Spicy Shoyu Ramen Recipe


Cal/Serving: 608
Daily Value: 30%
Servings: 2

Dairy-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Fish-Free, Alcohol-Free
Vitamin A67IU1%
Vitamin C2mg4%
Thiamin (B1)1mg76%
Riboflavin (B2)1mg46%
Niacin (B3)15mg76%
Vitamin B61mg28%
Folic Acid (B9)240µg60%
Vitamin B120µg4%
Vitamin D0µg0%
Vitamin E1mg3%
Vitamin K3µg3%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated7g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated5g0%
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Spicy Shoyu Ramen
Namiko Chen

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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  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 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 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Two 3-ounce packages ramen noodles
  • Menma (fermented bamboo shoots), for serving (optional)
  • 1 egg, soft boiled (optional)
  • Scallions, chopped or sliced thinly, for serving (optional)
  • 2 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)


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.

Recipe Details

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Servings: 2
Total time: 30 minutes
Cuisine: Japanese

Notes and Substitutions:

*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.

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