Bring a delicious fusion of Japanese and Korean flavours to your dinner table with this quick and easy spicy ramen noodle recipe. Featuring essential Japanese ramen ingredients as well as gochujang, a spicy Korean chilli paste, this ramen will blow your flavour-loving socks off. Serve these noodles for dinner on chilly days, when an extra dose of heat would be most welcome.
Prepare your chosen toppings.
Boil water in a large saucepan. Add instant ramen noodles and let simmer for about 3 minutes.
While your ramen is cooking, add the soup sachet and gochujang to a bowl with 300ml hot water. Mix until ingredients are well combined.
Add drained noodles to the bowl and garnish with prepared toppings. Enjoy.
There are many different styles and regional recipes for ramen including:
- Spicy Tantanmen Ramen: Tantanmen is originally a Chinese dish called ‘dandanmian’, a Szechuan noodle speciality with a reddish, spicy chilli and sesame soup, usually containing minced pork and garnished with chopped shallots and chilli.
- Hakodate Style Salt Ramen: The local ramen speciality of the northern town of Hakodate located on the island of Hokkaido in the north of Japan. Its ramen is a big hit among locals and tourists and is characterised by a clear and light salt based broth made from pork and chicken.
- Hakata Style Tonkotsu Pork Ramen: These delicious instant Hakata ramen have a tonkotsu pork base and are the speciality of the southern town of Hakata, now part of Fukuoka, on the island of Kyushu.
- Hot & Spicy Miso Ramen: A fiery, spicy miso ramen for those who like things hot! These spicy ramen have a delicious miso soup base and a Korean-style chilli kick.
- Yokohama Style Soy Sauce Ramen: Yokohama ramen is a big hit among locals and tourists and is characterised by a rich soy sauce pork broth.
- Sesame Ramen: A delicious savoury ramen with a soy sauce based broth and hints of sesame seed flavour.
- Pork Stock Ramen: Tonkotsu is a delicious pork stock which is very popular in Japan.