Easy Kimchi Ramen

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Easy kimchi ramen is a quick weeknight dinner that can be on the table in under 20 minutes. The spicy broth and slurpy noodles are the perfect way to warm up on a snowy night!

Easy Kimchi Ramen via @HealthyDelish

Shawn and I recently finished watching the first season of Mind of a Chef. Japan shot straight to the top of our dream travel destinations. I want to eat at every hole-in-the-wall ramen shop I can find. Unfortunately, a flight halfway around the world isn’t exactly in the cards right now, but my ramen craving needed to be satisfied. Since Albany apparently skipped out on the ramen trend that has been sweeping the rest of the country, I had to take matters into my own hands.

Despite scouring the aisles of every Asian grocery store in the area for fresh ramen noodles, dashi, and kombu, I wasn’t able to find the ingredients that I needed to make ramen from scratch. So I did the best I could – I improvised and came up with this easy kimchi ramen. It might not be 100% authentic, but it’s a pretty darn good substitute.

Kimchi Ramen via @HealthyDelish

To make the broth, simmer kimchi, chicken stock, miso, and soy sauce until it’s velvety smooth and piping hot. Add some instant ramen noodles (throw away the seasoning packet) and boil them until they’re soft. While the noodles cook, soft boil some eggs. Serve the easy kimchi ramen with chopped scallions, soft boiled egg, and additional kimchi.

Look for prepared kimchi in the refrigerated section of the produce department. Leftover kimchi is great in kimchi and kale fried rice or on Korean Tacos.)

Spicy Kimchi Ramen via @HealthyDelish

This kimchi ramen recipe first appeared on Food Fanatic, where I share soup recipes.

By on January 29th, 2015

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie.

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12 thoughts on “Easy Kimchi Ramen”

  1. Living in Portland we are very lucky of having plenty of Asian noodle dishes all around us but who needs to go out when you can make this at home?! Looks and sounds so so good!

  2. I say this is from scratch enough! This looks and sounds brilliant…and those eggs are nothing short of perfection.

  3. I just love this blog! There’s always something I need to learn because food items with which I’m not at all familiar are becoming the norm so quickly! Like kimchi…if so many people enjoy it, I would like to introduce it to my family, too. I WILL be making this recipe…and thank you.


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