In Japan, each ramen noodle shop tries to distinguish itself by making a unique variation of the dish. Here's how to recreate the experience at home.
Step 1: Add an egg Egg it up! Bring the soup water to a boil. Add a chicken seasoning packet and a beaten egg and simmer until the egg is cooked. Add the noodles and cook them until tender.
TIP: The soup and toppings define ramen’s uniqueness.
Step 2: Make chicken soup Try a chicken soup version. Bring the soup water to a boil. Add a chicken seasoning packet, chopped onion, carrots, and celery, and simmer until the vegetables are nearly cooked. Then add the noodles and cook them until tender.
Step 3: Add a fried pork chop Try a pork addition. Cook the noodles according to the instructions, and then drain. Add a pork seasoning packet and top the noodles with a fried pork chop.
Step 4: Add Alfredo sauce For an Italian flair, cook and drain the noodles, and then add Alfredo sauce.
Step 5: Serve with thinly sliced beef Add punch with meat. Bring the soup water to a boil. Add beef seasoning packets, soy sauce, and thin slices of beef and simmer until the beef is cooked. Add the noodles and cook until tender.
Step 6: Add mustard and chicken Spice it up! Brown chunks of chicken in a frying pan. Cook and drain the noodles, and then add a chicken seasoning packet, mustard, and the cooked chicken chunks.
FACT: Did you know? Ramen noodle soup was originally imported to Japan from China.