I’m having a torrid fling with ramen noodles lately. Yup, those 39 cent packets of evil deliciousness that we all lived on the first year we graduated from college because we couldn’t afford anything else. For years after that era in my life, I didn’t even think about ramen, much less buy it and eat it. Until recently, when for some reason I developed deep ramen yearning that led to this cheesy ramen soup, and then recently to this dish of ramen topped with a cheeseburger, a little bacon, some chopped greens and a drizzle of sesame oil over the whole thing. Yup. I’m at Defcon One, ramen-wise. Let’s make it!
We all secretly love ramen. Some of us (raises hand!) love it not so secretly, partly because it brings back warm and fuzzy memories of subsisting on it during those heady post-college days when we were young and crazy and ramen was all we could afford, and partly because it tastes so dang good. SO dang good that it’s hard to believe that anything could make its naughty taste better. But you know what can? Melted cheese, a little butter and a poached egg. THAT’S what can.