Japanese Ramen Noodle Soup
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Japanese Ramen Noodle Soup

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Serves 4

Traditional Toyko soya ramen noodle soup

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  • For the stock:
  • 3 cups of chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp worsterchire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chinese five spice
  • dash of chilli powder
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 2 slices of ginger
  • For the topping:
  • 375g ramen noodles
  • 400g sliced cooked pork or chicken breast (marinate in soy sauce and garlic)
  • 100g baby english spinach leaves
  • 4tbsp corn kernels
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved
  • For the garnish:
  • 1 sheet of sliced nori seaweed paper (5cm by 1/2cm each)
  • sprinkle of sesame seeds
  • sliced green spring onions (shallots)


    1. Slice and fry the pork or chicken in a frypan with 1 clove of chopped garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil. Put into a bowl and reserve.
    2. In the pot of boiling water, cook the ramen noodles for 5min then strain.
    3. In a stockpot or large saucepan, place the chicken stock, 4 pieces of halved garlic cloves, soy sauce, worsterchire, ginger, five spice and chilli powder together and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer for 5 min. Taste the stock and adjust to your liking. If it is too salty add some sugar, add more soy if you prefer it saltier.
    4. Divide the noodles into 4 soup bowls. Arrange the pork on top of the noodles, along with the spinach, half egg, and 1tbsp corn kernels each.
    5. Bring the stock to boil once again, then take it off and divide the stock in the soup bowls.
    6. Sprinkly the nori shavings (1/4 sheet each), spring onions and sesame on top of each soup bowl. Allow the spinach to slightly wilt before serving.

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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...
27th May, 2017
Made this for son today, some modifications as a little fussy but he absolutely loved it. Will definitely do it again
3rd May, 2017
made 2 teenage boys v happy!
12th Dec, 2016
Worsterchire, haha, omg!
29th Aug, 2016
Best spelling of Worcestershire I've seen in a while! Making this tomorrow
23rd Mar, 2016
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 :)
21st Mar, 2016
Had it for last night's dinner. Was really tasty :) we said it was better than the wagamamas
23rd Jan, 2016
Very tasty and easy my go to ramen recipe
17th Sep, 2015
Lovely ingredients, very easy to make, authentic and very tasty.


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