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Ichiraku Ramen is the ramen joint that Naruto frequents in Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden, and it's just as classic as the anime it hails from. When TikTok user emeri834_cute7 requested I make Ichiraku Ramen, I knew I wanted to put a twist on it, though. There are countless replicas out there on the internet, so I wanted to make this a little bit differently.
Ichiraku Ramen traditionally is a pork ramen. But, I don't eat pork! I don't like it and haven't eaten pork in at least five years, and if I were to eat it again I'd likely get sick. Plus, I know a lot of people don't eat pork for religious reasons. So, I thought, why not try to make the famous Ichiraku Ramen pescatarian?
The only thing in this dish that is not vegetarian is the fish cake, which you can leave out to make your dish vegetarian-friendly. Since there aren't any Asian markets super close by, I'll be making my own fish cake. For the instructions on that, you can consult a YouTube video I'll be embedding below. Otherwise, though, this recipe is 100% my own - not derived from a manga, but inspired by the classic ramen from the show and presented to look just like it.
Ingredients (serves Four)
How to make your own narutomaki (fish cake)
Shoutout to Giselle Santin on YouTube for this easy-to-follow tutorial!
The hardest part was making the Narutomaki. But if I had that bought pre-made, then this would make it a 9/10 for ease of replication!
As far as taste goes: this was delicious and tasted a lot like a pork ramen even with no pork. However, I prefer the Food Wars ramen we made so this gets a 9/10 as far as taste goes for me.
Have a food from an anime that you want me to try to recreate? Let me know in the comments below! Plus, follow me on TikTok to see the behind the scenes of how this was made.
Jessica is a huge Disney, anime, and Star Wars nerd who channeled that love into motivation to lose 75 lbs.