Mi and Yu noodle bar Baltimore

Yesterday I stopped at Mi and Yu Noodle Bar in Baltimore Maryland. It was raining, dreary, & I wanted some soup to pick me up. While I’ve known about this place for a while, I was just now trying it for the first time.

Mi and Yu noodle bar Baltimore

In each corner is a little nook that seats two & overlooks onto Charles Street in Federal Hill. In the center is another seating area, & along the wall there more seats. Plenty of places to sit, I imagine this places fills up quick.

For lunch I ordered Vegetable Soup, Fried Tofu, with Ramen noodles. The soup, eggs, & ramen noodles all came in their own separate containers. Back at the office the assembly began.

Mi and Yu noodle bar Baltimore

Putting this together, I must have done something wrong. As there was barely enough room in my Soup Bowl for the broth alone, I had to drink it down some. The eggs went next, & clearly I should have put them in last as they immediately sank. At this point I was only able to fit in two of the four slices of Fried Tofu, which left my Ramen Noodles sticking out on top.

Mi and Yu noodle bar Baltimore

It went down easy, & achieved my goal of a warm soup for lunch.

Ramen in a pinch

Ramen in a pinch

Preparing instant Ramen Noodles with what’s available

While staying in a hotel in historic downtown Baltimore, I happened across a liqueur store that sold among the obvious Ramen Noodles! There were a few different brands to chose from, but they had my favorite, “Gourmet Spicy” Nongshim Shin Ramen. As an added bonus, & much to my delight, also sold at this wonder store was chop sticks. The man at the counter even offered them to me for free if I could prove that I actually know how to use them.

Slurping Ramen
Slurping Ramen

Back to the hotel room, I’m armed with Ramen Noodles, chop sticks, & an appetite. Really I have nothing to cook with, so I’m looking around the room with some hope & imagination. Never a good combination.

After a quick hunt for some required items, around the hotel room I quickly though of using the coffee maker to bring the water to temperature. It’s looking like this might actually work! Using the provided glasses for water, I was able to fill the coffee maker in about three attempts. Now what to pour the hot water into? From my trip there I had an empty venti-coffee container from Star Bucks.

Star Bucks Venti
Star Bucks Venti

 

Perfect! Emptying the packet into the cup, my mouth begins to salivate. It took two amounts of what the coffee maker had to offer, & once the cup was full I was able to cover it with a take-out menu to keep the heat in. After checking my email the Ramen Noodles had enough time to thoroughly cook, absorb the flavor, & was ready for human consumption!

Hopefully you can walk away with a bit of this for preparation, or in desperation, & can enjoy some Ramen Noodles while traveling, if you find yourself in a pinch!