Korean Shin Ramyun Kujiari style Ramen with Beef

Korean Kujirai style Ramen noodles with Beef.

The Best Ramen

I have always been a big fan of noodles and I have always loved Ramen. I don’t usually eat them with the soup, though. I’ve always cooked my ramen, drained the broth and eaten my noodles dry with a dash of soy sauce. I think that’s why I love this recipe so much. This Kujirai style Ramyun is a Korean ramen recipe that is derived from a comic book. It is cooked with a smaller portion of water and reduced until it’s practically gone. Then you just add a few more fresh ingredients over the top and, literally within minutes, its done.

Kujirai style Ramyun Ingredients with Beef.

Kujirai style Ramyun Noodles

It’s hard to find anything about this recipe and where it actually originates from. I mentioned that it supposedly comes from a comic book but, as far as I can tell, it isn’t the kind you might be thinking of, with super heroes and such. No, I can’t be certain but I think it comes from the comic style cook book, “Let’s Make Ramen” by Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan. I haven’t finished reading it yet but this book illustrates a fun story and the history of Ramen working it’s way through time. So, if I’m wrong about the origins of this recipe, I still highly recommend this book because I think most Americans and many other cultures are completely ignorant to this perfected art.

Be sure to check out my other Ramen recipes: Lo Mein, Ramen Spaghetti Pizza, Dan Dan Noodle.

Korean Shin Ramyuan – Kujirai style Ramen with Beef by PoorMansGourmet

Kujirai style Ramyun Ingredients:

1 pkg Shin Ramyun
2 eggs
2 pcs Cheese, sliced
3 pcs Beef, deli sliced
1 Green Onion, chopped

This dish can easily feed 2 people and it only takes 5 to 10 minutes to make. Just follow the directions in the video tutorial and I’ll show you how easy this is to make.

National “Eat Your Noodles” Day

What are Noodles?

When we think of Noodles we are very likely thinking very different things from one another. There are over 600 different kinds of Noodles to choose from. We have Asian Noodles, Italian Noodles and noodles in all shapes and sizes. We love noodles here in the PMGK. We have worked long and hard perfecting our noodle recipes and we are so excited to share many of them with you here.

Gourmet Ramen from scratch

Asian Noodles

Some of the best Asian Noodles come dried and ready for decades of shelf life. 40% of Asia’s flour is used for noodles and they feed over half the worlds population with it’s noodles. If you’re in a Japanese restaurant, don’t forget to slurp your noodles so they know you are happy with your meal. When it comes to Asian noodles there are many PMGK makes such as: Spicy Noodles, Garlic Noodles, Chicken Chow Mein, Rice Noodles, Eastern Chicken Chow Mein, Lo Mein. You’d think with all these recipes that we’d be good to go in the noodle department, right? But there are still some that we love to buy from the Asian Market. We recently discovered a spicy Korean Noodle compliments to our favorite local sushi restaurant. They don’t have noodles on the menu but we’ve seen them eating them at family dinner and we had to ask. The waitress is a fan of PMGK and was nice enough to give us a package to take home. PMGK loved them so much the next day we went to the Asian Market and bought a whole box of them.

We love our noodles for dinner

Italian Noodles

Italian Noodles are my favorite. I managed a couple of different Italian restaurants in my teenage years and I learned a thing or two about Italian noodles. There are so many different kinds it’s crazy. Many people believe that Noodles were brought to Italy from China by Marco Polo during the 13th century. Others argue that Noodles was already gaining popularity in other areas of Italy during the 13th century so it’s hard to say which is true. One fact remains Italian Noodles are made with eggs and many other types of noodles don’t contain eggs in them at all. According to the FDA it is not a noodle unless it has eggs in it. I personally don’t care where they came from I’m just happy we have them. The first meal PMGK made me when we were dating was his famous Fettuccine Alfredo and his skills don’t stop there. He knows if he really wants to make me happy an Italian pasta is where it’s at. Some of my favorites that he makes are: Egg Noodle Lasagna, Roast Beef Stroganoff, Spaghetti with Meatballs.

Making Your Own Noodles

Noodles taste the best when they are made fresh from scratch. It may seem like a lot of extra work because dry noodles are already so cheep to buy. But if you’ve ever made your own you know that they are worth the added effort.

Spicy Noodles

The Best Spicy Noodles

If you love Spicy Noodles, you’re in for a real treat.  I’ve created a fusion recipe by combining both Italian and Asian ingredients.  It’s sweet, spicy and only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and cook, from beginning to end.  It isn’t time consuming and the results are tremendously delicious.  Plus you can add Chicken, shrimp or more vegetables if you would like to make it an entire meal.  It’s totally up to you and your creative control.

Spicy Noodles, Italian or Asian pasta

For this Spicy Noodles recipe, I used Angel Hair pasta but you’re going to have to go with your gut on this one or just use what ever you have.  I’ve made this successfully with Fettuccine and Ramen noodles.  So, that’s going to be up to you.  In the past I have professed, religiously, that it’s a cardinal sin using Italian pasta to make Chinese recipes like Chow Mein or Lo Mein.  But, since this is a fusion recipe, those commandments don’t apply.  The secrets to cooking your pasta, to attain the correct texture, is explained in my video tutorial.

More Asian noodle recipes I’ve posted include my Garlic Noodle, Restaurant style Chicken Chow Mein, Eastern Chow Mein, Vegetable Lo Mein with Ramen, Rice Noodles(soft or fried), How to make Pasta or Egg Noodles and a whole slew of Italian pasta recipes, too.  All of which have the correct Asian Noodles or Italian pasta for each one.  So, look into those if you want more options.

Spicy Noodles Sauce and Ingredients

The Sauce for this Spicy Noodles recipe is very straight forward and simple because I just combine 3 pre-made bottles of sauce; ketchup, sweet chili sauce and sriracha.  Originally Spicy Sauce only contains the ketchup and sriracha, if you want to try it that way, but the sweet chili adds so much depth it can’t be denied.  You can add soy sauce too, if you like but it really isn’t necessary.  Even the sriracha might be a bit too much for some because there are already chili flakes in sweet chili sauce.  So, that will be up to you.  The other bottled ingredient you will need is sesame oil.  If you don’t have it, it’s okay.  This dish still tastes great with out it.  You can even add chicken broth to a bowl of Spicy noodles and eat it more like an authentic bowl of homemade Ramen noodles.

Spicy Noodles Ingredients: Serves 6 to 8

1 pkg Angel Hair or Fettuccine pasta
1/2 gal Boiled Water

1/2 tsp Ginger, grated or chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
2 Green Onions, chopped
5 Fresh Basil leaves, chopped

Sauce
1/2 cup Ketchup
1/2 cup Sweet Chili Sauce
1 tbsp Sriracha, optional

1 tsp Sesame Oil

If you want to add chicken or shrimp to this recipe, I recommend seasoning it first with salt, pepper and smoked paprika and you want to use red onion instead of green.  Cook the meat with the garlic and ginger first, then add the red onion and noodles and proceed with the recipe as I have instructed in the Spicy Noodles video tutorial.