How to Take Instant Ramen to the Next Level

Ramen recipe
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If there is one good thing TikTok has given us, it’s the cooking hacks. The current trend making the rounds is this easy peasy cheese ramen. The video blew up and gained over 12 million views, making it one of the most popular food trends on the video-sharing app.

The dish itself is nothing new, given that it’s something that Korean and Korean American people have been doing for decades to create a classic comfort food. We all need a quick and easy comforting meal from time to time, so here’s how it goes.


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This is how it goes: you boil water in a pot and let an entire block of ramen boil for three minutes. Add about a tablespoon of butter, ¼ cup of half-and-half, and a generous handful of grated Parmesan cheese. You could grate your cheese fresh or use the pre-shredded kind, but note that the latter usually doesn’t melt as well. Throw in the seasoning packet as well, for a hint of the classic umami flavor is ramen noodles. And that’s it! The result is a savory, creamy and cheesy portion of noodles.