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The most delicious Korean ramen recipe

Stephany Sánchez
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Korean ramen

Korean ramen is also known as chapaguri or Ram-Don appears in a scene from the movie "Parasite", thanks to this it has gained a lot of popularity. It is an iconic dish of Korean cuisine, and it is one of the most delicious.

If you are one of those who like to know foods from the different cultures of the world, this is an ideal dish to discover. In addition, it is very simple to prepare.

Next, we will explain its preparation with envelopes and in a homemade way, as well as some tips for a perfect Korean ramen.

Korean ramen ingredients

  • 250 grams of Korean wheat noodles.

  • A pound and a half of thick meat.

  • 250 grams of thick noodles.

  • Three tablespoons of fermented black bean paste.

  • Three tablespoons of vegetable oil.

  • Two tablespoons of Mirin or rice vinegar.

  • Two tablespoons of brown sugar.

  • Half a cup of chicken or beef broth.

  • Starch water (This is made with two and a half tablespoons of potato starch and two and a half tablespoons of water) and a half cup of dashi.

What you need to know before starting the recipe

  • It is best to use two types of Korean ramen noodles, a thin one and a thick one. Just use the brand of your choice.

  • For a perfect recipe, use fresh noddles.

  • This is a very common type of ramen in Korea, so recreating this recipe in a homemade way can be a bit tricky. Therefore, it is best to have a lot of patience

Steps for the preparation of Korean ramen

Note: There are two ways to prepare this ramen, one is with the pre-preparation envelopes and the other is homemade.

Preparation of the envelope ramen

  1. Cut the meat into medium and regular squares and cook it on medium to finish cooking later. Reservation.

  2. This will be the time to cook the ramen, and to do this, open the ramen bags and place a saucepan with water over medium heat. When the water is boiling, add the noodles and add half the seasonings from the ramen package.

  3. Let the noodles cook for 5 to 6 minutes. When they are ready to strain, separate some water from the pot into a bowl and reserve for the sauce later.

  4. Strain the noodles and add the rest of the seasonings from the envelope to the pot. Later, add the reserved water from the previous step.

  5. Stir the jides with the seasonings and water with a pair of chopsticks until well blended.

  6. In the pot, pour the reserved pieces of meat from step 1 and let all the ingredients cook and integrate well.

  7. Serve the ramen on a plate and eat it while it's still hot.

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Instant ramen

Preparation of homemade ramen

Preparation of the dressings and sauce.

  1. In a pan with a little oil, add the mushrooms and onions to fry them.

  2. When you notice that the onions are golden brown, add the black bean paste, stir and add the brown sugar. Later, we add the Korean paprika, ginger, onion powder and chili.

  3. Stir well to integrate all the ingredients. Add a little beef or chicken broth and a little rice wine vinegar. Continue mixing to integrate well.

  4. Add a little dashi, this is a fish broth. Take care that it is extremely concentrated. Stir very well to integrate all the ingredients for a couple of minutes.

  5. On one side, prepare a mixture of potato starch with water, in order to create starch water.

  6. The starch water from the previous mixture, we will add it to our mixture for the ramen. This will help thicken the consistency of the ramen.

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Preparation of the sauce

Preparation of the meat.

  1. For the meat, add salt on both sides and cook a little to leave it medium on both sides. In this way, the meat will have juiciness and flavor.

  2. Transfer the meat to a board and cut into medium pieces. It doesn't matter if it's a little undercooked, the meat will finish cooking with the ramen.

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Meat preparation

Preparation of ramen.

  1. In a saucepan, add a little water and place over medium heat. When you notice that it begins to boil, add the noodles or noddles to the water and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. Strain the noodles and reserve.

  3. Add the meat to the sauce and mix so that it integrates very well and place everything over medium heat to cook for a couple of minutes.

  4. Finally, add the noodles and stir very well and let them cook for a couple more minutes.

  5. Serve the ramen on a plate and consume it hot.

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Homemade ramen

Recommendations, advice and tips to make your ramen perfect

It is best to prepare the ramen in a homemade and artisanal way and give it your own taste and personal touch, but the noddles are better bought fresh. This is because these are very complicated to prepare. Therefore, it is better to buy them already prepared by experts.

The difference between instant and artisanal or homemade ramen is that the flavors of artisanal are more concentrated. Therefore, it has a better taste and consistency.

However, the ingredients to use are not always easy to find in your local market.

It is for the above that if you want a unique and different flavor, try to get the ingredients little by little, or buy them online until you gather them all. This is a recommendation for those who want to get a true Korean experience on their palate.

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Two types of ramen

Korean ramen recipe conclusions

This is a delicious recipe that deserves to be known and that you enjoy at home, as it is the best way to personally know why this recipe is so loved in Korea.

It is best to taste it accompanied by a little Korean wine to complement its flavor.

Feel free to prepare this recipe at home and surprise everyone with an authentic Korean dish.