I clipped this recipe out of the Atlanta Journal/Constitution. This inventive soup is truly an East meets South combination. If desired, shred the meat from the ham hocks (if there is any after cooking) and add to the soup. The noodles expand and take on a lot of the broth, so if not serving the soup right away, wait before adding the noodles. If you want a more brothy soup, just add 1 packet of noodles. The spice packets with the ramen are not used.