Chinese Tomato Egg Shio Ramen

Growing up in a Chinese and Japanese household, one of my favorite Chinese meals is my Popo’s (婆婆), aka., grandma, famous Tomato Egg stir-fry.

Tomato Egg is a dish that is just simply delicious – for as long as I can remember this dish always brought so much warmth, comfort, and smiles to my face. Tangy stir-fried tomatoes with garlic, layered with fluffy eggs, with a touch of sugar, the right amounts of umami, and sesame oil for aromatics. Typically served over a hot bowl of rice as a stew-like consistency, I thought, why not try and make this dish into a noodle and soup dish? Therefore, Sun Noodle brings to you, “Chinese Tomato Egg Shio Ramen”.

A piece of my childhood that is too good not to share. 

Ingredients (1 Serving)

  • 1 pkg Shio Ramen – 1 portion of noodles & soup base
  • 1 ½ cup Water, for soup base
  • 1-2 Tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 ½ tbsp Oil
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • Sesame Oil, 1 tsp or to taste
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 Egg, whisked
  • 1-2 Green Onions, for garnish
  • ½ cup of noodle water, to thicken the soup

Cooking Directions:
  1. Prepare soup base (follow the instructions on the package) and set aside.
  2. Drizzle oil in a medium-sized pot and sauté the tomato wedges over medium heat for 4 minutes, or until tomatoes soften and start to fall apart. 
  3. Once the tomatoes are softened and the juices are released, add the soup base mixture and garlic. Mix well and bring to a simmer – remove loose tomato skins and discard.
  4. While the soup is rolling at a gentle simmer, prepare the ramen noodles (follow the instructions on the package). Reserve ½ cup of noodle water and set aside.
  5. Season the soup with sesame oil, sugar, and black pepper. Add ½ cup of reserved noodle water to thicken the soup – bring to a simmer and stir occasionally. 
  1. Gently stir the soup in one direction to create a whirlpool and pour the whisked egg slowly to make a silky egg drop. (Tip: if you want fluffier eggs instead of the ‘egg drop’ effect, pour your eggs in a circular motion, and don’t mix immediately.) 
  2. Transfer the noodles and soup into a serving bowl and garnish with green onions. Slurp & enjoy

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