Can This Chef Make Instant Ramen Fancy?

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06:41   |   Nov 18, 2018


Can This Chef Make Instant Ramen Fancy?
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  • - Hi, I'm Rie.
  • I'm a Tasty producer.
  • Today, I've been challenged to take common food
  • and make it fancy.
  • The rules are you must completely use the food given,
  • except package, right?
  • You can only add to the food.
  • You can buy whatever ingredients you wish.
  • Do we have a budget?
  • Can I buy truffle?
  • Once you begin cooking,
  • you must complete upgraded dish in 30 minutes.
  • Let's see what's in it.
  • Instant ramen noodle.
  • I think it might be a guilty pleasure.
  • There is no nutritious value in it.
  • I wanna make this something exciting.
  • Make it fancy!
  • Here's what I got:
  • shrimp, sesame oil, soy sauce, carrot, shiitake mushrooms,
  • bok choy, ginger, and garlic.
  • I'm gonna see my timer for 30 minutes.
  • Start right now.
  • Woo, let's get started.
  • I'm going to deep fry ramen noodle.
  • Heating oil takes a little bit of time,
  • so I'm going to do it first.
  • I also brought my own knife.
  • Where did it go, though?
  • You don't? (chuckles)
  • So, I'm gonna cut vegetables.
  • I don't think I need this much carrot.
  • I think I just need a half carrot for this.
  • I'm going for this dish I tried in Japan
  • and also in a Chinese restaurant,
  • but it's like American Chinese restaurant
  • so I don't wanna say it's an authentic Chinese dish.
  • But it's just taste really good.
  • And I'm going to slice shiitake mushroom.
  • You don't wanna use the stem because it's kinda tough.
  • You can peel ginger with spoon.
  • So, ginger, I'm gonna just chop really finely.
  • same as garlic.
  • If you're not comfortable with using knife,
  • chopping something very finely, you can use grater.
  • It's much easier and safer.
  • I take my knife very seriously.
  • Fun fact, I used to work for a knife store
  • as a knife salesperson.
  • A knife is probably my favorite cooking tool.
  • I take my lady to the spa every once in a while,
  • sharpen my knife.
  • Let's check the timer.
  • Oh, I have 17 minutes left.
  • I should have planned better.
  • Should have got the peeled shrimp,
  • but I got the shelled shrimp.
  • So, I'm gonna just fare really really fast.
  • I have this thing, weird thing.
  • Whenever I cook in front of people, my hand starts shaking.
  • So, bear with me.
  • I chose shrimp for my protein
  • because it's really quick to cook.
  • You can use chicken, you can use pork.
  • I'm gonna saute the shrimp.
  • This is just a canola oil.
  • So, I'm gonna just saute until it changes color.
  • I like cooking with chopsticks.
  • Shrimp is done.
  • I have 12 minutes left.
  • Oil is almost 350, so I want to start frying my ramen.
  • And I kinda know this ramen noodle.
  • It's two big ramen sticked together,
  • so I'm gonna just break in half.
  • It didn't quite work, but you know, I'm gonna just do it.
  • I'm start cooking something takes longer time to cook,
  • so I'm going to start with carrot (mumbles).
  • I'm gonna just salt a little bit
  • 'cause I want to layer the flavor.
  • Now I'm adding mushroom (mumbles).
  • I'm going to add ginger and garlic.
  • You kinda wanna add garlic later
  • when you're cooking high heat
  • 'cause garlic burns really quickly
  • and you don't need to put it in first.
  • And it gives a nice flavor, smells good.
  • I'm going to add cup of water and this seasoning packet.
  • I don't know.
  • (laughing)
  • I just know the flavor, it's ramen broth,
  • and I'm gonna just use it.
  • I think I'm gonna just use one tablespoon sake
  • for flavoring, and also, when you're using shrimp,
  • it kinda take out those fishy smell.
  • Also, I'm going to put sesame oil.
  • Tasted good, but I think I need a little bit more flavor.
  • I'm going to add some soy sauce.
  • Oh, yeah.
  • It started tasting fancy.
  • Oh, I have six minutes left.
  • Okay, my ramen noodle looks, looking good.
  • It look like a golden brown.
  • I think it's almost done.
  • I want to make my soup a little bit thicker,
  • so I'm going to add water to starch.
  • I'm using potato starch, but you can use corn starch.
  • And in order to do that,
  • you have to make sure the soup is boiling
  • and put back the shrimp and I'm ready.
  • I have two minutes left.
  • So, I can put it in a hot pan
  • so I can have nice good sizzling.
  • Oh, it's hot.
  • It has a really nice sizzle noise, and I'm done!
  • (classical music)
  • Let me do a taste test first.
  • Mhm.
  • So, I made a sizzling pan-fried noodle.
  • - Great! - I hope you like it.
  • - I have a spoon? - Yeah.
  • - Enjoy your noodle. - Yeah!
  • - Do you wanna be my grandma?
  • - (chuckles) Why can't I be a mom?
  • - Yeah, it's great.
  • I would consider this fancy.
  • (bell rings)
  • - Oh, wow.
  • - Did I make it fancy?
  • - This is fancy approved.
  • (clapping) Congratulations.
  • - Thank you.
  • Thank you, sir.
  • - This is like proper restaurant quality.
  • - That means, did I make it fancy?
  • Oh, hell yeah.
  • - Yay! (bell rings)
  • It's not a competition, but I feel like I won (laughs).
  • Everyone liked it and everyone approved I made it fancy.
  • I also really happy this totally different
  • from packaged noodle and it's really easy.
  • I feel like I made it less than 10 dollars.
  • I totally encourage you, make it at home and make it fancy.
  • I have a dance.
  • - You have a dance?
  • - Yeah. - Show me.
  • - Make it fancy.
  • (laughing)
  • Three, two, one.
  • - [Both] Make it fancy.
  • - [Both] Make it fancy.
  • (upbeat music)

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