Hotel Room Survival
Now this is pretty cool. There’s a mess of different things you can do with a coffee maker, tea kettle, iron, and a hotel room. No stove, no kitchen, no microwave. Just a little bit of time and some creative thinking.
That was the night I learned to make ramen in my coffee maker.
At first I was nervous, pouring the hot water over noodles in my bowl, covering them, and letting it steep. Eventually, I became more adventurous: cooking the noodles in the carafe; putting the seasoning packet in the basket that normally holds the filter; adding an egg.
And over at SlashFood, George Egg shows us how to make dinner AND muffins for breakfast.
We’re not talking about a quick salad and sandwich here. Without bringing any special tools from home, Egg sweeps aside the overpriced room-service menu and makes pasta and biscuits in his room — from scratch. No hot plate. No microwave. If it wasn’t captured in a video, we probably wouldn’t believe it.
The entrée? A tortellini pasta with spinach, rocket and crème fraîche that he cooks in the room’s tea kettle. This might not leave a desirable taste for the next poor sap who makes tea, but it’s a rather ingenious way to boil noodles. (He adds a raw egg yolk in a nod to carbonara; emulate that at your own risk.)