Ramen is a super popular food that you can be found all around the world, but have you ever considered making some for yourself? Well here are 3 easy steps to make your own ramen recipe.
First of all, for those who don’t know, ramen is a Japanese dish that consists of noodles, a soup, and toppings all combined into a bowl. It is as simple as that!
Firstly you must choose your noodles. Now the most popular choice is called ramen noodles (such a surprise) but they are not the only type. You can choose from a large variety of noodles and even cater to those who are gluten free by just choosing wisely. Some of the more common noodles are:
- Ramen Noodles
- Udon Noodles
- Suba Noodles
- Rice Noodles
- Egg Noodles
With all these noodles all you have to do is cook them in water. It is best to follow the instructions of the noodles but with the rice noodles, you may need to remove them early so they don’t fall apart.
Now the soup or stock is important as this is the predominant flavour in the ramen. To make your own soup start with a stock cube of your choice and add some miso or soya sauce to help with the flavour. You can also season with a few spices like Chinese 5 spice, ginger, or some chilli but at the end of the day, it is up to you. Experiment and see what you like and what goes. The good bit with this is the choice as you can easily make this dish veggie or vegan by just using a vegetable stock cube and you won’t lose out on any flavour.
Toppings are the things that can make a ramen from a boring meal to something truly special. You can add anything you can think of but in case you aren’t too sure what to add here are a few ideas:
- Thinly Sliced Spring Onions
- Bean Sprouts
- Halved Boiled Egg
- Toasted Sesame Oil
- Dried Seaweed
- Bamboo Shoots
- Sesame Seeds
Before you add your toppings place the noodles in your bowl and add the soup to it leaving some space for the toppings of your choice. Add the toppings in a decorative pattern making sure to not overfill the bowl with toppings.
That’s it! With those 3 easy steps, you should have yourself a hot tasty bowl of Ramen and your own recipe for it. It is also very easy to adapt for those with special dietary requirements. Try it yourself and serve it to others.
Happy cooking and happy eating!