iOS: If you love noodle soup, you’ll love Noodler, “the noodle soup oracle.” This app ensures you’ll never run out of ideas for your next bowl of ramen or other noodle soups.
Consult the oracle and you’ll get a random bowl to make. You can refresh for another suggestion or tap through for the step-by-step instructions. The app also offers essential noodle soup-making tips and covers a wide area of noodle types, including buckwheat soba, egg noodles, glass noodles, and instant ramen.
Although you can’t search for a particular noodle soup, see all 3 million variations, or find bowls by noodle type, you can add recipes to your favorites. The randomness of the soup suggestions is part of the app’s charm.
The app was created by Michele Humes, who was trained at the French Culinary Institute but grew up on her Cantonese mother’s noodle soups.
Noodler isn’t free, but for less than a buck (about four packets of instant ramen noodles), you can have beautiful and wise noodle inspiration all of the time.