There are many ways to make your ramen better. You can add your favorite toppings to the bowl,
You can learn how to boil the noodles correctly.
Or you can tweak the soup.
1. Are you bored of regular ramen noodles?
Then now is the time to make your own.
The food you cook or tweak always tastes better than ready-made meals.
It is a scientific fact.
More intervention means better taste.
Let’s say, it is like Saiyans.
Using your favorite condiments make your ramen Super Saiyan 1.
Tweaking the soup makes it Super Saiyan 2.
And adding toppings to it makes it Super Saiyan 3.
I will introduce you to some hacks by ramen condiments, soup, toppings, and noodles.
2. Try these condiments
1. Black pepper
Pepper adds a bit of a spicy kick to your ramen.
It can be an accent to the ramen when used in moderation.
When you feel the taste of the soup is a little too simple, give it a try!
2. Grated garlic
The fragrant taste of garlic helps stimulate your appetite.
The aromatic flavours of the garlic can also enhance the overall taste of the ramen.
3. Chili pepper
This is a good option for people who like spices.
4. Sesame oil
Sesame oil adds a sweet-scented roasted sesame aroma to your ramen.
Adding it to your ramen will make your ramen broth thicker and creamier.
Miso is a fermented soybean.
Putting 2 to 3 tablespoons of miso makes your instant ramen taste like the ramen at a professional ramen shop.
3. If you want to improve your soup...
Probably you want to add more umami into your ramen.
Make broth from chicken, beef, pork, or vegetables and add some into your ramen.
Or you can add a bouillon cube.
Do you have a sous vide?
When I use sous vide, I always keep the meat juice in the fridge for the next ramen night because it makes great broth for ramen.
4. Here are my topping suggestions…
Chashu is a thinly-sliced piece of braised pork.
Umami-rich, melt-in-your mouth, tender, marinated thin pork slices on top of a piping hot bowl of flavourful ramen.
Ajitama is a marinated ramen egg.
This ramen egg is famous and well-loved for its firm and seasoned egg whites, coupled with a soft and succulent egg yolk.
3. Green onions
The green onion’s nice flavor enhances the taste of your ramen soup.
Japanese sun-dried seaweed is an excellent supporting character of ramen.
Which do you like? Eating your crispy nori or dipping it into the soup and enjoying it with a taste of the broth?
4. Due to Covid, a lot of good ramen restaurants have closed
It makes me feel very sad.
I used to eat ramen out frequently,
But in this situation,
Ramen shops started to shorten the hours, limit the number of customers, or closed their shops.
It has affected the industry so much.
5. I am afraid good ramen will be gone
But meanwhile, you still can enjoy shio and shoyu ramen.
Here are some of my recommendations for ramen lovers.
1. Sapporo Ichiban Shio Flavor
MY THOUGHTS OVERALL ★★★★☆
In truth, Sapporo Ichiban delivers a good quality shio ramen experience.
Actually, it is very difficult to find good shio ramen.
Do you know why?
Because it is very difficult to make it since it is very simple.
There are many good shoyu and miso flavored instant noodles out there.
But I feel specifically, the shio flavor market is monopolized by Sapporo Ichiban.
Think about this for a moment having good shio ramen for your dinner with your favorite ramen toppings.
Now, you want some, don’t you?
2. Nissin Raoh Shoyu Flavor
MY THOUGHTS OVERALL ★★★★★
It is nearly impossible to make restaurant quality noodles at home without the right tools and equipment.
How can you beat that?
Using Raoh’s shoyu flavour will help you achieve this easily. This is top-notch ramen hands down!
One pinnacle of instant noodles is the soy sauce flavor. It is expensive compared to regular ones but let me tell you, it deserves every single penny.
In a nutshell, I love every bit of it.
...And I am sure you will too.
3. The problem here is that no toppings come with these packets.
Here are some topping options and recipes for you.
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About the Author
Kei is a self-proclaimed ramen lover, blog writer and founder of "Apex S.K. Japanese tableware".
"I am from Ibaraki, Japan.
Ramen is great! It can bring you a sense of happiness and satisfaction that no other food can. I have been eating ramen for 30 years.
If there is no ramen, my life would be miserable.
Ten years ago, I worked as an office worker. The job was really stressful - excessive working hours, low wages, unpaid overtime work, and constantly being yelled at by my boss.
I was new and alone, no girlfriend, no friends, and felt very lonely.
My only oasis was the ramen shop near the office. For me, the ramen chef there was literally an angel. I saw a halo on his head. (No joke)
Tonkotsu shoyu ramen was my all-time favorite. He made ramen with broth chock-full of umami flavor, nice chewy handmade noodles, and tender chashu.
My greatest dream is connect people with ramen through my blog. I want to share a lot of interesting and funny stories and ramen trivia with you.
Knowing more about ramen can help you appreciate your ramen and make it taste extra delicious."