If the mention of ramen noodles brings forth images of sitting in a college dorm room cradling a styrofoam bowl of instant noodles that you bought in a ten-pack from the dollar store, then allow me to re-introduce it into your life. These days, with no shortage of amazing ramen shops stateside, the traditional Japanese dish has been given life well beyond those dirt-cheap cups. Think: Steaming, delicious bowls of fresh noodles, soft-boiled eggs, hearty broth, and exotic veggies. And it’s easy to make at home.
Looking to make your own ramen? Ranging in flavors from bacon-and-egg to spicy Sriracha to vegetarian miso, these 11 ramen recipes far exceed the limitations of the instant soup version. Whip them up, and then slurp them down.
Lexy Ward is the founder and editor of Proper, a DIY & lifestyle site that promotes creative living in a properly improper fashion. From recipes, to DIY home decor projects, to fashion & beauty, there's an abundance of inspiration! Her work has been featured in print and online by brands including Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Country Living Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Daily Candy, Buzzfeed, Apartment Therapy, Fox News, and more. She is also the founder of the creative event series #EATDRINKCREATE, a series of workshops for anyone interested in channeling their creative side. Usually found with a Diet Coke in hand, Lexy currently lives in Arizona with her husband, Logan, and their two-year-old daughter, Vita.