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Stir Fried Spicy Mi Goreng Ramen

Throughout our third culture childhoods between Asia and America, KChan and I got to see ketchup used in food in completely different ways. In Asia, ketchup is often used as a sauce ingredient and cooked directly into main dishes. KLee's mom cooks an Asian dish called tomatoes and eggs with a ginger ketchup sauce that adds a bit of sweetness (try this dish on some rice - you will fall in love). Meanwhile, in America, we grew up using ketchup as a condiment on burgers, fries, and hot dogs. We can't even imagine ordering fries from In N Out without using any ketchup. Despite it's now near universal appeal, ketchup has had a long history of being remixed.  In the 17th Century, the Chinese mixed...

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Jjamppong Spicy Korean Seafood Ramen

A few years ago, I took a friend who had never been exposed to much Asian food to a Koreatown plaza where we had a chance to try a bunch of different Korean dishes.  I was really craving some Jjamppong because... spice, seafood, noodles, soup? What more could you want?  For anyone who hasn't been exposed to Jjamppong before, it's a Korean-Chinese dish that involves a mix of seafood, vegetables, meat, and noodles in a spicy, savory soup. The origins are debated but supposedly it was created by Chinese immigrants living in Nagasaki, Japan and then became adapted by Koreans, who added chili oil and gochugaru, a popular Korean hot pepper flake ingredient. When the dish arrived, my friend looked...

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Ginger Scallion Ramen with Chashu Braised Pork Belly

  Ginger and scallion seem like an unlikely duo. But in many Asian recipes, these two pair like the Batman and Robin of aromatics. Throw some oil in the mix and you've got one of the cleanest, fresh-tasting sauces to dip or toss any food into.We recently took our chef to one of San Francisco's oldest Chinese restaurants and blew his mind (and taste buds) with a classic order of Hainan chicken with ginger scallion sauce. If you haven't tried this dish before, go to your local Chinese joint and order it now! After commenting on how simple and delicious this dish was, we decided to bring it back to our ramen lab. With a few iterations, we came to this simple, quick, and delicious recipe...

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Bacon Lettuce Tomato Ramen with Mayo Shio Tare Sauce

On hot summer days, there's nothing quite like a fresh BLT sandwich with crispy fresh lettuce, cold tomato slices, and perfectly cooked bacon. But bacon, lettuce, and tomato ramen? Who would dare attempt that?  Apparently Ivan Orkin of Ivan Ramen, the brash Jewish guy from New York who made his name as one of the best ramen makers on the planet and who recently starred in one of the episodes of Netflix's Chef's Table.  While browsing through one of his cookbooks, we saw his recipe for a BLT ramen and we did a double-take. Surely, this is a joke? There's no way this could taste good. But curiosity got the better of us, and off to the kitchen we went to test his recipe with our own...

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Spicy Almond Tantan Ramen with Chili Bean Ground Pork

A few days ago, we were browsing Youtube after a long day of noodle formulation and we stumbled upon some videos of home chefs making noodle dishes from scratch. One particular dish that caught our eye was a homemade Tantanmen, which we've both eaten many times in our childhood. For those who don't know, Tantanmen is the Japanese version of a Sichuan Dan Dan noodle. Dan Dan noodles are normally dry noodles, but Tantanmen comes in a spicy chili soup and is normally made from a base of sesame paste.  Having been on keto for awhile now, we asked ourselves if we could re-make this dish in a low-carb way using ingredients we had on our kitchen counter. One of our favorite...

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