This is a cold and wet winter with most days being gloomy and dark.
I am not sure about you, when it’s cold, all I wanted to eat is spicy food.
The spicier the better.
Recently, I am obsessed with Korean food now and I wanted to learn more about Korean cooking.
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This kimchi ramen is my new favorite.
I love having quick ramen for lunch.
I don’t use any of the seasoning packages in the ramen, instead I make the soup base and add my own ingredients and seasonings.
Imagine this bowl of steaming and piping hot kimchi ramen on a wet, gloomy and cold winter day.
Yep, my way of fighting winter blues.
For kimchi, I wanted to share a buying tip with you.
Don’t buy the bottled and mass-produced kimchi.
Buy it from your favorite Korean restaurant as they usually make them fresh in the restaurant.
Ask the waiter or cashier, they will most likely sell their kimchi to you.
If you love kimchi, don’t miss out my kimchi fried rice recipe.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 149 calories per serving.
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Kimchi Ramen – spicy Korean ramen with kimchi, mushroom and poached egg. Easy kimchi ramen recipe that takes only 15 mins to make.
- 2 large eggs
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 packs instant ramen
- 1 cup kimchi with juice, sliced
- 2 tablespoons Korean hot pepper paste Gochujang
- 1 teaspoon Korean chili powder Gochugaru
- 4 oz. mushrooms, white button mushroom, buna shimeji or shiitake
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped scallion
Bring a pot of water to a boil and then lower to a bubbling simmer. Poach the eggs by dropping each egg gently in the water and cook for about 4-5 minutes. Make sure the water covers the eggs. Remove the eggs with a strainer. Set aside.
Heat up the same pot and add the chicken broth. Bring it to boil. Add the kimchi, pepper paste, chili powder and ramen. When the ramen is about half done, add the mushroom and sesame oil. Add salt to taste. Transfer the noodles to two bowls and top with the poached eggs and scallions. Serve immediately.
Hello! I’m having a hard time finding Gochugaru powder locally, will the recipe still hold up with only the Gochujang paste?
Should be ok.
The absolute best kimchi ramen recipe ive found! After finding an instant version and giving it a try i fell in love with kimchi ramen and needed to make it at home! My absolute favorite comfort meal! Instead of salt i like to use a little soy sauce yumm
Should I add the ramen’s seasoning packets to this dish, or do I just use the noodles from the packets?
Just use noodles.
I wanted to make this recipe but instead of egg, I wanted to use extra firm tofu instead.
In order to get a good flavor infusion with the tofu, I figured it would be smart to cook it alongside the soup broth, mushrooms, and Kim chee.
Would you advise I add the tofu last with the other ingredients or all at the same time? And how much tofu would I use for a single serving? I’ve been able to do all of the other ingrediant reduction calculations fine.
I would add the tofu last and the quantity doesn’t matter.
Hello. When I boil the eggs and use the same pot to add the broth, do I empty the water first?
This recipe is delicious and my family loved it!!
Sara @ Last Night's Feast
Yum! This looks so delicious
Looks yummy. I dont have kimchi, can u suggest a replacement for kimchi and mushroom. I just wanted to try this dish. It isnt winter here but still wanted to give this for dinner
Hi Smitha, Please look up the recipe for Kimchi online. Its a simpler version of Indian Pickles. Here are couple of links, for kimchi. You can use Napa Cabbage or Radish as the main ingredient.
Good luck! Enjoy !
Hi Rasa. Where do I find all of the Korean Products that are fresh and will deliver them to my door. I am disabled. I love your website. I watch Modern Korean Cinema as well. I am American. Thank you so much. I have always loved to learn other food cultures, people and Countries. D. Pendleton
Hi Don, I think you can get the ingredients on Amazon and they would deliver it to your door. Try it. :)
Hi Mr. Pendleton,
I came across this website the other day, you might find it useful : http://crazykoreancooking.com/