Simple Tasty Ramen
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This is the most basic ramen recipe I’ve come up with yet. You can use it as a base to make your own ramen recipe, or just have it as-is. It’s good because it’s healthy, cheap and quick to make.


  • Ramen noodles
  • Seaweed dashi broth (you can buy a packet from you local Asian food store or make your own by boiling down seaweed. I recommend buying the packet stuff)
  • Soy sauce
  • Mirin
  • Sesame oil
  • Vegetables (mushrooms is also a good addition)
  • Egg
  • Other spices such as chili and lemongrass are optional (less is more here, with the exception of chili if you like it hot… but I don’t need to tell you that)


  1. Boil water
  2. Cook vegetables in sesame oil
  3. Add seaweed dashi broth to the boiling water and give it a quick stir (I use 1 whole sachet of the dashi broth powder, which is enough for 1-2 people)
  4. Add vegetables
  5. Add mirin and soy sauce to taste (if you have mastered my 2 part dumpling sauce, you will innately know how much of each to add here, but you can’t get it too wrong. If you add too much soy, it’ll be dark – about a “gloop” is enough. If you add too much mirin, it’ll be too sweet, I guess – again, about 2 “gloops” is enough, but don’t think about those off-the-cuff ratio’s I’ve just guessed, too much)
  6. Optionally add other herbs / spices as you like, or don’t. There are no wrong answers here
  7. Add noodles
  8. Drop an egg in to poach
  9. Serve

It’s pretty hard to get wrong. Steps 3-7 happen in about the same amount of time and are interchangeable, so it’s hard to get wrong and it’s quick and easy to make.

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