○ Hon-dashi stock granules (or other umami seasoning)
○Grated ginger (optional)
Boil water in a pot. Grate the garlic.
Add all ○ condiments into the pot and bring to a boil. Done.
Serve with toppings of your choice. Sprinkle in hot pepper flakes if you like it spicy.
Here, I used stir-fried bean sprouts and ground beef for topping. It's easy, inexpensive, and instant. This is how I serve it regularly. Make sure to season lightly with salt and pepper when stir-frying.
Adding lard is optional, but it's essential if you like it rich.
You could use ginger for topping as well, just like at "Saimi," the famous ramen shop in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
Story Behind this Recipe
A recipe that my little sister learned from a friend. I was half in doubt whether if this would really turn out nice, but when I took a sip I just had to apologize for not trusting her. It's simple and delicious.
Stir-fried vegetables (like bean sprouts) are perfect as toppings for miso ramen. Miso ramen is generally made with medium-thick noodles or thick noodles, but this is also good with thin noodles. The char-siu in the picture above is "kuisinbou's" "Absolutely Delicious! Authentic Char-Siu" (Recipe ID: 171676)