Taiwanese-style Ramen


Taiwanese-style Ramen

Taiwanese Delight: Flavorful Ramen with a Twist

In Taiwanese cuisine, the flavors are bold and the ingredients are fresh. This Taiwanese-style Ramen recipe combines the comforting elements of Japanese ramen with the vibrant and aromatic flavors of Taiwanese cuisine. Get ready to indulge in a bowl of rich broth, tender noodles, and a medley of delicious toppings that will transport you to the bustling streets of Taiwan.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

20 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Gluten-free (use gluten-free soy sauce and noodles), Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-carb (omit noodles and substitute with zucchini noodles)

Soy, Shellfish (if using oyster sauce)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, High-protein


While Japanese ramen typically features a soy-based broth, Taiwanese-style ramen incorporates a variety of flavors such as garlic, ginger, and spices. The toppings in Taiwanese ramen also differ, with the addition of marinated eggs, pickled vegetables, and braised pork belly. This adaptation brings a unique twist to the traditional Japanese ramen, infusing it with the vibrant and savory elements of Taiwanese cuisine. We alse have the original recipe for Ramen, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1884 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 20g, 7g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 40g, 4g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    In a large pot, bring the chicken broth to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the minced garlic, grated ginger, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and chili oil (if using). Stir well to combine.
  3. 3.
    Cook the broth for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  4. 4.
    Meanwhile, cook the ramen noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  5. 5.
    In a separate pan, heat the braised pork belly slices until warmed through.
  6. 6.
    Divide the cooked noodles among serving bowls.
  7. 7.
    Ladle the hot broth over the noodles, ensuring each bowl has a generous amount of broth.
  8. 8.
    Top each bowl with slices of braised pork belly, marinated eggs, bean sprouts, pickled mustard greens, green onions, and fresh cilantro.
  9. 9.
    Serve the Taiwanese-style ramen hot and enjoy!

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.
  • Braised pork belly — If you can't find pre-braised pork belly, you can braise it yourself by simmering pork belly in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, garlic, and spices until tender.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of flavor, add a splash of black vinegar or a squeeze of lime juice to the broth before serving.
  • Customize your toppings by adding sliced mushrooms, bamboo shoots, or even a dollop of spicy chili paste.
  • If you prefer a thicker broth, you can simmer the broth for a longer time to reduce and concentrate the flavors.
  • To make the marinated eggs, boil eggs for 6 minutes, then soak them in a mixture of soy sauce, mirin, and water for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • If you want a vegetarian version, substitute the chicken broth with vegetable broth and omit the pork belly.

Serving advice

Serve the Taiwanese-style ramen hot in individual bowls. Make sure to have chopsticks and spoons available for easy eating. Encourage your guests to mix the toppings into the broth and slurp the noodles for an authentic ramen experience.

Presentation advice

Garnish each bowl of Taiwanese-style ramen with a sprig of fresh cilantro and a sprinkle of sesame seeds for an attractive presentation. Arrange the toppings in an organized manner, allowing the vibrant colors to shine through the rich broth.