It may not be traditional, but it is so good. A ginger and garlic broth is loaded with thick cut bacon, soft boiled eggs, noodles, and cheese to put you in breakfast heaven.
One of the hottest trends in the NYC food scene is ramen. If that five-letter word conjures up horrendous memories of 40-cent plastic packages of instant garbage, stop it right now. This is the real deal. Authentic Japanese transplants and creative thoughtful takes on the traditional noodle soup has popped up all over the city.
Everyone has their favorite ramen spot, but the one we keep coming back to time and time again is Ivan Ramen. At his Slurp Shop withinGotham West Market, he recently unveiled his Breakfast Ramen. Totally nothing like your traditional brothy ramen, it’s nonetheless freaking delicious and the perfect way to start a weekend morning. And I knew that I needed to create an Ivan Ramen Breakfast Ramen copycat recipe immediately.
Because really, everyone deserves this Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Ramen in their life. For real.
And when it comes to breakfast, there’s no greater flavor balance than bacon, egg, and cheese. And putting it in ramen? Erma-freaking-gherd.
The broth…. it’s a cheddar cheese and American cheese soup base studded with ginger and garlic. Thick cut bacon. Perfect soft boiled eggs with creamy yolks. And noodles, of course. Lots of them.
And if you ain’t slurping yo’ noodles, you’re doing it wrong. Get down and dirty. You’re allowed.
Best of all, this Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Ramen only takes 30 minutes. Boom.
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ yellow onion minced
- 2 cloves garlic grated
- 1 " piece peeled fresh ginger grated
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1½ cups vegetable stock
- 1½ cups whole milk
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded American cheese
- Kosher salt
- 2 packages instant ramen flavor packets discarded
- 6 slices thick-cut bacon cooked and chopped
- 2 soft-boiled eggs sliced in half*
- 4 scallions chopped
- Heat butter in a small stockpot over medium heat. Add onion, season with Kosher salt, and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in flour, then whisk in vegetable stock and whole milk until well-combined and no flour clumps remain. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in cheeses until fully melted. Season with Kosher salt to taste.
- Meanwhile, cook ramen noodles according to package directions, being careful not to overcook.
- Divide broth and noodles between two bowls. Top each bowl with chopped bacon, soft-boiled eggs, and scallions. Devour immediately.
Chris is a New York based food blogger that loves bringing friends and family together through food. On his blog, Shared Appetite, Chris chronicles his culinary adventures of eating his way in and around NYC, as well as cooking and entertaining at home.