Food - Drink
Your Instant Ramen Will Taste Better With One Simple Addition
Ramen's roots can be traced back to Chinese noodles merging with Japanese cuisine. To this day, ramen’s not defined by any one recipe but instead has embraced familiar elements — noodles, broth, sauce, and cooking oil. However, there is one simple ingredient you should consider adding to your bowl of instant ramen: butter.
Think of butter as a carrier for the spices and other flavors blended into your bowl of steaming noodles. Not only does including a fat or oil help keep ramen ingredients hot, but butter also helps to balance out extra spiciness. On top of this, butter also introduces a different flavor profile (sweet) into your bowl of instant ramen noodles, one you likely never considered before.
Experiment with different vegetables, sprinkle in different herbs and spices, or just keep your instant ramen as simple as the package it came in, but try frothing butter directly into the broth of your next ramen bowl. Whatever your preference, butter's unexpected addition can help make your next ramen meal that much better.