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Spicy Nagoya Style Taiwan Ramen (台湾ラーメン)

  • Author: Yuto Omura
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 portions 1x


How to make spicy and tasty Nagoya style "Taiwan Ramen" from scratch! (serves two)





  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 100g pork mince
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 4 dried red chilies (roughly chopped)
  • ½ tbsp Sichuan chilli paste (tobanjan)

Taiwan Ramen

  • 220g fresh ramen noodles (or 110g dry)
  • Chinese chive (for garnish)


  1. Add 600ml of water to a pot with 1 dried shiitake mushroom and 1 sheet of kombu dried kelp. Leave to soak for about 30 minutes. (You can leave longer for more flavour if you have time)
    Add 600ml water to a bowl with 1 dried shiitake mushroom and 1 sheet of kombu

Frying the Pork

  1. Heat a frying pan on a medium heat and add 1 tsp of sesame oil.
    heat sesame oil in the pan
  2. Add 2 cloves of crushed garlic and 1 tsp of fresh grated ginger to the pan. Fry for about 1 minute or until fragrant.
    fry garlic and ginger until fragrant
  3. Add the pork mince to the pan with a pinch of salt and pepper and fry until browned.
    brown the pork
  4. Once browned, add ½ tbsp Sichuan chilli paste (tobanjan) and 4 roughly chopped dried red chillies.
    add tobanjan and red chilis to the cooked mince
  5. Mix well, turn down the heat to the lowest setting and put a lid on top to keep it warm for when its time to dish up.
    Mix well and set aside

Making the broth

  1. Heat up the pot of water with the dried shiitake and kombu.
    heat up the dashi
  2. Bring it to a boil and remove the shiitake and kombu, turn down to simmer.
    remove the kombu and shiitake
  3. Add 1½ tbsp soy sauce, 1½ tbsp chicken stock and 1 tsp oyster sauce.
    add the rest of the ingredients to the broth
  4. Mix well and simmer on the lowest setting until the noodles are done.


  1. Boil the ramen noodles in a separate pot, follow the instructions on the packaging.
    cook the noodles
  2. Once cooked, transfer the noodles to two large bowls.
    dish up the noodles
  3. Add the cooked pork mince to the top and pour the broth over the noodles.
    add the pork and broth
  4. Garnish with Chinese chive.
    garnish with Chinese chive
  5. Enjoy with a side of gyoza or "chahan" fried rice!
    Taiwan ramen lifted with chopsticks
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Noodles
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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