Here's our Unofficial 'How to Cook' Ramen Handbook

Ramen, a steaming bowl of savory broth, springy noodles, and delightful toppings – it’s the ultimate Japanese comfort food. But while we all love the convenience of instant ramen, let’s face it, finding truly restaurant-quality  ramen outside of a specialized shop can be a challenge.

Fear not! This guide will transform you into a ramen rockstar. We’ll uncover simple tricks to turn those basic instant packages into culinary masterpieces. Get ready to explore flavor upgrades, creative toppings, and the delicious potential hidden in your pantry.

Beyond the Basics: Instant Ramen Hacks

Think of instant ramen as a blank canvas waiting for your culinary masterpiece. With a few simple tweaks, you can transform those humble noodles into a masterstroke of flavors and textures. Let’s start with these delicious hacks:

Upgrade Your Broth

ridiculously rich broth

At Mike’s Mighty Good, all of our craft ramen features ridiculously rich broth. From pork to chicken, you’re getting flavor-packed goodness with simple ingredients in every bite. This is broth the way it was always meant to be enjoyed. You’ll never go back to generic, watered-down broth with complicated ingredients again!

Protein Power

add your proteins

Ramen without protein is like a song without a melody. Traditional chashu pork is a classic, but don’t limit yourself. Explore the delicious possibilities with chicken, beef, or shrimp. Vegetarians, rejoice! Tofu soaks up those tasty broth flavors beautifully.

Season and Top


It’s time to spice things up! Furikake (Japanese seasoning mix) and togarashi (chili pepper blend) add dynamic flavor. Don’t forget the classics: sliced green onions, nori (seaweed), garlic, and ginger. For a fiery kick, a dollop of kimchi will have your taste buds cheering.


Egg-cellent Addition


A perfectly cooked egg takes your ramen to the next level. For a soft-boiled egg, add it to the pot while the water is boiling, then cook alongside the noodles. For a luxuriously creamy broth, remove noodles from the heat and carefully crack an egg into the center. Gently stir after a minute or two for a silky, savory sauce.

These are just a few ways to ignite your instant ramen adventure. The possibilities are endless! As you become more confident, experiment with different vegetables, sauces, and toppings. 

Get Inspired: Flavorful Ramen Recipes

Ready to put your ramen hacks into action? Here are three recipes to spark your creativity:

Classic Tonkotsu



  • Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen
  • Tonkotsu broth
  • Chashu pork (or protein of choice)
  • Soft-boiled egg
  • Green onions
  • Shiitake mushrooms


  1. Prepare broth according to package directions.
  2. Cook noodles in broth, adding egg to boil alongside the noodles (optional).
  3. While noodles cook, slice green onions and mushrooms.
  4. Add cooked protein to the hot broth.
  5. Assemble cooked noodles and broth in a bowl, top with egg, green onions, and mushrooms.
pork cup

Thai Twist

thai peanut chicken ramen



  1. Cook noodles according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, honey, grated garlic, and ginger.
  3. Adjust sweetness/spice to taste.
  4. Toss cooked noodles with peanut sauce.
  5. Top with chopped scallions or other desired additions.

Korean Kick

kimchi ramen


  • Mike’s Mighty Good Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen
  • Kimchi
  • Kimchi juice
  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes)
  • Sugar
  • Sesame oil

Mike's Mighty Good Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen Noodle Pillow Pack


  1. Sauté mushrooms in sesame oil.
  2. Add kimchi, kimchi juice, gochugaru, and sugar.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Cook noodles separately.
  5. Drain, reserving some cooking water.
  6. Combine spicy kimchi mix with noodles, adding a bit of reserved cooking water to create a sauce.
  7. Top as desired.

Keep in mind that these are starting points. Customize with your favorite ramen toppings and experiment with different flavors.

Embracing the Ramen Revolution: The Mike’s Mighty Good Story

Mike, a foodie with a passion for fresh ingredients, was frustrated by the gap between delicious ramen shops and the lackluster instant options. He set out on a mission to create instant ramen that tasted as good as the real deal.

Mike’s Mighty Good isn’t just about tasty ramen. They use organic noodles, crafted fresh daily. You won’t find artificial flavors or palm oil here. Plus, their commitment to sustainable practices means you can feel good about every bowl.

Join the ramen revolution! Mike’s Mighty Good is about embracing flavor, creativity, and community.  Our website contains delicious recipes, explore their unique flavors, and become part of a movement to transform the world of instant ramen.

Create the Perfect Ramen with Mike’s Mighty Good

With a little imagination, making restaurant-worthy ramen at home is surprisingly easy. Don’t be afraid to get creative! Experiment with different toppings, broths, and flavors. We’d love to see your ramen masterpieces – share them with us on social media and tag us @mikesmightygood

"Mike's Mighty Good has permanently changed my lunch game. Never knew an 'instant soup' could be so good."

Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant of the Stuff You Should Know Podcast