My Basic Noodle Bowl (With Variations)

READY IN: 13mins
Recipe by K9 Owned

I am a fan of noodle bowls. They are cheap, easy, use up scraps and you can be eating in 5 minutes. Not gourmet by a long stretch but they lend themselves to so many variations - only a few of which are mentioned here. Check out your fridge and pantry and let your imagination and personal taste take over. It is an excellent use for 1/2 a pork chop for example.The ingredients list may seem long but you only need to select a few. It seems strange even writing 'optional' as most of it is! Have fun with it! Note: The nutitional data is all out of whack. You would have to use all the protein options plus the egg and still wouldn't get past 40 gr of fat. I wouldn't recommend 12oz of meat/shrimp in one noodle bowl: :)

Top Review by Diana Adcock

If I could give it 10 stars I would.
My variation using your method~2 cups chicken broth, 2 cups chicken stock, 2 T. tamari, 1 T. minced garlic, 1 t finely grated ginger, 1 t red chili pepper flakes, 1 t rooster sauce, 1/4 t dark sesame oil, 1/2 a cooked pork butt steak sliced uber thin, 5 mushrooms sliced thin, 1 small red pepper slivered, cut chives for garnish and believe it or not, 2 cups cooked spatzel which worked out to be a fantastic choice. Will I make this again? Keith asked if we had all the ingredients to make it for lunch tomorrow, so yes I will. Again and again and ... Thank you for posting this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 85.04 g ramen noodles (hold on to the seasoning packet. you may need some of it)
  • 56.69-85.04 g leftover cooked beef or 56.69-85.04 g cooked pork or 56.69-85.04 g cooked chicken, sliced thin or 56.69-85.04 g cooked shrimp
  • 473.18 ml beef broth (the meat you use will determine which broth you choose) or 473.18 ml chicken broth (the meat you use will determine which broth you choose) or 473.18 ml vegetable broth (the meat you use will determine which broth you choose)
  • 354.88 ml broccoli slaw mix (alone or combined) or 354.88 ml coleslaw mix (alone or combined) or 354.88 ml shredded cabbage (alone or combined) or 354.88 ml carrots (alone or combined) or 354.88 ml snow peas (alone or combined) or 354.88 ml bok choy (alone or combined) or 354.88 ml bean sprouts (alone or combined)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 14.79 ml chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 hard-boiled egg (optional)
  • 14.79-29.58 ml soy sauce, to taste
  • 4.92 ml sesame oil (to taste)
  • grated fresh ginger (optional)
  • red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Put vegetables (except cilantro and green onions) of your choice and whichever broth you are using in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Break up packaged noodles and add to the boiling broth - reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Add thinly sliced cooked beef, pork,, chicken or shrimp.
  4. Add the sesame seed oil, ginger if using and soy sauce to taste.
  5. Cook 1 minute more.
  6. Taste the broth and add some of the seasoning packet until you are happy with the taste.
  7. Empty the contents of the saucepan in to a bowl and sprinkle with cilantro (if using) and green onions.
  8. I like to add a hardboiled egg that has been quartered.
  9. Slurp and enjoy!

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