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Essential Ingredients and Tools for Authentic From-Scratch Ramen

Most of the ingredients in our authentic Chashu Ramen recipe are easy to find, but for some of these specialty ingredients, you may need to hit an Asian market (or order them all in one swoop on Amazon). Here is more information about the ingredients (and gadgets) that make this ramen so satisfying.

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    Ramen Noodles

    Most Asian markets carry an assortment of ramen noodles–dried, frozen, and fresh. All work well in ramen soup, though there will be some variation in texture. If you’re choosing dried noodles to use in a made-from-scratch ramen broth, make sure they are plain noodles without any seasonings.

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    Kansui Water

    If you decide to make your own ramen noodles from scratch, kansui water is an alkaline solution that gives them their characteristic springy texture and yellow hue.

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    Shinachiku

    Also known as menma, shinachiku are seasoned, fermented bamboo shoots that are mainly produced in China but most commonly used as a topping for Japanese ramen.

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    Nori (dried Seaweed)

    Nori is a paper-thin roasted seaweed, most familiar as a wrapper for sushi rolls, but here it's thinly shredded and used as a topping for rame.

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    Great Finds: Egg Piercer

    We recommend piercing the shells of the eggs that garnish your ramen; it makes them easier to peel and gives them a prettier shape. This inexpensive egg piercer makes it easy: just fit the fat end of the egg into the top of the button, then press down on the egg, which allows the pin to pierce the bottom of the egg.

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    Miso

    This fermented soybean paste is a staple of Japanese cuisine. In this ramen recipe, the soup base includes shiro miso, a light, sweet variety.

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    Mirin

    Mirin is a sweet golden-yellow low-alcohol wine used in Japanese cooking as a sweetener. It’s more refined and mellower than table sugar and has a distinctive fragrance.

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    KitchenAid Pasta Attachment

    Sure, you can use a hand-cranked pasta machine (or even a sharp knife) to make homemade noodles, but if you already have a KitchenAid mixer, the pasta roller/cutter attachment offers some definite advantages. Without needing a hand to crank the rollers, you can use both hands to feed and catch the dough as it goes through. And the added height means the noodle dough also has more room to grow as it gets rolled into longer and thinner sheets.

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