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Spicy Oil Ramen (Soupless Ramen) with Kimchi

Spicy Oil Ramen (Soupless Ramen) with Kimchi

The umami-rich kimchi penetrates the noodles! This is a spicy oil ramen (soupless ramen) you can make easily at home.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Fresh ramen noodles
1 pack
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Mirin
2 teaspoons
Vinegar
1 teaspoon
Soy sauce
2 teaspoons
Kimchi (I used imported kimchi from Korea)
2 tablespoons or so, finely chopped
Additions of your choice (I used menma (pickled bamboo shoots), char siu (Chinese roast pork), eggs and finely chopped green onions)
As much as you like
Kimchi (Korean kimchi)
A generous amount

Steps

1. Combine sesame oil, mirin, vinegar and soy sauce in a large bowl and mix well. Cook the noodles in boiling water.
2. Add the finely chopped kimchi to the bowl and mix well.
3. Drain the cooked noodles well, and put into the bowl while piping hot and mix.
4. Transfer to a serving plate, and top with the additions of your choice and lots of kimchi. I used menma (pickled bamboo shoots), char siu (Chinese roast pork), eggs and finely chopped green onions this time.

Story Behind this Recipe

I combined two things I love, ramen noodles and kimchi. It's easy to make at home with everyday ingredients.
Korean produced kimchi is full of umami, so that's all you need for the sauce.
I recommend this for a lunch for one, or to serve to guests.