Ka-Me Noodles, Japanese Curly (Chuka Soba), 5 Ounce (Pack of 12)
- Case of twelve 5 ounce packages of Japanese curly noodles (60 total ounces)
- Made from wheat flower, salt, and water
- Chuka soba makes a great substitute for ramen noodles, because they are not fried
- All natural
- Product of Taiwan
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"Chuka Soba" noodles are the real deal Ramen Noodles. They are just noodles. 1 bag can of these make 4 bowls of noodle soup with just broth or you can use any base that you want and throw anything you like into them.
One word of caution is, they aren't good for leftovers. Those noodles never stop sponging up the broth. So only make what you need. I put a 1/4 to a 1/3 of the noodles in a single package in a 2 quart pot of boiling water and they are done within about 3 minutes. I put the vegetarian-based bullion of my choice into water using a pyrex measuring cup and nuke it in the microwave till the water boils. Drain the noodles in a sieve and then flop the noodles and pour the broth into your soup bowl and you're done. Ramen soup is my fave when I have a cold or my IBS is flaring up (i.e., unlike it's processed counterpart, it's easy on the digestion).
These were hard to find, but part of that was my fault. I used to get them at the local grocery store and now no one carries them. Then, thanks to Google, I learned that another name, or rather the common name, for ramen noodles is Chuka or Chuka Soba and the picture for this item clearly depicts what we otherwise know here in the U.S. as ramen noodles.
I can even do the entire thing in one bowl in the microwave! Make the soup, add the noodles and nuke it for 3 minutes on high.
Be careful taking it out, it will be extremely hot, remember it boiled for a few minutes.
Then let rest for another few minutes to cool to a comfortable temperature. By that point, the noodles are soft and yummy.
My recommendation is to break them apart before you add them. The noodles are gigantic and really hard to eat in one long piece.
So i break it up with my hands into something like 1-3" long strips.
If you like a lot of noodles. go for half of one of the noodle bricks. If you like a small amount, go for a quarter brick.
Definitely worth the cost, especially since i can make a good meal in 5 minutes in the microwave!
I did not find that the type I ordered stuck together when cooked like some of the reviews stated. They come packaged with two long noodle pieces in each pack. One of the two pieces makes a lot of ramen. If you are making them for one 1/3 of one piece would likely be plenty, so they will last a long time.
My homemade ramen recipe that comes out delish every time:
Half the package of noodles
1 to 2 cups of water depending on how much broth you like
One chicken, beef, or vegetable bullion cube per cup or water
Dash of black pepper (or to taste)
Dash of curry powder
Dash of garlic powder or onion powder
Dash of red pepper if you like a little kick (optional)
Dash of celery seeds (optional)
1/4 cup of frozen mixed vegetables
I usually break the one long piece of dry noodles in half and boil until tender. I feel the curry powder is really a must, it gives it the authentic ramen flavor but if you don't like it you could easily leave it out. It's done in about 5-7 mins and is so good when you want a ramen fix. My daughter and I gobble it up! I hope you find this recipe helpful for homemade ramen.
A little goes a long way
You have to buy a large quantity here on Amazon
Slightly different taste from regular ramen
Overall great buy and I will be purchasing them again if I cannot find them locally next time.
SO committing to a large purchase of noodles I had not tried was not easy for me.
I adore these things. I've made various noodly stir-fry dishes. Unlike the pre-cooked wet kind, they can and will readily stand up in soups.
They seem to keep decently well in the fridge as well. Having these in dry form and being able to properly cook them to different degrees for different dishes is a GAME CHANGER for a home cook who dabbles in asian-ish cuisine.