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Easy ramen with homegrown bean sprouts

Get transported to the bustling streets of Japan with this easy to make and delicious ramen with freshly grown bean sprouts. 

bean sprout ramen


PREPARATION: 20 MIN   |    COOKING: 30 MIN    |    READY IN: 30 MIN 

Ingredients (2 serves)

  • Instant ramen ”Tonkotsu ramen” from Marutai for 2 serves

Chicken chashu (marinated chicken)

  • 2 chicken thighs with/out skin
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

  • 2cm fresh ginger, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1C sake
  • 1C soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey

Nitamago (marinated egg)

  • 2 eggs, medium sized

    Tare mix
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsp sake
  • 7g caster sugar

Ramen topping

       bean sprout ramen


      Making the chicken chashu

      1. Roll the chicken thighs, skin side out, into tight rolls with cooking string.
      2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add sesame oil and cook rolled chicken for 2-3 minutes until golden.
      3. Add all sauce ingredients to the pot and bring to boil, then reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer, uncovered for 25 minutes.
      4. Remove the saucepan from heat and let it cool to room temperature. To let the flavours soak in evenly, rotate the chicken in the seasoning liquid regularly.
      5. Remove and discard the cooking string. Cut the chicken chashu into approx. 5mm slices.

      Making the nitamago

      1. Bring a small saucepan of water to boil.
      2. Gently add the eggs, and reduce the water to medium heat and cook for 6 and half minutes.
      3. In a bowl, mix soy, mirin, sake and sugar, and place the cooked and peeled eggs in.
      4. Eggs should be fully covered or kept in zip-lock bag which can keep them fully immersed in the tare mix for at least 15 minutes or more.
      5. Cut the eggs in half to serve.


      1. Cook ramen noodle according to the instruction of the package.
      2. At same time, prepare the broth and pour to the bowl.
      3. Place the toppings on the ramen and serve immediately.

      bean sprout ramen

      Optional – Make it to your flavour

      • Fresh chilli or chilli flakes
      • Chilli oil
      • Cooked corns

        For this recipe we have use instant noodles “Marutai” – Hakata or Ooita
        For the gluten free option, we suggest using pumpkin noodle (can be purchased at any grocers with a Japanese section)



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