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 […]

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, […]

Spicy Beansprout Salad

A crunchy, spicy topping for your ramen, this is easy to make and be created in advance so that it is to hand when you are ready to serve.   Serves 2 Ingredients 2 large handfuls of raw beansprouts ½ tbsp. toasted sesame seeds 1 tbsp. sesame oil 2 tsp. light soy sauce 1 tsp. […]

Sticky Soy Chicken

A great basic chicken topping for your ramen, this has a savoury-sweet flavour. Any leftover glaze can be added to your broth for extra flavour.   Serves 2-3 Ingredients 3 skinless boneless chicken thighs 1 tbsp. groundnut oil 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1 […]

Seasoned Bamboo Shoots

My version of the fermented menma bamboo shoots you find topping ramen in restaurants. When I first had ramen noodles in restaurants I couldn’t work out what the difference was between the crunchy, tasty menma served on top of the ramen and the tins of bamboo shoots I was buying for my homemade recipes. Menma […]

Ramen Egg

Simple in flavour and easy to prepare, yet a great addition to any bowl of ramen, the ramen egg is a salty, slightly sweet topping that you find on many bowls of ramen in restaurants. I fell in love from the first time I tried them and once I found the secret to creating them, […]