Session:FHB:Make your own 'instant' ramen and stock powders, without added MSG

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Description Make your own 'instant' ramen stock powders
Type Hands-On
Kids session No
Keyword(s) food
Tags food
Processing village Village:FoodHackingBase
Person organizing User:Jglauche
Language en - English
en - English
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Starts at 2022-07-23T16:00:00.000Z
Ends at 2022/07/23 18:00
Duration 120 minutes
Location Village:FoodHackingBase


I am a person who is sensitive to elevated levels of monosodium glutamate (MSG), especially if they're added via pure MSG powder or yeast extracts. Furthermore, I wanted to make powders I can use both like vegetarian stock powders and for instant ramen that are safe for me, quick to make and don't have any added aroma.


I am bringing the following ingredients: [Note for anyone who's allergic to any of those, that they can be airborne]

- onion powder

- tomato powder

- garlic powder

- smoked paprica powder

- spinach powder

- bird eyes chili

- madras curry powder

- mushroom powder

- fenugreek

- blue fenugreek

- macis powder

- sesame oil

- peanut butter

Please bring to Workshop

Please bring your own container (can be a food grade plastic bag) to take your spice powder home with you. Bring whatever fancy ingredient you would like to add yourself.


In this workshop, I am going to show you how to make stock and 'instant' ramen powders yourself and cook some "instant" ramen. I am putting instant in quotes because we're not making the pasta, we're using store-bought mie or ramen noodles that need to cook for just a few minutes.

Workshop layout:

0. Setup, make everyone have a container, each spice have a spoon and everyone have their own mixing spoon

1. Discuss motivation, dietary requirements and goal of each participant

2. Base flavors (onion, garlic, paprica, curry, tomato powder)

3. Umami/natural MSG components (tomato powder, mushroom powders)

4. The salt component (salt, sugar)

5. Make it your own (add other spices), taste it, with hot water

6. Oil component (not included in the spice mix) [sesame oil, hard cheeses, peanut butter]

7. Ideas to to make a quick meal with: mushrooms, eggs, beans

8. Make an "instant ramen" dish [this may take a while, participants may need to wait for the burner to free up]

FHB equipment needed

wide cups, lots of spoons, electric kettle, 2 burners, donation jar

FHB shopping list

500g salt, unrefined sugar (table sugar backup), roasted(dark) sesame oil