Wagamama Exclusive: Chicken Ramen soup

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Serves 2

This fresh, light and simple to prepare dish comes to you straight from the kitchens of Wagamama - the Japanese noodle bar inspired restaurant group who have quickly developed a reputation for their fresh and delicious food and great service in a minimalist environment. They have since grown into an award-winning global brand.

Combine noodles, hot stock, fresh vegetables and lightly grilled chicken and you have a complete meal in a bowl. fast food really doesn’t get better than this.

Pre-heat the grill or griddle pan. Lightly oil and season the chicken breasts and grill for 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Allow to rest for 5 minutes, slice on the diagonal and set aside.

Cook the noodles in a large pan of boiling water for 2-3 minutes until just tender. drain, refresh under cold running water and divide between two bowls.

Heat the chicken or vegetable stock until boiling. put the pak choi on top of the noodles and ladle in the stock. top with the sliced chicken, menma and spring onions.

Sommelier's choice for this recipe:

Gewurztraminer Adobe 2011 by Emiliana
It is a very tasty wine with long persistence. Lighter floral notes with a touch of perfume mix neatly with rose petal, lychee and green fruits. There's a tropical acidity too. This is a great wine for Cantonese and Thai food.  

Pinot Gris 2010 by Ant Moore
A great combination of creamy pinot gris characters and a fresh dry finish. Aromas of pear and stone fruit, nectarine and peach that follow through to the palate.

Riesling 2009 by Wild Earth
Perfumes of white flowers such as jasmine and orange blossom, red apples and lemon meringue pie. On the palate, this wine has flavours of nectarines, apricots, red apples and lemon, showing a touch of sweetness, bright acidity and a lingering finish. The natural sweetness is well balanced with natural acidity to give a clean and fresh finish, not at all cloying or dessert like. It’s just enough for me to drain my glass and grab another before realising I’ve finished the bottle. Super summer sipping.

Pinot Blanc Tradition 2010 by Cave de Turcheim
This wine has a perfumed nose with hints of peaches and citrus and a steely backbone that carries through on the palate. Faint spice and crisp finish to balance.

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Vegetable oil, for oiling
  • Salt and white pepper 250g
  • (9oz) ramen noodles
  • 1 litre (1 ¾ pints) chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 pak choi, trimmed and roughly chopped (or 2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves)
  • 12 pieces menma (canned bamboo shoots), drained
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced