Chinese-Style Ramen Soup

This is Charley’s estimation of a Chinese style ramen soup. It is very simple and sounds tasty. I wonder if it would be good to use Chinese 5-Spice in Ramen?

Submitted By: Charley
Submitted From: Tennessee, USA


  • 1 package chicken flavor ramen noodles
  • Sugar of an amount equal to the contents of the flavor packet
  • Garlic to taste (granulated garlic works best)
  • About a quarter of a teaspoon of black pepper
  • A tiny amount of cinnamon (too much can ruin it! 1/16th of a teaspoon would probably even be too much! Add very small amounts until you can get a feel for what is enough)
  • Red pepper powder (optional)

Combine garlic, soup base, black pepper, and cinnamon and hot pepper in a bowl. Cook the noodles according to the directions on the package, except use slightly more water than the directions call for because there's more ingredients. (I'd say about 1/4 to 1/2 a cup more.) Don't be afraid to taste the broth while cooking to get the flavor right, because I didn't give exact measurements. After the ramen is cooked, add the spices!