Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Korean style Ramen

Ramen is traditional Asian comfort food particularly on a blustery cold winter's day. What makes this dish so satisfying is of course the steaming bowl of broth, the noodles (long for longevity) and the infinitely variable ingredients. This ramen has a korean flavour because of the added kimchee (spicy fermented cabbage or daikon), the barbecued beef, and the traditionally seasoned and prepared vegetables including bean sprouts, spinach, seaweed, and shitake mushrooms. A poached egg is placed in the centre for visual appeal and added anti-oxidants. This bowl of steaming noodles is packed with protein, vitamins, fibre, and comforting warmth: an ideal dish for the New Year.