Souped up instant ramen

Souped up instant ramen

Turn a pack of instant noodles into something glorious with a few simple additions - a marinated egg, roast meat, greens and a little mirin if you have it.


  • 1 medium free-range egg at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (optional)
  • 1 tbsp mirin (optional)
  • small handful fresh greens, such as spinach or chopped cabbage, and/or bean sprouts
  • 1 pack instant ramen
  • ½ tsp flavourful fat, such as lard, bacon fat, sesame oil, chilli oil, butter or chicken fat (optional)
  • 1 tbsp pickled vegetables, such as bamboo shoots, beni shōga (ginger), mustard greens or kimchi
  • slices of roasted pork, ham or chicken (optional)
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped