The weather has been a little nippy in Florida. How do I warm myself up? I make ramen! I love ramen and Florida doesn’t have many noodle houses so after stumbling upon a spicy shoyu ramen recipe, I thought I would give it a try. A lot of recipes called for pork shoulder or ribs to make the broth. Since my time is limited, I found a time friendly recipe that also had great flavors! If you don’t know, shoyu ramen is a Japanese noodle soup. The broth for Japanese ramen in restaurants can vary from clear to creamy like. I don’t really like the super heavy creamy broth so I found this recipe to have a nice medium.
This is my take on shoyu ramen. I substituted certain ingredients to make it more to my tastebuds.
- 3 ramen noodle nest (I used ramen noodles from Costco. I LOVE these noodles! These noodles are made from brown rice and are vegan and non-GMO. The flavor and texture is similar to popular ramen noodles you will find)
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 bundles of shallots
- 1 1/2 inch ginger, minced
- 2 tsp doenjang (korean fermented soybean paste)
- 1 tsp gochujang (korean spicy bean paste)
- 2 cups of chicken broth (50% less sodium)
- 1 cup of water
- 2 1/2 tsp of soy sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 lb of ground pork
- Corn (I used one can of corn)
- 2 soft boiled egg
- Mince garlic, shallot, and ginger
- Chop up the scallions and set aside
- If using canned corn, drain from the can and set aside
- Set aside 1/4 of the corn to put in the broth and the other 3/4 for toppings
- To get a soft boiled egg, fill a pot with water until it reaches half of the egg
- Boil the eggs for 7 minutes covered. Set aside to cool (Put eggs in a bowl of ice water. It will cool faster!)
- Once cooled, peel the egg shells
- Pour sesame oil into pot at medium high temperature. Combine the shallots, ginger, and garlic. Saute until lightly brown.
- Add the 2 tsp of doejang and mix it around the pot with the shallots, ginger, and garlic until fragment
- Add the ground pork and mix for about 5 minutes or until the pork is almost thoroughly cooked
- Turn heat on high and add the 2 cups of chicken broth. Once you have stirred the mixture, add 1 cup of water and the 2 1/2 tsp of soy sauce to the broth
- Add the sesame seeds and 1/4 of the corn into the broth
- Lower the heat of the broth and let it simmer
- In the mean time, boil a pot of water and cook your ramen (this ramen pack took about 5-7 minutes to cook). While you wait for the noodles to boil, peel the egg shells
- Once your ramen noodles are ready, prepare the noodles with the toppings on top, add broth, and enjoy!
There you have it! A simple and budget friendly way to enjoy a classic ramen dish! Since I work and go to school, I don’t have much time to prepare a grandiose meal (I probably do but I like to relax ^_^). That is why I made this recipe a little easier for anyone who wants to enjoy a quick and flavorful meal! I have linked the original recipe for anyone who would like to give that one a go. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!
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Thanks for reading!
Yours truly, Linh