Perfect Instant Ramen

Roy Choi shares his take on the ubiquitous Korean staple

To learn more, read "In the Kitchen With: Roy Choi."

Recipe adapted from Roy Choi, L.A. Son

Perfect Instant Ramen
4.8 from 51 ratings
Roy Choi shares his take on the ubiquitous Korean staple of ramen. He poaches an egg and melts American cheese on top of the springy noodles. Read more!  
Prep Time
Cook Time
Total time: 13 minutes
  • 2½ cups water
  • 1 pack Shin Ramyun (or another brand of instant ramen)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon butter
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
Optional Ingredients
  • ½ scallion, green part only, thinly sliced on a bias (optional)
  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the ramen noodles and cook for 2 minutes, then add the flavor pack.
  2. Cook for another 3 minutes, then turn off the heat and crack in the egg, but do not mix it in. Pull the hot noodles gently over the raw egg and allow the egg to poach, about 3 more minutes.
  3. Carefully pour the ramen into your serving bowl of choice, making sure not to break the egg.
  4. Add the butter, cheese and sesame seeds to the bowl and stir gently to incorporate. Top with the chopped scallion (optional) and serve.
Calories per Serving 595
Total Fat 31.6 g
Saturated Fat 16.0 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 191.9 mg
Total Carbohydrates 55.2 g
Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
Total Sugars 1.8 g
Sodium 2,067.6 mg
Protein 22.5 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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