How to Eat Spicy Ramen Without Injuring Yourself

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There are some foods that will always be satisfying, no matter what time of the day or night you indulge. Ramen is definitely in that category. Cheap and cheerful, the noodles are a pantry staple that are often the quickest (and yummiest) thing to make after a night out or when you’re too lazy to cook.

It has become a trend to eat super spicy ramen ever since the Korean Fire Noodle Challenge went viral a few years ago. If you like your ramen hot, but not mouth-burning, these tips will help you enjoy just the right amount of spice.

Got Milk?

Although it seems like water is the best thing to have after eating something super spicy, milk will do a far better job of soothing your palate. Adding around ½ cup of milk to the drained noodles will go a long way in tempering the heat.

Half is Healthy

Dynamite comes in small packages. Remember that when adding the little packet of sauce to your ramen. Only use half. You can always add more later if you want a stronger kick.

Cherry on Top

We’re not suggesting that you add cherries to your noodles, but feel free to get creative with the toppings! Sausages, mushrooms, and cheese are all excellent options.