Review: Shoryu Ramen Bar, Regent Street, London

Visited: 24th April 2016 Shoryu Ramen I have to admit that I have a little bit of a love affair with Shoryu, the ramen bars dotted around London. This is probably because it was the first place I tasted proper Japanese ramen. This was a little over a year ago and started my addiction to ramen […]

Tea Ceremony

Something a little bit different for today’s blog post. In 2013, I was lucky enough to visit China in 2013 for nearly two week, travelling to Beijing, Tiayuan and Shanghai. It was my first time outside of Europe and was an amazing trip- it was so great to see a culture so different to our […]

My favourite cookery books

I make no secret of the fact that I adore cookery books. My shelves at home are heaving with recipe books for every kind of food you can imagine, so I suppose it’s not surprising that a fair few of those books are for oriental foods. Of these there are books that I return to […]

Springtime Coconut Tamarind Ramen with Kaffir Lime

I love the subtle creamy flavour of coconut milk mixed with the tang of kaffir lime leaves in Thai curries, so I thought recreating this pairing in a ramen would make a nice light broth for springtime. It would be perfect for the Easter period, after having had a big roast on Easter Sunday. Lime […]

Soymilk Ramen with Katsu Chicken

I first tried a soymilk ramen at the Shoryu restaurant in Soho last December. Having looked into how to recreate it, I couldn’t believe that this broth has no meat stock in it at all and relies on vegetarian ingredients for its intense flavour. It is quite a rich broth, due to the soymilk and […]

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, […]

Festive Turkey Curry Ramen- with all the trimmings

It had to be done. What to do with all those leftover bits of Christmas dinner that have been sat in the fridge for a few days? Inspired a little by Bridget Jones’ Mum’s turkey curry buffet, when you’re a little fed up of eating the same Christmas dinner for days after the main event […]

Winter Warming Chilli Chicken Ramen

The perfect way to use up Sunday roast chicken and veg, this has a warming kick of chilli from Korean gochujang paste. For something a bit different, I have used brussels sprouts as a topping. Cook the stock with the chicken bones for as long as possible, preferably a few hours or an hour or […]

Autumn Easy Ginger-Miso Ramen

Now the days are shortening and the nights are feeling chilly, I have created an easy ramen recipe you can whip up after work. Using miso and fresh ginger for flavouring the broth, it is perfect to warm you on a cold evening. Using hoisin marinated chicken for the meat topping was inspired by a […]

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. […]