What a treat! This is a new taste sensation for us, and we loved it! None of the Asian noodles at Wegman's said "ramen", so I opted for rice sticks. Following the cooking directions for rice sticks, I soaked them 15 minutes, drained them, and then added them when I added the sauce and cooked for 5 minutes; rice noodles soak up whatever sauce they are in, and I was impressed with the result. DH was happy that the lemon did not overpower. DH had found my secret stash of peanuts, so I substituted diced walnuts. I would consider the bean sprouts as optional. As for portions, this makes 4 servings for hungry people. Thank you for sharing, RP. Made for Please Review My Recipe.