Croatian-style Ramen


Croatian-style Ramen

Dubrovnik Delight Ramen

Croatian cuisine is known for its fresh ingredients and bold flavors. This Croatian-style Ramen recipe takes inspiration from the traditional Japanese dish and adds a Croatian twist. The result is a hearty and flavorful bowl of noodles that will transport you to the beautiful city of Dubrovnik.

Jan Dec

45 minutes

30 minutes

75 minutes

4 servings


High protein, Low carb, Dairy-free, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free ramen noodles), Paleo-friendly

Wheat (if using wheat-based ramen noodles), Soy (in soy sauce)

Vegetarian, Vegan, Kosher, Halal, Low sodium


This Croatian-style Ramen recipe uses Croatian ingredients such as smoked paprika and prosciutto instead of traditional Japanese ingredients like miso and nori. The broth is also made with chicken and beef bones, giving it a richer flavor. We alse have the original recipe for Ramen, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 450 kcal / 1884 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (6g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 42g (8g sugars)
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 2.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. 2.
    Add the chicken and beef broth, smoked paprika, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. 3.
    While the broth is simmering, cook the ramen noodles according to package instructions.
  4. 4.
    In a separate pan, cook the prosciutto until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. 5.
    In the same pan, sauté the shiitake mushrooms and baby bok choy until tender.
  6. 6.
    To assemble the ramen bowls, divide the cooked noodles between four bowls. Ladle the broth over the noodles. Top with the crispy prosciutto, sautéed mushrooms and bok choy, soft-boiled eggs, and sliced green onions. Drizzle with sesame oil.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Ramen noodles — Be sure to cook the noodles according to package instructions and rinse them with cold water to prevent them from sticking together.
  • Soft-boiled eggs — To make soft-boiled eggs, bring a pot of water to a boil. Gently lower the eggs into the water and cook for 6-7 minutes. Remove from the water and place in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Peel the eggs and slice in half.
  • Shiitake mushrooms — Remove the stems before slicing the mushrooms.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier broth, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
  • If you can't find prosciutto, you can use bacon or ham instead.
  • To make the broth even richer, you can add a beef bone or two to the pot while it simmers.
  • If you prefer your vegetables to be more tender, you can blanch them in boiling water for a minute or two before sautéing them.
  • To make this recipe even easier, you can use store-bought chicken and beef broth instead of making your own.

Serving advice

Serve the Croatian-style Ramen hot, garnished with sliced green onions and a drizzle of sesame oil.

Presentation advice

Serve the Croatian-style Ramen in deep bowls, with the noodles and toppings arranged neatly on top of the broth.