Miso Ramen Soup
Miso ramen is a Japanese noodle soup with a broth seasoned with miso and served with a variety of vegetables and garnishes. The miso broth recipe for this dish is made from the chicken base, ground pork, and vegetables, while the noodles are fresh, pre-made chukamen-style Chinese noodles that cook quickly and taste quite good. Some garnishes you may want to offer alongside the ramen include chopped green onion, hard-boiled egg (or soy sauce egg also known as shoyu tamago), fish cake (kamaboko) slices, roasted white sesame seeds, pickled bamboo shoots (menma), kikurage wood ear mushrooms, and boiled spinach.
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger fresh, minced
- 2 ounces ground pork
- 5 ounces bean sprouts rinsed
- 4 ounces cabbage chopped
- 2 ounces carrot cut into thin strips
- 4 cups water warm
- 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder or substitute with chicken base
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 4 tablespoons miso paste
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 5-ounce packages fresh ramen noodles or dried ramen noodles
- 2 cups water for boiling noodles
- Gather the ingredients.
- Ingredients for Miso Ramen
- Minced pork in a skillet
- To the skillet with the meat, add carrot, bean sprouts, and cabbage and saute together for a few minutes until vegetables are tender.
- Sauteing ramen ingredients
- Soup ingredients in a skillet
- In the meantime, prepare the noodles. Boil water in a large pot. Put chukamen noodles into the boiling water and cook for a few minutes, until the noodles are al dente, or reach your desired firmness. Drain the noodles well and serve in two deep soup noodle bowls.
- Ramen noodles
- Pour the hot miso soup mixture with pork and vegetables over the noodles.
- Miso soup over the noodles
- Add optional garnishes.
- Miso Ramen Japanese Soup
- Serve and enjoy!
Substitute ground pork with ready-made, thinly sliced charsiu pork from the deli section of your local Japanese or Asian market. Other types of ground meat also work, for example, ground chicken, ground turkey, etc. If you like shredded chicken, this may be used as well. For the miso paste, try white miso, or awase miso which is a mixture of red and white miso paste. We like Umami If a Japanese or other Asian grocery store is not available to you, try substituting the fresh chukamen noodles with the dried noodles for making instant ramen. If you opt to use dried noodles for this recipe, toss out the seasoned soup base enclosed with the dried noodles as you will be making a delicious miso broth instead.
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