Mushroom Ramen Bowl

Mushroom Ramen BowlRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Ginny Branch


In place of the normally time-consuming enriched broth, we infuse water with bacon for smoky richness, a trick we learned from chef David Chang.


Serves 4
Total time: 25 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 314
Fat 8.3 g
Satfat 2.7 g
Monofat 3.2 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 21 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 194 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 642 mg
Calcium 78 mg


7 cups water, divided
5 ounces center-cut bacon (about 8 slices)
1 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms
2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
4 large eggs
2 heads baby bok choy, thinly vertically sliced (about 2 cups)
8 ounces fresh Chinese egg noodles
1 bunch enoki mushrooms, trimmed (about 5 ounces)
1 (8-ounce) can sliced bamboo shoots, drained
4 nori sheets, halved
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions


1. Combine 5 cups water, bacon, and shiitake mushrooms in a saucepan; cover. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 15 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Return broth to saucepan; stir in soy sauce. Keep warm.

2. Bring remaining 2 cups water to a simmer in a Dutch oven. Place eggs in a vegetable steamer. Place steamer in pan over water; cover. Reduce heat to medium-low. Steam eggs, covered, 6 minutes. Add bok choy to steamer; steam 2 minutes. Set bok choy aside; place eggs in a bowl of ice water. Let eggs stand 1 minute or until slightly cool. Peel and halve eggs.

3. Divide noodles evenly among 4 deep bowls. Top evenly with bok choy, enoki mushrooms, and bamboo shoots. Ladle 1 cup warm broth into each bowl. Arrange nori around edges of bowls. Place 2 egg halves in center of each bowl; top evenly with green onions. Serve immediately.