Ramen, roughly translated as "pulled noodles" is a fabulous Japanese recipe that is both delicious and full of healthy benefits. There are many varieties of ramen in terms of ingredients and preparation. We offer you the simplified version of the recipe so that it is easy and quick to make at home.
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Time 30 Minutes
1. Cook the eggs (if using)
In a pot, place enough water to cover the eggs. When it is boiling, lower the heat and with the help of a spoon, dip the eggs and cook for about 6 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare a bowl of cold water and ice, remove the eggs from the heat and immediately immerse them in the ice water. Remove after a minute or so and peel carefully. Leave aside.
2. Cook the noodles
In another pot with boiling water, add the noodles and cook as specified by the manufacturer (usually no more than 3 minutes). Drain and rinse with cold water. Add a little sesame oil so that they do not stick. Leave aside.
3. Make the broth
Heat the oil in a large pot over low heat and saute the garlic and ginger until tender. Add the soy sauce, mirin and the broth, cover the pot and bring to a boil. Add the chicken or tofu and simmer with the lid off.
After about 10 minutes, add the shiitake and cook for 10 more minutes.
If using the chicken breast, remove it from the soup, cut it into small pieces and add back. Cook for 2 more minutes.
To serve, place the noodles into bowls and pour the broth on top. Cut the eggs in half lengthwise and place 2 egg halves in each bowl, decorate with the chives and enjoy!