New Nordic Ramen


New Nordic Ramen

Nordic Fusion Ramen: A Scandinavian Twist on a Japanese Classic

In the context of New Nordic cuisine, this recipe takes the beloved Japanese dish of ramen and infuses it with Scandinavian flavors and ingredients. The result is a unique fusion of cultures, combining the comforting warmth of ramen with the fresh and wholesome elements of Nordic cuisine.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

15 minutes

30 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free ramen noodles), Low calorie

Fish (smoked salmon), Soy (miso paste, soy sauce)

Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free, Soy-free


While traditional Japanese ramen typically features rich and savory flavors, New Nordic Ramen embraces a lighter and more natural approach. The broth is made with locally sourced vegetables and herbs, and the toppings include Nordic ingredients like smoked salmon, pickled vegetables, and dill. This adaptation aims to showcase the simplicity and purity of New Nordic cuisine while paying homage to the essence of ramen. We alse have the original recipe for Ramen, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 8g, 1.5g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 45g, 10g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 2.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large pot, combine the vegetable broth, water, miso paste, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, grated ginger, and minced garlic. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and let it cook for 10 minutes.
  2. 2.
    Cook the ramen noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. 3.
    Divide the cooked noodles among serving bowls. Ladle the hot broth over the noodles.
  4. 4.
    Arrange the smoked salmon, pickled vegetables, and soft-boiled eggs on top of the noodles.
  5. 5.
    Garnish with fresh dill.
  6. 6.
    Serve the New Nordic Ramen immediately and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Ramen noodles — Cook the noodles al dente to ensure they retain a pleasant texture in the soup.
  • Smoked salmon — Opt for high-quality smoked salmon for the best flavor and texture.
  • Pickled vegetables — Feel free to experiment with different vegetables and pickling methods to add variety to your ramen.
  • Soft-boiled eggs — To achieve the perfect soft-boiled eggs, cook them for 6-7 minutes and then immediately transfer them to an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
  • Fresh dill — Use fresh dill as a garnish to add a touch of Nordic freshness to the dish.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a vegetarian version, substitute the smoked salmon with marinated tofu or roasted mushrooms.
  • Enhance the Nordic flavors by adding a sprinkle of seaweed flakes or a drizzle of lingonberry sauce.
  • Experiment with different types of miso paste to vary the depth of flavor in the broth.
  • If you prefer a spicier ramen, add a dash of chili oil or sprinkle some chili flakes on top.
  • To make the dish heartier, add some cooked barley or quinoa to the broth.

Serving advice

Serve the New Nordic Ramen in deep bowls to showcase the beautiful layers of ingredients. Encourage your guests to mix everything together before enjoying each spoonful. Provide chopsticks and spoons for a versatile dining experience.

Presentation advice

Garnish the ramen with a sprig of fresh dill and a sprinkle of seaweed flakes for an elegant touch. Arrange the toppings in an artful manner, ensuring each ingredient is visible and inviting. The vibrant colors of the pickled vegetables and the delicate slices of smoked salmon will make the dish visually appealing.