Kylie Jenner Opens Up the National Dialogue About Ramen Noodles

Kylie Jenner
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Like most 18-year-olds, Kylie Jenner‘s diet relies heavily on ramen noodles. In fact, on January 11, 2013, she tweeted: “I literally only eat Top Ramen.”

While we know this to be an exaggeration using the literal English definition of the word “literally” — she has also been documented eating things like salads, sushi and Lucky Charms marshmallows, for example — in KarJenner speak, this tweet can be roughly translated to “I eat ramen from time to time and it’s something I’m fond of.”

Unlike most 18-year-olds, however, Jenner eats her noodles from the comfort of her $2.7 million mansion in Calabasas, not a dingy, florescent-lit dorm room on a twin bed where the improperly fitted sheet keeps coming off in one corner to expose years’ worth of questionable mattress stains.

Yes, Jenner, indulges in this treat out of pure enjoyment, not economic necessity. On Snapchat on Thursday night, the lip kit mogul celebrated beating the record for fastest-selling online checkouts with her new “birthday bundles” with — you guessed it — a hot bowl of ramen.

“I add butter, garlic powder, and egg to my ramen noodles,” she declared before posing the question to her fans: “what do u add?”

Proving she wasn’t just asking to be nice, she then took to twitter to continue this national dialogue, interacting with her loyal followers every step of the way.

She obviously got many responses, ranging from “hot sauce” to “chicken” to “FOLLOW ME QUEEN,” but one in particular stood out to her as a “must try”: cheese.

Many, however, were merely in shock by the prospect of someone of Jenner’s status eating such a humble dish.

This obsession with ramen did not happen in a vacuum, of course — it seems to be a family trait. Her sister Kim, for example, has documented it as her “late night snack” on multiple occasions, which she also flavors with garlic powder, exhibited below.

And to those of you whose food snobbery has grown with age and can no longer appreciate the warm hug of diving into a bowl of salty noodles, we have something to say.

Ramen is comfort food at its most perfect. To answer your question, Kylie, below you’ll find our (5-minute!) recipe with our favorite add-ins: chicken, scallions, a hard or soft-boiled egg, and a drizzle each of sriracha and sesame oil. Of course, we’re not above tossing in that little seasoning packet and calling it a day, either.

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5-Minute Spicy Chicken Ramen
Serves: 1

1. In a large shallow skillet over high heat, add 3 cups beef broth and 1 package of ramen noodles (without the seasoning packet). Bring to a boil, covered, then reduce the heat to medium and stir until noodles are cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl.

2. While the noodles cook, prepare your toppings and mix-ins. We used diced rotisserie chicken, sriracha, scallions, and a hard-boiled egg (you can pick one up at the salad counter). A drizzle of sesame oil would also be lovely, if you’ve got it.

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