Simple Ramen Soup

Gently fry garlic and ginger in 2 tsp sesame oil till just browning

Add about 500 ml water to the pan and bring to boil

Add in soup mix and/or miso paste. Stir to combine

Season with soy sauce, fish sauce etc to taste for tare

If adding raw beef or pork, boil in broth for few mins till cooked then remove

Add green veg and bamboo or water chestnuts to blanch for 3 mins then remove

Add noodles and cook according to instructions

Meanwhile cook egg to taste e.g. boiled or fried in sesame oil

When noodles are cooked, pour soup and noodles into a large bowl and arrange toppings of meat, veg, egg, bamboo or chestnuts, sesame seeds, drizzle of sesame or chilli oil etc

Serve with green tea and gyoza