Apr 07

DIY Instant Noodles In A Jar

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama + Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl to create awesome healthy recipes each week! This week’s theme is International!

Although Hong Kong isn’t exactly the area of origin for instant noodles (that’d be Japan!), there’s something like 36 different countries now with their own version of instant noodles, so we’re gonna go with that today! (No one said the theme had to be from my culture! ;P ) Yay for DIY Instant Noodles?!

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When I was growing up (sigh), I used to eat instant noodles pretty regularly (sigh).

They were my go-to midnight snack from junior high through high school, usually when I was deeply absorbed in a book and didn’t want to sleep yet because I wanted to finish it! (This habit was also the reason why I ended up getting contacts, because having fogged-up glasses while you’re trying to read is a total downer.)

I can’t remember the last time I actually had packaged instant noodles, but I did make a healthified ramen bowl a couple years(?!) back!

Now I’m back again for a more portable version of instant noodles to suit my/your on-the-go needs! These are super tasty and highly customizable, so you can go to town on the different mix-in’s in accordance to whatever it is that you want to add!

We’re likely going to be making this again at some point in our meal-prepping gatherings, so stay tuned, but in the meantime, read on to find out what we stuck in our DIY Instant Noodles! :]

DIY Instant Noodles In A Jar

DIY Instant Noodles In A Jar | @fairyburger

DIY Instant Noodles In A Jar

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Yield: 6 8-oz. jars

You'll Need...

  • 3 7-oz. packs of shirataki noodles
  • 4 red cabbage leaves, diced
  • 1 in. piece of ginger, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 oz baby carrots, diced
  • 3 sprigs green onion, diced
  • 1-2 chicken breasts
  • 1-2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3-4 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 6 soft-boiled eggs


  1. Drain and rinse noodles before portioning them into each jar.
  2. Cook chicken breasts with garlic + ginger in soy sauce + oyster sauce until not longer pink in center. Let cool before cutting into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Layer in carrots, red cabbage + green onion.
  4. Top with soft-boiled egg, if desired.

Additional Notes

You can add hot water with with mushroom/chicken bouillon powder if you'd like, but we actually enjoyed this with just the hot water (or even without) and it still tasted delicious!

DIY Instant Noodles In A Jar | @fairyburger

End-of-Week-ish Recap!

  • What’s something you used to eat a lot when you were growing up?
  • Got any favorite on-the-go recipes?

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  1. Susie @ Suzlyfe

    I’m not a big noodle person, but I love anything in a broth. So as long as there are other tasty bits and a great broth, count me in!
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    1. Farrah

      I need to make a broth bowl sometime!!

  2. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    This would be great to take to work for lunch!
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    1. Farrah

      Definitely! I’m planning on making more of em’ very soon! 😛
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  3. dixya @food, pleasure, and health

    i have been meaning to try this for a while – thank you for the reminder.

    adding scallions + sesame seeds is my fav

    1. Farrah

      I hope you like it! :]!

  4. ShootingStarsMag

    Thanks for sharing! I do like portable food. Always handy.
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! They make it so much easier to bring em’ to work for lunch!

  5. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    How much are these!! What a great healthier alternative!
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    1. Farrah

      I’m gonna have to make some more of em’ soon!

  6. Mary

    I’ve never had instant noodles in a jar. I can’t wait to try this recipe myself. 🙂 Great post Farrah. I hope you enjoy your spring break.. oh wait did you get a spring break?
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you like em’!

      I don’t, but I gave myself a spring break in the form of my vacation! :O

  7. Jamie King

    This is PURE genius! I love a good hot broth and noodle concoction.

    1. Farrah

      Same here! It’s still so darn cold here–it’d be perfect to have em’ right now!

  8. Kristy from Southern In Law

    These look deeeeeelish! And so much tastier than gross packet versions!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Kristy! They were a lot of fun to make!

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