5 Delicious Ramen Recipes to Try for National Ramen Day

5 Delicious Ramen Recipes to Try for National Ramen Day

Published on Apr 1, 2024

National Ramen Day on February 5th is the perfect excuse to slurp up a big bowl of your favorite noodle soup. Ramen is quick, comforting, and endlessly customizable. Beyond the everyday packages, there are many ways to elevate this humble dish. We've rounded up 5 innovative ramen recipes to try this National Ramen Day that will have you reconsidering instant noodles forever.

Recipe 1: Spicy Shoyu Ramen

For National Ramen Day, we're starting things off with a spicy shoyu ramen that packs a pleasant punch. While shoyu ramen typically features a light soy broth, we're amping up the flavor with bold chili oil. The silky chicken stock mixed with aromatic soy and a kick of heat makes for a perfectly balanced bowl of comfort in a bowl. So break out your noodles and get ready for an easy weeknight meal the whole family is sure to love.


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup shoyu or Japanese soy sauce
  • 1 packet of ramen noodles
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil, plus more for serving
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Soft-boiled egg, halved (optional)


  • In a large pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil over high heat.
  • Once boiling, remove from heat and add the shoyu soy sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Add the ramen noodles and soak for 3 minutes until tender but still al dente.
  • Ladle the soup and noodles into bowls. Drizzle each with 1/2 tablespoon of chili oil.
  • Garnish with sliced scallions and half an egg if using.
  • Serve immediately with extra chili oil on the side for diners to add as desired.


  • For increased heat, use sriracha sauce instead of chili oil. 
  • Top with slices of roast pork or chicken for extra protein.

Recipe 2: Creamy Tomato Ramen

Nothing warms your soul on a cold night like a rich and soothing tomato ramen. This version features a creamy roasted tomato broth laced with basil and finished with parmesan - it's comfort food at its finest.