This spicy ramen soup recipe is quick to make and soo much better than store bought ramen! The greatest part about ramen soup is that it’s easy to customize the way you want. You can choose between basic or gluten-free noodles and you can top it off with soft boiled eggs, green onions, chicken, tofu or seaweed – whatever you prefer!

close-up image of spicy ramen with chopsticks

Ramen noodles are a pantry staple for households everywhere. The packets are super easy to whip up and I can’t tell you how many times ramen has been my go-to during my school years! But, did you know you can just as easily make homemade ramen noodles in just 10 minutes?

There are so many ways to customize ramen soup, but I like to make mine spicy with all sorts of wonderful ingredients that I always have on hand. So this recipe is for the spice lovers out there!

two hands holding a bowl of spicy ramen

MAIN INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE Spicy Ramen

  • Ramen Noodles – Of course the main ingredient to Ramen soup is the noodles! I used gluten-free, but feel free to use the basic noodles if you prefer.

  • Broth – Use either chicken or vegetable broth as your base. Beef broth works, too, but will have drastically different flavor.

  • Sesame Oil – A little drizzle of sesame oil adds a nice flavor and sheen to the soup’s surface.

  • Fresh Ginger –  You’ll need a 2-inch piece of freshly grated ginger. Dried ginger powder is fine to use as well, but fresh will give it a better taste and a nicer kick.

  • Soy Sauce – 1 tablespoon soy sauce, or feel free to use more to your personal taste. If you are allergic to soy, watching your sodium, or eating gluten-free, you can sub the soy sauce with tamari or coconut aminos.

  • Vinegar. 1 tsp rice wine vinegar.

  • Chili Paste – Chili paste offers a deeper spiced flavor than most powders and hot sauces, but if you can’t get your hands on any, sriracha works too.

  • Toppings – Top it off with soft boiled eggs, green onions, chicken, tofu or seaweed.
noodles being lifted out of a bowl of spicy ramen

ADJUST THIS RECIPE TO YOUR DIET

  • Gluten-Free: Use the gluten-free version of ramen noodles like I did for this recipe.

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS Spicy Ramen Soup RECIPE

  • This particular recipe will give you a nice and spicy ramen noodle recipe. However, you can very easily dial back on the spicier ingredients for a not-so-spicy experience. If you’re looking for even spicier ramen, add in some hot peppers or chili flakes.

Spicy Ramen Soup Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Recipe by Samantha Course: MainCuisine: JapaneseDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

15

minutes

This spicy ramen soup recipe is quick to make and soo much better than store bought ramen! The greatest part about ramen soup is that it’s easy to customize the way you want. You can choose between basic or gluten-free noodles and you can top it off with soft boiled eggs, green onions, chicken, tofu or seaweed – whatever you prefer!

Ingredients

  • 1 quart chicken or vegetable broth

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, grated

  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, grated

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chili paste (aka sambal oelek), see Notes

  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar

  • 6 ounces ramen noodles, I used gluten-free

  • Topping Options
  • Soft boiled egg

  • Cooked and shredded chicken

  • Sauteed mushrooms

  • Sliced green onion

  • Dried seaweed

  • Sesame seeds

Directions

  • Add everything except for noodles to a large pot and simmer over medium-high heat for 10 minutes.
  • Taste broth and adjust any seasonings as desired, then add in the ramen noodles and cook until tender.
  • Ladle broth and noodles into two bowls and top with whatever you’d like.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Chili Paste: If you can’t find chili paste, you can use an equal amount of sriracha instead.

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  4. Alyssa Barberio Reply

    AMAZING!!! I’ve never had or made ranen, so this was easy and delicious.. hubby loved it too!

  5. Amazing!!! What brand of gluten-free ramen did you use? I couldn’t find any and just used rice noodles instead. 🙂

    • I used Lotus Foods gluten-free ramen! they have a couple different kinds, and all are delicious. you can buy on amazon HERE!

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