RAMEN PART 1: Spicy Asian Noodles
I thought it would be appropriate to do sort of an ode to ramen for this blog. The thing is, there are so many awesome ways to fuck with ramen that just one blog post could not possibly do it justice, so I plan on posting a series of simple, quick, cheap, and fancy ramen recipes.
This particular recipe is inspired by a Chinese noodle dish featured in an episode of Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong.
- Any combination of two crunchy vegetables, for example bean sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, bell peppers, and carrots
- Ramen noodles, boiled with seasoning until barely pliable, and drained
- Minced garlic
- Soy sauce
- Hot pepper oil (see caption for ingredients)
- Scallions (optional)
- Garlic water (optional - but it’s just water infused with a few crushed cloves)
- Cooked chicken(optional)
Add some oil to a pan over medium high heat and throw in your minced garlic. Give it a few seconds then add your crunchy vegetables, chicken, and scallions (all chopped or sliced). Add a few dollops of the crushed red pepper oil and two teaspoons of soy sauce. After stirring everything together add your noodles. Toss it around. Lastly, turn the heat up to very high and add the garlic water. Plate and enjoy :0)