Cooking Ramen
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I'm definitely going to cook ramen sometime soon, I just don't know when.
It will be my first time and I'm worried it will turn out terrible.

No, I don't mean instant ramen.
I mean real ramen. I believe they sell these "real" ramen noodles in any american grocery store containing an "asia/oriental" aisle.
But fresh noodles are better, so I want to build from scratch. I got this idea while watching Space Brothers and they are training for meal rationing (not to mention years of watching Naruto)

However, I'm not a very good cook- I can barely make a decent omelet, cake, or meatloaf to name a few things. And that's when following a solid recipe, which I plan to do here as well (and watch a video or two)

So I'd like to know if anyone here has any experience making ramen and if they can give me any insight, advice, and predictions.
Posted 7/18/14 , edited 7/18/14
never tried.

my advice would be to make small amount first, to see if you got the mixture ratio right.

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I made my own Ramen once. The noodles came out way to thick though but other then that it was pretty freaking Delicious. It puts instant Ramen to shame.
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hinhata wrote:

I made my own Ramen once. The noodles came out way to thick though but other then that it was pretty freaking Delicious. It puts instant Ramen to shame.


A knife sucks at cutting the dough for the noodles so try a wire or something.

Edit: Wait did I just reply to myself? I didn't know you could do that lol.
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zirito wrote:

I'm definitely going to cook ramen sometime soon, I just don't know when.
It will be my first time and I'm worried it will turn out terrible.

No, I don't mean instant ramen.
I mean real ramen. I believe they sell these "real" ramen noodles in any american grocery store containing an "asia/oriental" aisle.
But fresh noodles are better, so I want to build from scratch. I got this idea while watching Space Brothers and they are training for meal rationing (not to mention years of watching Naruto)

However, I'm not a very good cook- I can barely make a decent omelet, cake, or meatloaf to name a few things. And that's when following a solid recipe, which I plan to do here as well (and watch a video or two)

So I'd like to know if anyone here has any experience making ramen and if they can give me any insight, advice, and predictions.


I haven't made the noodles myself, but the stock is just as important. I've made some of the ramen recipes in this book and they turned out great.
http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Soul-Cooking-Tonkatsu-Kitchens-ebook/dp/B00BVJG5GC/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1
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Mama noodles are pretty damn good
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From my chef friend...
A. you want to use bread flour, the dough is easier to work with. But you don't need to. 3 cups

b. 1tbsp salt+1tsp alkaline salt (or you can bake baking soda at 250 for an hour)
1/2 cup warm water and 1/2 cup xold.

Dissolve alkaline salt in warm water, add cold water
Combine with flour, knead 5 mins, rest 20 mins, then knead 5 mins (but it's hard word)
chill then roll and cut. use fishing line or chinese knife, square and sharp.

Make pork stock, start with kombu seaweed and add pork (ham hock) and dried shiitake. You'll want to steep the kombu and the dried mushrooms and use this water plus more to start the base.

I have yet to make pork belly, the pork belly we had form chef friends surpassed any we've had before. Taste as you go.

Serve with half a soft boiled egg. prep the noodles the day before. soup too, if it sits overnight its even better.
Best way to do it is to have a bunch of people help and all get the fed.

Good luck.
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sorry, almost forgot, make 1/2 the recipe.
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Posted 7/18/14

zirito wrote:

I'm definitely going to cook ramen sometime soon, I just don't know when.
It will be my first time and I'm worried it will turn out terrible.

No, I don't mean instant ramen.
I mean real ramen. I believe they sell these "real" ramen noodles in any american grocery store containing an "asia/oriental" aisle.
But fresh noodles are better, so I want to build from scratch. I got this idea while watching Space Brothers and they are training for meal rationing (not to mention years of watching Naruto)

However, I'm not a very good cook- I can barely make a decent omelet, cake, or meatloaf to name a few things. And that's when following a solid recipe, which I plan to do here as well (and watch a video or two)

So I'd like to know if anyone here has any experience making ramen and if they can give me any insight, advice, and predictions.


Hi! I've closed this because individual personal threads aren't allowed in the CR forums.

If you need additional advice beyond what's already been offered in this thread, an internet search would probably give you the best results.

The most appropriate existing threads for asking on CR's forums are:

The General Help/Advice Thread (stickied near the top of the General Discussion forum)

browsing in some of the food/cooking-related threads, and if it seems appropriate, asking there while also responding to the subject of the thread. Here are a couple of possibilities:

/forumtopic-849267/what-was-the-last-thing-you-cookedbaked
/forumtopic-849945/your-hobbies-outside-of-the-anime-world (if cooking is one of your hobbies)
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