Creamy Kimchi Ramen (Easy & Quick Noodle Recipe)

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This creamy kimchi ramen recipe offers a perfect blend of creamy, spicy, and tangy flavors and is ready in under 20 minutes.


Kimchi Ramen

I love Korean food, mainly spicy kimchi. We do eat plenty of spicy food in our culture. My love for Korean food may be well explained.

I always make a huge batch of homemade kimchi and add it to pretty much everything on my meal – fried rice, noodles, or as a side dish to every meal.

That is one of my favorite things to do when I have kimchi at home.


It adds a unique tangy flavor and a bit of heat to the dish.

So, adding kimchi to your ramen is an absolute must! This is my new favorite easy kimchi ramen recipe. If you prefer without kimchi, here is an easy creamy egg ramen recipe.

It is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a cozy night in. It only takes about less than 30 minutes to make with simple ingredients, and you can customize it with your favorite toppings.


Here are a few essential ingredients to make a delicious creamy kimchi ramen recipe:


Kimchi: I am using napa cabbage kimchi, but feel free to use any kimchi you prefer—green or napa cabbage. You can make it at home or easily purchase it in Asian grocery stores if you don’t want to make it from scratch. Cut the kimchi into bite-sized pieces.

Ramen: This recipe uses Shin ramyun noodles, but any instant noodles will do for the recipe. There are lots of instant ramen brands available. Feel free to use your favorite.

Seasonings: Paprika and salt. You can substitute paprika with Korean chili flakes. Ramen packets have seasoning packets, which have salt, so be mindful of adding salt.

Cream: Heavy cream adds richness, but light cream can also be used.

Oil: Olive oil or sesame oil.

Garlic: Finely chopped garlic.

Herbs: Garnish it with your favorite herb: green onion or cilantro.


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  • First, boil a pot of water.
  • Add the packet of instant ramen and cook for 3-5 minutes, until tender but still firm.
  • Drain the noodles and rinse them under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set it aside.
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  • Heat oil in a pan on a medium heat.
  • Once hot, add minced garlic. Saute it until it is slightly brown.
  • Then, add chopped kimchi with the kimchi juice to the pan. Let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Next, add paprika and the seasoning packet that comes with your ramen noodles. Combine everything well and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add cream to the pan and simmer until the sauce becomes creamy and thick.
  • Next, add the cooked ramen noodles to the pan. Stir well to combine all the ingredients, and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium-high heat.
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  • Season with pepper and salt if needed.
  • Finally, garnish it with your favorite herbs (green onion or cilantro) and creamy kimchi ramen is ready to be served.

Note: Seasoning in the ramen and the kimchi both contain salt, so be cautious while adding salt.

Serving Suggestion

Here are some suggestions for toppings that go well with this dish:

Eggs: You can top with soft-boiled eggs or fried eggs to make ramen more flavorful.

Sesame Seeds: You can sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top of the ramen before serving. It gives more flavor to ramen.

Seaweed: Dried seaweed adds a chewy texture to the ramen. Cut it into small pieces and sprinkle it on top before serving.

Vegetables: Top with vegetables like bok choy or any favorite mushroom (Shiitake or enoki mushrooms).

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Creamy Kimchi Ramen (Easy & Quick Noodle Recipe)

This creamy kimchi ramen recipe offers a perfect blend of creamy, spicy, and tangy flavors and is ready in under 20 minutes.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes


Main ingredient

  • 1 packet shin ramyun noodles
  • ½ cup kimchi


  • ½ tbsp olive oil


  • ¼ tsp paprika


  • cup heavy cream


  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro or green onion


  • 4 cup water


  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • salt to taste (if needed)
  • 2-3 cloves chopped garlic


  • Boil water and cook ramen noodles for-3- 5 minutes until tender but still firm. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
    1 packet shin ramyun noodles, 4 cup water
  • Heat oil in pan over heat. Once hot add chopped garlic and saute until slightly brown.
    ½ tbsp olive oil, 2-3 cloves chopped garlic
  • Add chopped kimchi and kimchi juice to the pan. Let simmer a few minutes.
    ½ cup kimchi
  • Next add ramen seasoning packet and paprika. Combine everything well.
    ¼ tsp paprika
  • Pour cream and simmer it for a few until sauce thickens.
    ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • Add cooked ramen and combine everything well. Cooked for a few mins on medium high heat.
  • Finally season with black pepper and salt if needed. Garnish it with your favortie herbs and serve hot.
    2 tbsp chopped cilantro or green onion, ¼ tsp black pepper, salt to taste (if needed)


#. Note that the seasoning in the ramen and the kimchi both contain salt, so be cautious while adding salt.
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and may not be exact.


Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 2086mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1287IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 5mg
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