Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dressed up Ramen!

Are we talking black tie?  No silly gooses!  David and I are obsessed with Phở, (pronounced fa) a vietnamese noodle soup with thinly sliced meat and herbs.  There are many different ways to have your phở, however we figured out a really easy way to have it at home- without having to run to the Vietnamese Restaurant or Asian Grocery store.  Yes that also means it's not authentic, but in a pinch it sure does the trick.  (Or maybe it just makes us feel more grown up by saying we are not eating the ramen of our college days, but phở.)  Oh well, who gives a phở.

First Step: Make the ramen as usual on the stovetop.  Last two minutes before noodles are done, crack an egg in the pot.  (Essentially you poach the egg, read this post for more on that: Somewhere Poached Eggs.)  

Second Step:  Pour the contents of the pot (noodles, water, and egg) into your serving bowl.  Add the ramen seasoning.  (We split one package between our two bowls)  Mix it in.  Try not to break the egg yet.

Third Step:  Now this is where it gets fun, add whatever you like!  We usually add handful of spinach, cilantro, asian basil, tomatoes, or green onion.  Just whatever we have on hand.

Fourth Step:  Secret ingredients!  Add one spoonful of each to your bowl.  Sun Luck Pure Sesame Oil, Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar in Roasted Garlic, Kikkoman less sodium Soy Sauce.  These are staples in our pantry.

And this is the payout:

This is the MONEY spoonful!  A little broth, a little egg yolk- YUM!  C'est Magnifique!

How do you make your ramen?  Ahem!  Phở?


  1. yours looks professional! i love pho as well, but never, ever thought of making it myself. this is officially on my list of things to do! :)

    1. Thanks lovely! I've been away for a while, did you have time to try it yet? It's seriously so good! Let me know what you think if you do.

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