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  1. #1
    Gary Guest

    Default Ramen noodles and others

    About 2-3 years ago, a new product showed up in my grocery store.
    It's Maruchan Yakisoba noodles (found near the soup)

    It's basically just Ramen noodles with a dried vegetable package added.
    It's not all that but is good sometimes. One step above ramen.

    The great thing with me is that, because I rarely eat this,
    I always have some on hand. I've eaten this occasionally for the
    past 2-3 years and I've never spent even a penny on it.

    Occasionally they put out coupons for $1.00 off of two. Well, they sell for
    ..89 at the store. My store doubles coupons on Wednesday only. I take my
    coupon then and I get two for free. I did this again today and have one
    more coupon for next Wednesday.

    I don't complain about free food...you get what you pay for.

    G.

  2. #2
    Chemo Guest

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    On Oct 3, 5:07*am, Gary <g.maj...@att.net> wrote:
    > About 2-3 years ago, a new product showed up in my grocery store.
    > It's Maruchan Yakisoba noodles *(found near the soup)
    >
    > It's basically just Ramen noodles with a dried vegetable package added.
    > It's not all that but is good sometimes. *One step above ramen.
    >
    > The great thing with me is that, because I rarely eat this,
    > I always have some on hand. *I've eaten this occasionally for the
    > past 2-3 years and I've never spent even a penny on it.
    >
    > Occasionally they put out coupons for $1.00 off of two. *Well, they sell for
    > .89 at the store. *My store doubles coupons on Wednesday only. *I take my
    > coupon then and I get two for free. *I did this again today and have one
    > more coupon for next Wednesday.
    >
    > I don't complain about free food...you get what you pay for.
    >
    > G.


    We buy them and toss out the packet and just use the noodles in
    stirfry.

  3. #3
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Ramen noodles and others

    On 10/3/2012 2:07 AM, Gary wrote:
    > About 2-3 years ago, a new product showed up in my grocery store.
    > It's Maruchan Yakisoba noodles (found near the soup)
    >
    > It's basically just Ramen noodles with a dried vegetable package added.
    > It's not all that but is good sometimes. One step above ramen.
    >
    > The great thing with me is that, because I rarely eat this,
    > I always have some on hand. I've eaten this occasionally for the
    > past 2-3 years and I've never spent even a penny on it.
    >
    > Occasionally they put out coupons for $1.00 off of two. Well, they sell for
    > .89 at the store. My store doubles coupons on Wednesday only. I take my
    > coupon then and I get two for free. I did this again today and have one
    > more coupon for next Wednesday.
    >
    > I don't complain about free food...you get what you pay for.
    >
    > G.
    >


    That sounds like a good deal but I don't know why they would call it
    yakisoba if it ain't fried. There used to be a guy with a yakisoba stand
    in an empty lot about 25 years ago in Honolulu. The gravel lot was the
    cold and dark and windy but the fried noodles were hot and tasty. It was
    just some guy's nutty dream to serve his food but it was a great dream
    while it lasted and I remember it with fondness. There's probably a lot
    of places like that in Asia but his was the only one here.

    One of the things that I want to try is boiling a block of ramen without
    separating the noodles and then frying the block to make crispy cake
    noodle. That's gonna be great - I think.


  4. #4
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Ramen noodles and others

    On 10/3/2012 2:28 PM, dsi1 wrote:
    > On 10/3/2012 2:07 AM, Gary wrote:
    >> About 2-3 years ago, a new product showed up in my grocery store.
    >> It's Maruchan Yakisoba noodles (found near the soup)
    >>
    >> It's basically just Ramen noodles with a dried vegetable package added.
    >> It's not all that but is good sometimes. One step above ramen.
    >>
    >> The great thing with me is that, because I rarely eat this,
    >> I always have some on hand. I've eaten this occasionally for the
    >> past 2-3 years and I've never spent even a penny on it.
    >>
    >> Occasionally they put out coupons for $1.00 off of two. Well, they
    >> sell for
    >> .89 at the store. My store doubles coupons on Wednesday only. I take my
    >> coupon then and I get two for free. I did this again today and have one
    >> more coupon for next Wednesday.
    >>
    >> I don't complain about free food...you get what you pay for.
    >>
    >> G.
    >>

    >
    > That sounds like a good deal but I don't know why they would call it
    > yakisoba if it ain't fried. There used to be a guy with a yakisoba stand
    > in an empty lot about 25 years ago in Honolulu. The gravel lot was the
    > cold and dark and windy but the fried noodles were hot and tasty. It was
    > just some guy's nutty dream to serve his food but it was a great dream
    > while it lasted and I remember it with fondness. There's probably a lot
    > of places like that in Asia but his was the only one here.
    >
    > One of the things that I want to try is boiling a block of ramen without
    > separating the noodles and then frying the block to make crispy cake
    > noodle. That's gonna be great - I think.
    >

    Ramen noodles are made "instant" by frying them before packaging. You
    can avoid a lot of fat by buying ordinary Soba noodles and cooking them
    yourself in water or soup.

    --
    Jim Silverton (Potomac, MD)

    Extraneous "not" in Reply To.

  5. #5
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Ramen noodles and others

    On 10/3/2012 9:35 AM, James Silverton wrote:
    > On 10/3/2012 2:28 PM, dsi1 wrote:
    >> On 10/3/2012 2:07 AM, Gary wrote:
    >>> About 2-3 years ago, a new product showed up in my grocery store.
    >>> It's Maruchan Yakisoba noodles (found near the soup)
    >>>
    >>> It's basically just Ramen noodles with a dried vegetable package added.
    >>> It's not all that but is good sometimes. One step above ramen.
    >>>
    >>> The great thing with me is that, because I rarely eat this,
    >>> I always have some on hand. I've eaten this occasionally for the
    >>> past 2-3 years and I've never spent even a penny on it.
    >>>
    >>> Occasionally they put out coupons for $1.00 off of two. Well, they
    >>> sell for
    >>> .89 at the store. My store doubles coupons on Wednesday only. I
    >>> take my
    >>> coupon then and I get two for free. I did this again today and have one
    >>> more coupon for next Wednesday.
    >>>
    >>> I don't complain about free food...you get what you pay for.
    >>>
    >>> G.
    >>>

    >>
    >> That sounds like a good deal but I don't know why they would call it
    >> yakisoba if it ain't fried. There used to be a guy with a yakisoba stand
    >> in an empty lot about 25 years ago in Honolulu. The gravel lot was the
    >> cold and dark and windy but the fried noodles were hot and tasty. It was
    >> just some guy's nutty dream to serve his food but it was a great dream
    >> while it lasted and I remember it with fondness. There's probably a lot
    >> of places like that in Asia but his was the only one here.
    >>
    >> One of the things that I want to try is boiling a block of ramen without
    >> separating the noodles and then frying the block to make crispy cake
    >> noodle. That's gonna be great - I think.
    >>

    > Ramen noodles are made "instant" by frying them before packaging. You
    > can avoid a lot of fat by buying ordinary Soba noodles and cooking them
    > yourself in water or soup.
    >


    I've had soba noodles and they're OK. The last time I had soba was in a
    ramen shop and it was green, served on a mat, and came with a couple of
    fried shrimp. Tasty!

    I prefer somen or Hawaii saimin noodles if I cook it at home. Fried
    noodles is a completely different animal and you're gonna have to
    embrace the fat if you want to play with the animal.

  6. #6
    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: Ramen noodles and others

    On Oct 3, 1:05*pm, dsi1 <ds...@eternal-september.invalid> wrote:
    > On 10/3/2012 9:35 AM, James Silverton wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On 10/3/2012 2:28 PM, dsi1 wrote:
    > >> On 10/3/2012 2:07 AM, Gary wrote:
    > >>> About 2-3 years ago, a new product showed up in my grocery store.
    > >>> It's Maruchan Yakisoba noodles *(found near the soup)

    >
    > >>> It's basically just Ramen noodles with a dried vegetable package added.
    > >>> It's not all that but is good sometimes. *One step above ramen.

    >
    > >>> The great thing with me is that, because I rarely eat this,
    > >>> I always have some on hand. *I've eaten this occasionally for the
    > >>> past 2-3 years and I've never spent even a penny on it.

    >
    > >>> Occasionally they put out coupons for $1.00 off of two. *Well, they
    > >>> sell for
    > >>> .89 at the store. *My store doubles coupons on Wednesday only. *I
    > >>> take my
    > >>> coupon then and I get two for free. *I did this again today and have one
    > >>> more coupon for next Wednesday.

    >
    > >>> I don't complain about free food...you get what you pay for.

    >
    > >>> G.

    >
    > >> That sounds like a good deal but I don't know why they would call it
    > >> yakisoba if it ain't fried. There used to be a guy with a yakisoba stand
    > >> in an empty lot about 25 years ago in Honolulu. The gravel lot was the
    > >> cold and dark and windy but the fried noodles were hot and tasty. It was
    > >> just some guy's nutty dream to serve his food but it was a great dream
    > >> while it lasted and I remember it with fondness. There's probably a lot
    > >> of places like that in Asia but his was the only one here.

    >
    > >> One of the things that I want to try is boiling a block of ramen without
    > >> separating the noodles and then frying the block to make crispy cake
    > >> noodle. That's gonna be great - I think.

    >
    > > Ramen noodles are made "instant" by frying them before packaging. You
    > > can avoid a lot of fat by buying ordinary Soba noodles and cooking them
    > > yourself in water or soup.

    >
    > I've had soba noodles and they're OK. The last time I had soba was in a
    > ramen shop and it was green, served on a mat, and came with a couple of
    > fried shrimp. Tasty!
    >
    > I prefer somen or Hawaii saimin noodles if I cook it at home. Fried
    > noodles is a completely different animal and you're gonna have to
    > embrace the fat if you want to play with the animal.


    the last time I had ramen was in a soba shop....just sayin'...

  7. #7
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Ramen noodles and others

    On 10/3/2012 10:06 AM, Chemo wrote:
    >
    > the last time I had ramen was in a soba shop....just sayin'...
    >


    The ramen shops over here are different from yours - the also sell curry
    and fried rice and gyoza - pot sticker for you folks up North. OTOH, the
    curry houses over here don't sell ramen. Mind boggling, ain't it?

    Soba is prepared in exactly the same way as ramen. The noodles are
    dumped into a huge kettle of simmering water and allowed to dance on the
    eddy currants. After a couple of minutes, the noodles are fished out
    using a net and rinsed in cold water. The noodles are either served on a
    plate as is or in a bowl with soup. Soba can be served either way. I've
    never seen ramem served on a plate. You can even order yakisoba in the
    ramen shops over here. Oddly enough, yakisoba is not usually made with
    soba noodles although I suppose it could. That's the breaks.

    Hope this helps. :-)

  8. #8
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Ramen noodles and others


    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > About 2-3 years ago, a new product showed up in my grocery store.
    > It's Maruchan Yakisoba noodles (found near the soup)
    >
    > It's basically just Ramen noodles with a dried vegetable package added.
    > It's not all that but is good sometimes. One step above ramen.
    >
    > The great thing with me is that, because I rarely eat this,
    > I always have some on hand. I've eaten this occasionally for the
    > past 2-3 years and I've never spent even a penny on it.
    >
    > Occasionally they put out coupons for $1.00 off of two. Well, they sell
    > for
    > .89 at the store. My store doubles coupons on Wednesday only. I take my
    > coupon then and I get two for free. I did this again today and have one
    > more coupon for next Wednesday.
    >
    > I don't complain about free food...you get what you pay for.


    I have not tried these and wouldn't but from what I have heard/read, the
    only reason to eat them is because they are free. I have also heard/read
    that they are horribly high in calories.



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