Spanish-style Ramen


Spanish-style Ramen

Ravishing Ramen with a Spanish Twist

Indulge in the flavors of Spain with this Spanish-style Ramen recipe. Combining the comforting elements of traditional Japanese ramen with the vibrant ingredients of Spanish cuisine, this dish is a fusion of two culinary worlds. Get ready to savor the rich broth, tender noodles, and a medley of Spanish-inspired toppings in every spoonful.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

25 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free ramen noodles), Dairy-free (if omitting Manchego cheese), Low-carb (if using zucchini noodles instead of ramen noodles), Low-sodium (if using low-sodium chicken broth)

Wheat (if using regular ramen noodles), Dairy (if using Manchego cheese)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While the original Japanese ramen typically features soy-based broth and toppings like nori and bamboo shoots, this Spanish adaptation incorporates flavors commonly found in Spanish cuisine. The broth is infused with smoky paprika and saffron, and the toppings include chorizo, roasted red peppers, and Manchego cheese. This fusion creates a unique and delicious twist on the classic ramen dish. We alse have the original recipe for Ramen, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat: 15g (7g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 35g (5g sugars)
  • Protein: 18g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and minced garlic, and sauté until softened.
  2. 2.
    Stir in the smoked paprika and saffron threads, and cook for an additional minute to release their flavors.
  3. 3.
    Pour in the chicken broth and water, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  4. 4.
    While the broth is simmering, cook the ramen noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  5. 5.
    Divide the cooked ramen noodles among serving bowls.
  6. 6.
    Ladle the hot broth over the noodles, ensuring each bowl has a generous amount of broth.
  7. 7.
    Top the ramen with sliced roasted red peppers, cooked chorizo, grated Manchego cheese, green onions, and fresh cilantro.
  8. 8.
    Serve immediately and enjoy the Spanish-inspired flavors of this ravishing ramen.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Ramen noodles — Cook the noodles according to the package instructions, but make sure to slightly undercook them as they will continue to cook in the hot broth.
  • Chorizo — If you prefer a milder flavor, you can use a sweet or mild variety of chorizo instead of a spicy one.
  • Saffron threads — To enhance the flavor and color, soak the saffron threads in a tablespoon of warm water for a few minutes before adding them to the broth.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra burst of flavor, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to the broth before serving.
  • Customize your toppings by adding sliced olives, diced tomatoes, or even a poached egg to your Spanish-style ramen.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, sprinkle some red pepper flakes or drizzle hot sauce over the finished dish.
  • To make the dish more filling, add cooked chicken or shrimp to the ramen.
  • If you can't find Manchego cheese, you can substitute it with grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano.

Serving advice

Serve the Spanish-style ramen hot, garnished with fresh cilantro. Accompany it with a slice of crusty bread to soak up the flavorful broth.

Presentation advice

To make the dish visually appealing, arrange the toppings in an organized manner on top of the ramen noodles. Sprinkle some extra grated Manchego cheese and smoked paprika on top for an added touch of color.