How to Make Ramen Noodles at Home: A Step-by-Step Guide

I. Introduction

Are you a fan of ramen noodles? There’s nothing quite like the comfort of a warm, flavorful bowl of noodles. But have you ever considered making your own ramen noodles at home? Not only is it a fun activity, but you can customize your noodles to your taste preferences and dietary restrictions.

In this article, we will cover everything you need to know to make delicious ramen noodles at home. From the step-by-step guide to the history of this beloved dish, we’ve got you covered.

II. How to Make Ramen Noodles at Home

Making ramen noodles from scratch may seem intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple. Here’s a step-by-step guide:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour and salt together. Create a well in the center of the bowl for the eggs and water.
  2. Whisk the eggs and water together in a small bowl and pour into the center of the flour mixture.
  3. Using a fork, gradually mix the flour into the eggs and water until the dough comes together. Knead the dough for 5-6 minutes until it becomes smooth.
  4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, cut the dough into four equal pieces. Take one piece and flatten it with your hands, then run it through a pasta machine. Repeat this process, gradually making the thickness thinner each time. Stop at your desired thickness. Alternatively, you can use a rolling pin to roll out the dough thinly.
  6. Cut the noodles to your desired thickness. Let it dry on a rack for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  7. When you’re ready to cook the noodles, bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  8. Drain the noodles and add them to your ramen bowl. Top with your desired toppings and enjoy!

If you’re a visual learner, check out this video tutorial:

III. Personal Story

As a college student, I discovered the wonders of ramen noodles. I would stock up on instant ramen packets, but it wasn’t until I started making homemade ramen noodles that I truly fell in love with this dish. Not only is it customizable, but the process of making the noodles is therapeutic.

Homemade Ramen Noodles Recipe:


  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Follow the same instructions as above, using bread flour and vital wheat gluten instead of all-purpose flour.
  2. After rolling out the noodles, let them rest for at least 2 hours before cooking. This helps develop the gluten and gives the noodles a chewy texture.
  3. Cook the noodles by boiling them for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Rinse them under cold water to stop the cooking process, then add them to your ramen bowl.

IV. Video Tutorial

Prefer watching a video tutorial? Check out this step-by-step guide to making homemade ramen noodles:

V. Expert Advice

Want to take your ramen noodle game to the next level? We interviewed a chef and ramen expert to get their advice:

Interview with Chef Miyamoto:

Q: What are some common mistakes people make when making ramen noodles?

A: One mistake is not kneading the dough enough. The more you knead it, the softer and chewier the noodles will be. Another mistake is not letting the dough rest for long enough. Resting the dough allows the gluten to relax and makes it easier to roll out.

Q: What tips do you have for making the perfect bowl of ramen?

A: Use a good quality broth as the base. The broth is the foundation of the dish, so it’s important to use a flavorful one. Also, don’t skimp on toppings. The toppings are what make the dish unique and customizable.

VI. History and Culture

Ramen noodles have a rich history and cultural significance. The dish originated in China and was brought to Japan in the late 1800s. It quickly became a popular dish in Japan, with various regions adapting the dish to their local tastes.

Today, ramen noodles are enjoyed all over the world, with different variations and toppings. In Japan, there are even ramen museums and festivals dedicated to this beloved dish.

VII. Behind-the-Scenes

Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes at a ramen factory? Check out this video:

Here’s a recipe for the signature dish:

Spicy Miso Ramen:


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 packs of ramen noodles
  • Green onions, sliced (for garnish)
  • Eggs, boiled and sliced (for garnish)
  • Chili oil (for garnish)


  1. In a large pot, heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the miso paste, gochujang, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  2. Add the chicken broth, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Melt the butter in the broth. Add the ramen noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  4. Divide the noodles and broth into bowls. Top with sliced green onions, boiled eggs, and chili oil.

VIII. Conclusion

Now that you’re armed with everything you need to know about making ramen noodles at home, it’s time to get cooking! Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of enjoying a bowl of homemade noodles.

Experiment with different flavors and toppings, and don’t be afraid to get creative. Who knows? You may even come up with your own signature dish.

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