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Old 11-13-19, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by schoolboy2 View Post
Ramen Bomb is a pkg of ramen plus a package of instant mashed potatoes plus some chopped up Spam.

I'm not too crazy about Ramen noodles, but when I was taught to make them, back in the late '70s, we always added 2or3 eggs. You stir the eggs in, when the noodles are almost done, then boil it some more, till the eggs are cooked too. 🙂

I like the Spam idea too. 👍
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Ramen noodles with eggs and peanuts is really good. Add some soy sauce to give it life.
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Originally Posted by schoolboy2 View Post
Ramen Bomb is a pkg of ramen plus a package of instant mashed potatoes plus some chopped up Spam.

Sounds pretty good to me.

BTW... The availability of spam in the single serving foil packs is a good thing for tourists IMO. While unappealing straight out of the can, it is a nice addition to other dishes, great fried with eggs, and yummy all alone when fried.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
You can find foil packed chicken here in the US in several grocery stores. HelMart carries them and that may be your only choice in large swaths of the US.
The Targets around here have it. In fact, for my three-day back at the end of September I made a hasty run there and grabbed a few packs of what I thought was tuna. Grabbed chicken by mistake and didn't notice until I scooped it out into the pot and thought "That's some funny looking tuna."
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I generally tour in places with access to stores so I only carry food for a couple of days. My foundation is couscous, ramen, oatmeal, tea bags and honey. I can ride on that for a few days if necessary. I usually supplement that with cheese, flat bread, salami, trail mix, candy bars and plenty of fruit. I will often stop by a store before making camp and buy a tin of stew. In the morning it's tea and oatmeal with some trail mix mixed in and then I ride for a couple of hours until it's time for second breakfast at a diner.

Another thing I find convenient is to keep my food in a large freezer bag, 2.5 gallon works well, in my handlebar bag and food to be eaten on the bike in my jersey back pockets.

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Man, you got suggestions for just about everything but what you asked for. I will stick to the topic you asked for. The only modern equivalent of boil-in-bag I am aware of is the convenient and very inexpensive precooked uncle ben's rice packets, You can dunk the whole packet in boiling water for 5-7 minutes instead of putting them in a microwate and they are about a buck and a half for a four serving pouch. Cheap and lots of flavors including Jambalaya!
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Old 11-18-19, 08:19 PM
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Foodies with a sous-vide machine could make meals for short tours. Sous-vide cooked meat is not quite sterile so I'd think the safest thing would be to make starch/veggie meals & at camp add the foil-pack or dehydrated protein of choice. Also, what about frozen dinners? If one has a wide enough camp skillet I'd think one could heat the whole thing up in a water bath.
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