Comfort food means different things to different people. It feeds nostalgia, it helps if you’re not feeling 100%… Specially if (like me) you struggle with PTSD, anxiety, or other mental illnesses; a comforting dish can mean a pocket of serenity in your day that might not be found elsewhere. For me, comfort food comes in the form of instant noodles (among many, MANY other dishes). Whether it’s top ramen or shin ramyun… it hits me right in the feels.
What I love about noodles like these is that you can add anything to elevate it and it makes it delicious.
What you’ll need: 🔪
- soft tofu
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- a dash of milk
- 1 packet of shin ramyun noodles (with the season packets!)
- half a lime
- 3 cups of water
In a medium pot, add the 3 cups of water with by the packet of seasoning (half the packet if you don’t love spice and heat) and dried vegetables from the shin ramuyn. Stir. Add the soy sauce, lime followed by chunks of soft tofu.
If you’re using shin ramyun for this and it’s too spicy, add a dash of milk. It helps balance the heat.
Add the noodles until they’re soft and cooked. When they’re mixed with the broth, add an egg. Let it simmer for about 6 minutes and then add to a bowl, top with chives or green onions.
So, what is it that makes this dish good? ❤️ 🍜
Chances are you’ll make this bowl of ramen or ramyun with whatever tickles your fancy, and you know what? That’s okay. What makes this dish good is that you’re catering to what makes you feel good, what brings you comfort and what helps you escape from a struggle you might be going through.