Have you heard of the Roy Choi ramen hack? It’s genius! Roy Choi is a famous chef here in Southern California, who is known for starting the Korean fusion food trend with his gourmet Korean-Mexican taco truck Kogi.
When we discovered his recipe for ramen, we knew we had to try it at home. Basically, Roy takes a simple pack of grocery store ramen noodles, and doctors it up with a delicious blend of melted American cheese, diced green onions, toasted sesame seeds and a soft boiled egg. Roy prefers to use the Shin Ramyun brand of ramen, but you can certainly use anything you find in your supermarket.
Roy Choi Ramen HackRecipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
- 2½ cups water
- 1 pack Shin Ramyun or your favorite instant ramen
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon butter
- 2 slices American cheese
- ¼ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
- ½ green onion thinly sliced
- Bring water to a boil in a small saucepot.
- Add the ramen noodles. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the flavor pack from your packaged ramen and cook for another 3 minutes.
- Turn off the heat. Crack in the egg, and with some tongs or a fork, carefully pull the hot noodles on top of the raw egg. Allow it to poach for about 3 minutes.
- Pour ramen carefully into a bowl.
- Slowly stir in the butter, American cheese and sesame seeds, being careful not to break the egg.
- Top with the chopped green onions or chives and enjoy!