50 Ways To Make Eating Ramen Noodles Less Depressing

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Found on AskReddit.


If you’re looking for a very simple way to make ramen extraordinary, go with Parmesan cheese.


Peanut butter. Preferably the chunky kind. Makes it a little Thai. Also sriracha, and an egg or two.


Sriracha, chive, and an egg.


Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.


Dashi broth with miso and chopped green onions. Maybe throw some tofu in there.


I personally add either a hard boiled egg or a poached egg, basil, lemon juice, some diced chicken, red pepper flakes, and some pepper. You don’t need to add salt; the packaged flavoring is all the salt you need.


Miso paste, instead of the crap flavoring it comes with. Also some veggies like beansprouts, Chinese greens, etc. And wakame (seaweed).


Ragu. Make cheap spaghetti.


Peanut butter and rice vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha. Trust me.


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Inky Breadcrumbs and the Forgotten Magic of Writing by Hand

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Photo by Erin J. Bernard Photo by Erin J. Bernard

Hey, writer! When was the last time you took a good look at your own hands? I mean, a really, really good long look?

Sure, they’re fluttering in and out of the periphery of vision over the course of any average day, assisting in the picking up and setting down of life’s dull and delightful objects. But, most often, their task feels secondary – to hold up for inspection the things you’ve deemed far more fascinating: smartphones, babies, books, burritos.

There’s little incentive to notice them. And this strikes me as odd. So do it now. Have a good, long gander. What do you see? Look carefully: your hands are miraculous, surprising, ordinary, and, for my money, entirely underappreciated.

You’re in good retroactive company. I’m first writing this by hand, in fact, down here in Mexico, though by the time it reaches its final destination…

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