Kimchi Ramen Recipe with Egg is hot, spicy, and full of deep flavors. This main course hearty soup will warm you up on a fall or winter night. Kimchi Ramen with Egg is my all time favorite bowl of comfort!
Disclaimer: While I’ve had amazing versions of this in Korean restaurants, my recipe is far from authentic. Delicious yes, authentic, no.
And guess what? With prepared kimchi, from start to finish, this kimchi ramen recipe takes fifteen minutes!
While a small portion works for a first course, I especially love it as a hearty main course. If you serve it as a first course, it’s perfect followed by Spicy Flank Steak with Ginger and Garlic. Now that’s a meal!
What is Kimchi?
- A staple in Korean cuisine, Kimchi is a fermented vegetable dish.
- There are hundreds of varieties and in the United States we’re most familiar with one made from salted napa cabbage and spices.
- Kimchi is typically combined with other vegetables like radish, onion, and garlic.
- Kimchi can be described as having sour, spicy and umami flavors.
What’s in this Kimchi Ramen with Egg?
- kimchi (I used this one, which includes: salt, cabbage, daikon, carrot, onion, garlic, dried red pepper and ginger.)
Kimchi Ramen Tips and Substitutions
- I think it’s really fun to make homemade kimchi. That said, it has to ferment for a couple of weeks, so you’d have to have it at the ready. If you’re not up for that (totally get it!), not to worry, there’s a very easy fix. Buy a jar of your favorite prepared kimchi.
- Gluten-free? No problem — you can use gluten-free ramen noodles.
Make Kimchi Ramen with Egg when you want delicious warming comfort in a bowl.
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I hope you love this Ramen Kimchi with Egg as much as we do!
Kimchi Ramen with Egg
- Cook the ramen with the kimchi. In a large soup pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the ramen cakes, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook until they're soft, but slightly undercooked -- about 2 minutes. Add the kimchi and brining liquid, and stir to blend.
- Add the eggs. Keeping the heat on low, crack the eggs into broth, a good few inches apart. Cover the pot with a fitted lid to poach the eggs -- this should take 3 to 4 minutes.
- Serve and garnish. Use a ladle to add the the soup to two large serving bowls, spooning the egg on top last. Garnish with a sprinkling of Togarashi and serve!
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