1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced (optional)
4 cups vegetable broth
1 TBSP rice vinegar (optional)
3 TBSP low-sodium soy sauce (more to taste)
1 TBSP Sriracha sauce (more or less, depending on your heat tolerance) 2- 3 oz portions of Ramen (discard the flavor packets)
*I used fresh noodles.
Sliced scallions Sesame seeds Shredded carrots Soft-boiled egg.
Heat sesame oil and olive oil in a medium-large saucepan over moderate (see notes). Add garlic and ginger, and simmer until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Do not brown the garlic, or else you'll get a bitter flavor.
Add the carrots and mushrooms if you're using them, and simmer until they soften, about a minute, stirring frequently.
Add the broth, Sriracha sauce, rice vinegar (if using), and soy sauce. Stir, and bring to a simmer; let it go for about five minutes. Taste, and adjust heat and taste to your liking by adding more Sriracha and soy sauce if needed.
Carefully place the Ramen noodles into the pot of simmering broth and allow to cook for approx. 2-3 minutes, or until cooked and tender.
Carefully transfer the soup and noodles to bowls, and allow to cool. At this time, make your soft-boiled egg.
Soft Boiled egg.
Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the egg(s), and let them boil for five minutes. In the meantime, prepare an ice bath in a bowl. Once five minutes are up, remove the egg(s) and dunk them into the ice bath for about a minute to cool them off enough to handle. Then, lightly crack and roll them on a flat surface, peel, slice in half, and place on top of your Ramen. I poached the eggs in silicone cups right on top of the cooking soup.
Garnish with your toppings of choice.
*In case you were wondering why I use the two oils, it's because using just sesame oil can bring a bit too much of a potent sesame taste to your broth, depending on what you're using. But it's nice to have that hint, so I decided to mix the two. You can definitely use one or the other if you prefer.