Giada De Laurentiis in a kitchen.
How Giada De Laurentiis Doctored Up Her College Ramen

Speaking to First We Feast in 2016, Giada De Laurentiis said that during her time at college, she liked to add ingredients to instant ramen that made it taste like a bowl of pasta.

De Laurentiis explained that she would add "herbes de provence mix, grate in some parm, and either rip up some arugula or add some peas," adding that she adores instant noodles.

Whether you're working with the packaged kind or a homemade version, there are countless ways to doctor up ramen, including the addition of nori (seaweed).

Classic toppings include soft-boiled eggs, braised pork, sliced scallions, bean sprouts, mushrooms, pickled ginger, and bitter greens (like mustard greens).