My sister visited this weekend, so obviously we needed to make something delicious! We both love studio ghibli films, and planned on watching one that night. What better combination than watching Ponyo and eating the Ramen that appears? ^.^
We decided to use our favorite packaged Korean ramen and dress it up like in the movie. When I eat ramen, I actually usually add in egg and green onion like I did this night. But for my sister we added something special: HAM!
Below is a picture or the ramen I usually buy. In Korea they pronounce the food as "ramyun", ergo the packaging. In order to get the ham I wanted, I went to the deli counter and asked if I could get a quarter pound of ham cut to cheese thickness.
Steps to Making the Ramen
Step 1: Preparing all of your toppings separately is simple and can be done ahead of time. Hard-boil some eggs, and cut them to your liking. My sister wanted them cut in half like the movie, but I think that's too difficult to eat so mine are sliced. You can also make egg strips: make a plain omelet and slice thinly. Slice the green onion. Buy the ham. Step one: done!
Step 2: Make your ramen according to the package! I prepare mine by boiling water on the stove top, adding the soup flavouring, then cooking the noodles for about 3 minutes.
Step 3: Place your toppings! I used the egg and green onion, my sister use egg, green onion, and HAM! Hers ended up looking prettier..
Step 4: EAT! With some kimchi and rice, of course. And if you're like us, this step also includes watching Ponyo.