My first Ramen noodles
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These noodles are firm, non sticky and chewy. If you have a pasta machine, consider using it because the dough is very tough to roll and knead.
  • For the noodles:
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons of vita wheat gluten
  • ½ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ⅔ cup of water water
  • 1 teaspoon of sodium carbonate powder

  • For the Stock:
  • 2 cups of homemade beef bone stock (or commercial beef broth)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 loosely packed cup of sliced shiitake
  • 1 green onion, sliced round
  • 1 tightly packed tablespoon of minced cilantro
  • 1 tightly packed teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of regular soy sauce
  • 1 tightly packed cup of finely sliced (length wise) green cabbage leaves
  • 3 tablespoons of light, unsweetened coconut milk
  • coarsely crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • For the garnish:
  • Soft boiled egg,
  • Black sesame seeds
  1. - In a medium sauce pan, mix all the ingredients for the stock and let simmer at low temperature for a minimum of 1 hour.
  2. - On the side, in a mixing bowl, start by adding the flour, vita wheat gluten and kosher salt. Mix well.
  3. - Pour the warm water in to a glass (on the side) and mix in the sodium carbonate. Mix well till it is dissolved.
  4. - Add the sodium carbonated water to the flour mixture and, with a wooden spoon, mix together till it's absorb by the flour. Once you don't see any liquid, take your hands and knead the dough for a minute or two until it form a smooth ball. The dough will seem very dry but try to resist the temptation to add more water.
  5. - Once your ball is form, wrap in plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes.
  6. - Fill up a big pot of water and bring it to a boil, on the stove top.
  7. - After 30 minutes, start rolling the dough as thin as you can (this is where the pasta machine would have come handy).
  8. - Fold the thin, rolled out dough in 3 (on itself like if you were folding a piece of paper) and, which a sharp knife, slice your noodles as thin as you can OR use your noodle attachment on the pasta machine.
  9. - Boil the noodles for 30 seconds to 1 minutes depending on how thin you were able to get them (mine took a good minute) and transfer them to your serving bowls.
  10. - Cover with the stock, add the soft boiled eggs on top and sprinkle a few black sesame, on the eggs for the look.
Recipe by Zesty & Spicy at