Chicken Ramen

This chicken ramen was the perfect bowl of noodles. The stock was rich, mushrooms offered umami. And the noodles had the perfect slip and texture.

Chicken Ramen
Chicken Ramen
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When I first joined Facebook it was a way to connect with friends and family. And with Twitter (or must I call it X?) it was to connect my blog with other like minded people. I joined Instagram as I was so bad at using Twitter. Not that I am any better at posting daily photographs! What I never expected was to see social media turn into a begging bowl. One person I follow constantly asks for her bills to be paid. I often wonder if she is hoping the debt fairy will wave her magic wand? And yes, there really is a debt fairy. What I find most strange is how often she is at Starbucks! There is no ways I would be out drinking expensive coffee if I was in debt. Another person makes mention quite often that there is more month at the end of their money.

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Times are tough, and I get it. But not splurging on single cookies that cost R30 (without delivery fees) would be a great way to combat that. I am constantly inundated with requests to back a buddy. From paying for someone’s mortgage, to medical bills, and everything in-between. I always say no because I believe that people need to learn to manage their income. And live within their means. They need to take responsibility for their actions and decisions. I support a few specific charities and each year I decide where my donations will go. This year I have concentrated on providing sanitary products to people who genuinely cannot afford them. I feel this is making a difference to people who need the help, not because of their life choices. But because life has just not placed them above the poverty line.

Chicken Ramen


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Chicken Ramen

This is a bowl of pure comfort, and great taste
Recipe Category: Asian
Makes enough for: 4 people
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 1 l chicken stock
  • 5 cm root ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 birds eye chillies, split in half
  • 400 g ramen noodles
  • 200 g cooked chicken breast, sliced
  • 180 g shimeji mushrooms, trimmed
  • 10 g coriander, roughly chopped
  • 2 ramen eggs, cut in half


  • Place the stock, ginger, garlic and chillies into a large saucepan and bring to the boil
  • Reduce the temperature and leave to simmer
  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil and season generously with salt once boiled
  • Add the noodles to the boiling water and cook for 90 seconds
  • Drain, rinse under cold water and set aside
  • Scoop the ginger, garlic and chillies out of the broth
  • Add the chicken and mushrooms and increase the temperature
  • As soon as the chicken is warm add the noodles to heat through
  • Add the coriander and stir to combine
  • Divide between 4 bowls, add an egg to each bowl and serve

Today we are heading off for an overnight stay in Naaldwijk. I will not be replying to comments or reading blog posts until the 18th of October. You can follow our trip by taking a look at our holiday blog.

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6 thoughts on “Chicken Ramen

  1. yes i am often stunned at people randomly asking for money to pay their bills etc. I understand that they can have disasters happen at times but just to ask for money …

  2. I always love noodle dishes especially with mushrooms. Looks delicious. It is a difficult situation when we are asked for money to help someone and we feel that they are not managing the money they have. I have not encountered any bloggers or social media accounts like that, but I would unfollow quickly!! I want to thank you for your comment on my blog regarding the war that Hamas has to be stopped so the people can stop living in fear!! That was very helpful to me as I was struggling with the question, ” is it right to fight violence with more violence?” Thank you Tandy..You are right the only way to stop them is to end them.

    1. Thank you for letting me know your feelings about my comment. This War is awful for both sides, and the organization to blame needs to be stopped before more lives are lost, whether Palestinian or Israeli.

  3. My kids are mad about ramen! This looks terrific. We’ve lost a couple of our great ramen shops here over the past couple of years.

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