What a delicious dish this spicy tahini miso ramen is! I found it quick and easy to put together, and it was really tasty. The combination of flavours in this recipe is so good, and I’m definitely going to make it again! If you are looking for a spicy tahini recipe, check out this ramen recipe with chicken and tofu.
Ramen with chicken and tofu is something I’ve tried before, but of course there are many ways to combine these ingredients. Also there are a lot of ways to add flavour. You can also tailor the recipe to suit your palate.
I know some people won’t want much spice at all while others love it. So you can tweak the end result to whatever you prefer. Also offer extra hot sauce at the table – you know some people can’t resist adding a little more to this already spicy tahini recipe!
What Do You Need for this Ramen Recipe?
This soup is based on chicken, tofu and broth. Those are very popular ingredients in Asian cuisine. What makes it really stand out though is the seasonings that go into it.
Sesame oil, red miso paste and tahini paste flavour the soup. And then you add Sriracha and chilli oil in there. For the toppings, jalapeno offers a third heat source, while a boiled egg is also a perfect complement.
Bok choy and carrot are the vegetables I like in this soup. These could be replaced with other veggies if you prefer. Mushrooms would work (enoki mushrooms would be good here and they cook fast) or napa cabbage.
Beansprouts would also be yummy if you have some to use up. However you make it, this spicy tahini miso ramen is just perfect!
Spicy Tahini Recipe: Tips for Making It
There are three stages to this recipe. So those are the chicken, the soup and then the toppings. You don’t have to juggle lots of pans at once though. You can take your time making this tasty soup. Once you have prepared all the ingredients, the rest of the recipe is easy to follow.
The first thing to do is cooking the chicken. After that you will make the soup in the same pan. The noodles and egg can go in separate pans. After everything is done, you can ladle the soup into bowls and top it with the tasty toppings.
This ramen recipe has a number of possible variations, just like any other soup. The soft-boiled egg can be replaced with medium or hard-boiled if that’s more your thing.
If you want to make it vegetarian, you can omit the chicken and just use extra tofu. For a vegan spicy tahini miso ramen, do the same and also omit the egg.
What is Red Miso Paste?
This is one of the key components in spicy tahini miso ramen. And this spicy tahini recipe relies on it for a long of the flavour. Miso is a Japanese seasoning made of fermented soybeans, salt and koji, a type of fungus.
This thick paste can be added to soups and sauces. In addition, miso is used in some pickled vegetables recipes. Miso is rich in protein and vitamins. It’s typically salty but different kinds have sweet, fruity or savoury tastes.
Red miso is reddish brown in colour. It adds a great flavour to this ramen with chicken and tofu. Red miso is aged for longer than white miso, typically 3 to 12 months. The longer it ages, the darker it becomes. It is richer in flavour than the white one. I always look for a gluten free version, since I am celiac.
And What is Tahini Exactly?
Tahini is basically ground sesame seeds. They can be hulled or not hulled, raw or roasted. The word ‘tahini’ is Arabic for ground sesame seeds. It adds an oriental nutty taste to this ramen recipe.
I’m sure once you try this ramen with chicken and tofu, you will agree it tastes as good as Japanese restaurant food. I love being able to make this spicy tahini miso ramen at home whenever I want. There are many ramen recipe options you can make if you keep these ingredients in stock.
You might also like Gluten Free Vegan Ramen, Spicy Gluten Free Shrimp Pasta with Bloody Mary Vodka Sauce or Chicken Pot Pie Soup.
This ramen with chicken and tofu dish is filling enough to be a standalone meal rather than an appetizer. Plain miso soup with a few tofu cubes can accompany a meal as an appetizer or even a drink. This spicy tahini recipe however is satisfying even served by itself.
Miso Ramen with Chicken, Tofu and Spicy Tahini Recipe
Miso Ramen with Chicken, Tofu and Spicy Tahini
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 onion
- 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
- 2 tbsp red miso paste gluten free if desired
- 2 tbsp tahini paste
- 2 bok choy
- 3/4 cup water
- 200 g chicken
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp onions chopped
- 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce
- 1 tsp chili oil
- 100 g tofu cut into squares
- 1 jalapeno fresh cut
- 1 carrot cut into slices
- 1 egg hard boiled
- 1 Tsp. Sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
- 1/2 Tsp. chili oil drizzle on top
- 2 Cups ramen noodles gluten free if desired
- In a pan heat oil and add onions and minced chicken, Once the chicken is half done add in the salt and siracha. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked. Take it out and keep aside.
- In the same pan add oil once hot add in the onion fry until it turns golden, add in the tahini paste followed by Miso paste mix, once the flavour comes out to add in the water to make the broth, next add in the sriracha sauce and mix properly. Let the soup simmer for a few minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan boil the ramen, once cooked, drain the noodles in a colander.
- Once the soup is simmered add the bok choy. Let it sit in the hot soup for a few seconds then switch off the flame.
- Next, divide the noodles between 2 bowls, ladle over the soup (broth), top it with the prepared spicy chicken, tofu, carrots, jalapeno and boiled egg. Drizzle chilli oil on top and sprinkle some sesame seeds.
- Serve hot and enjoy.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
So next time you’re in the mood for Japanese food but don’t want to drive or order in, make this. I guarantee you’d find this spicy tahini miso ramen easy to prepare and the flavour is going to wow you!
If you are looking for a spicy tahini recipe, check out this ramen recipe with chicken and tofu.