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Charred onion soy broth ramen

Get ready to warm your soul with this ramen. With its charred onion and soy broth and a perfectly soft boiled egg, this dish delivers savoury, sweet and umami flavours that will satisfy all your cravings.

Recipe from What’s Your Food Story?

Yield: 3 servings

Prep time: 30 Minutes

Cook time: 1.5 Hours + Marinating the egg overnight


Charred Onion Soy Broth Ramen

  • 3 white onions, cut in half
  • 4 cups vegetable stock 
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup soba noodles or udon noodles, cooked
  • 1 soft boiled egg
  • chili garlic paste, based on your liking
  • 1 green onion, sliced for garnish
  • 1 tbsp canola oil

Soft Boiled Egg Marinade

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar


For the Soft Boiled Egg Marinade:

  1. Add 1 inch of water to a pot and place on high heat.
  2. Wait until the water is boiled and place the egg into the water. Cover and let boil for 6 minutes.
  3. Take the egg out of the water and place it in a cold ice bath. Wait a few minutes and then peel the egg and add it to the marinade.

For the Charred Onion Soy Broth Ramen:

  1. Place a cast iron or a skillet on high heat.
  2. Slice onions in half, with skins on.
  3. Drizzle some canola oil onto the pan and place the onions flat side down. Make sure to get a good char on the onions.
  4. Once charred, place in a pot with vegetable stock, soy and brown sugar.
  5. Cook broth for at least an hour. Strain, and season with salt.
  6. Serve with cooked udon noodles, a poached egg, chili garlic paste (optional), and sliced green onions for garnish.
  7. Enjoy!

Tip: Make sure to get a good char on your onions. You may think they are burnt. They are not! This is the flavour you are looking for!