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    Posted November 30, 2011 by
    Toronto, Ontario
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    How do you ramen?

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     bananaviews says she has been eating Ramen since she was a child, and experimented with more adventurous recipes when she was in college.
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    A staple of my university days, instant noodles were a financial necessity and convenient when hours of studying were wearing me down. Scarcity and student living went hand in hand along with years of student loan repayments. Oh the good ol’ days.

    Chinese families often refer to instant noodles as dolly noodles or gung zai min in Cantonese, as there is often a doll-like icon on the packaging. I’m not sure what the doll is supposed to represent. I suppose it’s demonstrating how happy you’ll be when you eat instant noodles. (excerpted from my blog at BananaViews)

    Kimchi and egg are one of my favourite instant noodle supplements. It’s important to remove the noodles from the boiling soup before you add the egg otherwise you end up with a gloppy mess of egg-coated noodles instead of an egg drop style soup. I crack the egg directly into the pot of boiling soup, swirl the whites around in the water without breaking the yolk, allowing to cook for just a minute. Then pour the pot contents into the bowl with noodles and add a bit of kimchi. The yolk will be mostly runny and delicious.
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