Surimi Okonomiyaki

I first tried okonomiyaki at Café An An in Portslade, when they had a special day cooking this Japanese pancake/ omelette. It is full of classic Japanese flavours and ingredients, with dashi, spring onion and topped with bonito flakes and seaweed. I got all the ingredients in Japan Centre in London (see below the recipe […]

Prawn Potstickers with Chilli Hodge Podge dip

Firstly, welcome to 2018! I’ve been quiet for a while on the recipe front, but I have lots planned for the coming year, so expect lots of updates and new recipes. I’m starting the year off with a recipe I have been cooking a lot over the past six months since I first discovered these […]

Lunch on the Go Pot Ramen

My husband, Tim, suggested I try making my own version of the infamous and much hated convenience food, the Pot Noodle. He wanted to be able to take what he started referring to as a ‘Pot Ramen’ to work and just pour boiling water on before eating. This is the recipe I created for him. […]

Twice Cooked Chilli Fried Pork

I really wanted to do a ramen topping with pork based on one of my favourite Chinese dishes, twice cooked pork. This dish is so-called because you first boil and then fry the pork in a sauce, creating a crispy, tasty dish with a really oriental, umami flavour. You could add more vegetables to this […]

Vietnamese Chicken Pho

Today’s recipe is, controversially, not ramen. It’s not even from Japan. It is, however, pho, the Vietnamese national dish. I discovered pho (pronounced ‘fuh’) a few weeks ago in Brighton and realised that this noodle dish is like a light, summery Vietnamese version of ramen, with rice noodles and a light broth with a herby […]

Katsu Chicken

Katsu chicken is more usually found served with curry sauce and rice, but this works so well with the more flavoursome ramen broths, for its crunchy texture and delicate flavour. As long as you place it carefully on top of your noodles and broth, it will keep its crispiness. You can cut it into slices, […]