So blessed to be given this takeaway ramen from Ichiran 一蘭 Ramen – the best ramen in Japan! – and getting to taste it again after one year is just too blissful! 🙂 Retailing at ￥1,852 per box consisting of 5 portions, this is probably the closest you can get to tasting it in Singapore other than buying an air ticket and flying to Japan!
One portion of the takeaway Ichiran Ramen that you can cook at home consists of a packet of Hakata-style thin noodles, the broth (soup) and the red dry sauce.
Great treat on the 3rd day of the Lunar New Year!
Cooking instructions on the back of the box in Japanese but not too hard to figure out how to cook them with the picture illustrations.
Close up of the Hakata-Style Thin Noodles.
“Made from the rarest flours that are crafted in carefully calibrated conditions of temperature and humidity to yield a consistency and texture that pairs flawlessly with the broth.”
Cooking the noodles.
Just throw them into the pot and they will slide down nicely. It is even easier than cooking pasta/instant noodles!
I cooked the ramen for 2min and 30sec for the normal texture as indication on the box. If you prefer your noodles to be harder, cook it for 2min. Anything softer, it is up to you to decide. 😛
Add in the broth (soup) after 2min and 30 sec and swirl it thoroughly through the noodles and you are done!
My messily prepared Ichiran Ramen topped with the red dry sauce. The oil split the moment the chilli powder was sprinkled on it. 😛
Decided to add some parsley in to make it look a little more like the original one 😛
Re-attempted a portion on the 10th day of the Lunar New Year and decided to add an egg to it. No Char Siew but this is as close as I could get to it looking like the real thing! 😛
Cutting open my hard boiled egg with a soft yolk. Pardon my lousily cut egg as I used the wrong tool to cut it 😛
Enjoying the Ichiran ramen and slurping it in the comfort of my home!
Broth wise, the takeaway version is not as creamy as the ones in the restaurants in Japan but I am happy just to be able to taste an ISO certified ramen in the comfort of my home. 🙂 Love the texture of the noodles and I would definitely recommend that you buy a box home as souvenir and cook it for your love ones! 🙂