Kansui

In Japanese cuisine, kansui is the key ingredient for making ramen noodles. As I could not find any here, I decided to make my own. You can easily do this at home. And as it keeps fairly well, make a larger batch than you need. Or place this in the oven the next time you have something in it at the same temperature.

Kansui
Kansui
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Kansui

This alkaline salt is a necessary ingredient to make ramen noodles
Recipe Category: Condiments
Makes enough for: 4 grams

Ingredients

  • 5 g bicarbonate of soda

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 120° Celsius
  • Line a baking tray with tin foil and sprinkle the bicarbonate of soda onto the foil in an even and thin layer
  • Place into the oven for 1 hour
  • Remove from the oven and place into a glass jar and use as needed
  • Can be stored for up to 1 month
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  1. I love ramen noodles but have never made my own – so this was very interesting to read! Raced to look up my supermarket – ha! good! . . . five different brands available . . .

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