Stop noodling around with packets of instant ramen. Check this out for a bowl of homemade comfort food goodness to accompany your couch-sitting night. Spicy Soupless Ramen will totally change your perception of ramen!
I’ve been feeling adventurous lately, so I tried to step away from Pinterest and Instagram and look for new ideas in more traditional ways like magazines and newspapers. The other day I was flicking through my stack of magazines when I came across a soupless ramen picture. I love ramen and anything noodle, like most of you may know already. I’m generally powerless to resist noodle, so when I saw this soupless ramen, I was immediately intrigued to try it. Sadly, the magazine mentioned that it can only be found in Japan. I was not sure whether there is something similar in the U.S. but I just could not stop thinking about it. So one weekend, I took a break from my routine schedule and braced myself to make my own ramen. It was pretty challenging, but several failed kitchen attempts later I finally perfected my recipe and the rest was pretty much history.
Now, you may be wondering, what is soupless ramen? It’s basically a dry ramen. To make the dish, I cooked spicy oil as the base and added garlic, leeks, and ginger to give taste to the spicy oil. And as for the topping, really, you can add any topping you want. I love soft boiled egg that they usually add to ramen. The trick is to time the egg properly. You only need 6 minutes to cook this soft-boiled egg, so you need to immediately place it in ice cold water to stop the cooking process. Once stopped, you can start marinating your egg in soy sauce, sake, water, and/or mirin; and let it rest in the fridge overnight. And since this is a soupless ramen, I thought it would be more fun if I made a soft egg tempura. It is just the right thing to do. Plus, this reminded me of the soft-boiled egg tempura I had in Oahu back in May.
I am sharing the recipe over at The Inspired Home blog site. Check it out and give it a try. This soupless ramen is super delicious and you won’t be left disappointed, especially when you have fresh ramen. What do you think? Are you a fan of soupless ramen or soupy ramen?