September 29, 2015

Mushroom Ramen

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25. Share Your Favorite Cuisine

Okay so if you read my blog often (um.... thanks I guess) then you can probably guess that my favorite cuisine is anything which you can legitimately use chopsticks for. Not that I have many qualms with eating spaghetti bolognans and veggie chili with chopsticks.... but anything I can eat using chopsticks without raising eyebrows is always nice. Although tbh - my family think I should just use a knife and fork period. But ah well. 

So..... I guess that means that my favorite cuisine is something Asian. 

Which to be honest- is perfectly fine with me. 

I guess that Asian isn't really a cuisine. I should probably narrow it down a bit.... but how to choose? I mean- sweet and sour? spring rolls? TEA? miso soup? sushi? stir fry? coconut milk pudding? fortune cookies? 

I mean.... seriously..... how am I supposed to choose? 

So I'll narrow it down another way....

Rice or noodles? 

Noodles won- but really only because they are a lot quicker/easier to cook. I mean- pan + boiling water + 5 mins = done. No washing or meaning and a lot less waiting. 

So.... noodles..... where next? 

What next was really a case of what I was in the mood for at the time. And due to the fact I had a cold and wanted warming and comforting..... I wanted ramen, 

Mind you.... who doesn't always ramen? 

Mushroom Ramen
Serves 1

  • 1 serving of noodles
  • 1/2 cup of cooked aduki beans
  • 1 cup of stir fry veg (I used a frozen mix - but any veggie mix should be fine - whatever you have) 
  • 1-2 spring onions
  • 2/3-1 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 Tablespoon miso soup
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • OPTIONAL: Chili sauce (your favorite type)
  • A few tablespoons of chopped seaweed (like nori or seaweed snacks)

Cook the noodles according to the packet. Rinse briefly and place in your favorite (or only) bowl
  • Layer the aduki beans on top of the noodles
  • Cook the stir fry veggies until just cooked and add to the bowl
  • Slice the spring onion, and add to the bowl
  • Slice the mushrooms (if not already sliced) and stir fry till cooked
  • Boil the water, and mix with the miso
  • Add the mushrooms, seaweed and chili sauce (if using)
  • Pour the miso soup over everything in the bowl. This 'reheats' everything- so don't worry if the noodles are starting to go cold. Enjoy - the full cup of soup on top of everything else makes quite a full bowl full. Like I said- enjoy. 
I do assemble this in quite a layered- one at a time fashion. You don't have to do it this way - you can do it more together if you want. 


  1. Looks delicious & the designs on your bowl are so pretty! :D

    1. I know.... I took great care in choosing the one bowl I would take to college!