As you might imagine, ramen is one popular dish on the streets of Tokyo and Kyoto. During our latest visit out east, my fiancé and I scoured the streets looking for best ramen shops. No surprise, we had trouble finding ramen that wasn’t good!
Our favorite shop while traveling was in Kyoto called ICHIRAN Kyoto Kawaramachi. Like most restaurants serving this noodle dish, you order via a pictorial vending machine. You start by inserting coins and pressing a button to indicate which flavor you’d prefer (pork is most common). Once you receive your proper menu ticket, you’re escorted to extra cozy single booths where you face waist-high windows awaiting your meal.
To make authentic ramen is actually quite difficult, taking up to three days! It’s all about the broth, which needs to simmer, stew, simmer & stew some more. For those who have NOTHING to do for the next three days, check out this traditional ramen recipe here.
BUT if you want to take the more INSTANT ramen approach, try the recipe below (and it’s g-free)!
Easy At-Home Ramen Recipe
What You’ll Need:
- Rice Ramen Noodles (I used the Lotus Foods brand from Whole Foods)
- Shredded cooked chicken breasts
- 1 cups of your favorite bone broth (love the chicken flavor from The Brothery)
- Toppings of your choosing, including diced green onions, red pepper flakes, slice of lime or lemon, etc.
What You’ll Do:
- Cook the noodles (single cake will do for a single person) following the bag’s instructions, about 4 minutes
- Defrost chicken bone broth in a super sauce pan
- Drain the noodles and place in dish, top with additional toppings and shredded chicken
- Pour broth over noodles and do as the Japanese do!