May 3rd, 2004
In memory of 4650, 21917, and the other one, I have prepared and eaten a special dish reserved for those who like their food well and truly Sad.
Strange and Mournful False Hope Soup
Serves one. Alone. In the rain.
YOU WILL NEED
- One (1) package of chicken-flavored Ramen. It doesn't matter what kind of chicken-flavored Ramen it is -- chicken, chicken & mushroom, chicken & vegetable, chicken & dogfood -- just as long as there's chicken there you'll be ok. (And what are you doing eating chicken & dogfood ramen, anyway?)
- One (1) egg. Hopefully not rotten.
HERE'S WHAT YOU DO
- Cook the package of ramen the usual way -- boil water, add ramen, wait 3 minutes.
- Just before you take the pot off the heat, crack in the egg. Stir it up.
- Then strain off any excess water (keep as much water as you'd like for soup tho), add flavor packet, stir.
- Eat. You won't need to cry all that much, thankfully. Crying is reserved for the Chunky Chunks O' Ramen recipe.
Well, there's my good deed for the day. It happens occasionally, I admit. Now time for a nap.
My husband eats this all the time, except he keeps the soup. He learned about it in the Philippeans, where it's actually a pretty common meal. I can't say that I've ever tried it, though.
Oops! I should mention you should keep the water for the soup part, but usually not all the water. I usually only keep as much water as will fit in a largish bowl. It's really just a variant on an egg drop soup kinda thing, only with ramen and an appropriate name for eating it with chicken-based things.
Er, raw egg? Or does it get cooked enough but the hot water/noodleness to be edible?
The water's boiling and the egg disperses through the broth, so yeah, it cooks very quickly into little shreds of egg.