Korean-Style Ramen


Korean-Style Ramen

Kimchi Ramen: A Spicy Twist on a Japanese Classic

In Korean cuisine, ramen takes on a unique and fiery twist. This Korean-style ramen recipe combines the comforting flavors of Japanese ramen with the bold and spicy elements of Korean cuisine. The result is a delicious and satisfying bowl of noodles that will warm your soul and tantalize your taste buds.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

20 minutes

35 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Egg-free

Soy, Sesame

Vegan, Gluten-free, Soy-free, Shellfish-free, Paleo


While Japanese ramen typically features a savory and umami-rich broth, Korean-style ramen incorporates spicy and tangy flavors. The addition of kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine, gives the dish a vibrant kick. The noodles are often chewier and thicker, providing a heartier texture. Korean ramen also tends to be spicier, making it a perfect choice for those who enjoy a little heat in their meals. We alse have the original recipe for Ramen, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 10g, 2g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 50g, 5g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    In a large pot, bring the chicken or vegetable broth to a boil.
  2. 2.
    Add the gochujang, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic, and minced ginger to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  3. 3.
    Add the chopped kimchi and sliced mushrooms to the broth. Simmer for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  4. 4.
    Cook the ramen noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  5. 5.
    Divide the cooked noodles into serving bowls. Ladle the hot broth over the noodles.
  6. 6.
    Top each bowl with a soft-boiled egg, sliced green onions, and toasted sesame seeds.
  7. 7.
    Optional: Add sliced pork, seaweed, or bean sprouts as desired.
  8. 8.
    Serve hot and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Kimchi — If you prefer a milder flavor, rinse the kimchi before chopping it. For a stronger kick, use aged kimchi.
  • Gochujang — Adjust the amount of gochujang according to your spice preference. Add more for extra heat or reduce for a milder flavor.
  • Ramen noodles — Look for Korean-style ramen noodles, which are thicker and chewier than traditional Japanese ramen noodles.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a richer broth, you can add a spoonful of Korean anchovy stock or dashi powder to the broth.
  • Customize your ramen by adding your favorite vegetables such as bok choy, spinach, or corn.
  • If you prefer a meaty version, you can substitute the mushrooms with thinly sliced pork or beef.
  • To make the dish more filling, add a spoonful of creamy peanut butter to the broth for a nutty twist.
  • Don't forget to garnish your ramen with a drizzle of chili oil or a sprinkle of Korean chili flakes for an extra kick.

Serving advice

Serve the Korean-style ramen hot in individual bowls. Encourage your guests to mix the ingredients together before enjoying the flavorful broth and chewy noodles. Provide chopsticks and spoons for a traditional eating experience.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, arrange the toppings neatly on top of the noodles. Place the soft-boiled egg halves on one side and sprinkle the sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds on the other side. Drizzle a little sesame oil over the top for added shine and aroma.