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Has anyone made homemade ramen?

Bkeats | Sep 27, 201307:53 AM

I like many grew up with the instant ramen noodle package. Boil water, drop the noodles in and add the soup packet. Fancy it up with meat and veg if you want. Loved it as a kid and even eat it now. Then I discovered real ramen. Using SAT analogies, package ramen is to real ramen as Chef Boyardee is to lasagna bolognese. Real eyeopening experience.

I've tried ramen at many different ramenya and I wanted to try making it at home. I've made pasta and sauce from scratch many times. I have the Momofuku cookbook which has a recipe for the noodles. I've read there are many different styles of noodles. I've searched on line but have come across only a handful of sites that deal with making your own noodles. Maybe it would help if I spoke japanese or read kanji, but I can't find a lot of information. I've seen Tanpopo and even Ramen Girl. Its funny how both those movies which are at opposite ends of the quality scale make making ramen noodles an almost mystical experience.

My attempts so far have been just meh. Broth is great but the noodles suck. Anyone successfully make ramen at home and have tips or resources they can point me too?

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