When I lived in Texas and with two flatmates, one of them Ken was very fond of ramen noodles and always kept a cupboard full of them and ate them almost every day.
It was rather a horrid sight for me to behold, so one day I took a couple of package, cooked the noodle and then rinsed them twice, one time with hot water to remove the slimy grease, then cold water to chill, drained very well, tossed them with shredded cucumber, spring onion and ham, with a improvised dressing made with diluted teriyaki sauce, sesame oil, toasted sesame seed and a dash of garlic powder. (I ignored the soup packet that came with the noodle)
Ken was so impressed with this concoction, that was the start of my cooking dinners for all 3 of us on my days off from work regularly. (I finished work at midnight so they had to settle for just having a treat when I was off