Spicy Mushroom Ramen Bowl

March 25 , 2015 by: Drishty 300-400 Calorie Meals, Appetizers and Snacks, Mains



The origin of ramen is unclear. Some sources say it is of Chinese origin. Other sources say it was invented in Japan in the early 20th century. According to ramen expert Hiroshi Osaki, ramen in Japan is said to have come from China in 1872, while the first specialized ramen shop opened in Yokohama in 1910.  The name ramen is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese lamian. Until the 1950s, ramen was called shina soba but today chūka soba  or just Ramen are more common. 

This dish is so simple, takes minutes and it’s just too delicious! It’s a perfect easy dinner for 1 or a quick dinner for 2 on a lazy evening. The spicy broth and with warm noodles and meaty mushrooms will turn you into an instant fan!


1 Cup of unfried ramen noodles – 250 Calories

1 teaspoon of crushed spicy chili flakes – 1 Calorie

2 tablespoons of shittake mushrooms – 12 Calories

1 Tablespoon of sliced red chili – 2 Calories

1 Teaspoon of garlic paste – 4 Calories

1 Teaspoon of onion paste – 4 Calories

2 Cups of water

Salt to taste

Total Calories : 273 Calories

In a pan spray some 1 calorie oil and satuee garlic and onion paste. Add unfried ramen noodles, sliced shittake mushooms, crushed spicy chili flakes, salt to taste and 2 cups of water.

Boil for 5 minutes and serve warm with sliced red chilies and coriander (cilantro)!




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Bonjour, my name is Drishty Ghadia. I was born and raised in India, where in a Vegetarian household I developed my love for cooking spicy food. Then later on moving to and spending 10+ years in the US, I found myself dumbstruck and in love with the high sugar, high fructose corn syrup, high cholesterol - yet oh so addictive food. I mean have you ever gone through an entire menu of The Cheese Cake Factory?

In the past few years I have jumped countries yet again and now I live in the land of Fish and Chips and Yorkshire Pudding - the lovely UK. I love to travel and I believe that you have to taste a culture to understand it. Italian, Spanish, Chinese, French, Swiss, German, Moroccan, Japanese, Malaysian, Sri Lankan, Indian, Peruvian, South African, Kenyan, Middle Eastern - you name it, I've eaten it and tried to make some vegetarian fusion version of it in my kitchen.

Food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. I will be recreating some original and some fusion recipes from my travels in my kitchen and will share them with you here. Hope you enjoy them!

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