something with ramen noodles and water chestnuts.”

    Shae, I’m such a HUGE ramen noodle fan, so I don’t think that’s odd at all. The thing I like about having ramen noodles on hand is that you can make SO MANY great dishes with them. And they’re so cheap to buy.

    The recipe you shared here sounds YUMMY. Thank you, my friend!

    Have a super week. Hope you had a great Labor Day!


  2. My wok is one of the few essential kitchen ingredients I would not want to part with. Love it! Kudos for being quick on your feet and substituting beef powder for soy sauce, but you’d better tell your boyfriend to keep his hands off your condiments in the future!

  3. I don’t eat a lot of Ramen, but my husband likes it with kimchi instead of the spice packet. One time recently he used a package of ‘fake’ crabmeat or maybe it was lobster as an add in. We used to have a wok many years ago. Now I’m back to just using a skillet.

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