You might be thinking that making your own noodles is a breeze – it’s so easy, right?
But the truth is it takes a fair bit of time and effort to get to the next level of taste and texture.
It may seem obvious that you can do it by hand, but you need to be very careful not to overdo it and get your ingredients too dry.
So what can you do to get the most out of your own noodle?
Let’s explore some of the best and most basic techniques for making ramen noodles from the ground up.
Read more about making ramens from scratch.
First things first: First, the basics: Noodles can be cooked by boiling or roasting them.
Roasting is easiest and quickest, but it’s not as effective for noodles because of the way the starch in the noodles binds with the water.
It takes a lot of heat to heat the water to the right temperature to cook the noodles, so boiling and roasting are better ways to get started.
Second, if you want to make the most of the noodles you’ll need to heat them first, so put a towel over the bowl and pour the water into a pot.
If you don’t have a pot, you can boil a bit of water in a large pot on the stovetop, or in the microwave for 10 seconds.
Third, when making noodles, it’s a good idea to soak the noodles in a small amount of boiling water to ensure that they’re tender enough to be chewy.
Fourth, you’ll want to heat your water first before adding the noodles.
If it’s too hot to handle, you may need to add a bit more water to keep the noodles from overcooking.
Fifth, as a general rule, the noodles should be cooked in a single layer.
This is the most common method, but if you’re using two or more layers, add a small piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper between the layers to prevent them from sticking together.
Sixth, it helps to add more water if you have an electric pressure cooker or similar device to cook in.
For example, if the noodles are boiled, you want them to cook on a low heat, not on the highest setting, and it’s easiest to cook them on the lowest setting.
Finally, if it’s your first time making ramennos, try to keep things simple.
If there are ingredients that you’re unsure about, try not to be too excited about it.
If a bowl is not available, you should ask a chef to make a bowl for you.
How to make ramen noodles from scratch from scratch