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How to make a pizza using a pack of ramen noodles

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Though ramen noodles have been eaten plain at homes in other countries for many years, they’re rarely, if ever, eaten like that in Japan. So it presented a problem when we grabbed a pack of ramen from out cupboard but didn’t have any suitable toppings for it.

We didn’t have an egg to crack and stir into the broth, or even some chives to chop and sprinkle into the mix. As a matter of fact, aside from a pack of Nissin-brand Chicken Ramen noodles, all we had was some shredded cheese, a couple bell peppers, and a tube of zesty tomato sauce, which really are more like the toppings for a pizza.

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Step 1. Boil the ramen like you normally would.

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Step 2. Drain the water and transfer the noodles to a frying pan. Using a spatula, shape the noodles into more or less a circle, and cook for five to six minutes on medium hear while gently pressing down on the noodles.

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Step 3. By this time, the noodles should be nice and crispy on the bottom. Flip them over and repeat the process for the other side to complete your “crust.”

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Step 4. Remove the noodles from the frying pan and cover one side with sauce.

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Step 5. Add as much shredded cheese as you want.

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Step 6. Slice the peppers and stick them on top of the cheese.

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Step 7. Bake in a toaster oven for five to six minutes.

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Step 8. Remove your ramen pizza, admire its beauty as you wait for it to cool to an edible temperature, and dig in.

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While there’s definitely a satisfyingly direct junk/comfort food deliciousness to it, the ramen pizza actually gives you a lot of complex textures too. The noodles are crisp and crunchy on their top and bottom surfaces, but still retain some chewiness in the middle, and then you’ve got the warm, melty cheese flowing into all the nooks and crannies between the individual noodle strands.

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Though we used bell peppers, the concept should work just as well with all sorts of other toppings, so maybe we’ll try adding some meats, seafood, or maybe just a whole bunch of jalepenos.

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13 Comments
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That is not a pizza. That is an abomination of ramen noodles.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

That's even worse than pineapple which already gives Italians nightmares.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I wish I had thought of this in university!

0 ( +1 / -1 )

What a waste of perfectly good capsicum.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Dear lord. 9/10 points for originality and living on the edge. I guess much more “digestible” for the audience would be to simply dice the bell pepper, mix in the sauce, chuck the ramen in, mixy mixy, plate it, put some cheese on top and voila – pasta pizza ramen!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Calling it something it isn't doesn't change what it is...

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I think it doesn't sound bad BUT why would you do that ? It is not like you would save any carbon hydrates or calories using noodles instead of a proper pizza dough ...

In my country there are lots of different recieps where they tried to make low carb pizza like using broccoli or lentils or any kind of beans ... still nothing beats a proper pizza

2 ( +2 / -0 )

"Step 7. Bake in a toaster over for five to six minutes."

That is not a "toaster over" -- that is referred to as DENCHI REINJI.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

That is not a pizza. It does, however, look absolutely disgusting.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I've seen ramen pizzas on train platforms and sidewalks.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

It's not pizza - it's not even okonomiyaki.

I might try it though.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

@expact Well you really have no room to talk since you call yourself an expat. Cringe.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

@zichi oh enough already with that tired cliche. Pineapple on pizza is awesome. Such simple minded sheep. And who cares what Italians think? Americans make better pizza.

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