N5176Y From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2065 times:
Ode to Ramen Noodles
Swirling, Curling, flavored noodles;
boiling over the stove.
It's 3:00, I'm still awake,
I'm hungry yet again.
Three minutes is too long to wait!
my stomach cries in vain.
Mesmerized by the long noodles,
sliding into my bowl.
Slurping up each noodle,
I sigh in content and smile.
Pondering which flavor will be next,
maybe chicken, maybe beef, or maybe even shrimp
Oh those ramen noodles,
what a snack!
How did single American male college students survive before Ramen noodles? I brought back a whole suitcase full of them when I went to Japan... the customs agent did not look favorably upon that. But he let me go. Here's to the Ramen Noodle!!
Airlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2060 times:
Reminds me of a canned food contest we had at school, the whole school brought in Raman Noodles, because if you had the most cans, then you would win a various prize. It was funny. One day we collected over 1,000 of those Ramen Noodles.
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11453 posts, RR: 73
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2054 times:
Raman noodles were the best Poguey Bait to take to the field if you had some kind of field stove (All PRAISE to Esbit stoves!) and you would make a really tasty stew with the freeze dried beef or pork patties, crackers, cheese (knead before opening), and Tabasco (Thanks Col. McIlheney) sauce.
Break the noodles up in the bag prior to opening, and put a quarter inch of water in the bottom of your canteen cup. Pour the noodles in and put it on top of the stove. Pour in the crumbled meat patty and the flavor packet from the noodles and heat until the quarter heat tab is burned or the whole esbit tab is burned...stirring to avoid burning. Once its hot and the noodles are soft pour in the cheese, crackers and tabasco to taste and dig in.
When done, wash cup with sand or dirt, wipe away, and make cookie and mochoa.
THats cocoa with some coffee, half a pack of creamer, and a half packet of sugar..The cookie is made from a little coffee, the other half of the packs of sugar and creamer. Cook it in the creamer pack as its lined for some reason and takes the heat, and you'll have a decent little cookie to go with your mochao.
Well, there's your MRE supplement cooking class for the day, you're welcome.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
I like to take a can of Cream of Chicken soup, heat it in a pot until boiling, then add a pack of ramen noodles and the msg laced flavor pack and let simmer until the noodles are soft. I've also used them in Asian dishes (I prefer noodles to rice), fix it according to the directions, drain the broth, serve the noodles.
I knew guys that would eat the noodles dry out of the package and would dump the flavor packet into it and shake it up.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14627 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2024 times:
Here in Germany EPAs (Einmannpackungen, the German equivalent to MREs) were often cheaply available in surplus stores (not anymore, since the Bundeswehr is more and involved abroad, now they´ll haveto eat the stuff). The chef of a university cafeteria once bought a huge amount of these packs (just as the MRE they´ll come in several flavours) and sold them for a few cents to the college students. They really went away fast, an easily storable source of food when the money is low.