We Tried TikTok’s Famous Creamy Ramen Recipe, and Now We Know Why People Love It
This recipe for creamy ramen noodles calls for four ingredients and takes only 10 minutes to put together.
The beauty of ramen noodle soup is the number of ways it can easily be customized. If you’re on the hunt for a speedy lunch or dinner recipe, it’s a quick go-to. And now, you might consider putting a new trend, creamy ramen, at the top of your list.
With more than 7 million views, we knew we had to try it for ourselves! While the hack doesn’t include the typical Parmesan cheese or lemon zest you get with carbonara pasta, it definitely achieves a creamy consistency.
How to Make Creamy Ramen
This quick and easy recipe starts with a package of ramen, an egg, a clove of garlic and mayonnaise. And the best part? You’ll have a bowl of creamy, warm ramen to serve as the perfect comfort food in a matter of minutes.
- 1 package instant ramen, any flavor
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 garlic clove
In the original TikTok, video the creator uses Japanese Kewpie mayo. But go with whatever you’ve got on hand!
Step 1: Cook the noodles
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil on the stove as directed on the package. Once the water is boiling, add in your ramen noodles and cook according to package directions.
Step 2: Prep the sauce
While the noodles are cooking, add the egg and mayonnaise into a bowl. Grate the clove of garlic on top, and then whisk together until well combined.
Step 3: Mix the noodles and sauce
Once the noodles are cooked, pour the boiling water from the pot into your bowl and whisk. Then, add in the noodles and stir.
Molly’s Tip: Garnish the creamy ramen with chopped scallions if desired.
Here’s What I Thought
Molly Allen for Taste of Home
Truth be told, it sounds pretty unappealing to add mayonnaise and a raw egg to a bowl, so right off the bat I was skeptical. But the boiling water from the noodles is hot enough when it’s added to the bowl that it actually cooks the egg. Thank goodness!
The addition of the grated garlic gives this bowl of ramen unbelievable, fragrant flavor and it’s certainly a must-try for garlic lovers. The mayonnaise and egg combination results in an incredibly creamy sauce, rather than a watery soup base.
If I made this again, I would add other ingredients into the mix. Incorporating sauteed vegetables or mixing in tofu or chicken would make creamy ramen that much better.