Anyone who’s been to Japan knows that Ichiran is the ramen house you shouldn’t miss. I still remember lining up for my first taste of Ichiran ramen in the backstreets of Dotonbori, Osaka. After my companions and I were ushered into one of Ichiran’s signature “flavor concentration booths,” I took my first sip of the rich, opaque tonkotsu broth, and was immediately taken by how flavorful it was. I still dream about the experience to this day.
Fast forward to a couple of years later, even though several ramen chains from Japan have become popular here in the Philippines, there’s still no sign of Ichiran anywhere. Thankfully, Ichiran ramen offers “instant” versions of their famed dish. You can buy packaged ones directly from their stores in Japan, but in case you don’t have time to fly all the way out there, you can order a pack of 5 for P1695 from Ichiran Philippines. You can also get 1 pack with curly noodles for P340.
How to Prepare Ichiran Instant Noodles
- Boil 450 ml of water. For a more concentrated flavor, you can use less water.
- Cook the noodles for 2 minutes.
- Add the soup base and stir.
- Transfer the noodles and soup into a bowl.
To make the experience more authentic, we topped our Ichiran instant ramen with seared chashu, mushrooms, leeks, and ajitama.
The soup base comes in liquid form, while the chili sauce comes in powder form. We mixed water in with the chili powder to create the signature Ichiran “chili topping.”
And there you have it! The goodness of Ichiran ramen, straight from your kitchen. Don’t forget to follow IchiranPH for more information on how to order!