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Two Minute Noodles Recipes We Love

Two-minute noodles (or ramen if you’re feeling fancy) are a staple of most students diets. They’re cheap, easy to prepare, and are tasty. But let’s step it up a notch. Here are some more ways to prepare one of our favourite ingredients.

James’ Spicy Miso Ramen Recipe


  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Packet Instant (two minute) Noodles
  • 1 tsp Sambal Oelek
  • 1.5 tbsp Miso Paste
  • Baby Spinach
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Cooked Chicken (cold)
  • Spring Onions
  • Sriracha

Alright nerds, time to learn ramen.

  1. Start with boiling a couple of eggs, bring a pot of water to the boil and drop the eggs in carefully. Cook them for 7 minutes and then drop them into ice water, you’ll have lovely soft-boiled eggs
  2. Next, empty the pot and add a bit more water than you usually would for instant noodles.
  3. Add 1tsp of Sambal Oelek and 1.5tbsp of Miso Paste while the water heats up. Stir it all in and you’ve got yourself a delicious broth.
  4. Add the noodles, fresh baby spinach, bean sprouts, and some cold cooked chicken (feel free to mix and match here, if you don’t like something just leave it out. Pork works really well in this as a substitute for chicken.
  5. Once everything is cooked, pour it all into a bowl, add some chopped spring onions, a splash of sriracha, and some more bean sprouts and spinach. (chopped peanuts are nice too) and then cut one of your eggs in half and drop it in the bowl.
  6. Congrats! You’re done!

Hiyashi Chuka (Cold Ramen)

A great idea if you are looking for lunch options. Just cook your noodles how you normally do and then add pre-cooked meats and salad toppings. Some combinations are chicken, mushroom, onion, cucumber and asparagus OR beef, egg, shredded cabbage, tomato, and capsicum. Don’t be afraid to get creative.


Recipe ideas:

Serious Eats – Hiyashi Chuka

Just One Cookbook – Hiyashi Chuka

Asian Style Chicken Noodle Soup

Simple as. Chicken flavoured noodles cooked in water with 1 tbsp soy sauce, ¼ tsp ginger puree, 2 tsp brown sugar. Once that’s finished throw in some pre-cooked chicken ( like chunks of a supermarket roast chicken?) and experiment by adding different vegetables!


Recipe ideas:

Maggi – Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Jamie’s Asian Chicken Noodle Broth

Ramen with an Egg

Boiled, fried, soft cooked… eggs and ramen are, in our opinion, a perfect combination. Add soy sauce, boiled eggs, and green onions to your noodles to keep it interesting on a budget. Or be slightly more adventurous and cook the egg in the ramen like the recipe from the NY Times. Spice it up by adding a chilli sauce like sriracha!

Recipe ideas:

How Sweet Eats – Bacon and Egg Ramen

NY Times – Perfect Instant Ramen

Australian Eggs – Ramen Noodles with Fried Eggs

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