“Ain’t got crap” Ramen

“For when its 12AM and you crave ramen but you don’t have any so you make your own with barely any freaking ingredients.”


Olive Oil [2 tbsp or more]
Garlic Powder [1/4 tsp]
Onion Powder [3/4 tsp]
Ground Ginger [1/4 tsp]
Soy Sauce [1/2 tbsp plus more to taste] (Would like to try sesame oil next time)
Water [3-4 cups] (Or more if you prefer thinner broth.)
Chicken Bullion [follow directions on jar]
Pasta (whatever pasta you have) [around 1/4 box]


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Pour in spices and soy and stir until bubbly. Slowly pour in the water and stir. Add in bullion.
  3. Bring the broth to a boil and wait until the bullion dissolves. Lower the heat slightly, then place the pasta in, letting it boil until the pasta is done. (Times for cooking the pasta vary. In my experience, angel hair pasta takes around 3 minutes while thin spaghetti took around 10 minutes.)
  4. Add more soy if needed. Pat yourself on the shoulder and enjoy the fake ramen made out of desperation.

This recipe makes 2 servings.


I did a little research before-hand so I could see the basic flavors needed and came up with my own, veeery quick recipe. This recipe, in my opinion, actually tastes pretty darn close to Maruchan ramen. Though I’d used 3 cups water and it made the broth a little thick. I hope this helps others out who don’t have much to cook with and are also suffering with  lack of packaged ramen.

Happy cooking! -[MT]Viv


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