Ramen Noodles Omelette

Remember those days a gazillian years ago, in college, when grocery money was scarce and with exams plus assignments crashing in there wasn’t just enough time (nor money) to lavish yourself with decent food items? Well, that probably only happened to me. Those were the days when ramen noodles had become the most filling and nutritious meal of the semester. So much that I had to sacrifice to get that black sexy cocktail dress.

Since those bleak (but wild) days, I wished I had a bit of creativity to cook ramen noodles the lifeline. The snazziest thing I did with my sad bowl of ramen was add some scrambled eggs and chopped scallion. That’s about it.

So last night, I felt some creativity sparks and sometime ago I read that Giada made omelette with her leftover spaghetti. We (my brother and I) were starving and there was nothing in the pantry except instant ramen noodles and some eggs. I mixed up the two and it was good – good enough to be blogged about.

Fyi, Indonesians are famous for their instant ramen noodles that go by the name of Indomie. There are many flavors available such as chicken, spicy chicken, curry, soto, and many more. Naturally, Indomie with chicken flavor is what we have in our pantry and that was what I used in my little ritzy experiment.

First I boiled the noodles till al dente and seasoned them with the powdered stock. Stir fry some onions and tomatoes, add the seasoned noodles and pour whisked eggs onto the pan. Voala! Served with spicy tomato sauce – that would hold up the hunger for another hour. Or much less.

How do you spice up your ramen noodles? Please do share.


Ramen Omelette

Makes 2 servings


1 pack of instant ramen noodles - any flavor (55gr)
1 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp parsely, finely chopped
2 eggs, beaten with 2 tablespoons of water and a pinch of salt
Tomato sauce / sweet chilli sauce


Drop ramen noodles into boiling water. Cook for 4 minutes (or according to the package instructions)

Drain the water and toss in the instant powdered stock included in the package. Mix well with a fork

Heat up an 8" non-stick pan and drizzle cooking oil on it. Quickly stir fry chopped onions over medium heat for 2 minutes till they are translucent and toss in the tomatoes. Cook for another 1 minute

Add the noodles and chopped parsely into the pan and mix well with the other ingredients - cook for another two minutes

Try to arrange / distribute the noodles and tomatoes evenly across the pan. Pour the egg mixture slowly by circular motion starting from the outer edge of the pan. Try to cover all surface. If you can't, don't worry about it. Just swirl the pan around slightly before the egg sets and it will fill up the empty spaces

Lower heat and cook for 4 minutes. Slide a flat spatula under the omelette and quickly flip over and cook some more till both sides are browned

Serve with your choice of dipping sauce

Cook's note
Always try to add some fresh spices such as chopped leeks or minced garlic or some scallions. These will bring out invigorating flavor, rather than relying solely on the flavor powdered base that comes with the ramen noodles.

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33 Responses to “Ramen Noodles Omelette”

  1. 1

    tjitro — June 1, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

    I put some meatball cut it into square, put an egg, and chilly. I ll try your recipe, Jun. Thanks for the sharing…

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    noobcook — June 3, 2009 @ 3:49 am

    I love your fun recipe! =D

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    Nate — June 3, 2009 @ 7:31 am

    What a creative recipe! I love Indomie. I’ll have to try this next time I get a craving. Might have to fight off the wife though.

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    sharon — June 4, 2009 @ 5:37 am

    Oh, if only I could eat Indo Mie everyday! I just love it and your unique recipe is quite an impressive use.

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    Justine — June 4, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

    Money is always scarce for, student or not. I will try to make this at home!!!

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    nora@ffr — June 11, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

    jun, this omelet sound amazing.. m sure my husband gonna love this.. he is a huge fan of omelets.. thanx for sharing :) cheers!!

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    Maya — June 15, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

    I survived on cheese toasts and ramen noodles with a boiled egg in college!

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    Rasa Malaysia — June 20, 2009 @ 4:36 am

    I once made ramen noodles into a salad with shredded cabbage, a “healthier” take on an unhealthy food. Hehe.

    You are in Medan, do you speak Penang Hokkien?

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    tigerfish — June 22, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

    Ya, Indomie is famous!

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    Pepy @ Indonesia-Eats — July 3, 2009 @ 4:27 am

    hahahah you’re right! this reminds me of my college time. I am still waiting for indomie mie cakalang, sop buntut, mie kocok bandung flavours at my favourite Asian store in Winnipeg. So far, they only provide indomie soto mie flavour regular indomie goreng, indomie goreng satay, rendang flavours.

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    meseidy — July 3, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

    A very interesting twist to the ramen noodle. I am sure college students around the world will thank you for dressing up their dinner.

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    mike — July 4, 2009 @ 3:13 am

    Great idea! I don’t eat ramen much these days, but when I do it is usually for breakfast – soup with an egg stirred in. Next time I’ll keep the egg, lose the soup and make a ramen omelet.

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    Zedman2k — July 10, 2009 @ 2:46 am

    Back in the day I found you can live off 3 main things, eggs, ramen, and anything else you have left over.
    Mix it and then cook it. A little thought to how you want it to taste ( and a little testing ( like your not going to eat it))
    I’m 38 now and I always keep a case of ramen beef and chicken on hand for the munchies.

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    SK — July 13, 2009 @ 9:41 am

    Brings back memories of being a poor student at university . . .

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    Happysurfer — July 31, 2009 @ 11:11 am

    What a creative recipe! Malaysians love instant noodles too and our popular local brand is Maggi. There are many flavours too. I think I have seen Indomie on the supermarket shelves too.

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    Chris Linder — August 21, 2009 @ 2:48 am

    Awesome! I made this for dinner tonight, except I didn’t have any tomatoes so I chopped up a chili pepper =D Made sushi after dinner, had some leftover carrots, cucumber, and salmon, rice, plus the leftover noodles so I made another omelet with all that for tomorrow’s breakfast. yay!

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    Happysurfer — August 29, 2009 @ 11:15 am

    Hi Jun, how are you? Hope all’s well.

  18. 18

    3hungrytummies — October 26, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

    what a wonderful way to use up left over!!!

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    Happysurfer — October 30, 2009 @ 3:41 pm

    Hey there!

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    Yuki Kokami — November 10, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

    I crunched up a package of ramen noodles, put them in a produce bag with enough boiling water to cook the noodles, with out any excess water, and flattened it like a mini pizza. Then I mixed in a can of chile into it, let it sit so it held it’s shape. I spread some nacho cheese on top, sliced a slim jim like pepperonis, and wha la; ramen pizza.

    • Jun replied: — May 15th, 2010 @ 4:23 am

      That’s a great idea! Will try it soon!

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    liz — November 28, 2009 @ 12:37 pm

    your blog is awesome and i’ve made this recipe soooo many times i’m now sick and tired of it! haha. I love indomie noodles, i rekon they’re the best instant noodles ever… I love korean noodles as well though… I usually bought some fish balls/fish tofu/seafood stick and eat them together with my ramen. its sooo good ;)
    and mie goreng is heaps mad!! :)
    check out my blog.. its new so any comments will be appreciated..

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    Fuji Mama — May 13, 2010 @ 1:06 am

    I can so relate to that first paragraph! I lived on ramen nooldes during my Freshman year. They were so cheap at a grocery store near my house. Sometimes they would go on sale for 20 for $1.00 and I would stock up. I love the looks of this omelet!

    • Jun replied: — May 15th, 2010 @ 4:21 am

      Instant ramen / noodles is the answer to quick fix but sometimes they need a little bit of dressing up. Thanks for the comment!

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    Frank — November 21, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

    Brought back long-gone memories of my early omlette-on-a-shoestring days. At least 50 years ago since I made such an omlette! Many thanks for kicking in the long idle dendrites and ganglia!

    • Jun replied: — November 22nd, 2010 @ 8:53 am

      Thank you for your visit, Frank!

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    jrg973 — September 29, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    Why would one add a pinch of salt and the heavily salted packet? In all the years I’ve made the noodles I’ve only used 1/2 of the packet…the same goes for mac and cheese. If you really want to keep the salt down use
    Mrs. Dash salt free condiments.

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    Ted — June 1, 2014 @ 9:25 am

    When I make ramen omelettes I usually just whisk the flavor packet into the eggs.

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