I've been out of college for a LONG time, but every so often, I get a weird craving for ramen. Not even good, Japanese ramen, but the 10/$1 brick ramen. Shameful, I know. Luckily, I didn't have to live off of ramen during college - I got my fill of cheap dorm eats while in high school, since I spent those years at an out-of-town school with a dormitory.
Nowadays, when the ramen craving hits, I try to spice things up a little bit. I've added peanut butter and Thai curry paste to ramen, or just a handful of frozen mixed vegetable and some leftover roasted chicken. This version, though? It might be my new favorite, and it takes only 5 minutes to prepare!
Simply adding bok choy and oyster sauce to plain chicken ramen adds so much flavor to this dish, and makes it seem a little bit healthy. Even though the "sodium bomb" flavoring packet is still used, the broth is drained off, leaving just a little bit of chicken flavor in the bok choy and noodles.
So, the next time you're craving ramen (or you're just kind of broke), give these noodles a try - eat them on nice dishes with chopsticks, and you'll forget you're eating a $0.10 brick of noodles!