Fancy Instant Ramen

Instant ramen is a microwave must, so naturally we put our own Anyday spin on it. Transform a package of instant noodles by adding in different proteins, veggies, sauces, garnishes (and even a slice of melted American cheese!).

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


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Product Size

  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

4-5 mins


For the ramen

  • 2 cups (480ml) water (or chicken or vegetable stock)
  • seasoning packet
  • 1 pack of instant ramen (100g of noodles)

Option #1 add-ins

  • 1 slice American cheese, for topping
  • ¼ cup (40g) cooked pork 
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced, for garnishing
  • 1 soft boiled egg, for topping

Option #2 add-ins

  • ½ teaspoon lemongrass, finely chopped
  • 1 bok choy, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup (30g) mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup (30g) Chinese sausage
  • chili crisp, to taste 

Option #3 add-ins

  • ½ teaspoon ginger, grated
  • ½ cup (10g) spinach
  • ½ cup (40g) cooked chicken, diced 
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil

Option #4 add-ins

  • ½ cup (125g) silken tofu, diced 
  • ½ teaspoon sambal oelek 
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, grated
  • ½ scallion, thinly sliced, for garnishing

Option #5 add-ins

  • ½ tablespoon Hondashi powder
  • 4 shrimp, peeled, cleaned and cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon furikake, for garnishing


  1. Place ramen ingredients and your choice of add-ins in the Anyday Deep Dish (except for the garnishes listed). Cook uncovered for 4-5 minutes, or until noodles have softened.
  2. Top with garnishes and serve immediately.