Japanese ramen noodle soup served in a bowl with chopsticks

Japanese ramen noodle soup

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(27 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Use chicken, noodles, spinach, sweetcorn and eggs to make this moreish Japanese noodle soup, for when you crave something comforting yet light and wholesome

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal629
  • fat12g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre6g
  • protein51g
  • salt4.9g
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Ingredients

  • 700ml chicken stock
  • 3 garlic cloves, halved
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce, plus extra to season
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • thumb-sized piece of ginger, sliced
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • ½ tsp Chinese five spice
  • pinch of chilli powder
  • 1 tsp white sugar (optional)
  • 375g ramen noodles
  • 400g sliced cooked pork or chicken breast
    Pork

    Pork

    paw-k

    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

  • 2 tsp sesame oil

For the garnish

  • 100g baby spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 4 tbsp sweetcorn
    Sweetcorn

    Sweetcorn

    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 4 boiled eggs, peeled and halved
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 sheet dried nori, finely shredded
  • sliced green spring onions or shallots
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • sprinkle of sesame seeds

Method

  1. Mix the chicken stock, garlic, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, five spice, chilli powder and 300ml water in a stockpot or large saucepan, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 mins. Taste the stock – add sugar or soy sauce to make it sweeter or saltier to your liking.

  2. Cook the ramen noodles following pack instructions, then drain and set aside. Slice the pork or chicken, fry in the sesame oil until just starting to brown, then set aside.

  3. Divide the noodles between four bowls. Top each with a quarter of the meat and spinach, 1 tbsp sweetcorn and two egg halves.

  4. Strain the stock into a clean pan, then bring to the boil once again. Divide the stock between the bowls, then sprinkle over the nori, spring onion or shallots and sesame seeds. Allow the spinach to wilt slightly before serving.

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Imogen Hubber
19th Mar, 2018
0.05
The five spice makes it taste really weird, terrible recipe
LadyHiccups
4th Jul, 2017
Correction: for your garnish, green onions are scallions. The purple ones are shallots. Scallions are good on very thing.
Tony Price AU
7th Sep, 2017
Green spring onions are called Shallots in many shops here in Australia. Bizarrely they also call proper shallots (the purple type) Shallots...
hippocollector
27th May, 2017
5.05
Made this for son today, some modifications as a little fussy but he absolutely loved it. Will definitely do it again
jackiem01
3rd May, 2017
5.05
made 2 teenage boys v happy!
ouideer
12th Dec, 2016
Worsterchire, haha, omg!
tarneh
29th Aug, 2016
Best spelling of Worcestershire I've seen in a while! Making this tomorrow
laemil
23rd Mar, 2016
5.05
Like another poster, this is my go-to recipe for ramen too! Despite the perhaps less-than-authentic ingredients, it tastes very authentic and is easy to make. Great job, and thank you lnguyen :)
StaceyandBradley
21st Mar, 2016
5.05
Had it for last night's dinner. Was really tasty :) we said it was better than the wagamamas
Schuhs
23rd Jan, 2016
5.05
Very tasty and easy my go to ramen recipe

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yatbart
7th Mar, 2018
What kind of pork meat is recommended or is ideal for this recipe?
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goodfoodteam
8th Mar, 2018
Thanks for your question. Both leg and loin would work well in this recipe as would roast pork belly and shoulder.
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