Rating: 2.95 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2

Making ramen soup at home is a fun, customizable cooking project. Our shoyu ramen recipe comes from Rai Rai Ken, a restaurant in Manhattan's East Village, and starts with with their kitchen's rich, complex soup base. For shoyu or soy sauce ramen, we add soy sauce, sake, and mirin to make the well-seasoned broth. Thin ramen noodles are cooked separately and added to each bowl before the broth is poured in. Serve with your choice of toppings, such as hard-boiled egg, cooked spinach, chopped scallions, nori, and bamboo shoots.

The Martha Stewart Show, January Winter 2009, The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 4069

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Servings:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large, deep saucepan, heat sesame oil over low heat. Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add soup base and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

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  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add ramen noodles and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes; drain and set aside.

  • Stir soy sauce, sake, sea salt, mirin, and sugar into soup base mixture. Strain into 2 serving bowls; divide ramen evenly between bowls. Serve immediately with desired toppings.

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Reviews (2)

22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
10/09/2013
"kombu, mirin, & bonito...where can you find them/what are good substitutes?" Kombu is dried seaweed (laver) used to make dashi soup stock/broth. Mirin is sweetened rice wine. Bonito refers to katsuobushi, a dried fish, usually in shavings. There are no acceptable substitutes for these, & any pan-Asian grocer should stock them. Most mirin available in the US is not real mirin. 'Fake' mirin is called 'aji-mirin'. Use as last resort only. NB: Soup Base Recipe doesn't give size of kombu pieces?
Rating: Unrated
01/27/2009
what are the following ingredients: kombu, mirin, and bonito and where can you find them or what are good substitutes?