First, ask yourself what noodles do I need to make ramen? Fresh ramen is a distinctly Chinese soup that arrived in Japan with Chinese tradesmen in the nineteenth century, through the American occupation after the war, to the proliferation of instant ramen in Japan in the seventies.
Now there is a ramen shop even in small towns across America. Ramen delivery is expensive as is take-out. We help you get the same taste at home whenever you want regardless whether you have an Asian grocery in your town or not.
Look around and you can probably throw a stone and hit a ramen shop in any major or mid-town urban area today. Would you try to buy some noodles there on a regular basis- probably not? You would go broke! Ramen shops typically keep that ingredient under wraps. Keep reading to learn more!
Your Local Grocery Store
What about the store? Ah.. there may be an Asian grocery store near you- but many of the noodles are dried, fried, or frozen. This may be fine, but the result won’t be what you would experience at a ramen bar.
Make fresh ramen noodles at home
Make them yourself? If you have the time and want the satisfaction of making them yourself we say – go for it! But for us we are a little lazy and just want some fresh noodles we can use at the ready- NOW! Noodles that are from Japan; and are fresh and soft.
What noodles do I need to make homemade ramen?
We suggest Kaedama noodles or any of our Umami Fresh Ramen flavors get your ramen fix- ANYTIME! Each packet is portioned properly and has the springy texture that you expect from a ramen restaurant- but without the expensive price.
Cook the noodles for 2:00 minutes for “hard” noodles or 2:30 minutes for a softer noodle. Check out our article in the finer points of ramen noodles here.
Fresh noodles are the key to enjoying fresh ramen. They hold the essence of the broth and add to the taste of every variation and flavor of ramen.