Spicy Miso Ramen

When you can have handmade ramen noodles, you can forget about the instant stuff that is like wilted cardboard in styrofoam cups. Why make your own when you can get instant noodles in a cup for less than a dollar? That’s because traditional handmade noodles have a beautiful texture that is springier and has that texture that makes ramen what they are supposed to be. Unlike western egg-based pasta, the color and consistency of ramen comes from alkaline water. After experimenting with a few recipes, I decide to use a combination of lye water (potassium carbonate) and baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). And in the interest of keeping the protein content higher in this carb-conscious world, I made sure the recipe contains eggs. Once all the flour ingredients are combined, the resting time gives you a chance to work on the broth and toppings.

For the broth, miso and chili bean paste combine to bring out the best umami flavor. This vegetarian version uses crushed Prosage patties for the meaty taste. Stir-fry the crumbled pieces with the aromatics (garlic, ginger, and shallots) to bring out the best flavor. Water hydrates this amazing broth. To finish, add dried kelp once the soup is boiling.

In the meantime, plan the toppings. I usually fry corn kernels in butter until brown. I also cut up some seasoned gluten veggie-meat into slices and grill them until char marks appear. Either soft-boiled eggs or Chinese tea-leaf eggs are a nice addition. Garnish with green onion slices, tuck in a sheet of roasted seaweed, and dash on some white pepper powder. Drown with steaming-hot broth, and serve up the best ramen.

Spicy Miso Ramen
Serves 6
Savory spicy broth featuring traditional handmade ramen noodles. [yasr_overall_rating]
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
474 calories
65 g
191 g
16 g
17 g
4 g
675 g
947 g
4 g
0 g
11 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
675g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 474
Calories from Fat 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
25%
Saturated Fat 4g
21%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 191mg
64%
Sodium 947mg
39%
Total Carbohydrates 65g
22%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A
12%
Vitamin C
8%
Calcium
8%
Iron
14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Noodles
  1. 400 g flour
  2. 3 eggs
  3. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  4. 1/2 tsp lye water
  5. 1/3 c water
Broth
  1. 6 cloves garlic
  2. 3 inch ginger
  3. 3 shallots
  4. 3 tbsp sesame oil
  5. 6 Prosage patties
  6. 6 tsp chili bean paste
  7. 120 g awase miso paste
  8. 12 c water
  9. 3 tsp mushroom seasoning
  10. 1 scoop dried kelp
Toppings
  1. 1 c corn
  2. 1 tbsp butter
  3. 12 oz gluten
  4. 3 soft boiled eggs
  5. 6 sheets roasted seaweed
  6. 3 green onion
  7. dash white pepper
Noodles
  1. Mix the flour with baking soda. Combine eggs, lye, and water. Make a well in the flour, pour in the egg mixture, stir, and knead. Let rest for an hour (make broth while waiting).
  2. Run dough through pasta maker to desired thickness and width.
Broth
  1. Heat oil and pan-fry finely chopped garlic, ginger, and shallots.
  2. Add chopped Prosage and sesame seeds, then brown.
  3. Mix in chili bean paste and miso paste.
  4. Add water, mushroom seasoning, and kelp. Bring to boil.
Serving
  1. Boil water. Add noodles and cook for 30 seconds, then remove and rinse in cold water.
  2. Arrange toppings. Dash white pepper.
  3. Pour broth and serve.
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calories
474
fat
16g
protein
17g
carbs
65g
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