New Year’s Ramen Soup

Prep Time: 6 hours | 1 hour
Yield: 6 servings
  • 1 lb Beef or Veal bones
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 3 stalks Green onion (white part only)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1" piece Galangal Root
  • 1" piece Ginger
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 3-4 dried red chiles, whole
  • 3-4 Black peppercorns
  • 1 stalk Lemongrass, split lengthwise
  • 1 T Fish sauce
  • 1/4 C Soy Sauce
  • Meat of choice
  • Garnish green onions, bean sprouts, kimchi
December 31, 2014

It’s New Year’s Eve here at KC, and we are filling up with some ramen soup before the night’s festivities!  We melded our love for kimchi, spicy gingery beef broth, ramen noodles, and bean sprouts to make an asian fusion soup that’s perfect for a cold winter night.  Substitute or add ingredients that you would like to see become part of the soup, pour steaming broth over, and enjoy!




On a rimmed baking sheet, roast the veal bones with the onion, green onion, and garlic until deep brown and caramelized.  Scrape into a large pot, adding the rest of the ingredients except the fish and soy sauce and cover with water.  Simmer 4-6 hours. Add the fish and soy sauce and simmer 1/2 hour.

Next, add your meat of choice.  We chose chicken, so we put a whole roaster in the pot and let it simmer gently until cooked through.  You can add pork, beef, or seafood, or just leave it plain at this point.  Add some cilantro stems and let simmer.

While the meat is cooking, get your accouterments together.  We chose kimchi, lime, bean sprouts, cilantro sprigs, green onions, sriracha and bok choy.




When the meat is ready, pull or chop it into bite size pieces.  Season the broth to taste with salt and soy sauce.  In another pot, boil the ramen noodles until tender.  Drain.  Layer the noodles and accouterments into the bowl, then pour over the steaming broth.  Grab a pair of chopsticks and enjoy!

Kathryn Wandrie is the head chef and co-owner of KC Catering. Though she is trained in French Classical Cuisine, she expands the boundaries of her culinary education by experimenting with new techniques, cuisines and methods. When she's not cheffing, you can find her on the family farm, spending time with family, or reading a good novel.

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