Samstag, 26. Mai 2012

Spicy hot ramen

Hello lovely readers :)

Today I´ll doing a recipe post of my favourite korean ramen :)
I do almost every 3rd day ramen, not the instant noodles but self-made keke :D I like it hot and spicy. If you read my older posts you´ll know that I like korean food :)
Homemade food is always cheaper and better than instant food :) but not everyone has time for it, I can understand it, but if you have, do it! It´s definitely worth it! I love the korean hot chillies, they are moderately hot, not like the thai or indian chillies haha - you´ll die or at least I always nearly die, when the soup has this colour O_O XD

The ingredients for 2 persons:

-- 300g/ 0,6 pounds noodles oriental style noodle (pasta)
-- 600 ml/ 2 1/2 cups broth I used chicken (should be hot!)
-- 1 tbsp vegetable oil (not olive oil)

-- pork meat - as much as you like, I used 50g -thinnly sliced  (you can use whatever meat you like, for the vegetarian -skip it)
meat marinade:
pinch of salt, pinch of pepper, 1 Tbsp oyster sauce

-- 1 clove of a garlic - chopped 
-- 5cm/ 2 inch of the white leek part or 1/2 of a small onion -sliced
-- 1 1/2 handfull of vegetables you can use whatever your hearts desire :) I would say 3 big chunks of the top of the broccoli, 2 big chunks of cauliflower, 1 small carrot, I used freezed vegetables

hot sauce:
-- 2 tbsp gochujang (korean chilli paste)
-- 1 tblsp sesame oil 
-- 1 tsp mirin (rice vinegar)
-- pinch salt
-- pinch pepper
-- 1 tsp sugar
-- 2 tbsp chilli flakes (without seeds, with seeds I would only use 1 tsp hot!hot!)
-- 1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds (I prefer the white ones) (ohhh no I forgot them :( ) 
Stir all the ingredients together

and at least for decoration and season to taste :
-- 2 tbsp green leeks 
-- 1/2 tomatoes per bowls (didn´t had any on hand)
-- a squeeze of a lemon juice
-- If you want 1 boiled egg (I forgot it, noo not again! I always forget the best of the soup!)

First cook the noodles for 6-8 min for me the best time (in the package they write 10 min in my opinion too long) after cooking rinse them under cold water, prepare them on your bowl

I recomment to don´t use a teflon pan, because we work on high heat, over time it would dent your bottom pan!  
Turn the stove on high heat put the oil in it (now we have to work really quick, we don´t want to burn our garlic). When your cooking spoon fizzles in the oil -> it´s time! Let your garlic fry for few sec., stir! stir! stir! Put your meat in it until it´s more than half cooked, now turn the heat down on medium heat throw the onions in, until they get glazed. Put the vegetables in for 5min -don´t forget to stir! :)

- without meat: stove on high heat, put oil in the pan until your cooking spoon fizzles, throw your vegetables in (because we want it in the foreground, if we would use garlic or onions first they would burn - the juice of the meat would prevents the garlic or onions from burning) until they get a little bit brown, stir! Turn on medium heat and add the onion and garlic to the vegetables, cook until the vegetables are cooked through, I would say 5 min.

Add the hot sauce, stir it for few minutes, you´ll know when, the flavours will develope an awesome aroma, it smells gorgeous! Put your hot broth (I really recommend the hot broth, because it's faster and the soup stays clear) in it, after it's boiling it's ready to serve! 

 Now the best part :) fill your bowl with the soup

Squeeze a little bit lemon juice, put tomatoes on the top and green leek for decoration. You can put half of a boiled egg on top  :) voilá a super delicious self-made ramen! In 15 min

Happy! Happy!

 Yuuuumiiii, it´s time to eat!

You´re going to be addicted :D like me^^, for the non-hot eater I would skip the dry chilli pepper. The hot chilli paste isn´t hot like really hot :D believe me it´s even less hot like the famous korean Nongshim instant noodles. While writing the blogpost it looks mouthwatering haha I should lay a bowl on my desk XD. Hope you enjoyed my blogpost :)
Please tell me your self-made ramen experiences and write a comment below if you tried it  ;D
I wish you good luck :) ..and enjoy your meal!

Nony :-*


  1. Dear Nony,

    I assume that's not your real name, but it's the only one I know, so I hope I can call you like that.
    I need to tell you something that I will never forget.
    I'm a woman who has pretty much everything in her life, I made it to head surgeon in a highly prestigious hospital at a very young age, and had pretty much everything I ever dreamed of.
    So five years ago when I started having a depression I couldn't admit it to myself, I mean it seemed laughable for somebody in my position. After a while I had to admit it though.
    I started treatment, but nobody could help me. I'm convinced that it's very important to go to a psychiatrist if you have any problems like that, and that they can help most people.
    Unfortunately I wasn't one of them. I went to four highly reputable psychiatrists, tried everything, but my condition got worse and worse.
    At the end I lost my will to live. I stopped eating, lost weight (I have always been fairly thin, so when I lost 30 pounds it really was a lot), took a break from work, couldn't do anything - and didn't want to, just didn't see any point in anything.
    To be honest I just didn't want to live anymore, just wanted everything to finally stop.
    And one day, for whatever reason I decided to go online, which was very strange because I'd even stopped checking my mails. I guess I just wanted to see again how degenerated the world is, even online. And then a miracle happened: I don't know what I searched for, but I found your blog and from there I somehow found my way to your youtube account. And you, with your beautiful honest smile and your beautiful voice, with your funny and happy attitude, you made the unbelievable possible. Nobody could help me, and at the end you were the only one who could help me.
    You made me smile, feel warm inside again, feel a purpose in life. I don't know much about you, I don't know who you are, what you do now, or what you'll one day become. I don't know how you think or anything about your character. But no matter if you are a beggar or a millonaire, a janitor or a professor - I don't care about that. What I know for sure and always will know is you saved my life. I now for a fact that without you I would be dead by now. I found your blog and video about 6 weeks ago, and with every time I visited it I felt better and better. I recovered completely and couldn't be happier. I can't believe it myself, I really am happy now!
    I recovered my strenght and started working again 2 weeks ago. I printed out a picture of you in which you smile and always have it with me in my pocket and my purse. I already saved some lives in the past days, and every time I watch your picture afterwards and smile, and now - every life I save is because of you!
    So in my name and everybody who's life I'm responsible for I thank you so so much for everything. I can't even say what your did exactly or how you did it, I just know that you really are truly special. As special as anybody could be, one of a kind, literally and genuinely special. I can't even describe what it is, you just have it. I'm starting to think you are something like an angel, and please don't laugh - I'm usually not a superstitious person at all.
    I will never be able to thank you enough for what you did to me and still do, but I promise to never forget you in my life, I'll always be thankful and hope to save as many other lives in your name as I can!
    thank you! thank you! thank you! thank you! thank you! thank you!

    with so much love,

  2. Dear Anne,
    I did a video answer for you :)
    A person like you who looks for mental satisfaction is worth more than 10.000 people with money and a high paid job :) because if all materialistic things we strive for are gone or destroyed we are left with what' s really important in life.
    I want you to feel hugged and kissed

    1. Hello Nony,

      sorry I took so long with my response, but we currently have 20-hour shifts at the hospital and I also have to do a lot of work I left aside. But finally it's friday and I have a little time.
      I was so moved by your message and your touched that you even dedicated a video to me. And you even made it in english! Altough I do understand a little bit of german, it's of course much easier for me tu understand, so I really thank you for the extra effort you made.

      I will be thankful forever and wish you all the best, such a special person like you really deserves it!

      many hugs and kisses,


    2. Heeeello Aaaannee,
      you´re reeal <3 I´m thankful too, because we give each other love and strenght :)

      hope you had a wonderful and relaxing day or weekend!

      wow you understand german :D I can do subtitles in every video for you without much effort, it wouldn't really mean more work for me :) maybe you can learn more german that way :D and have more fun while watching :D

      hugs and kisses :-*

  3. Oh my god, that looks sooo delicious!
    I haven't had korean food for almost one year now._.

    oh btw,you look gorgeous^^
    Are you Korean?


    1. Haha Aimie you funny girl :D thank you :) I'm not korean. Where do you come from?
      Lovely greetings

  4. YUMMI!

    Love, V ( <3

  5. YUMI YUMMMMI, OMG that looks so great!
    make more please, you are so pretty!

    1. ohh yeah it´s really yummi I like it even more with mushrooms! I will do more blogposts! Thaaaank youu :-*** :)

  6. wow, I really can't believe you are not korean - you not only look like a typical korean yourself, even your food look like homemade korean food, simply unbelievable!
    Being beautiful and making yumi food, what more could you ask for?