One of my relatives gave me a box full of pantry items for Christmas - instant saimin, SPAM, furikake, snacks, and more. Thank goodness, because I used some of those items to make fried saimin.
You can use just about any kind of instant saimin or ramen.
The instant saimin I used had both a packet of soup base as well as liquid seasoning.
I then added a variety of seasonings and garnishes.
You can follow the general recipe for Nat's popular Fried Saimin post (use the soup packet contents for the dashi), or I used a somewhat similar recipe below.
Pantry Challenge Fried Saimin
- 3 pkg (3 oz) instant ramen or saimin (the packages I used were 3.73 oz), boiled, drained, and rinsed
- 2 T vegetable oil
- 2 T shoyu
- 2 T oyster sauce
- 1 pkg of instant ramen/saimin soup base (or 1 packet liquid seasoning, if your instant ramen/saimin includes it)
- garnishes (SPAM, eggs, green onions, kamaboko, etc.).
- In a skillet, heat oil and stir-fry noodles for 3-5 minutes.
- Add shoyu, oyster sauce, and soup base and mix well.
- Add garnishes and stir-fry for 3-5 more minutes, until noodles and garnishes are evenly coated.