Spicy Shoyu Ramen

Spicy Shoyu Ramen
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Spicy Shoyu Ramen
Namiko Chen
Spicy Shoyu Ramen

If you don't (or can't) eat spicy food like myself, don't panic yet. This amount of spiciness is "endurable" for people who cannot tolerable spicy food, even me. If you prefer no spicy taste at all for yourself or young children, you can use regular chili bean paste (doubanjiang) and not spicy chili bean paste (la doubanjiang). Of course, if you like it more spicy, please increase the amount based on your personal preference. I hope you enjoy this!

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2
Servings
632
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: Powdered dashi packets are available at Japanese markets and are the easiest way to make dashi stock. All you need is boiling water and you'll have dashi stock in a few minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1  Tablespoon  sesame oil
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • One 1 1/2-inch piece ginger, minced
  • 2  Teaspoons  spicy chili bean paste (la doubanjiang)
  • 2  Cups  chicken stock
  • 2  Cups  dashi stock*
  • 2 1/2  Tablespoons  soy sauce
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  sake
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  sugar
  • Two 3-ounce packages ramen noodles
  • Menma (fermented bamboo shoots), for serving (optional)
  • egg, soft boiled (optional)
  • Scallions, chopped or sliced thinly, for serving (optional)
  • sheets nori (dried seaweed) (optional)
  • 2-3 slices naruto (fish cake) (optional)
  • Red chili pepper flakes or ground white pepper, to taste (optional)
  • La-yu (Japanese chili oil), to taste (optional)

Directions

Fill a large pot 2/3 full with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Once it reaches a boil, remove from the heat and set aside until you are ready to cook the noodles.

Heat the sesame oil in a 2-quart pot. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant. Then, add the spicy chili bean paste and stir. Add the chicken stock, dashi stock, soy sauce, sake, salt, and sugar and simmer for a few minutes. Check the flavor: It should be a little salty. Strain the soup through cheesecloth into a bowl and transfer back into the pot.

Bring to a simmer and maintain until ready to serve. Loosen up the noodles and place in the boiling water. Cook noodles for slightly less time than recommended by the package directions. (This is because once you pour the soup over the noodles, it continues to cook.)

Drain the noodles completely and transfer to a serving bowl. Pour the soup in the bowl and decorate with the desired toppings. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
34%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
82g
63%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
39µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
31mg
3%
Choline, total
21mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
30mg
9%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
93mg
13%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
4581mg
100%
Water
295g
11%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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