Easy steps to making the best homemade ramen!
Ramen hardly needs an introduction. This popular Japanese dish that has captured the hearts and taste buds of many all across the world, is versatile, easy to make at home and traditionally packed full of nutrition – not to mention umami flavour!
Our delicious at home ramen recipe will get you craving for more Japanese food!.
What is ramen?
Time to put notions of microwavable noodles coming from a packet aside.
Traditional ramen in its simplest form is a Japanese noodle soup. Although variations of ramen differ from one part of Japan to another, the key parts that make up ramen are a richly flavoured broth, ramen noodles and then a selection of toppings ranging from meats to vegetables. A boiled egg cut in half adds the finishing touch to the dish.
Depending on the ingredients chosen, variations of ramen will differ in flavour, consistency, and saltiness. And that’s what is so great about it: ramen is easy to make at home because you can customise it to your palette by choosing which ingredients you want to use (or have available in the cupboard!).
Moreover, the nutrient-rich broth, protein from the meats and healthy vegetables make this Japanese dish laden with health benefits as well as a satisfying and filling meal. Not bad for something that is considered ‘fast food’ in Japan!
At home ramen recipe
For ultimate comfort food, follow these steps for mouth-watering, flavourful ramen and personalise it to suit your dietary requirements.
250g tinned bean sprouts
125g tinned sweetcorn
125g tinned bamboo shoots
125g sliced carrot (optional)
4 bunches of ramen noodles
5 cups of water
1 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp miso paste
1 spring onion (optional)
Cook the eggs
1. Place the eggs in a medium pot and cover them with cold water. Turn the heat to high and when boiling, turn the heat off and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 10 minutes. Peel the eggs under cold running water. Slice each egg in half.
Cook the vegetables
1. Add the bean sprouts, thinly sliced carrots, sweetcorn and bamboo shoots to a pot of boiled water and cook them briefly. Let sit for 1 minute.
2. Use a slotted spoon to remove the veg but keep the hot water in the pot!
Cook the ramen noodles
1. Return the same pot of water to a boil. Add the ramen noodles and cook according to package instructions (most ramen noodles only take 3 minutes to cook.) Drain and rinse with cold water.
2. Divide the noodles, eggs, bamboo shoots, corn, carrots and bean sprouts among 4 serving bowls.
Make the Miso soup
1. In a large pot, add the water, powdered dashi and soy sauce. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the miso.
2. Taste the soup and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of miso if you’d like. Ladle soup into each bowl. Top each bowl with spring onions.
Add your preferred ramen toppings for ramen that is perfect for your dietary needs. For example, for classic ramen add pork belly and chicken. For seafood ramen, top with Japanese fish cakes or prawns, and for a vegetarian option opt for tofu and lots of vegetables. Not a fan of dashi? Replace the dashi with chicken or vegetable stock and flavour to your taste.
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