Sunday, November 8, 2009

Spicy Miso Ramen Recipe

So I have been craving miso ramen recently... Unfortunately the closest decent ramen place is probably 20-30 minutes from my house depending on traffic. Instant ramen never quite lives up, so recently a Japanese friend of mine (Thanks Yumi!) translated a recipe for spicy miso ramen that she found. I tried it the other night and it turned out really good, though I overdid the veggies a little bit, probably want to use less next time.

recipe for spicy miso ramen (2 servings)

  • noodles (the typical kind used for ramen)

  • veggies - I used leeks, green onions, seaweed, tofu, mushrooms, bean sprouts and baby bok choy. I told you I went a little overboard ;-)

  • roasted sesame oil (just for flavor)

  • garlic (minced) 2 cloves

  • ginger (minced) 1 piece

  • 豆板醤 1/2tsp - This is Bean Paste with Red Pepper

  • ground pork 100g (about 1/4 lb)

  • hot water 4cups

  • +sake 1 tbsp

  • +salt 1/2 tsp

  • +sugar 1 tbsp

  • +Awase (red) miso paste 3 tbsp

  • +Chinese soup broth base (this one took a while to find at the japanese market, hopefully this picture helps you find it) 1 tbsp

Preparation :

Prepare hot water for cooking noodles

  1. cut veggies into small pieces.

  2. put sesame oil into a pot, add garlic and ginger and 豆板醤 until you smell garlic... then add ground pork.

  3. just before the pork is fully cooked, add the 4 cups of hot water, and put in all the ingredients with "+" (sake, salt, sugar, miso, broth base), and bring it to a boil.

  4. Cook noodle in another pot (follow the package direction)

  5. While cooking the noodle, stir fry veggies (bring the gas level to high) in a frying pan, and add salt and pepper.

  6. I added the veggies I didn't want to stirfry into the broth at this point

  7. When the noodles are cooked, remove them from hot water, and drain. Put the noodles into a bowl, then the miso soup that you just made.

  8. Put the veggies on top, and it's ready to eat!

Note: Step 7 is pretty important and needs to be done real quick before the noodle gets too soggy.

And that's it, I didn't get a picture of the final product since I was too busy eating it! Enjoy :)


  1. this an application for the food network? :)

  2. omg!!!! i'm so proud of you ely! this is like a cooking website!! and you took pics for each step!!! this is like a japanese recipe website :) hehe. i'm glad that the recipe worked out for you!! btw, i love the noodle too :)

  3. Wow! This is really delicious! I am always craving for Ramen ever since I tasted it. It's more like a special noodles with lots of toppings. I feel like I know now why naruto (anime) likes it. :) Thanks for sharing this recipe I'll definitely make this after my Ohio Bartending License.