If you’re anything like me, you love a warm bowl of broth-y soup on a chilly day – but sometimes don’t have the luxury of cooking at home for lunch and don’t want to eat those msg-laden packages you can buy in the store.

Continue reading below to learn how to make fresh, tasty and homemade noodle soup to go using mason jars!

The back story:
The thought of my homemade asian noodle soup not serving well as a leftover meal the next day really bothered me – that any excess soup usually went to waste as it became cloudy and less flavourful. That’s what inspired me to create Ramen Jars!

Soup ingredients after assembly when the ramen jar goes into the fridge - no liquid added.

Soup ingredients after assembly when the ramen jar goes into the fridge – no liquid added.

Instead of tossing all your ingredients in a soup pot, just place them cold/raw into a mason jar with your desired seasonings. I’ll use my recipe below to get you started. My ‘raw’ ingredients included:

  • Handful of shredded cabbage mix (bagged coleslaw is a great hack)
  • Half handful of torn baby bok choy
  • Shiitake mushrooms (fresh or dried)
  • Yam noodles (can sub for rice noodles or your favourite – or go noodle-less)
  • Any other veggies you want to include.

I then added my seasoning ingredients (same as I use in the larger pot mix, but rationed down to single serving portions). This included:

  • Splash of sesame oil (the good kind from evoolution)
  • Splash of Bragg’s seasoning (I use as a soya sauce substitute)
  • 1 tsp of Better than Bouillon chicken stock paste
  • Dash of chilli oil of your preference
  • Sprinkle of House “Ichimi” Togorashi

Refrigerate after prepping and, when ready to eat, simply add boiling water from kettle and let sit for 2 mins to dissolve the bouillon. I gave mine a swirl in the jar to help mix everything up before enjoying – it was an interactive and delicious meal!

The possibilities of course are endless and you can make and soup ingredient combinations you can imagine. I personally LOVE Japanese and Vietnamese-style soups but don’t love the MSG in the pre-packaged, dry-ingredient soups you can buy at the store. This is my original, healthier and FRESHER solution to those.

Going to try making this? Share your feedback, modifications or pictures with me – I’d love to see what other people come up with for their ‘Ramen Jars’.

The delicious mix ready to be enjoyed! YUM!