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How to Improve Ramen: Finally, 3 Easy Ways to Hack Your Ramen

You can improve your ramen by mixing an egg yolk with the ramen soup. Can you believe it? It works really well. Do you want to know why an egg yolk can improve your ramen? Keep reading and you will find out... 1. Your ramen has a lot of potential The kitchen cupboard that my mom used to store different kinds of instant noodles was a treasure trove for me. I used to run some experiments using them after class when I was in elementary school. Thinking back, that is probably the reason why I like to cook and I still love ramen so much... 2. An egg yolk emulsifies your ramen soup Emulsifying means combining two different liquids together,...

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What Is Chashu Ramen: Will You Be Confused When Ordering at A Ramen Shop Again?

Basically, chashu ramen is a bowl of  ramen that has a lot of chashu on it. And chashu is a thinly-sliced piece of braised pork. 1. Chashu ramen is also called chashumen They are the same thing. It depends on the thickness of the chashu, but usually… 2. Chashu ramen has more than five slices of chashu The ramen shop that I used to eat on my route to work is called Ramen Oyama. It was next to Lawson. Chashumen was the most expensive dish there. When I worked hard and felt very tired at the office, I ordered a bowl of chashumen as a reward. Think like this… A regular ramen is Diglett and...  3. Chashu ramen is Dugtrio...

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Common Ramen Vegetables: 15 Veggies That Are Impossible to Ignore

Spinach, green onions, and wakame are the most common veggie ramen toppings. 1. You need vegetables In the cold winter of 2001 at Seven Eleven in Japan, I parked my bicycle in the parking lot. I just started my new life at a new place, Tokyo, and I didn’t feel healthy. Clearly it was a lack of some vitamins and fiber. I grabbed some cut veggies and instant noodles and cooked them together. 2. You will feel better, healthier, and happier There are more reasons that you want to put some veggies in your ramen… 1. The green makes your ramen beautiful. You will have an increased appetite than just plain instant ramen. 2. Veggies add some complexity to your...

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Sous Vide Ramen Egg: How to Create Restaurant-Quality Ramen Eggs

The points of making ajitama ramen eggs are… Setting your sous vide at 194F(90C) and 10 minutes. After 10 minutes of sous viding, peel the shells in the cold water. And then marinade the eggs in the fridge.  Does it sound complicated to you? Don’t worry. I will explain it in detail. Keep reading and you will find out... 1. Why do you use sous vide for ramen eggs? You can make ajitama ramen eggs without the help of a sous vide. However: There are some benefits to making ramen eggs using a sous vide. 1. You can avoid cracking egg shells with a sous vide. Using a pot on the stove sometimes does damage to the egg shell and...

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Cracking An Egg into Ramen: Trivia about Ramen Eggs Become A Ramen Nerd!

Dropping an egg into ramen makes your ramen really tasty. Making instant ramen is very easy. I have been cooking instant ramen since I was an elementary school student. However: Cracking an egg into ramen is harder than simply cooking instant noodles. It is not that easy... This is because it is crucial to know when to crack the egg into the ramen. Do you want to know how to cook it perfectly? Keep reading and you will find out... 1. Why should you crack an egg into ramen? Shoyu ramen, miso ramen, shio ramen, tonkotsu ramen, etc… Eggs go well with all kinds of ramen soup.  One extra egg brings you satisfaction. The soft and succulent egg yolk adds...

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