We Made TikTok’s Famous Creamy Ramen Recipe, and Now We Know Why People Love It

This recipe for creamy ramen noodles calls for four ingredients and takes only 10 minutes to put together.

The beauty of ramen noodle soup is the number of ways it can easily be customized. If you’re on the hunt for a speedy lunch or dinner recipe, it’s a quick go-to. You might want to put a new trend, creamy ramen, at the top of your list.

TikTok user @teekeatz posted a ramen hack using simple ingredients to pull off a super creamy ramen dish, reminiscent of carbonara pasta. The hack doesn’t include the typical Parmesan cheese or lemon zest that’s in carbonara, but it definitely achieves a creamy consistency. With more than 7 million views, I knew I had to make creamy ramen for myself, and so did the @tasteofhome Test Kitchen!

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How to Make Creamy Ramen

This quick and easy recipe starts with a package of ramen, an egg, a clove of garlic and mayonnaise. And the best part? You’ll have a bowl of creamy, warm ramen to serve as the perfect comfort food in a matter of minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 package instant ramen, any flavor
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove

In the original TikTok, video the creator uses Japanese Kewpie mayo. But go with whatever you’ve got on hand!

Directions

Step 1: Cook the noodles

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil on the stove as directed on the package. Once the water is boiling, add in your ramen noodles and cook according to package directions.

Step 2: Prep the sauce

While the noodles are cooking, add the egg and mayonnaise into a bowl. Grate the clove of garlic on top, and then whisk together until well combined.

Step 3: Mix the noodles and sauce

Once the noodles are cooked, pour the boiling water from the pot into your bowl and whisk. Then, add in the noodles and stir.

Molly’s Tip: Garnish the creamy ramen with chopped scallions if desired.

Here’s What I Thought

Spoon Lifting Creamy Ramen Out Of A BowlMolly Allen for Taste of Home

Truth be told, it sounds pretty unappealing to add mayonnaise and a raw egg to a bowl, so right off the bat I was skeptical. But the boiling water from the noodles is hot enough when it’s added to the bowl that it actually cooks the egg. Thank goodness!

The addition of the grated garlic gives this bowl of ramen unbelievable, fragrant flavor and it’s certainly a must-try for garlic lovers. The mayonnaise and egg combination results in an incredibly creamy sauce, rather than a watery soup base.

If I made this again, I would add other ingredients into the mix. Incorporating sauteed vegetables or mixing in tofu or chicken would make creamy ramen that much better. Now it’s time to find more TikTok recipes to test!

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Molly Allen is a previous bakery owner and former event planner. Now, a freelance writer and editor focused on food and beverage, lifestyle, travel and parties, she brings her years of experience and industry knowledge to readers across a variety of platforms.