December 7, 2011

Turning Spaghetti into Ramen Noodles 2/スパゲティーをラーメンの麺に変える2

I tried this tip with some somen first.
200 g somen
2000 ml water
2 tbsp baking soda
素麺 200 g
水 2000 ml
重曹 大さじ2

When the pot came to a boil, I first added baking soda, and then somen.
I had imagined that I would get more foam; I was a little disappointed.

A little later, the water became this foamy. It would have boiled over if I hadn't turned down the heat.
I checked the cooking time of this somen. 3-4 minutes! That's rather long for somen. Usually, the cooking time for somen is 1.5 to 2 minutes.
I boiled it for about four minutes. The somen looked so slimy that I had to rinse it with cold water thoroughly.
It wasn't bad. In fact, it was better than I had expected. But I still cannot decide whether this tip is worth trying. I will try it with spaghetti and udon some day.


Sissi said...

It still sounds incredible. I must test it with spaghetti.

muskratbyte said...

Those certainly look like ramen noodles! I can't wait to try this.

Hiroyuki said...

Sissi and muskrat: Try it to see if you will like it!