How to Make Delicious Homemade Ramen


How to make homemade ramen

Aubrea Arugeta

Ramen is a common food that most Americans know and love, but what is in Ramen? How do you make it? And why is it so addicting?



  • Nori (seaweed)  
  • 1 Green onion
  • Napa cabbage 
  • 1 Ginger
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Shallot
  • Enoki mushroom 
  • Cilantro
  • Mint
  • Bok choy
  • Lemongrass 
  • Garlic


  • Mirin
  • Soy sauce


  • Whole chicken
  • Beef soup bones


  • Plain Ramen noodles


  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Vegetable oil 
  • Eggs (hard-boiled) 
  • Chile oil


  • Remove legs and thighs from chicken, Set aside/ If innards are still in chicken remove.
  • Season chicken how you prefer and roast when the dish is ready to be served (at least a few hours before)
  • Heat stovetop to medium heat
  • Add oil to a large pot 
  • Add beef bone
  • Add in 5 tbsp of soy sauce 
  • Add 1 tbsp of ginger
  • Take white onion (medium size) and cut into quarters and slice thinly (then add into a pot)
  • Add in 1 cup of dry mushrooms
  • Add in ⅓ cup of sugar 
  • Add 3 cups of water
  • Stir for 3 minutes 
  • Add in ½ clove of garlic (whole)
  • Add in 1 shallot
  • Add 4 chicken legs 
  • Add in 1 tbsp of salt
  • Let simmer for 40 minutes 
  • If you would like to serve the dish the next day put the lid on and put in the fridge
  • Strain broth with a fine strainer
  • Season chicken how you wish 
  • Put into the oven at 360%
  • Cook until internal temperature 160%
  • If the broth is cold, let simmer on the stove for 30 minutes to 1 hour ( stir occasionally)  
  • Add Ramen and chicken to the broth and stir.
  • Enjoy!!

Overall I think that the Ramen was amazing!! The broth tasted very silky and smooth. The broth takes the most time of the cooking process but is very delicious and is worth the time. The beef is the key to the recipe, it makes the soup have more flavor and is extremely good for you. If you would like to have a vegetarian option I suggest tofu as an alternative.


The total cost to make this dish is around 50-65 dollars (or $5.00 per serving) for an 8-12 serving size. The average price of ramen at a restaurant can be from 7.00-15.00 while an instant ramen noodle pack is only an average at 13 cents per packet.


Ramen is served with many toppings so you can choose your own as well. According to, the record of the Yokohama Ramen Museum, ramen originated in China and made its way over to Japan in 1859. Early versions were wheat noodles in broth topped with Chinese-style roast pork. 

Fun facts

-According to “There are 108,100mg of sodium in 47 teaspoons of salt. This means that it would take approximately 5,300 grams of Ramen to cause death in the average person. There’s 3 oz (85 grams) of Ramen per packet, That is  63 packets in a row.”

According to “Ramen noodles are deliciously addicting because of kansui. Kansui is mineral water with sodium carbonate, potassium carbonate, and sometimes phosphoric acid.”