I have to admit, I love pretty much any kind of noodles. And these new Yutaka ramen noodles are definitely not your standard ramen.
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Noodles are always popular in my house. I love wide flat rice noodles, thick chewy udon noodles, thin egg noodles, and the tiny glass vermicelli kind. I don’t care whether they’re in a stir fry or in a soup, and I’ll even admit to liking the type that come in a pot, from time to time.
But generally the ramen noodles that you buy in a packet aren’t anything special. In fact they’re more the kind of thing that you imagine students coming home to, after a long Friday night session.
So I was a little apprehensive when I received these Yutaki Ramen noodles. I mean, is it really possible to make ramen noodles posh?
There are two varieties in the range – Miso Ramen noodles with Miso Soup, and Tonkotsu Ramen noodles with Creamy Soya Soup. Each pack contains enough for two people, and both the noodles and the soup are split into two servings. That makes it really convenient if you are only cooking for one. Both varieties are free from MSG and suitable for vegetarians, and they’re ready to eat in minutes.
Preparing the Ramen is really easy – you just bring a saucepan of water to the boil, and then throw in your noodles. They take just 3 minutes to cook, then you drain the noodles and pop them in your bowl. The soup comes as a concentrated sauce in a foil sachet, so you just empty that into a jug and stir in 200ml of boiling water per sachet. It dissolves easily to make a smooth creamy soup that is packed full of umami flavour, and tastes much better than any packet ramen I’ve eaten before!
And then you just have to add your toppings to make a restaurant-style bowl of ramen. You could add pretty much anything you like, and whatever you have to hand. I kept my Tonkotsu ramen vegetarian with some spinach and coriander leaves, a finely chopped spring onion and a hard-boiled egg. But if you like, you could add in some shredded chicken, prawns or even some crispy bacon.
That’s all it takes, so you could be tucking into your ramen noodles in just a few minutes. But don’t forget your spoon, you won’t want to waste that soup!