September 26, 2018, 10:28:24 PM


The 2018 Korea TESOL International Conference: Focus on Fluency
Meet new people. Learn new things. Become a better teacher! Join us October 13 & 14 for the 26th annual Korea TESOL International Conference at Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul.
koreatesol.org/ic2018

Author Topic: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0  (Read 1098791 times)

Online Life Improvement

  • The Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 2837
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4900 on: April 17, 2017, 02:32:50 PM »

Offline yirj17

  • The Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 2782
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4901 on: April 17, 2017, 02:44:52 PM »
now the weather is making me just want a big pot of hot ramen.

Ramen is terrible for health. I'd avoid completely if I were you.


Are you basedcowboy in disguise? Lol

You could also try putting cheese in your ramen.  Personally I think it's weird but I've known some 'muricans who fly like that.


They sell cheese ramen at some of the 분식 places too, it's not an American thing and actually pretty normal. You can also buy cheese ramen at the store...


I've never seen cheese ramen at the store but I don't doubt it's a thing.  Though I do wonder how long it's been around.  My only experience has been seeing people put shredded cheese on top o' their ramen back home.  Back home people put cheese on e'erything.

Something about prepackaged cheese ramen sounds ultimately unappetizing. 

Offline kriztee

  • Expert Waygook
  • ****
  • Posts: 765
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4902 on: April 17, 2017, 02:47:28 PM »
now the weather is making me just want a big pot of hot ramen.

Ramen is terrible for health. I'd avoid completely if I were you.


Are you basedcowboy in disguise? Lol

You could also try putting cheese in your ramen.  Personally I think it's weird but I've known some 'muricans who fly like that.


They sell cheese ramen at some of the 분식 places too, it's not an American thing and actually pretty normal. You can also buy cheese ramen at the store...


I've never seen cheese ramen at the store but I don't doubt it's a thing.  Though I do wonder how long it's been around.  My only experience has been seeing people put shredded cheese on top o' their ramen back home.  Back home people put cheese on e'erything.

Something about prepackaged cheese ramen sounds ultimately unappetizing.
]

Home Plus in my town has cheese ramen. Cheese plus noodle isn't the worst combo ever tho *cough* macncheese *cough*

Offline yirj17

  • The Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 2782
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4903 on: April 17, 2017, 02:51:23 PM »
Hold up.  I've been imagining kimchi ramen with cheese (which I think would be gross). 

What kind of broth are we talking?  I could see cheesy ramen with like beef or chicken broth base, but not kimchi broth.  Blurk 

Also, hell yeah throw in green onions and egg into ramen.  Also, minced garlic~

Offline kriztee

  • Expert Waygook
  • ****
  • Posts: 765
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4904 on: April 17, 2017, 03:03:29 PM »
Are the packaged ones with the ramen spicy broth too? I've never had it, only seen the package and it looks like it's not spicy.

I'm cheeseist tho and prefer western cheese and western fake powder cheese impostor to Korean sweet cheesy powder abominations. I can deal with cheese chunks in kimbap place "cheese ramen" but I thought it was just cheesy for the packaged ones.

Offline Mister Tim

  • Hero of Waygookistan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1255
  • Gender: Male
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4905 on: April 17, 2017, 03:04:00 PM »
It's kinda weird that you haven't seen it, yirj17. Maybe I just pay more attention to the ramen section than most and I'm projecting.  :laugh:


At restaurants:




In stores:




Perfectly commonplace. Definitely not just an American thing. I've seen it far more here than I ever did back home.

Offline Mister Tim

  • Hero of Waygookistan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1255
  • Gender: Male
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4906 on: April 17, 2017, 03:06:04 PM »
Are the packaged ones with the ramen spicy broth too? I've never had it, only seen the package and it looks like it's not spicy.

I'm cheeseist tho and prefer western cheese and western fake powder cheese impostor to Korean sweet cheesy powder abominations. I can deal with cheese chunks in kimbap place "cheese ramen" but I thought it was just cheesy for the packaged ones.

As far as the packaged stuff, I've seen some that just come with powdered cheese for flavoring, and I've seen some that come with both cheese and pepper powders, so you can make it spicy if you want, or leave it out if you'd prefer.

Offline kriztee

  • Expert Waygook
  • ****
  • Posts: 765
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4907 on: April 17, 2017, 03:08:24 PM »
Are the packaged ones with the ramen spicy broth too? I've never had it, only seen the package and it looks like it's not spicy.

I'm cheeseist tho and prefer western cheese and western fake powder cheese impostor to Korean sweet cheesy powder abominations. I can deal with cheese chunks in kimbap place "cheese ramen" but I thought it was just cheesy for the packaged ones.

As far as the packaged stuff, I've seen some that just come with powdered cheese for flavoring, and I've seen some that come with both cheese and pepper powders, so you can make it spicy if you want, or leave it out if you'd prefer.

Yeeeeeah I'll stick with my Kraft Dinner for when I need the gentle caress of powdered cheese.

Offline HaLo3

  • Hero of Waygookistan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1062
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4908 on: April 17, 2017, 03:10:50 PM »
My friend taught me about the melty cheese slices on ramen and while it doesn't make a crazy good cheese taste, I like the extra little creaminess. And since it's only one slice of cheese, it cna't really be THAT many calories.

As for the packaged cheese ramens, I have seen those, but never tried them because they intimidate me.

Offline kriztee

  • Expert Waygook
  • ****
  • Posts: 765
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4909 on: April 17, 2017, 03:13:34 PM »
Who needs cheese when you can just dump in like 4 eggs to thicken it up :)

Offline Mister Tim

  • Hero of Waygookistan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1255
  • Gender: Male
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4910 on: April 17, 2017, 03:14:27 PM »
I've tried...  more than I'm comfortable admitting.  :laugh:

I don't mind spicy stuff, but it gives me some wicked heartburn these days, so one of my life quests is to find any and all decent non-spicy flavors of ramen. It just so happens that many of them are faux-cheese flavored.

Offline HaLo3

  • Hero of Waygookistan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1062
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4911 on: April 17, 2017, 03:15:11 PM »
Who needs cheese when you can just dump in like 4 eggs to thicken it up :)
I also add an egg in, haha. Ohh, I'm so hungry now!! I'm off to go find food.

Offline chupacaubrey

  • Super Waygook
  • ***
  • Posts: 417
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4912 on: April 17, 2017, 03:17:00 PM »

Yeeeeeah I'll stick with my Kraft Dinner for when I need the gentle caress of powdered cheese.

Same. *sings Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares 2 U*

Offline kriztee

  • Expert Waygook
  • ****
  • Posts: 765
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4913 on: April 17, 2017, 03:18:56 PM »
Who needs cheese when you can just dump in like 4 eggs to thicken it up :)
I also add an egg in, haha. Ohh, I'm so hungry now!! I'm off to go find food.

lol "an" egg.

If it's not a massive pot-shaped wad of egg that happens to have ramen cooked into it, you need to add more egg.

Offline Mister Tim

  • Hero of Waygookistan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1255
  • Gender: Male
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4914 on: April 17, 2017, 03:19:59 PM »

Yeeeeeah I'll stick with my Kraft Dinner for when I need the gentle caress of powdered cheese.

Same. *sings Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares 2 U*

You guys can find Kraft mac and cheese here? When did that start happening?

Online Life Improvement

  • The Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 2837
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4915 on: April 17, 2017, 03:21:29 PM »
Ramen is awesome. It's kind of unhealthy, but that's no reason to avoid it completely. There's nothing wrong with ramen in moderation.

See, I think there is. I personally haven't allowed a single bite to enter my body in years. I used to be overweight myself; it took me a while to figure out what I was eating had a lot to do with that. And it's not just about being fatter or slimmer- ramen has loads of salt and chemicals. Really gross. But people can do what they want- it's their life. Hopefully my words "ramen is unhealthy" aren't offensive to the point they cause more hurt than the benefit the advice could bring. I've just noticed those who assert there's nothing wrong with junk food in moderation tend to be overweight...while those who avoid it completely tend to be in great shape. I've never met a hefty person who eats clean. Have you? Something to think about anyways. The junk food industry lobby pushes the all things in moderation / this sugary cereal can be part of a complete breakfast line a lot and it's really misleading in my opinion. I guess I'm a bit on the politically incorrect side now; sorry.  :-[ I'm just trying to wish y'all a based life.

I've gained like 8kg
I have a few extra kilos

Offline kriztee

  • Expert Waygook
  • ****
  • Posts: 765
  • Gender: Female
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4916 on: April 17, 2017, 03:24:20 PM »

Yeeeeeah I'll stick with my Kraft Dinner for when I need the gentle caress of powdered cheese.

Same. *sings Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares 2 U*

You guys can find Kraft mac and cheese here? When did that start happening?

Started on April fools day at costco. I didn't believe it but when I went in last week to buy a torso-sized bag of chips they actually have them. It's like 11,000won for a 7 pack. I uno about the other costcos but the Daejon one had them near the breakfast things instead of with the rest of the pasta.

Offline yirj17

  • The Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 2782
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4917 on: April 17, 2017, 03:49:44 PM »
It's kinda weird that you haven't seen it, yirj17. Maybe I just pay more attention to the ramen section than most and I'm projecting.  :laugh:


At restaurants:

https://ncache.ilbe.com/files/attach/new/20141212/646928/4760515896/4844820107/c4d903515b4f61be80cbdabbc414e21e.jpg


In stores:

http://mblogthumb2.phinf.naver.net/20120704_25/76love25_1341401292747LQJrw_JPEG/SAM_7376.JPG?type=w2


Perfectly commonplace. Definitely not just an American thing. I've seen it far more here than I ever did back home.

Nah, not that weird. I live on an island so I'm sure I miss a lot lol.  I've never bought ramen from the mainland so probably why I've never noticed it. 

Also, this is probably my favorite ramen-- not spicy at all and great with garlic/green onions/egg.  (Sorry basedcowboy, I'm not about that spam life)


Online Life Improvement

  • The Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 2837
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4918 on: April 17, 2017, 03:55:12 PM »
My weight gain definitely comes from lack of exercise, not what I eat.

The junk food industry pushes exercise for weight loss (to take attention away from the harm their food is causing). But in actuality diet is much more important. BMI's a vague measure. Because everyone's body is different in regards to bone density, muscles, etc. Body fat percentage is a better assessment. Did you know with age a person has to work harder to not gain weight?

Online CO2

  • The Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 3710
  • Gender: Male
  • Dharma Initiative
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4919 on: April 18, 2017, 07:56:04 AM »
Gotica coffees are on 1+1 at 7-11 and I always have been getting two Americanos for the last week. Today, I said screw it and I got an americano and a latte. Got to school and actually read the label. 172 cal, 29g carbs, 26 of which are sugar. And I got a king size snickers bar on impulse. 400 cal.

I'm sipping my americano. I don't even think I'll touch the other shit.  :cheesy:

So, the question remains............ What should I do with it?

Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky
With one hand waving free