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Kansui Water

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Kansui water is a solution of potassium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda). Its alkalinity is an essential element in ramen noodles, giving them their characteristic springy texture and yellow hue. It’s available in most Asian markets

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You can make a fair substitute by mixing 1 tsp. baking soda with 4 tsp. water.

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