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Tahini & Miso Instant Ramen

Tahini & Miso Instant Ramen is a delightful fusion of flavours that brings together the creamy richness of tahini and the savoury depth of miso. This quick and easy recipe transforms ordinary instant ramen into a slightly more complex snack or light meal, perfect for busy days.

As a university student, I was obsessed with instant ramen. Rather than a meal by itself, I would have it as a snack while watching episodes of Friends and Sopranos. Good times, but not the healthiest habit. I have since grown out of the obsession. Yet admittedly, there is convenience and joy to be found in the concept of an instant meal.

These instant ramen pay homage to my student nostalgia, but they are designed to turn a ‘snack’ into a more substantial lunch that you can take with you to wherever you have access to a kettle. Once you have the flavour base ready, you can structure them in whatever way you wish. Think steamed or grilled veg, different types of noodles, leftover herbs & aromatics. It’s an easy & quick lunch for at work or even at home.

Storage

You can keep the prepared jars in the fridge for 4 days. Alternatively, make a larger batch of the flavour base and freeze it.

serves 4

Ingredients

  • 75g tahini (5 tbsp)

  • 100g white miso (2 1/2 tbsp)

  • 15g brown sugar (1/2 tbsp)

  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 tsp veg stock paste (or 2 veg cubes broken down)

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 30g ginger

  • 2 pak choi

  • 30g dried shiitake mushrooms

  • 200g instant ramen noodles

  • 280g firm tofu

  • 1 Nori sheet

  • 2 spring onions

  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

  • 1 tsp chilli flakes

  • 2 tbsp chilli oil

Method

To a mixing bowl, add the tahini, white miso, sugar, chilli powder, soy sauce, veg stock paste and salt. Grate in the garlic and ginger then use a fork to mix everything together until well combined. Tip: You can also make larger batches and freeze it.

Divide the paste over four mason jars. Next, separate the pak choi into individual stems, divide the shiitake mushroom and instant noodles into four equal portions and break the tofu into large chunks. Use scissors to cut the nori sheet into 4 equal squares, then cut the squares into thin slivers. Finely slice the spring onions and toast the sesame seeds until golden. Now divide all of the ingredients including the chilli flakes and chilli oil over the four mason jars following the order of the ingredient list, so that they fit in nice and snugly.

Close the jars with a lid and refrigerate until ready to use but not longer than 4 days. To serve, simply boil some water and fill up the jar. Cover it with the lid and let the noodles soften for 5 minutes, then stir and eat.

Storage: You can keep the prepared jars in the fridge for 4 days. Alternatively, make a larger batch of the flavour base and freeze it.

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Tahini & Miso Instant Ramen

Tahini & Miso Instant Ramen is a delightful fusion of flavours that brings together the creamy richness of tahini and the savoury depth of miso. This quick and easy recipe transforms ordinary instant ramen into a slightly more complex snack or light meal, perfect for busy days.
5 from 1 vote
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Snacks
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 75 g tahini (5 tbsp)
  • 100 g white miso (2 1/2 tbsp)
  • 15 g brown sugar (1/2 tbsp)
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp veg stock paste (or 2 veg cubes broken down)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 30 g ginger
  • 2 pak choi
  • 30 g dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 200 g instant ramen noodles
  • 280 g firm tofu
  • 1 Nori sheet
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp chilli oil

Instructions
 

  • To a mixing bowl, add the tahini, white miso, sugar, chilli powder, soy sauce, veg stock paste and salt. Grate in the garlic and ginger then use a fork to mix everything together until well combined. Tip: You can also make larger batches and freeze it.
  • Divide the paste over four mason jars. Next, separate the pak choi into individual stems, divide the shiitake mushroom and instant noodles into four equal portions and break the tofu into large chunks. Use scissors to cut the nori sheet into 4 equal squares, then cut the squares into thin slivers. Finely slice the spring onions and toast the sesame seeds until golden. Now divide all of the ingredients including the chilli flakes and chilli oil over the four mason jars following the order of the ingredient list, so that they fit in nice and snug.
  • Close the jars with a lid and refrigerate until ready to use but not longer than 4 days. To serve, simply boil some water and fill up the jar. Cover it with the lid and let the noodles soften for 5 minutes, then stir and eat.
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2 Comments

  1. Marta

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe! So easy to make and so delicious!

    Reply
    • Julius Fiedler

      That’s wonderful to hear!

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