Category: recipes

upgrade your instant ramen – chashu

For some people, good chashu is an integral part of a good bowl of ramen. Good luck with that if you’re making instant ramen at home. But instead of going through the trouble of making chashu from scratch, just follow these steps for almost-instant gratification: 1. Go to your local Trader Joe’s. 2. Buy a pack of their “Fully Cooked… Read more →

simply ramen

There really aren’t that many English cookbooks for “real” ramen. I mean, there’re cookbooks on how to how to make instant ramen more exciting, like this, but if you’re looking for cookbooks on authentic ramen, there’re very few choices. Along comes Amy Kimoto-Kahn, who’s been offering ramen recipes on her easypeasyjapaneasey blog. Amy’s been doing this for quite a while,… Read more →

chicken ramen soup

It’s not exactly an easy recipe, but if you’re curious about what goes into making a ramen soup from scratch, here’s ramen chef Keizo Shimamoto’s take on a chicken-based ramen broth. Actual ingredients and step by step recipe here! Read more →

hanjuku egg recipe

By popular request (yeah, here at ramen hq, we consider one request to be popular), we decided to delve into the world of real cooking and experimented with making hanjuku eggs. After some research, trial and error, and mixing and matching of different recipes, we believe we’re off to a good start. Read more →