Hi friends!! Today, I have a very special guest blogger writing about a quick and easy ramen recipe: my sister, Amber! And with that, I will turn the writing over to her…
Hello, everyone! For the past few years, I have been carefully improving my culinary skills to perfect the art that is making Japanese noodle soup. Almost all college students are familiar with the taste of instant ramen. Though I still enjoy eating instant noodles, nothing can beat the satisfaction of cooking up a delicious bowl of homemade ramen.
Ramen is an incredibly flexible dish, and you can put in practically anything you like–vegetables, meat, seafood, fish cake, and more. Some of my favorite things to put in ramen are enoki mushrooms, bok choy, and narutomaki (a type of fish cake). However, the broth is arguably the most important part of ramen–it is what determines the overall flavor of the dish. It is what seeps into your ingredients and gives them another fresh taste. If you are able to brew delicious broth, you’re halfway there.
For today’s dish, my sister and I prepared a variety of ingredients: narutomaki, hard-boiled eggs, chopped scallions, dried shrimp, corn, and Chinese cabbage. For the broth, we used Tonkotsu flavored broth from Sun Noodle Brand.
The vegetables were pre-cooked before being added to the soup. Eight minutes is the perfect amount of time for the hard boiled eggs to be just cooked enough to be sliced in half without yolk spilling out into the broth. Boil the water, add the eggs in using a spoon or some sort of ladle so that they don’t crack, and boil for 8 minutes before removing them and running them under some cold water. Leave to cool before attempting to cut open!
There are many ways to prepare the non-noodle ingredients – you can stir fry them, boil them (which we did), or use a combination!
After preparing the ingredients in different bowls, we combined them all to create two warm, delicious bowls of ramen! Perfect for a cold, rainy day.
Aaand…that’s a wrap! Hope you enjoyed this simple and delicious recipe from Amber 🙂 What perks you up on a cold rainy day? We’d love to know!