We all know that Ramen is the true love of any university student– ever. Its small package provides an easy meal for eating in a rush, watching your favourite movie, and is of course a go-to when hungover. But, what if we swapped out those packaged noodles and enjoyed our Ramen not as a quick snack, but as a delicious homemade meal!? Even if packaged ramen is your go-to, and working in the kitchen isn't your scene, I'm challenging you to put down your 'just add water' meal this week and upgrade your ramen game! 

pasta, macaroni, spaghetti
Caroline Liu

This whole idea started when I ran out of packaged ramen. Sure I thought about going to the store and getting more– but after scrolling through my Instagram feed, I quickly gained some inspo and decided to make ramen myself! 

I took to the internet and stumbled upon about a thousand recipes within seconds! With so many different flavours and kinds out there, it was hard to make a decision but in the end I went with a recipe taken form the food blog,  A Couple Cooks. You can find the recipe linked to the blog's title above. Or, you can follow their recipe below (included with a few of my own personal suggestions)– now for the fun part, lets upgrade your ramen game! 

Easy At Home Ramen

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:30 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Medium


  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 8 ounces mushrooms any kind
  • 4 baby bok choy
  • 1 sweet pepper
  • 3 green onions
  • 16 ounces ramen noodles
  • 4 packets dried seaweed
  • Sriracha
  • 4 eggs
vegetable, pepper, bok choy, meat
Julia Portnoff
  • Step 1

    Thinly slice and mince your garlic and ginger. Add both ingredients as well as 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a pot, and set at medium heat. Stir constantly for 1 minute, then add in 1 quart of vegetable broth and 3 tablespoons of soy sauce.

    garlic, vegetable, condiment, elephant garlic, relish, pasture
    Kristine Mahan
  • Step 2

    Next, thinly slice all of your vegetables putting everything aside except for your mushrooms which should be placed into the broth for five minutes. After five minutes add in the baby bok choy.

    vegetable, cabbage, pasture, bok choy, pak choy
    Kristine Mahan
  • Step 3

    While your broth is heating, in a pot of boiling water add your noodles and cook until tender (approximately 2-3 minutes). During this time fill a saucepan with water and set to medium heat. Place your four eggs in the sauce pan and poach them to your preference (approximately 4 minutes to get a yolky egg).

    egg, yolk, fried egg, egg yolk
    Madelyn B Bucher
  • Step 4

    Once your noodles and eggs are done, the meal is ready to be served! Divide the broth as well noodles into four separate bowls topping each with one poached egg, some sweet pepper, green onions, seaweed, and Sriracha (if you want added spice). Serve hot and enjoy!

    egg, vegetable, egg yolk, ramen, spinach
    Emanuel Storch

So– now that you know how to make your own ramen give it a try! If I can tell you one thing it is that this recipe certainly put my little package of noodles to shame! Oh and did I mention it's tastier and better for you? This meal is nothing but a WIN!