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Ramen Recipes

Hello :)

I’m looking for some different ways to prepare ramen noodles. Specifically, I’m interested in soy and chili flavored recipes.

If anyone has a personal favorite ramen recipe, or any tips on changing up the typical bowl of noodles, please share!

I’m writing specific articles for an internet media group, using the seasoning packets is out of the question in this case.

Any and all replies are appreciated :)

Apr 19, 2011
SerenasKitchen in Home Cooking

Cooking Asian Food

You’re right, I should just find my way down to an Asian market. I live in the US, but there’s plenty around here too. I just moved down to the city from the Mountains a year or so ago, so I haven’t checked them out yet. Whole Foods isn’t likely to have everything I need to get started.

I think with your list, I just finished off my shopping list. Now to sit down and spend today looking up authentic recipes :) I just ordered a few recommended cookbooks from Amazon, I’ll make do ‘till they get here. I can’t wait to get started!

My only fear is that I’m cooking for two, and my fiancé is a critic when it comes to food… Wish me luck!

Apr 19, 2011
SerenasKitchen in Home Cooking

Cooking Asian Food

Thank you! I didn’t think of looking on YouTube **face palm** She has some great videos!

Apr 19, 2011
SerenasKitchen in Home Cooking

Cooking Asian Food

I’ve never made miso soup, but I do love it! Thanks for your tips :)
Oyakodon looks amazing, and simple enough, thanks for the recommendation! I’ve added the ingredients you mentioned to a general shopping list, do you have a favorite Dashi recipe you wouldn’t mind sharing?

Apr 18, 2011
SerenasKitchen in Home Cooking

Cooking Asian Food

I’ve been using a big bag of mid-quality short grain rice I purchased from Costco, but it always comes out a bit dry. Do you have any suggestions? Just buy new rice maybe? I use a rice cooker, but with a quick search on Amazon, I get the feeling I need a bamboo steamer for great rice.

Chicken is my favorite meat, so I’ll certainly pull up a teriyaki sauce recipe for starters. I use allrecipes.com to find most of my stuff, but if anyone has a favorite, I’d love to try it :)

Thank you for the tips, I’ve added all of that to my shopping list! I might end up ordering some of it off the web since my only resource is Whole Foods right now. I hope they at least have fish sauce.

Thanks once again!

Apr 18, 2011
SerenasKitchen in Home Cooking

Cooking Asian Food

Mmm, that recipe looks great! Thanks for sharing :) I don’t live near an Asian grocer, I was hoping I could find all I need at the Whole Foods across the street though. I’ll have to check and see if they have the lime leaves **fingers crossed**, though I kind of doubt they will. I don't own a car right now, so I can't really drive to an Asian market anywhere. :(

I’m heading out for a shopping trip in two days and hope to pick up what I need for my first attempt at Asian cooking. I'll be making this one if they happen to have the lime leaves...

Apr 18, 2011
SerenasKitchen in Home Cooking

Cooking Asian Food

Thank you for those resources! I’m always shy about buying cookbooks unless I know others have tried and enjoyed the recipes, I’ve have many bad experiences.

I did a quick search and didn’t find much, but I’m new here and still learning how navigate the site. Thanks for the warm welcome!

Apr 18, 2011
SerenasKitchen in Home Cooking

Cooking Asian Food

I’m looking for some easy recipes and basic ingredients needed to learn how to cook Thai, Chinese and Japanese food. Asian dishes are by far my favorite, but I’ve never tried making anything other than stir fry.

If you could share some tips, your favorite no-fail recipes, a basic pantry shopping list or even your own learning experiences, I would greatly appreciate it.

In our household, nearly every dish contains meat in some form, so please no recipes I can’t at least modify to include chicken, steak or fish. :)

I look forward to any and all replies!

Apr 18, 2011
SerenasKitchen in Home Cooking