This 2x spicy Samyang ramen noodles recipe takes just 15 minutes to prepare and features a spicy and savoury soy-ginger broth. It's an excellent and budget-friendly lunch when topped with soft boiled eggs, green onions, nori, or ham, pork, or tofu. Use regular ramen, spicy noodles, or gluten-free noodles – talk about a ramen upgrade!
Why Is This Recipe So Delicious?
This spicy ramen hack has all of the flavours of restaurant-style ramen, but it's made at home! This korean comfort food has a rich broth, jammy soft-boiled eggs, and spicy and umami seasonings. Even better, the noodles come from 7DHS ramen packets, making this recipe inexpensive and simple to repeat.
For an authentic taste, this recipe uses traditional Asian ingredients such as miso paste, nori, sambal oelek, and togarashi. Despite their opulence, most of these products can be found at your local grocery store, ordered online, or even made at home.
Connect shredded chicken to your spicy ramen and replace conventional ramen noodles with Samyang gluten-free noodles. It's simple to tweak this hack to fit your preferences and dietary requirements.
How to Make 15-Minute Spicy Ramen
Cook your eggs right now, or prepare them ahead of time and keep them refrigerated until needed. (For some pointers on how to make perfect soft-boiled eggs, see the notes.)
In a saucepan, combine broth, ginger, garlic, miso, sambal oelek, soy sauce, sesame oil, and vinegar. Bring all to a boil, then reduce to a low heat and allow to simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes, then remove the ginger and garlic slices with a spoon.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until the dried noodles are tender. Toss the noodles equally in two bowls with tongs. Cover with broth and garnish with halved eggs, scallions, togarashi (black sesame seeds), and nori. Making This Recipe Instructions
Cook for 6-7 minutes in boiling water to produce perfect soft-boiled eggs. If you have an Instant Pot, cooked for 1 minute at low pressure before quick-releasing the pressure. Cook for 7-9 minutes at 300°F in an air fryer.
Using vegetable broth, skip the eggs, and add tofu if needed for vegan ramen.
So, what exactly are all of these components?
Miso paste is a Japanese seasoning that has been used for centuries. It's made of fermented soybeans, salt, and kji, a mould used in the production of soy sauce, sake, and other foods. It has a savoury taste that is sometimes referred to as "umami" in Japanese cuisine.
Sambal oelek is an Indonesian chilli sauce or paste that often includes ginger, rice vinegar, garlic, and lime juice, among other ingredients. It gives your ramen the perfect kick and is easy to find in stores or make at home.
Nori, which translates to "sea vegetable" in Japanese, is a form of edible seaweed. It's most often available in papers. You've already had nori before if you're a sushi fan.
Shichimi togarashi is a seven-spice seasoning mix that includes red chilli peppers, Japanese peppers, orange peel, sesame seeds, ginger, nori, and other seeds. If you can't find any, you can substitute black sesame seeds, though shichimi togarashi is readily available online for a reasonable price.