The holidays are coming up. You’re probably busy planning your upcoming holiday party. Instead of the usual ham and stuffing feast, perhaps you want to do something a bit different this year to delight your friends and family!
Hosting a ramen holiday party at your home is a perfect theme for your holiday party this year. Here are the reasons:
1. Ultimate comfort food
Hearty, warm broth and noodles make for the ultimate comfort food for this holiday season. Bone broth also helps to boost you and your guests' immune system; thereby reducing the risk of having flu or COVID this season.
2. Everything can be prepped in advance
All ramen ingredients, including broth, toppings and even noodles can be made ahead of time, even a few days before your party! On the day of the event, you or your guests just need to assemble them together. So you can relax on the holiday and spend time actually catching up and entertaining your guests instead of baking a ham or turkey.
3. Make it more interactive for your guests
With a Kitchen Aid mixer and pasta roller attachment, it is actually pretty easy to make noodles from scratch. Having your guests make their own noodles at your party will add an Instagrammable, memorable experience to your event. Your friends and family will talk about it in the years to come. (See recipe here: https://www.ramenpartysf.com/recipes/ramen-noodles)
Here is what we recommend to get ready for your ramen event:
1 week before
Make sure you have the followings (or order from Amazon)
A pot to big enough to make bone broth (8 quart pot = about 8-10 servings)
A few noodle strainers
A big pot to cook noodles
Pasta roller (if you opt to make fresh noodles yourself or with your guests)
Soup bowls, soup spoons and chopsticks for your guests
3-4 days before
Gather the followings from an Asian grocery store
Pork or chicken bones (4 pounds per 8 servings)
Broth flavoring such as soy sauce, miso or Tsuyu sauce
Pork belly (no bones, skin removed)
High gluten (or bread) flour and lye water
Some appetizers such as gyoza, shumai, spring rolls, etc.
Some dessert such as matcha cake, mochi, etc.
Your favorite sake and other beverages
1-2 days before
Boil the bones to make broth (see recipe here: https://www.ramenpartysf.com/recipes/tonkotsu-broth)
Make noodles (see recipe here: https://www.ramenpartysf.com/recipes/ramen-noodles)
Make Chashu (see recipe here: https://www.ramenpartysf.com/recipes/chashu)
1 day before
Get your favorite toppings such as scallion, bamboo shoot, nori seaweed, bean sprout, etc.
We hope you enjoy this holiday season with a unique ramen theme party at your home.