Ramen noodle recipes have become a super popular dish in Japan and around the world. They are a type of noodle that is made from wheat flour and water. Sometimes they can be egg based also.
Ramen noodles are made by boiling wheat flour dough in water or chicken broth, then adding salt or other ingredients to taste. The result is a long, thin noodle that is usually served hot with various toppings such as your choice of protein or vegetable, dried seaweed, spring/green onions, herbs and soy sauce.
The dish originated in China during the early 20th century and spread to Taiwan before arriving in Japan after World War II.
It has since become one of the most popular dishes in Japan as well as worldwide.
Most Ramen noodle recipes consist of these basic elements:
- Stock or broth (beef, chicken, vegetable, fish)
- A portion of Ramen noodles
- Your protein of choice; fish, tofu, chicken, pork, beef are the most popular – so are vegetable based ramen noodle recipes e.g. shiitake mushrooms
- Fresh vegetables – red onions, beansprouts, cabbage, shredded carrot etc
- Fresh spices – usually garlic and ginger at the least, sometimes coconut milk, curry powder etc
Here are a few of my favourite ramen noodle recipes. I’ve tried to make them as varied as possible including vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian and well as meat based.
I’m a flexitarian myself. I don’t like to miss out on good food anywhere!
1 Easy Homemade Ramen Noodle recipes
This is a great recipe to start off with as it’s easy, healthy and makes the most of spinach, mushroom and carrot, and is topped off with a delicious hard boiled egg.
A great way to eat healthily, and use up the spare veg in your fridge.
The low sodium content in the broth is helpful if you are worried about your blood pressure or hypertension.
It’s suitable for vegetarians but not vegans.
Check out the full recipe here:
2 How do you Make Ramen Noodles from Scratch?
Making Ramen noodles from scratch is much easier than you might think. You only need 4 ingredients; baked baking soda (baking soda baked in the oven for an hour), 100ml of warm water, 2 cups of flour & corn flour for dusting.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead until you have a wet dough, then pass your dough through a pasta machine until you have thin strands.
You can also cut your dough into thin strands by hand.
Find the full recipe here:
3 Wagamama Homemade Chili Chicken Ramen Noodle Recipes
I couldn’t do an article like this without mentioning one of my favourite restaurants, and meals to cook at home.
The worldwide success of Wagamama is based on healthy, wholesome, flavoursome fast food.
I’ve tried many of the recipes from their cookbooks & restaurants, and this is one of my absolute favourites.
All you’ll need for this knockout dish is chicken stock, sriracha sauce, egg noodles, 1 chicken marinated in soy sauce and fresh ginger, beansprouts, chopped red onion, finely sliced red chili pepper, as well as a chopped scallion, some chopped cilantro/coriander and fresh lime to garnish.
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4 Vegan One Pot Spicy Miso Ramen Noodles recipes
This is a vegan dish that will suit even the most committed carnivores.
For those who don’t know miso is an Asian fermented seasoning made from barley, soybeans & brown rice (as well as a few other grains as well).
This ingredients are all fermented with a fungus called Aspergillus Oryzae.
The resulting paste has a great smooth texture with a lovely strong & salty flavour.
The ingredients for this fantastic vegan one pot recipe include; Bok choi, sliced mushrooms, sweetcorn, sesame seeds, chopped scallions, Japanese chili oil (Rayu), & roasted Nori sheets (seaweed sheets).
The full article can be found here:
5 Mongolian Beef Ramen Noodle Recipes
This is as delicious a beef ramen recipe as I have found and tried at home myself. It is straightforward, healthy and tasty.
Tossing the beef in cornflour really helps to thicken the whole dish, and make the beef that little bit tastier as well.
For this delicious, meaty and warming been ramen soup you will need; ramen noodles, beef sliced into strips, cornflour, sesame oil, vegetable oil, crushed garlic cloves, crushed ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar, beef stock, brown sugar, broccoli, carrot, toasted sesame seeds and scallion to garnish.
6 Spicy Pork Ramen Noodle Recipes
This delicious pork ramen recipe has plenty of spice and flavour.
For this recipe you will need; pork belly, mirin (similar to Sake or Chinese Rice Wine), ramen noodles, spinach, beansprouts, hardboiled eggs, scallions, fresh ginger, red chili pepper, garlic chicken stock and sesame oil.
A delicious way to cook pork belly.
For the full article have a look here:
7 Vegan Chili Tofu Ramen Noodle Recipes
Another ramen noodle recipe for the vegans, but with the addition of meaty shiitake mushrooms and tofu you may not notice the absence of meat.
Tofu is a protein-packed food made from bean curd, and it’s flavoursome, affordable and very much part of the Asian diet as a whole.
For this recipe you will need sake, mirin, dried shiitake mushrooms, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, red chili peppers, beansprouts, winter greens of your choice, ramen noodles, marinated tofu, chili oil & finely sliced scallions.
For the full recipe try here:
8 King Prawn Yaki Soba Ramen Noodle Recipes
King Prawn or Shrimp Yaki Soba is another of my favourite knockout ramen noodle recipes.
The delicious Yaki Soba sauce contains these ingredients; soy sauce, caster sugar, oyster sauce, white pepper, tomato ketchup, Worcestershire sauce.
The dish itself requires oil for frying, sliced onion, ramen noodles, king prawns, bell peppers, pickled ginger as well as black and white sesame seeds and scallions to serve.
9 Shoyu Beef Ramen Noodles
This recipe is well worth a look because it comes from an expert – Chef Meha Nishra, originally from Japan but is now working in Dubai.
As such there’s a real sense of authenticity about this dish.
One or two of the ingredients may seem difficult to source, but you should be able to get them at most Asian supermarkets.
In terms of ingredients you will need; strip steak, sesame oil, chicken stock, Haku Shoyu (Black Garlic Shoyu), shiitake mushrooms, ginger, lemongrass, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, canola oil, brussel sprouts, miso paste, Koyu Ramen Noodles, rice vinegar & green/spring onions to serve.
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10 Miso Ramen Noodle Recipes
This last recipe is well worth the extra effort to achieve something elegant, authentic and elevated.
It isn’t easy and involves making your own stock from scratch, but you owe it yourself and loved ones to try ramen as lovely as this ramen noodles recipe undeniably is, once in a while.
There are a few sections, including homemade chicken stock, so it’s best to check out the recipe here and see if you would like to try it, probably on the weekend when you have more time!
A visit to the Asian grocery store will be a must!
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