Cooking Instruction
  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a pot.
  2. Add dry noodles into the pot, breaking up as soften.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat. Add 2 Tablespoons of ramen soup base, stir it well.
  5. Transfer into the serving bowl. Add garnishes as desired.

I know what youre thinking. Why not just follow the instructions on the package, which state to boil water, add the noodles and spice packets, and “stir occasionally”?

For some people, this ambiguous and imprecise strategy yields a successful outcome. The noodles are warm, the broth is seasoned. However, as I discovered while creating my cookbook, Koreatown, the Koreans have a ramen preparation method that results in a better bowl.

And Koreans should know. I look to the Koreans for instant ramen instruction because it is said that South Koreans consume 80 bags of instant noodles per person annually, which is a ridiculous amount. The majority of that ramen is Shin Ramyun (ramyun is the Korean word for ramen, which is a Japanese word; shin means “spicy” in Korean). The following step-by-step instructions for making a typical four-ounce package of ramen were created with Shin, but they apply to brands from Malaysia, China, and Japan as well. 1. BOIL THE WATER, ADD THE SEASONING PACKETS.

2 1/2 cups of water are brought to a boil on high heat in a large saucepan. Add the soup base and vegetable mix. Boil for 1 minute. 2. DROP IN THE NOODLES—GENTLY.

Add the whole disc of dried noodles. Do not break the noodles in half. Although it’s entertaining to break things, you must refrain. Instead, add the noodles to the simmering broth and keep them submerged by pressing down on them with a fork or chopsticks. Dont stir the noodles—just keep them submerged. After 2 minutes, the noodles will soften and break apart.

It’s crucial to note that, in my experience, boiling the noodles for just 4-5 minutes as instructed by most ramen instructions results in limp, soggy noodles. To prevent this, you must cook the noodles more slowly while the broth continues to simmer. The best way to do this: fan the noodles.

Pull the noodles from the broth after two minutes, when they have softened and separated, and fan them for an additional two minutes. The cooking process will be slowed down by the airflow, giving the noodles a slightly more al dente texture.

You can use a pot lid, your hand, or even a fan you made out of paper in first grade if you don’t have one. 4. PUT AN EGG ON IT.

After the noodles have cooled, add your toppings to the broth. I’ll discuss the countless ways to surpass instant ramen next week. For now, lets focus on the classic. Before boiling the noodles for 30 seconds, crack a raw egg over them. After 30 more seconds, cover and turn off the heat. Serve immediately.

IngredientsYield: 1 serving

  • 1pack ramen noodles with flavor packet
  • 1large egg
  • ½teaspoon butter
  • 2slices American cheese
  • ¼teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • ½scallion, green part only, thinly sliced on the bias, optional
  • a serving of this food contains 605 calories, 32 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 11 grams of monounsaturated fat, 3 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 55 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of sugars, 23 grams of protein, and 2054 milligrams of sodium.

    Note: Based on ingredients and preparation that are readily available, Edamam has estimated the data displayed. It shouldn’t be used as a replacement for advice from a qualified nutritionist.

  • Step 1Bring 2½ cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the noodles and cook for 2 minutes. Add the flavor packet, stir, and continue to cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Step 2Remove the pan from the heat and carefully add the egg. Do not stir; pull the noodles over the egg and let sit for one minute to poach.
  • Step 3Carefully transfer everything to a serving bowl, add the butter, cheese and sesame seeds and mix. Garnish with the scallions if desired.
  • Okay. We now understand that for effective and efficient noodle cooking, the water should be soft and slightly alkaline. But how do we actually prepare noodles? I explain in the following how to prepare noodles. Some of you may think this is common sense, but trust me when I say it I’ve encountered a lot of people who don’t know how to properly cook noodles, including some professional chefs.

    It’s crucial to keep in mind that we never add water to the cooking water mid-cooking in order to follow good cooking practices. When we add water, the cooking water level drops so low that the noodles do not properly cook. I understand that you might want to add water to the cooking water to maintain or improve its quality (as it becomes cloudier with more kansui from cooked noodles over time), but kindly refrain from doing so.

    We’ve now covered all the steps involved in making ramen noodles from scratch, but there is still one more step that must be understood in order to serve delicious ramen noodles. You must complete this step in order to serve excellent ramen noodles. Regardless of how well you prepare them, cooking noodles correctly is crucial because doing so could ruin them.

    Another way to maintain the condition of cooking water is to keep hot water flowing into it gradually and to let it overflow to ensure that it is constantly being circulated. And, when there’s a break, change the entire cooking water. Since it takes time to bring water to rolling boiling, you must plan ahead for how to handle the cooking of noodles at your restaurant.

    You should be able to serve excellent ramen noodles now that you have all the knowledge you learned from these articles. You can become an expert with noodles if you have the right knowledge and skills. If you have any questions about the topics covered in this article or anything else, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

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    How do you cook plain ramen noodles?

    Boil some water in a small pot over high heat. Add the ramen or other desired noodles once it has reached a boil. Noodles should be partially cooked until still very chewy or have a satisfying bite in the middle. It can be cooked for 1-2 minutes less than recommended by the package, preventing it from later becoming overcooked in the sauce.

    How do you cook ramen noodles on the stove?

    Prepare a 500ml small pot of water and a packet of instant ramen. First, bring the water to a boil. Next, add the noodles to the pot, and simmer for three minutes. After 3 minutes, turn off the heat and combine the noodles with the seasoning packet.

    How do you make ramen noodles step by step?

    Yes, You Need a Recipe for Instant Ramen
    1. BOIL THE WATER, ADD THE SEASONING PACKETS. 2 1/2 cups of water are brought to a boil on high heat in a large saucepan. Add the soup base and vegetable mix. Boil for 1 minute.
    2. DROP IN THE NOODLES—GENTLY. Add the whole disc of dried noodles. Do not break the noodles in half.
    3. FAN IT!

    Do you cook ramen in broth or water?

    Noodles: Just prior to serving, the ramen noodles should be cooked in boiling water. Noodles that have been boiled in the broth risk becoming gummy. Alternately, prepare the noodles in separate batches with just water, drain, and then add to the individual bowls of broth.

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