Hello! I’m back at it again with a recipe for Tiktok ramen. I’m pretty sure I’m addicted to Tiktok and all the viral food hacks they have – I’m HOOKED. This Tiktok ramen was too easy to not try. Plus, I had all the ingredients in the pantry so it made for a quick and satisfying lunch. It was delicious!

Tiktok ramen is saucy, slightly sweet, full of umami, and really good. The flavors kind of remind me of an extra garlicky version of one of my all time favorite instant noodles: Indomie Mi Goreng, which is a take on Indonesian fried noodles.

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I feel like everyone has their own favorite way of making instant ramen. To be honest, I think instant ramen is one of the greatest inventions out there! The person who invented it, Momofuku Ando, a Taiwanese-Japanese inventor, has a quote that I love: Human beings are noodle beings.

I am definitely a noodle being and all I want to do is eat noodles and live that noodle life.

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What is Tiktok ramen?

Tiktok ramen is where you use instant ramen noodles, ditch the seasoning packet, and make your own sauce. Unlike soup-y ramen, Tiktok ramen is a soup-less ramen, kind of like mazemen or sesame noodles. Ramen noodles are tossed in a garlic butter soy brown sugar sauce, cooked with an egg and finished with a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning.

Does Tiktok ramen taste good?

In a word: YES! Tiktok ramen is sweet and savory with added richness from the butter and egg, and just a hint of spice. Super addictive.

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How to make Tiktok ramen

  1. Cook your instant ramen. Don’t overcook it – mushy noodles are a travesty. Instant ramen should have an al dente bite. Pop the noodles into boiling water, set a timer, use a pair of chopsticks to loose the them up, and when the time is up, instantly drain them and set them aside. Pro tip: if you’re a true noodle lover, cook the noodles slightly less than the suggested cooking time, they will cook up a bit more while you’re tossing them in the sauce. This way you’ll have perfectly al dente noodles.
  2. Make the sauce. In a pan, heat up the butter over low heat. Add the garlic and cook until soft. Stir in the crushed red pepper, then the brown sugar and soy sauce.
  3. Toss. Add the drained noodles to the pan, turn up the heat, and toss to coat.
  4. Cook the egg. Push the noodles to one side and add an egg to the pan and scramble until just set.
  5. Serve. Place the noodles in a bowl and finish with sliced scallions and everything bagel spice. Enjoy hot!

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Tiktok ramen ingredients

instant ramen – choose your favorite brand of instant ramen. The flavor doesn’t matter because you’re not going to use the seasoning packet. Our favorite noodles are Nong Shim Shin Ramyun because of how thick the noodles are.

  • butter – just bit of butter is melted down to cook up some garlic.
  • garlic – you need about 1 teaspoon of chopped or minced garlic. Or, if you’re a garlic lover, use as many cloves as you can handle.
  • brown sugar – the brown sugar adds a bit of caramel sweetness and color. If you don’t have brown sugar, you can use regular sugar or even honey.
  • soy sauce – use your favorite soy sauce – we like Yamasa or Kikkoman.
  • crushed red pepper flakes – you can add as many chili flakes as you like or leave them out all together, depending on your spice tolerance.
  • egg – throw an egg on it because ramen without an egg isn’t even ramen.
  • everything bagel spice – make it rain everything bagel spice!

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Why everything bagel spice?

Everything bagel spice is LIFE. Also, when you think about it, everything bagel spice is essentially furikake, which is Japanese rice seasoning. Furikake is a seasoning made up of toasted sesame seeds and seaweed and is eaten on rice and noodles. In Japan, they even have furikake chips. It makes sense that Tiktok ramen uses everything bagel spice to dress up ramen, after all they have sesame seeds in common.

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How to make homemade everything bagel spice

If you don’t have any everything bagel spice, it’s super easy to mix up your own.

In a small bowl, mix together:
1.5 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 tbsp each poppy seeds, minced garlic, and minced onion
1 teaspoon coarse or flaky salt
Sprinkle it on everything!

Best ramen noodles

Our favorite brand of ramen is Nongshim, a Korean brand. They’re incredibly popular, both in Korea and all over the world. There’s actually a Nongshim noodle factory in LA and we visited it once. It was amazing! The chew and thickness of Nongshim noodles is just perfect. We usually buy either Shin Ramyun or Shin Black. Both have amazing texture.

If you’re looking for other quick and easy noodles, try these

Happy noodling!

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Tiktok Ramen

Tiktok ramen is instant noodles stir fried with butter, garlic, egg, and soy sauce. It's saucy, sweet, full of umami, and really good.
Serves 1
4.73 from 247 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 6 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 package instant ramen Korean brand preferred
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp everything bagel spice or to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the ramen according to the package directions and drain well.
    drained instant noodles | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • In a pan, heat up the butter over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes. When the garlic is soft, stir in the brown sugar and soy sauce.
    tiktok ramen sauce | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Add the drained noodles to the sauce and toss to coat. Push the noodles to one side of the pan.
    stir frying instant noodles | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Turn the heat up and add the lightly beaten egg to the pan. Scramble until set.
    egg and noodles in pan | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Enjoy hot topped with everything bagel spice.
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Notes

Cooking times and estimated nutrition depend on your chosen instant noodles.

Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Tiktok Ramen
Amount Per Serving
Calories 562 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 14.7g92%
Cholesterol 194mg65%
Sodium 1245mg54%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 62.5g21%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 3.3g4%
Protein 15.9g32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

108 Comments

  1. Nelva says:

    5 stars
    It was so good. I am 11 years old

    1. Onix says:

      I wouldn’t eat anything that comes from TikTok lol. I actually KNOW how to cook, but if this is what people call food and thru enjoy it more power to em

      1. Brock says:

        wow thanks so much for sharing!

      2. Lisa says:

        4 stars
        “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain

    2. Kc says:

      4 stars
      Not bad!!! I’m always looking for unique ways to eat ramen!

      1. lexi says:

        5 stars
        this shit was absolutely banging

    3. Marc says:

      5 stars
      I love this recipe,only thing I do different is, I use spaghetti noodles and double the sauce.

    4. Isla says:

      It was really super good I’m 12

  2. sofia says:

    5 stars
    this is very good I am 13 years old.

  3. Steve says:

    5 stars
    This was really good. I am 43 years old.

  4. fron bit bruk of says:

    4 stars
    added to much soy sauce it was good but im lonely and peak ting

  5. Sam says:

    5 stars
    This was very good. I am 25 years old.

  6. Tina Ta says:

    5 stars
    This meal was lit. I’m 26 years old!

  7. Steph says:

    5 stars
    Doubled the recipe to make for two of us. It was good – not super filling but a tasty snack. We are both 26 years old (am I supposed to say that?)

    1. Nikki says:

      ?? Nelva apparently started a movement haha

      1. Elise says:

        5 stars
        Right?? I love it and I’m 40 😂😂

  8. Sam says:

    5 stars
    Super quick and easy, very yummy!

  9. Nikki says:

    5 stars
    I added a little sesame oil and garnished with some chopped green onion-otherwise, followed the recipe to a t. Absolutely amazing!! Oh, and I’m 31 years old ?

  10. Cheryl says:

    Any other ideas for seasonings? I’m allergic to sesame seeds so I can’t use everything bagel seasoning :(

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi cheryl,
      you can make your own everything bagel minus sesame seeds (dried onions, dried garlic, poppy seeds) or you can skip out on the everything bagel and just sprinkle on some crispy onions! (the kind that go on green bean casserole)

    2. Madi says:

      Sprinkle sliced green onion on top!

  11. Julia says:

    5 stars
    This meal has many many carbs & lots of salt, so naturally it was delicious! I am 44 years old

  12. Tobias says:

    5 stars
    Im 11, that was good.

  13. Stéphanie says:

    5 stars
    This is really good! I’m 30, and from Brazil.

  14. cat says:

    5 stars
    love this recipe, i mix it with ramen seasoning that comes in the noodle packet, i just dial down the soy sauce and brown sugar by quite a bit, depending on the ramen. ill never tell u my age !!!

    1. Jessica says:

      5 stars
      This was fire! And all 3 of my kids thought it was ” bussen…no caps?” Which I was told is a good thing. And I am 37 years old and my kids are 18 years old, 17 years old and 13 years old.

  15. Bella says:

    4 stars
    This meal was bomb as. I am 17 years old

  16. shella muchtar says:

    5 stars
    Drizzle abit of kewpie mayo on top and see how this thing get another step up! Im 32!

  17. hayley says:

    this was peng. i am 24 years old

  18. Jason says:

    4 stars
    Tasty…. I’ll make this again, but I’d suggest to under cook the noodles just a smidge as they cook more once you get them in the soy. I’d also use low sodium soy as these came out a bit salty for my taste.

  19. Diane says:

    5 stars
    I used coconut aminos and deleted the brown sugar because they are a little sweeter. This was delicious and I’ll definitely make it again. I’m 51.

  20. the girl thats the same height as Nishinoya says:

    5 stars
    THIS WAS SO GOOD! i didnt follow the measurements bc i didnt see them😭 but i loved it!

  21. Dinosaur says:

    5 stars
    Instant ramen has never tasted better! I am 65 million years old

    1. Bravecoconut says:

      5 stars
      Thank you for the giggle! I am 40 years old.

  22. Susan says:

    5 stars
    Added stir fried veggies and thinly sliced chicken breast… Excellent and quick meal! I’m 53! 😉

  23. Hera says:

    5 stars
    i am wondering if kecap manis (the indonesian version of soy sauce) can be substituted for brown sugar. 😋

    1. Stephanie says:

      ooh absolutely. you can use kecap manis instead of the soy sauce + brown sugar :)

  24. Emma says:

    5 stars
    OMG luv this. I am 14 yrs old

  25. Elijah says:

    5 stars
    Love this! Quick and easy! I am 22 years old!

  26. Christy says:

    5 stars
    I’m 45 🙂 I’ve made this a few times. I add leftover rotisserie chicken into the sauce for a little more protein. I’ve also added peanut butter, which is really good and changes it up a little.

    Also, I am a wimp when it comes to spicy things, so I sub ketchup for the hot sauce.

  27. Maddie says:

    5 stars
    this was very good. i am 18 years old.

  28. Alissa says:

    5 stars
    Second time making this recipe! The ingredients are always simple enough to adjust to taste, like adding mayo on top! This was very good. I am 15 years old.

  29. Matt says:

    4 stars
    So I made this out of curiosity. It’s pretty good for being only a few cheap ingredients. Little spicy, little sweet, definitely filling (surprisingly) it could use a little acid like lime or vinegar. It’s fairly one dimensional but has loads of potential. Give it a try

  30. lala says:

    5 stars
    nice its very good thanks

  31. Dennis says:

    I havent tried this yet. I’m 29 years old

  32. William says:

    5 stars
    Insanely good, easy to prepare. Description is more than correct. I am 15 years old

  33. Arielle says:

    5 stars
    i’m 28

  34. Rachel says:

    5 stars
    Our household lives this recipe! We are 16,24,27,43 & 44 years old 😂

  35. comepete says:

    4 stars
    I just made this and its the sheet….and I’m 16060 days old! (new string)

    1. compete follower says:

      5 stars
      It is still good… made it again. I am 44 years old now.

  36. joel says:

    5 stars
    This is very good I am 48 years old.

  37. Netter says:

    5 stars
    This is the bomb! Did half the red pepper flakes, and used Mrs. Dash’s everything bagel (no salt) and garlic sesame seeds and topped with green onions! I’m 5 times 11.

  38. Desi says:

    5 stars
    Very good. I added chicken cooked in brown sugar and sesame seed oil. And green onion.
    I am 37.

  39. ChikinNippls says:

    5 stars
    My partner NEVER cooks and decided to make this. Now I ask them to make it at least once a week! We are 29 and 33 🙂

  40. Julie says:

    5 stars
    Delicious. I also swapped the soya sauce for coconut aminos, and skipped the brown sugar. And I’m 41 years old. 😊

  41. Jon says:

    5 stars
    Hella hella good, im 33 years old

  42. Harvey says:

    4 stars
    Hey, that’s pretty good. Def recommend to anyone looking for a change of pace. Will cook again…oh and I’m 32. I think.

  43. Shannon says:

    5 stars
    I’m 39 and have 5 kids…. A 19yr, 17yr, 9yr, 7yr, and 5yr old, and we all Love this recipe!!

  44. Alexandria Glover says:

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to try, added items to my Walmart delivery order for today!
    34 years old

  45. Bella says:

    5 stars
    this meal was so good i did it in the microwave tho I’ve also done it on the pan there equally good (I cooked the egg on the stove)

  46. -g says:

    5 stars
    it’s weird that people just discovered this recently… us Asian kids been making our own versions since forever (i’m 53 this year). also, Pro-Tip: that ramen packet you were about to discard? it’s great for scrambled eggs

    1. Jordan says:

      5 stars
      THANK YOU I did this and it was SO good!!!

  47. Jackie says:

    5 stars
    Amazing! My little secret that I don’t share with my kids or husband. Top it with some gochujang for additional heat. I’m 37 lol

  48. Cassandra says:

    5 stars
    Even better with a tad extra bagel spice! We all loved it. We are 2, 6, 37, and 70 years old.

  49. Hillary says:

    5 stars
    This was very good… i’m 17.

  50. Patrick Andrew McBain says:

    5 stars
    I am fourty two years of age.

  51. Patrick Andrew McBain says:

    …OH, and more importantly, I loved this with sizzling Spam on the side!
    Cheers!

  52. Annette Hunt says:

    5 stars
    This was so yummy! I am 55 years old

  53. 4 stars
    This was the bomb!! I am 15 by the way

  54. From the womb says:

    The most amazing thing I’ve ever eaten. I haven’t been born yet.

  55. Master Roshi says:

    4 stars
    I should have used some of the ramen water but she all gone. I am 31 in a week so…guess that makes me just 30…I like turtles.

  56. George says:

    5 stars
    I can’t lie. I didn’t make it. But it looks really good. I am 15 years old.

  57. cool says:

    5 stars
    this was AMAZING!!! i even added some alterations because i realized i didn’t have soy sauce so i added about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of sesame seed oil, and no egg. I loved it so much it is my new favorite meal. I am 12 years old :)

  58. Arline says:

    Haven’t tried the recipe yet but will soon….so many possibilities. Loved the comments made my day. Husband just turned 93 and I’ll soon be 87! How about that.

  59. Jen says:

    5 stars
    So good! Did a random google search for ramen recipes and found this one. So glad I did! Simple with a ton of flavor and heat. Added some chicken and green onions. *chef’s kiss* I am 42 years old

  60. yxki says:

    5 stars
    DELISHSHSHHSH omg its amazing 10/10 recommend

  61. barbara demuri says:

    5 stars
    I just made this and it was delicious!! I topped with a little siracha and chopped green onion. so good. I am going to be 70 in a couple months! love this thread

  62. Me says:

    5 stars
    I’m 12 so good and I added ginger paste and saracha

  63. lillar says:

    5 stars
    this is really good I am 39 years old. i am also vegan so i used vegan butter and no egg topped with green onion.

  64. Danielle says:

    5 stars
    If it wasn’t for the comments I probably wouldn’t have made it. It’s was good and I am 29 years old

  65. Dee says:

    5 stars
    staring down 60, know good food when I taste it. This is delish, will be having for supper again tonight. :) Thinking about tossing a few handfuls of baby spinach in!

  66. Lyndsey says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Verdict made by two 37 year olds, an 11 year old, and 9 year old.

    1. Roberta W says:

      5 stars
      Fantastic. LOVE it. So easy to make. And I’m 71!!!

  67. Darn Marie says:

    5 stars
    Added some sesame oil and it was delicious. Cooked the noodles for one minute less than the package directions.

  68. Meg says:

    I’m looking forward to lunch! I like the peanut butter idea, and the green onions. I’m 43 years old.

  69. Anna says:

    Are we suppose to use the seasoning packet included with the ramen noodles? Is there a brand of Korean Ramen you recommend?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi,
      you don’t need the seasoning packet! i like shin ramyun brand :)

  70. Kimmy says:

    5 stars
    Simple and tasty. I am 52 years old!

  71. Elle says:

    4 stars
    This was really good. I am 32 years old. I doubled the recipe because I was very hungry.

  72. Elle says:

    5 stars
    This was really good. I am 32 years old. I doubled the recipe because I was very hungry. 5 stars.

  73. Sarah says:

    5 stars
    Very good. Added extra egg whites for protein, some corn that I had to use up, and some scallions. Also don’t have the EB seasoning so I just added sesame seeds. Delicious, easy, and super cheap. 26 years old, but having to make those dollars stretch right now, so this is a godsend.

  74. Roxy says:

    4 stars
    Was so good, wish I had the scallions! Next time!

  75. Shannon says:

    5 stars
    Certainly not the healthiest thing in the world but SO easy, delicious and satisfying. Comfort food at its best. Do add an abundant sprinkling of sliced green onions. I limit myself to once a week, but when I’m not eating it I’m thinking about the next time :) Addictive indeed!

  76. Jackson says:

    5 stars
    Was really good. Forked them up quick. I’m 25 years old.

  77. Kris says:

    4 stars
    I used low sodium soy and doubled what it called for. I also added 1/8tsp of garlic powder. I found it easier to pour the egg over the noodles and let it cook that way.

  78. Elizabeth says:

    I’m going to cook it I and will comment if it was nice 😊😊

  79. J says:

    Is it okay if u don’t use the everything bagel spice

    1. Stephanie says:

      absolutely, you can skip it :)

  80. Michelle says:

    I don’t eat egg in my ramen, I save that for my stir fry so I skipped the egg. To keep this instant ramen I did everything in the microwave. If you add everything to your water before cooking you can make the sauce as you cook it and it’s ready to go when the noodles are cooked. Make sure you check on and stir your ramen as it cooks so you distribute the ingredients evenly. If you like less broth/sauce just drain it to your liking after. Cooking it this way thoroughly coats your noodles and saves you some time. If you must have the egg while your noodles are in the microwave you can cook up the egg and add it in at the end. If you don’t have fresh garlic and want to use garlic powder reduce the amount of garlic used in the recipe. I suggest using 1/2 tsp max. I didn’t have red chili pepper flakes so I used chili powder, if you can’t handle much spice just use a pinch of the chili powder otherwise 1/4 tsp is fine. Even with the alterations this ramen recipe turned out really good. I’ve tried a few different ramen recipes but this one I’d actually use again.

  81. Rae says:

    5 stars
    It’s unfortunate it’s so high calorie (when I put calories in it ended up being 635, but I added more stuff and used a higher cal ramen), because it’s delicious.

    I did all the measurements the same except I added a tbsp of jarred garlic (I like garlic), scallions, white onion, and a 1/2 tbsp of brown sugar instead of 1 tsp. Heated it up in the butter until onions went translucent. Followed everything else to a T! It’ll become a guilty pleasure. Also I’m 24. 🤲

  82. CovertLady says:

    5 stars
    I found this to be quite tasty. I am 25 yrs. & 288 mos. old.

  83. Heather says:

    I quadrupled the recipe. I followed most of the measurements, but added ginger paste, sesame oil, and a splash of rice vinegar. Topped it with Sriracha mayo made with regular mayo, Sriracha, and a little maple syrup. This is a wonderful base recipe that is easy to customize!

  84. Selena says:

    This was hella bussin for real! I’m 15 years old :D

  85. Selena says:

    This was hella bussin for real! I’m 15 years old :D I’m eating it right now

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