Miso Ramen – My Way!

I have had a deep, deep craving for ramen. Not instant ramen. True(ish) ramen on my own terms. So I researched all kinds of ramen recipes, my favorite being this Chicken Ramen recipe by No Recipes. I didn’t have time for it though since this past weekend was DRAGON*CON!!! Pretty great times.

I also found this Miso Ramen recipe on Rasa Malaysia. I ended up following/being inspired by this one since it was much simpler and less time consuming. One day though, I will try the Chicken Ramen recipe.

I always have trouble transporting soups that have pasta or crunchy things in them, such as the minestrone recipe I made a while back. So this time I tried this silly-looking and yet brilliant idea:

I cooked the egg noodles, then wrap them in a little sandwich bag, later to be added when I heat my soup at work!

Ingredients (for 2 servings)
4 cups water, plus additional to cook the noodles
1/2 tsp hondashi (usually comes in small seasoning packets)
2 1/2 tbsp white miso paste
4 oz wonton/egg noodles
2 tbsp frozen corn
1 scallion, chopped
2 hard-boiled eggs
1/2 inch fresh ginger
roasted pork (optional)
bean sprouts (optional)

1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil, then add hondashi and white miso, and continue to boil until miso paste dissolves. I feel like dissolving the miso paste took much longer than boiling the water.

2. Lower temperature to medium low, add peeled egg to broth, and add shredded ginger. At this point I think I also started seasoning and cooking some pork. I just seasoned it with some ground anise, salt, pepper, paprika, and maybe some cinnamon? I don’t remember.

3. In a separate sauce pan, bring water to a boil, then blanch noodles for 30 seconds. In case you don’t know, to “blanch” something is to cook it in hot water very quickly. I had to look that one up to make sure I was doing the right thing.

4. Rinse noodles with cold water, then add noodles, corn, scallions, eggs (sliced in half), and any additional dressings into a bowl. I also added some water chestnuts one time. I was quite pleased.

5. Ladle soup into bowl until noodles are covered. I also added some additional ginger here because ginger is fucking awesome.

And that’s it! So give it a try. It’s pretty fucking delicious and satisfying. Healthy? I’m not sure.

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