Hiking Ramen 2 Different Ways

Everyone at some point has eaten instant ramen in some form or the other. Here are two of my favorite recipes for ramen. A little bit of background from me. When I am going on a big hike my eating habits change. I will eat a hearty breakfast, a light lunch, and then a larger dinner. I might snack throughout the day but that is about it. I am going to show you my 2 favorite recipes for ramen. One is breakfast ramen and the other is dinner. 

Breakfast Ramen. 

  • 1-2 packages instant ramen of any flavor you will be discarding the seasonings anyway. 
  • 1 package egg drop soup mix   
  • Dehydrated egg crystals or actual eggs if you have a means of keeping it cool.
  • Green onion.
  • Hotsauce. 

This can be made in a standard USGI canteen cup. This is the golden standard to me for a single serving meal. This is a baseline I use. Any sort of meat or produce can be added. 

  1. Prepare the Instant noodles per the directions on the package but, drain all water and discard the seasoning. Once they are prepared, set aside. 
  2. Prepare the egg drop soup mix pre the directions on the package. Once the soup is prepared and the eggs are added combine with the ramen and top and enjoy. Green onion and hot sauce are to your own taste. 
  3. Alternatively you can make it all in one pot. Prepare the ramen first then when they are al dente add in the soup mix and lastly roll in the egg. 

Dinner Ramen. 

  • Two packages of instant noodles. Again the flavor does not matter, you will be discarding the flavor package anyway. 
  • Dehydrated mushrooms
  • Dehydrated soup vegetables
  • Herb Ox sodium free beef bouillon powder
  • 2 spam singles fried
  • Hot sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  1. The first thing you want to do is add your dehydrated vegetables to a ziplock sandwich bag and soak them in water for thirty minutes. Do not discard the liquid they are soaking in. You will be cooking the ramen in it. 
  2. Cut the spam and fry it. Once fried, set aside. 
  3. Prepare ramen per the directions on the package. 
  4. Add the bag of vegetables when you start cooking the ramen. The water they have been soaking in is great flavor for a dish like this. 
  5. Add spam and continue to cook until the noodles are Al dente. 
  6. Lastly add the herb ox, hotsauce, and soy sauce. The hot sauce and soy sauce are optional. If you are watching your sodium like I do then omit the soy sauce entirely. In reality though there is not enough sodium in one packet of soy sauce to matter.

Now with both these dishes I rely on fast food joints for some of the ingredients. The hot sauce and the soy sauce. Everything else can be found at your local grocery store or online.  Stock up on the various sauces anytime you go to the stores and that way they are there when you need them. 

There is the basic information! You decide the outcome!

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