Wanna know a not-so-secret secret?
If you want really tasty Ramen and want to eliminate that "seasoning packet", try this:
Make the Ramen noodles in however much water you wish (saves time and a measuring cup for measuring); then, after boiling is finished, drain off until you have your desired amount of slurpage.
Add however much of the seasoning packet you want (sometimes none, sometimes I sprinkle a little on).
Then take your spoon and scoop out 1-2 teaspoons of peanut butter and stir into your soup.
I'm sure this is not a new phenomenon, but I got the idea when I was thinking of a friend in college who is from China and made us all hot pot. She started it with boiling peanut butter and water with the noodles. I'm sure peanut oil, actual peanuts, or something more sophisticated is more usual, but hey - this works too.