Japanese Ramen is the epitome of comfort food, and with my special recipe, you can effortlessly recreate the delightful Asian noodle soup in the comfort of your own kitchen. I love serving this robust and flavorful broth with chicken, eggs, and vegetables, as it captures the essence of the dish. So, let’s bring the iconic Japanese national dish home with a quick and easy recipe.
Ingredients for Ramen
Ordering Ramen soup from any Japanese restaurant means being treated to an array of hearty broth, wheat noodles, side dishes, and toppings in one delicious package. There’s no one-size-fits-all Ramen recipe; rather there are endless variations, each featuring three key elements: broth; noodles, and sides/toppings/side dishes and flavor profiles:
- Broth: A robust broth forms the foundation of Japanese noodle soup. I use chicken broth, ginger, garlic, Japanese miso (a paste made from fermented soybeans), and soy sauce. Optionally, you can enhance your soup with Sambal Olek and Mirin.
- Noodles: Specialized Ramen noodles are available at Asian stores, or you can opt for Mie noodles as an alternative.
- Sides and Toppings: My preferred Ramen includes chicken breast, mushrooms, and boiled eggs. You can further garnish your soup with various toppings, such as spring onions and chili peppers.
Crafting Ramen in 4 Simple Steps:
For detailed measurements of this comforting soup, refer to the recipe card below.
Step 1: Start by finely chopping ginger and garlic, then dice mushrooms and spring onions.
Step 2: Soft-boil the eggs and immediately transfer them to ice water to maintain their tenderness. Cook the noodles in hot water until done.
Step 3: Coat the chicken breasts with sesame oil before placing them in an ovenproof baking dish along with soy sauce and broth for baking in your oven. Slice when complete!
Step 4: Simmer ginger, garlic, and mushrooms together in a large pot before stirring into broth-based ingredients for optimal results.
5 Reasons to Indulge in My Japanese Noodle Soup:
- Hearty, flavorful, and satisfying
- Quick and easy to make
- Highly versatile—customize your toppings and sides
- Packed with healthy ingredients
- Guaranteed to leave you both full and content
Experience the rich flavors and warmth of homemade Japanese Ramen with this simple yet distinctive recipe. Elevate your comfort food game and savor the satisfaction of crafting a bowl of Ramen that’s uniquely yours.