Instant Ramen (Leveled-up)

I don’t know anyone who hasn’t had instant ramen at least once in my life. For me personally, I have this at least twice a week (might not be the healthiest decisions in life). BUT, sometimes (even for me), instant ramen can get a little… boring? Basic? So. Let me show you how I level up my instant ramen game with the hack of a few of my favourite ingredients.

Instant Ramen (Leveled Up)

You can really spice up your ramen with a few extra ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge. It may take a little extra time and therefore be contradicting behind the idea of "instant" ramen but this hack will be your next best friend.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, Korean
Servings 1


  • 2 packs instant ramen of your choice
  • 3 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 slices Spam
  • 1 egg (soft-boiled or however you like your eggs)
  • 1 tbsp kimchi (garnish)
  • 1 sheet nori (sliced for garnish)
  • 1 tbsp green onion (garnish)


  • Prepare your garlic by tossing them in olive oil on a pan until they turn golden brown and crispy. Set aside and keep the oil in the pan.
  • Prepare your egg by either using the oil from cooking the garlic or soft boiling them in a pot. Set aside.
  • Prepare your spam by pan-frying them in the same pan as the garlic. Set aside.
  • Cook ramen as instructed on package.
  • Assemble all your ingredients in a bowl on top of the ramen. Garnish with kimchi, nori, and green onions.
Keyword noodles, ramen