BodyRecomposition Support Forums  

Go Back   BodyRecomposition Support Forums > Recipes
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 04-25-2012, 07:12 AM
lostmyoldaccount lostmyoldaccount is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 782
Default Why does Top Ramen taste so good? Duplicating taste without the fat

I'd like to duplicate the taste of top ramen but with something with less fat. Maybe pasta with a top ramen taste.

Is that possible? I have no idea where to start.
__________________
Half-way measures don't get very far. You can only do one thing well at a time. Trying to gain muscle while losing fat will result in failure.

Get to 10% bodyfat first while lifting weights heavy 3x a week with reduced volume. Two weeks maintenance. Bulk up slowly (1 lb weight gain per week max), focus on getting stronger, measure body composition changes often.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 04-25-2012, 09:52 AM
jaysond94566's Avatar
jaysond94566 jaysond94566 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 524
Default

Use soba noodles and make your own base.

http://www.healthhokkaido.com/files/...shimi/soba.cfm
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 04-25-2012, 10:52 AM
Jean Paulo's Avatar
Jean Paulo Jean Paulo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,309
Default

That ramen noodles imported from Thailand that can be bought in Walmart tastes better btw. It's called "mama."

Anyway, try using tofu Shiratake noodles and for the base, use a fat free chicken broth.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 04-25-2012, 11:40 AM
lostmyoldaccount lostmyoldaccount is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 782
Default

What do I need after the chicken broth? Surely it's not just the chicken broth giving it that taste? If so, then what's all of the fat for?
__________________
Half-way measures don't get very far. You can only do one thing well at a time. Trying to gain muscle while losing fat will result in failure.

Get to 10% bodyfat first while lifting weights heavy 3x a week with reduced volume. Two weeks maintenance. Bulk up slowly (1 lb weight gain per week max), focus on getting stronger, measure body composition changes often.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 04-25-2012, 11:45 AM
Jean Paulo's Avatar
Jean Paulo Jean Paulo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,309
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lostmyoldaccount View Post
What do I need after the chicken broth? Surely it's not just the chicken broth giving it that taste? If so, then what's all of the fat for?
I have two options in mind:

1.) If you really wanted to eat top ramen, why not just do an IIFYM diet type and eat the real thing?

Or

2.) Use fat-free chicken broth, tofu Shiratake noodles and put Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco hot sauce in the broth. I think you're also craving for the saltiness factor and those two above contains very little calories but can definitely add taste to a plain food.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 04-25-2012, 11:49 AM
lostmyoldaccount lostmyoldaccount is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 782
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jean Paulo View Post
I have two options in mind:

1.) If you really wanted to eat top ramen, why not just do an IIFYM diet type and eat the real thing?

Or

2.) Use fat-free chicken broth, tofu Shiratake noodles and put Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco hot sauce in the broth. I think you're also craving for the saltiness factor and those two above contains very little calories but can definitely add taste to a plain food.
Both good points. I'll try #2, thanks.
__________________
Half-way measures don't get very far. You can only do one thing well at a time. Trying to gain muscle while losing fat will result in failure.

Get to 10% bodyfat first while lifting weights heavy 3x a week with reduced volume. Two weeks maintenance. Bulk up slowly (1 lb weight gain per week max), focus on getting stronger, measure body composition changes often.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 04-25-2012, 11:56 AM
Jean Paulo's Avatar
Jean Paulo Jean Paulo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,309
Default

Personally, I do option #1 and I also add those two sauces. If you choose to do just plain #2, you can also play with spices such as cayenne pepper, black pepper(although I prefer ground white pepper on soups), paprika or even Mrs. Dash.

And also, if you choose to do #1, what I normally do is I add lean meats such as frozen shrimps, egg, or any leftover meats then I also add veggies to increase it's nutritional value. Bok choy and Chinese broccoli makes an excellent choice for most boiled/ steamed foods btw.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 04-25-2012, 12:01 PM
Jean Paulo's Avatar
Jean Paulo Jean Paulo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,309
Default

Thanks to google:

http://www.food.com/recipe/shirataki...e-ramen-337171
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Unread 04-25-2012, 04:43 PM
amir85's Avatar
amir85 amir85 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 387
Send a message via Yahoo to amir85
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lostmyoldaccount View Post
Why does Top Ramen taste so good?
Mostly because of its key flavoring ingredient "autolyzed yeast extract" AKA MSG. Many Asian stores carry it in crystalline form.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Unread 04-27-2012, 12:51 PM
Diligence Diligence is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 555
Default

Top Ramen has MSG directly. But yes, foods like autolyzed yeast extract have high concentrations of free Glutamate. Sea weed also has high concentrations. So does parmesan cheese. I looked into glutamate recently and sortof decided that

1. Pouring grams and grams of MSG directly into food is a bad idea probably
2. Having it occasionally, especially through sources like sea weed, cheese, soy sauce, is no big deal.

So I don't buy MSG powder, but when I cook asian food, I certainly and purposefully increase the Glutamate levels.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.