Ramen

Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup, usually made with Chinese-style noodles, a meat-based broth, soy sauce, sliced pork, dried seaweed and green onions. There are so many different variations of ramen (including the microwave kind you ate in college), and every recipe is easily customizable based on your diet. You can use shredded rotisserie chicken and chopped carrots and celery to create a chicken noodle soup-inspired ramen, or try something a bit more authentic like Grace Parisi’s shoyu ramen. Shoyu is Japanese soy sauce, which she adds to a pork-and-chicken broth along with ginger, leeks and seaweed. For toppings, use steamed baby spinach, soft-boiled eggs, scallions and nori to create a flavorful riff on this Japanese classic. Find these recipes and more from F&W’s guide to ramen.

Miso Chicken Ramen


Sometimes a ramen fix is just the right thing, and this quick and easy version from Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple hits the spot. The addition of white miso and runny eggs are key to making it feel more special than standard chicken noodle soup. Slideshow: More Ramen Recipes
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A Week in the Life of Jonathon Sawyer's Ramen Broth

When he launched his ramen bar Noodlecat in Cleveland in 2011, chef Jonathon Sawyer knew that the broth was of the utmost importance, and the stock he created lives on today. Here, he describes a week in its life.
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Do You Dream of Free Ramen? Enter This Contest

This weekend, Ivan Ramen is running a groovy Instagram contest. Anyone who goes to their place in Lower Manhattan and tags a picture of their meal on Instagram with #IvanRamen has a chance to win a perfect-for-holiday-sales $100 gift card.
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Go Inside Opening Night at a Super-Hot New Ramen Joint

Watch the above clip and jump into opening night at Hapa Ramen, the obsessed-over San Francisco pop-up that finally landed in a beautiful, permanent Mission District space just a few weeks ago.
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More Ramen

Shoyu Ramen

After visiting New York City's top ramen spots (including Ippudo NY, Sapporo and Momofuku Noodle Bar), Grace Parisi created her dream ramen with a pork-and-chicken-based broth that gets extra depth of flavor from kombu (seaweed) and shoyu (Japanese soy sauce).    More Noodle Soups  
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Oxtail Soup with Daikon and Ramen Noodles

Oxtail is a popular ingredient in Hawaiian cooking. Roy Choi makes it the base for the broth of his hearty soup and adds plenty of the tender braised meat as well. The soup is also packed with ramen noodles and sliced daikon and leeks, and then garnished with crisp, sweet fried garlic chips. Slideshow: Hearty, Healthy and Easy Noodle Recipes
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