DIY Ramen Noodles? I had no idea there was such a thing until I read a post saying it could be done on Oiyi’s Crafts. I have wanted to try making my own Ramen noodles for months, and since I experienced such recent success making my own dulce de leche, I figured I would use the momentum to continue experimenting in the kitchen.
Turning pasta noodles into Ramen noodles isn’t so much a recipe as it is a method. I boiled Angel Hair pasted in a pot filled with water (yes, I still measured the water!) and one tablespoon of baking soda and one tablespoon of salt. I can’t definitively say the noodles tasted like the Ramen noodles I am used to, but I can without a doubt say they tasted different.
Part of the reason I waited so long to try transforming noodles had to do with being indecisive on how to serve them once I made them. After I picked up a Saathee magazine a local Indian restaurant last weekend, I knew I found my recipe: hot and soup soup. Though the recipe written below contains specific measurements, I liken making soup to transforming noodles in the sense both are methods rather than hard-and-fast recipes.
If you don’t like bean sprouts, then forget about them all together. Alter the taste of the soup with light or dark soy sauce or white or cider or wine vinegars. If you would like a thicker soup, whisk one or two teaspoons of cornstarch with water, then add it to the broth. Or if you are not up for soup but want to experiment with the noodles, how does stir fry sound? Though I have no pictures to show for it, I used the extra Ramen noodles and vegetables that did not make it into the soup in a stir fry, and it was equally delicious. Have fun experimenting!
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 cups water
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1 package Ramen noodles (or 1 cup of homemade Ramen noodles)
- 1 egg, whisked
- 4 green onions, chopped
- Place all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil.
- When the soup is boiling, slowly pour in the whisked egg.
- Remove from heat and add the green onions.