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Bowl of ramen with greens and eggs with dinosaur figurines near the bowl.
Doctored up ramen by Alina Secord

For better versions of instant ramen, find an Asian market in your area. They have better flavors and higher quality. 

I used Black Sesame seeds for this because they are what I have already. White sesame works just as well. Use what you have and don’t buy them special for this. 

Please enjoy my dinosaurs that are stalking their Ramen prey.  


  •  2 Packages of Instant Ramen 
  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs, halved 
  • 1/3 cup Corn (I use frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms (I used Enoki mushrooms but any will do)
  • 5 Baby Bok Choy, halved
  • 1 Large Green Onion, chopped
  • 1 small Tri-Tip Steak, sliced wafer thin
  • 1 Sheet of Nori, cut into 8 equal pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 Spice, divided
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Sesame Seeds


  1.  In a small pan, start heating sesame oil. Add corn and 1/2 teaspoon of Chinese 5 Spice. Saute about 5 minutes, until corn is heated through and lightly browned. Remove corn from pan. 
  2. Add mushrooms to the same pan the corn was just in. There should be enough oil left over. Toss the mushrooms and cook about 3 minutes. They should just start to wilt.
  3. Put Ramen noodles and seasoning packets in pot with just enough water to cover the tops of the noodles. Cook on med-high heat until boiling, then reduce to medium and cook 5 minutes. Remove, noodles only, into bowl.
  4. Toss Steak with 1/2 teaspoon of Chinese 5 Spice and enough salt to taste. 
  5. Add baby bok choy to the ramen/broth water and simmer for 3 minutes. Not too long or you will loose the crunch. Remove from pot. 
  6. Increase heat on the broth and boil while assembling the bowl. 
  7. Bowl Assembly (makes 2 bowls)- On top of noodles make piles of the following on the outer edges of the bow: sauteed corn, seasoned steak, mushrooms, baby bok choy, green onion, and sliced egg. Add chopped cilantro in the middle, Nori on the side, and top with sesame seed.
  8. Remove broth from heat and pour over the bowls. The hot water will cook the steak and warm all the elements. 
  9. For extra heat top with sriracha. 
  10. Enjoy!


 Servings: 2

Calories: 565.5

Fat: 14.5

Carbs: 59

Fiber: 3.5

Protein: 25.5