I know I’m not alone when I say that for the first two decades of my life, “ramen” equalled dehydrated noodles in plastic wrap, paired with sodium-packed powdered flavoring. And while that store-bought version of the classic Japanese dish certainly wasn’t glamorous, something about the comfort of noodles in warm broth still made it undeniably enjoyable. Then came the real ramen experience — authentic hotspots popping up all over Austin serving up what can only be described as pure umami bliss. I’ve had more bowls than I care to admit, but in the end, the home cook in me still yearned to bring ramen home… that is, without spending the 60 hours necessary to achieve the perfect broth.

photography by Kate LeSueur

I nearly died when I found out that Imagine made ramen broth. Simply heat it up on the stove, then let your culinary creativity run wild by adding in the noodles, proteins and toppings your heart desires. I went with pretty traditional ingredients for this first effort (find the recipe below), but I can’t wait to experiment with more unexpected ones.

This post was made in partnership with Imagine Soups.

Classic Ramen

Serves 2-4

How to Make Restaurant Quality Ramen at Home

By Camille Styles


  • 2 cups ramen noodles, cooked as directed
  • 6 oz grilled chicken breast, shredded
  • 2 cups Imagine Organic Ramen Broth
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup shitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 mini bok choy, quartered into long pieces
  • 1 soft boiled egg
  • sesame seeds


  1. Heat broth in a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Add red onion.
  3. In a separate pan, heat olive oil over medium heat, then toss chicken with green onion, mushrooms, and bob choy until vegetables are golden brown.
  4. Pour broth into bowls, followed by chicken a vegetables, then add ramen noodles on top. Garnish with sesame seeds, then place half the soft boiled egg on top. Serve immediately with chopsticks and a spoon.

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Comments (6)
  1. 1
    Blush & Pearls January 11, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Looks delicious and sounds easy!

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

  2. 2
    Samantha Lee January 11, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Los Angeles has SO many good ramen places, but it’d be awesome to learn how to make at home! Saving this recipe. 🙂

  3. 3
    Kelly January 12, 2017 at 3:18 am

    Fabulous! Now I have the reason to make it at home! Inspired by you!

  4. 4
    foot looker codes January 12, 2017 at 4:08 am

    many good ramen places, but it’d be awesome to learn how to make at home! Saving this recipe.

  5. 5
    Summer January 20, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Do you know which Texas grocery stores carry the ramen broth?

  6. 6
    Carol Sittema January 21, 2017 at 10:17 am

    The link to Imagine’s website does not list a Ramen broth. Is this something new or has it been discontinued?



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