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Cheater Shoyu Ramen

I love this "cheater" way of making shoyu ramen. It takes minutes to make instead of hours (or days) and tastes just as delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Shoyu Ramen
Servings: 4
Calories: 199kcal
Author: Erica Walker


  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 2 cups ramen broth (found near the other soup bases/broths at the grocery store, see notes above)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 6 ounces dry ramen or chukamen noodles (2 3-ounce packages, see notes above)
  • ramen toppings (see notes above)


  • Sauté garlic and ginger in sesame oil in a large sauce pan until fragrant.Add ramen broth and soy sauce and simmer for 5-10 mintues.
    broth being stirred in a pot
  • Strain broth through a fine mesh stainer into a large liquid measuring cup or bowl to remove garlic and ginger bits. Pour broth back into the sauce pan and discard garlic/ginger pieces. Keep broth at a low simmer until ready to serve.
    broth being strained into a measuring cup
  • Prepare ramen or chukamen noodles according to package directions (discard flavor packets if any). Drain noodles and set aside. Prepare your desired toppings (see above for ideas).
    Char siu, soft boiled egg, and green onion on a cutting board
  • Place broth in individual bowls and divide noodles between the bowls. Top with your favorite protien and vegetable toppings and serve.
    shoyu tamen in a bowl next to ingredients


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1117mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 2mg