A warming, cheap soup that is way better than a Pot Noodle. This recipe – named after the Studio Ghibli film Ponyo – is perfect if you have some ham hanging around in the fridge, but are fed up with sandwiches. You can swap out the ham for any leftover meat. You can also change around the vegetables, adding whatever you like. Suggested alternatives are sugar snap peas, beansprouts, bamboo shoots and cabbage. You can easily make this into a vegetarian dish by leaving out the ham and doubling the amount of egg. Warning – this recipe is rather spicy! Cut down on the chili if you like your soup to have less of a kick.
- Heat a small saucepan of water until it is boiling. Place the egg inside and boil for 6 minutes. Plunge the egg into cold water and set aside.
- Meanwhile pour the stock into another pan and put onto a high/medium heat. When it is boiling add in the onions, ginger and chili. Boil for 5 minutes.
- Add the corn, mushrooms and noodles. Boil for 3 minutes with the lid on.
- Give the noodles a stir, and add the mangetout and ham. Boil for another 2 minutes with the lid on.
- Deshell the egg and slice in half – it should have a nice runny yolk.
- Divide the ramen between two bowls, adding half the egg to each. Serve topped with the springs of coriander if using.