Serves 4
4 x 200 g packages ramen noodles, seasonings discarded
1 carrot, peeled and julienned
1 zucchini, julienned
½ daikon radish, julienned
2 baby bok choy, steamed and halved
4 red radishes, thinly sliced
4 green onions, cut diagonally
2 cups (500 ml) dashi, heated
6 shiso leaves or fresh mint, chiffonade
shichimi or togarishi spice
toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
chives, for garnish
¼ cup (60 ml) seasoned rice vinegar
2 tbsp (30 ml) white miso paste
2 tbsp (30 ml) tahini sauce
1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice
2 tsp (10 ml) sesame oil
1-in (2.5 cm) piece, peeled and grated fresh ginger root
¼ tsp (1 ml) shichimi or togarishi spice


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add ramen noodles and gently cook for 2 minutes. Thoroughly drain. Divide among serving bowls.
  2. Evenly divide julienned carrots, zucchini and daikon, bok choy, radishes and green onions over top of ramen noodles. Pour ½ cup (125 ml) hot dashi over each serving. Sprinkle with shiso leaves or fresh mint and drizzle with Ginger Miso Tahini Sauce. Sprinkle each bowl with a pinch of spice, sesame seeds and chives.
  3. To make GINGER MISO TAHINI SAUCE: Combine all ingredients except spice in a food processor. Whirl until blended. Add a little water if a thinner sauce is desired. Whirl in spice, adding more to taste if desired. Transfer to a squeeze tube and refrigerate up to 3 days. Makes ¾ cup (175 ml)
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