chinese noodle stir-fry
Recipe: Easy Asian Ramen Stir-Fry

I am not one to recommend the consumption of instant ramen, but having it once a month may just be the most heartening thing someone with a craving appetite could do.

While ramen is said to have detrimental effects on health - causing strokes, cardiometabolic syndrome and heart disease due to the ridiculously large amounts of salt, artificial flavors and preservatives it contains, the harm can be drastically subdued with a few simple tricks:
  1. Use half the seasoning or entirely replacing it with a simple homemade sauce concoction
  2. Include protein and fiber such as chicken breasts, tofu or spinach
  3. Totally discard the chemical-loaded water used to cook ramen
For this recipe, we will be using two packets of chicken-flavored instant noodles with only one packet of seasoning. This dish makes a quick yet satisfying meal on busy days.

Easy Asian Ramen Stir-Fry

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

1 red onion, coarsely chopped
6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 red chili, deseeded and coarsely chopped
1 tbsp thick soy sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp cooking wine
1 tbsp chicken powder
1 tbsp sesame oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 blocks ramen, cooked
80 grams roasted pork belly, sliced
1 lime
Coriander leaves
White sesame seeds
Fried shallots

Cooking Method
  1. Stir-fry chopped red onion and garlic in hot oil until fragrant and slightly brownish. Add deseeded and diced red chiles.
  2. Add thick soy sauce, soy sauce, pepper, cooking wine, chicken powder and sesame oil.
  3. Add cooked ramen and stir-fry until all the ingredients are evenly spread. Plate.
  4. Garnish with sliced roasted pork belly, coriander, toasted white sesame seeds, fried shallots and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
  5. Serve warm.

Happy cooking!
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