Ramen is a staple food item for generations of college students because it’s tasty and affordable. But that doesn’t mean you have to eat it plain. We recommend Momofuko-izing your packaged ramen for something a bit more extravagant that’s bursting with a perfect umami punch, and is slightly more hearty.

You can add just about anything to ramen, but our faves are chicken breast, soft-boiled egg and soy sauce, plus some delicious, spicy Sriracha chili sauce and the added crunch of seaweed. In no time you’ll have a full meal with the Asian flavors you love. This isn’t your typical bowl of ramen.

How To Make Ramen 

Making ramen is as simple as following the instructions on the pack, and it only takes a few minutes. The add-ons are the focus here. So, while you’re making the ramen, you’ll want to get your prep started. First, get a small pot ready to soft-boil the egg.

It’s like a hard boil, but you just run it for 5–6 minutes. You’re looking for a slightly runny yolk. While the ramen and the egg are boiling, start your chicken breast in the microwave for 3 minutes. 

Now that everything’s ready, just put the ramen in the bowl and add sliced chicken, the egg and the seaweed, and then season with soy sauce and Sriracha. Take it easy with the sriracha unless you’re prepared for the heat. It’ll clear out any cold season sniffles, that’s for sure.

Ramen Recipe

Total time: 10 minutes


  • 1 package of chicken flavor ramen 

  • 1 egg

  • 1 chicken breast filet

  • Soy sauce to taste

  • Teriyaki seaweed to taste

  • Sriracha to taste


  1. Cook ramen noodles according to instructions on the package.

  2. Soft-boil an egg. 

  3. Cook chicken according to package instructions.

  4. Top your prepared ramen with seaweed snacks, sliced chicken and halved soft-boiled egg. 

  5. Season with soy sauce and Sriracha as desired.

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