Instant noodles, otherwise known as instant ramen in some parts of the world, were invented by the Japanese and were once considered luxury gourmet over fifty years ago, back when fresh foods were more accessible than processed food. Today, the packaged instant delicacies have become an affordable snack enjoyed globally, particularly among those who are too busy, too lazy or those who have been deemed a fire hazard in the kitchen.

While the instant noodle makers have shown continuous effort in developing new flavors to keep the consumers’ tastebuds tingling, there are people out there who have gone beyond the bowl in creating their own unique serving. A sprinkle of extra seasoning, or topping it off with eggs or vegetables is rather common since the ramen itself isn’t quite as nutritious, but wait, ice cream?!

Yes, instant noodles with ice cream. Unimaginable, we know. But that’s how some Koreans seem to be enjoying it. If you’re game, here’s how to prepare it. You’ll need a serving of instant noodles and a vanilla cone. The creators may have used a cone-type ice cream in this funky dish, but we’re pretty sure any type of vanilla ice cream would do the trick. (Though we’ve never tried this so don’t take our word for it.)

First, cook the instant noodles as instructed on the packaging.
Next, slice the ice cream cone into two, and dip it into the noodles while the soup is still hot. This is to speed up the melting process.
That’s about all there is to it. Then it’s just waiting for the ice cream to melt into the soup, and slurping up your creamy treat!

Word is that it’s a blend of sweet and savory flavors, but we can’t quite imagine the taste. Perhaps something like, cream based pasta with a dash of syrup? Okay, that wasn’t very helpful, forget that one.

If you’re one of those who have a bigger appetite, here’s a creative way of adding on to your instant meal. In addition to your bowl of ramen, you’ll need an onigiri (rice ball) and some cheese. Sliced cheese, string cheese, pizza cheese… whatever floats your boat. Use two or more kinds of cheese together for a more sophisticated taste.

When you’re about through with your noodles, drink up (or throw away) most of the broth, leaving just a little bit at the bottom so that it’s easier to mash things up in there. Then, dump in the onigiri and mash away! Mix well so that the rice soaks up the flavor.
Next, top the mess with cheese and wait for the cheese to melt.

If the mixture isn’t warm enough to melt the cheese you might need to put it in the microwave for a bit. When everything starts to get gooey in there, stir it up and enjoy your cheesy dish!

Now this one looks rather palatable. We’re getting hungry for some cup ramen now. Time to get creative!

Source: Zhaizhai News
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