Turkish-Style Ramen


Turkish-Style Ramen

Istanbul Ramen: A Fusion of Turkish and Japanese Flavors

Ramen is a popular Japanese dish that has gained worldwide recognition. In Turkey, noodle dishes are also common, but with different spices and flavors. This recipe combines the two cuisines to create a unique and delicious fusion dish.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

20 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Pescatarian, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Halal, Kosher

Wheat (in ramen noodles)

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Low-carb, Paleo


The Turkish-style ramen uses traditional Turkish spices such as cumin, sumac, and paprika, and replaces the pork-based broth with a chicken or beef broth. The dish is also topped with Turkish ingredients such as lamb meatballs, roasted eggplant, and pickled peppers. We alse have the original recipe for Ramen, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 450 kcal / 1884 kJ
  • Fat: 15g (5g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 55g (8g sugars)
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    In a large pot, bring the broth to a boil. Add soy sauce, miso paste, tomato paste, cumin, sumac, paprika, garlic, and ginger. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. 2.
    Cook the ramen noodles according to package instructions.
  3. 3.
    In a separate pan, cook the lamb meatballs until browned on all sides.
  4. 4.
    To serve, divide the noodles into bowls and pour the broth over them. Top with lamb meatballs, roasted eggplant, pickled peppers, green onions, and sesame oil.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Lamb meatballs — Make sure to cook the meatballs thoroughly to avoid any risk of foodborne illness.
  • Roasted eggplant — To roast the eggplant, cut it into slices and brush with olive oil. Roast in the oven at 400F (200C) for 20-25 minutes, or until tender.
  • Pickled peppers — You can use any type of pickled peppers, such as banana peppers or jalapenos.

Tips & Tricks

  • You can use any type of meat for the meatballs, such as beef or chicken.
  • If you can't find sumac, you can substitute with lemon zest.
  • For a spicier ramen, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the broth.
  • You can also add other toppings such as boiled eggs, bean sprouts, or sliced mushrooms.
  • To make the dish more filling, add some cooked vegetables such as bok choy or spinach.

Serving advice

Serve the ramen hot, garnished with fresh cilantro or parsley.

Presentation advice

Arrange the toppings in a colorful and attractive way on top of the noodles.