It goes without saying that you can eat delicious ramen at your local ramen shop. However, have you ever tried cooking ramen at home? From instant ramen to raw Chinese noodles, there are various noodle products available at your local grocery store now that gives you more opportunities to eat ramen in your very own home.
You can now enjoy high quality ramen at home with the same raw Chinese noodles that are used in ramen shops. However, there are some tricks of the trade that you need to know about the boiling the noodles.
At first, prepare a large pot of boiling water. More specifically, please prepare approximately 2 liters of boiling water for 1-2 servings of noodles.
Before you put the noodles into the boiling water, loosen them up first. When the noodles are loose, scatter them into the boiling water and start to stir them immediately. If you are using frozen noodles, please stir them gently because they fall apart easily.
The amount of time you need to boil the noodles depends on what kind of noodles that you are using. Thin noodles (noodles used in Ramen Hero’s Shio Ramen, Tonkotsu Ramen, etc.) should be boiled for 1 to 1.5 minutes and medium-sized noodles (noodles used in Ramen Hero’s Shoyu Ramen, etc.) should be boiled for 2-3 minutes. The amount of time needed to boil noodles also differs depending on the amount of water and the amount of noodles used. If you are using a small amount of boiling water or if you are using noodles that are cold, it is better to boil noodles a little longer.
When you have finish boiling the noodles, put them into a strainer and drain the boiling water. After you have drained most of the water off of the noodles, place them into the bowl of ramen soup that you prepared.
When you boil noodles in a small amount of water, the temperature of the water drops when you place the noodles into the pot. Additionally, the melting point also drops easily because of the powder melting off of the noodles. When you boil noodles at a low temperature, the noodles seem to get steamed rather than boiled. The surface of the noodles becomes rough and has a sticky texture.
Noodles that are loosened as well as mixed in boiling water lose their uniformity. If you don’t cook the noodles in the suggested way, the boiling adjustments with be different and there are times when the noodles will be spoiled.
Finally, you can successfully make the perfect bowl of ramen by making sure you drain the water from the noodles well before you add them to the soup. This ensures that the deliciousness of the soup isn’t lost.
If you keep the above tips in mind, you can boil delicious noodles at home yourself. Be sure to give it a try!