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Ichiran Ramen with Meat Balls

Ichiran Ramen with Meat Balls Recipe

This recipe uses Ichiran Ramen instant noodles. You can buy it from Don Don Donki or online (Shopee, Lazada or Amazon).

The chilli powder that comes with each serving is hot! If this is your first time, I don’t recommend adding the chilli powder to the soup. I prefer to enjoy the original flavour of the soup first. Halfway through eating, I will stir in some chilli powder to enjoy a second taste – hot and spicy this time.

Check out the ingredients and step-by-step photos on the previous page.


  • 1 serving of instant Ichiran Ramen (1 bundle noodle + 1 soup base + 1 chilli powder)
  • 400 water for soup base; add more water, 50ml at a time, to taste
  • 50g cabbage leaves cut to bite-sized pieces
  • 4 or more meat balls for large balls, make a cross slit on the balls or cut into halves
  • boiled egg or ramen egg optional


  1. Cook noodles. Bring a pot of water to boil. Add noodles and cook according to desired doneness – 2 minutes for firm, 2 1/2 minutes for normal and up to 3 minutes for soft. Take out the noodles, drain and transfer to a ramen serving bowl.
  2. Cook cabbage and meat balls. Reboil the pot of water. Add cabbage and meat balls. Cook cabbage for 2 minutes and transfer to the same serving bowl. Continue cooking the meat balls until they are done, then transfer to the serving bowl as well.
  3. Make soup broth. Rinse out the pan and measure 400ml water. Add soup base and bring to a boil. Add more water, 50ml at a time, to adjust your desired richness of the soup. You can also use a heat-safe measuring jug and fresh boiling water to make the soup.
  4. Serve. Pour the hot soup over the ramen bowl, garnish with egg (optional) and serve immediately with a saucer of chilli powder at the side.

Cooking Note(s):

  • The timings for the noodles texture are 2 minutes for firm, 2 1/2 minutes for normal and 3 minutes for soft.
  • The amount of water needed for the soup broth is 400ml for rich (salty), 450ml for normal and up to 500ml for light. You can start with 400ml and adjust to taste, 50ml at a time.
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2 comments on “Ichiran Ramen with Meat Balls”

  1. Those meatballs look so GOOD! This is for sure a very satisfying and delicious meal.

  2. The Ichiran Ramen kit is available here too but TOO EXPENSIVE! …and I am still thinking about it….lol

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