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3 cups Flour                           
1 teaspoon of Kosher Salt                
2 Eggs                           
1/2 cup Warm Water           
Vegetable Ramen Broth
1/4 cup Olive Oil                       
8 ounces Onions, chopped                           
2 teaspoons Garlic, chopped                       
6 ounces Shiitake Mushrooms, chopped      
6 ounces Cremini Mushrooms, chopped
1 Celery Stalk, diced           
1 Carrot, peeled and diced   
1 Tomato, chopped        
1/4 Cilantro bunch, with stems, torn                   
1/8 Parsley bunch, with stems, torn                   
3 quarts Vegetable Stock                       
1/2 cup Kikkoman Gluten-Free Tamari Soy Sauce           
1/4 cup Kikkoman Preservative-Free Poke Sauce   
Salt, to taste
Black Pepper, to taste

Sunny Side Up Eggs
2 tablespoons Butter with Canola Oil
5 Eggs                                 
Salt, to taste
Black Pepper, to taste

Seared Portobello
1/4 cup Kikkoman Preservative-Free Non-GMO Toasted Sesame Oil   
1 tablespoon Garlic, chopped                 
1 cup Kikkoman Gluten-Free Tamari Soy Sauce               
1 ounce Honey   
Salt, to taste
Black Pepper, to taste    
5 Portobello Mushroom Caps, cleaned
Olive Oil, as needed                     

Wilted Spinach
1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil                             
4 cups Spinach, chiffonade                         

Crispy Chickpeas                              
Olive Oil, as needed
12 ounces Chickpeas, drained         
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1/2 tablespoon Lime Zest

Pan Roasted Parmesan Tomatoes
1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese    
3 Tomatoes, cut into wedges                         
2 tablespoons Olive Oil                             
1 teaspoon Parsley, chopped                         
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

To Order
Chopped Cilantro, as needed
Lime Wedges, as needed


Combine flour and salt in the food processer. Beat eggs and water together and stream into the flour mixture. Pulse until dough is formed. Wrap in plastic and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Roll and cut into noodles as desired. Boil for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through. 

Vegetable Ramen Broth:
Heat oil in a large saucepan; sauté onion and garlic until soft and translucent. Add mushrooms and cook until caramelized and minimal liquid remains. Add celery, carrots, and tomatoes. Continue to cook until all vegetables are browned. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until flavor develops. Strain and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Sunny Side Up Eggs:
Melt butter in sauté pan over low heat. Crack eggs into pan and cook until whites are cooked through.

Seared Portobello Mushrooms:
Mix together all ingredients except mushrooms and oil. Pour sauce over mushroom caps and marinate. Sear mushrooms in oil in a hot skillet until cooked through and browned.

Wilted Spinach:
Heat oil in pan. Add spinach and cook until wilted.

Crispy Chickpeas:
Heat oil in a pan to 350°F. Fry chickpeas until brown and crisp. Drain and season with salt, pepper and lime zest.

Pan Roasted Parmesan Tomatoes:
Melt cheese in dry pan, cook until browned and crisp. Remove from pan and set aside.  Toss tomato wedges with olive oil, salt and pepper. Sear in pan. Remove and dust each with crushed parmesan crisps.

To Order:
Spoon portion of noodles into serving bowl. Pour over Ramen Broth. Place fried egg on top along with seared Portobello slices, spinach, chickpeas and tomatoes. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.


Recipe courtesy of Ashley Cassasola and Sous Chef Hector Vega of North Carolina State University at the 2019 Menu Directions Culinary Competition.


Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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