homemade ramen noodle soup recipe
  • 5 cups (1 quart + 1 cup) vegetable or chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 2 ramen noodle cakes* (see note above)
  • 3 Tablespoons shoyu or gluten-free tamari (I like Ohsawa brand)
  • pinch sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon + a pinch garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon + a pinch ground ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons dry wakame flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons white or yellow miso
  • handful of baby spinach leaves
  • ¼ cup scallions, green and white parts, sliced
  • other suggestions: thinly sliced mushrooms or bok choy (add to pot with noodles), bean sprouts, halved hard boiled egg, cooked shredded chicken or pork, cooked shrimp (add to the soup bowl), chili garlic sauce
  1. Place the vegetable stock in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the noodles, shoyu, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, ground ginger, and wakame flakes and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the ramen noodles are soft.
  3. Pour a ladle-full of stock into a bowl and add the miso*, whisk until smooth and then pour back into the stockpot.
  4. Stir in a few handfuls of baby spinach leaves until wilted.
  5. Ladle into bowls and garnish with scallions. Serve as is or with additional accompaniments as suggested above.
Feel free to adjust measurements based on your taste. I originally taught the soup with more seaweed because I really like it, but I don't think everyone liked it as much as I do, so I reduced the amount. Of course you can leave it out altogether if you wish! Also, some noodles are starchier than others, which means they will thicken up the soup a bit. If you want to avoid that, cook the noodles separately and dived them up between the bowls and pour the soup on top.

Miso is a live food.  In order to preserve its beneficial enzymes, do not boil it.

*Try to buy a brand where the noodles are baked, not fried, like Koyo or Ka-me.  If you use gluten-free noodles, boil them in a separate pot since they’ll make the soup too starchy.
Recipe by Pamela Salzman at https://pamelasalzman.com/homemade-ramen-noodle-soup-recipe/