Spicy Shoyu Ramen


I had been waiting for the weekend to come because I wanted to try Nami's version of Spicy Shoyu Ramen which I saw on her Monday's post. I love this ramen because it's pretty simple to make and the flavour is quite rich too. Unfortunately I had to omit the chicken stock because I didn't have it, but the mixture of dashi, soy sauce and chili bean paste was good enough for me :).

I am not very happy with my photos though, it was so dark and gloomy today, I hardly could make presentable pictures. I had to sharpen and filled the photos with some light to make them passable to see, but as you can see, they're still pretty blurry.

Anyway, back to ramen making now...!

Spicy Shoyu Ramen - serves 2

Adapted from Just One Cookbook

  • 2 packages ramen noodle, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ½ inch ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoon spicy chili bean paste with chili (la doubanjiang)
  • 4 cups dashi stock (I used dashi powder + water)
  • 2 ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoon sake
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Homemade Chashu
  • Homade crispy prawn cakes
  • 1 soy sauce-soaked boiled egg
  • Chopped green onion
  • 2 Nori sheets
  • Naruto maki (I used regular fishcakes)
  • Blanched mushrooms
  • Blanced arugula
  • Blanched carrot flowers
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • White pepper
  • Heat sesame oil in a pot. Add garlic and ginger and saute until aromatic.
  • Add the chili bean paste and stir-fry for around 1 minute.
  • Pour dashi stock, sake and sugar.
  • Cook for 2 minutes then simmer until all your toppings and ramen noodles are ready.

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  1. this looks wonderful love Nami's blog and i love your snaps

  2. meal looks wonderful lovely noodles

  3. Mouthwatering recipe, this looks so good.

  4. I still think your photos are lovely!

  5. I think your photos are still really good! Even if they are a little blurry (which I honestly didn't notice), your beautiful presentation makes up for it! The noodles look so pretty and tasty!

  6. poto nya masih cukup bgs koq Sin, ga bs komen2 apa2 selain TOP deh dgn tangan ajaib kamu itu .

  7. This looks very tasty and I think your your photos lare presentation are lovely.

  8. hi CG, this is nice! i'm lately craving for ramen in any kind
    tks for sharing :)

  9. If the day was really gloomy and dark, then you make miracles. Your bentos are as appealing as always and as always make me hungry!

  10. The photos look sensational! Amzing how you can make a simple ramen look too good to eat! But I'd eat it anyway! :p~~~

  11. Oh my this sounds so super tasty, and the color here is FABUBLOUS>

  12. Oh, I like the sound and look of this! Especially the chili paste poping out besides the noodle. Looks delicious!

  13. Ah, winter - every food photographer's worst nightmare... though you still did a fantastic job. The primary job of someone taking a photo should be to make others want to eat it, right? Well, I'm sold on this... looks delicious :)

  14. I love how you arranged everything in this dish. It looks delicious!

  15. Hey CG! Thanks for making this ramen! Wow your ramen looks so good! So colorful and lots of nutrition in the bowl. :-) I have to take pictures between 10am and 3pm. Otherwise it just doesn't work... We food bloggers struggle in winter days...

  16. Hmmm that looks delicious !! I wish I could eat some !!! I can see that the eggs are cooked in soy sauce, indeed. :) Yummy Yummy !!!!! I wish I could make dishes like this one !!!

  17. This definitely looks too pretty to eat, but surely looks delicious!

  18. Question: what are the bread looking star bun thingy, and the cake looking slices in the front of the bowl?