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The Irvington Voice

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The Irvington Voice

Cultural Dishes

Shiho Yanagawa (12) - Japanese
Suhani Ahuja
Shiho Yanagawa (12) – Japanese

My Japanese culture offers a wide variety of food, but my favorite has to be ramen. Ramen holds a special place in my heart, allowing it to create a cherished memory of my home. With its savory broth and comforting noodles, it’s more than a dish–it’s a journey of flavors. In my house, ramen is a tradition that has been passed down through generating. The rich miso broth, includes love and tradition, which forms the heart of my recipe. 

My mom taught me the secrets of homemade noodles. It’s a connection to my roots, and links different generations through food. With each spoon, I’m transported back to the kitchen, surrounded by mom’s warmth, sharing laughter over steaming ramen on cold nights.

To recreate my family’s cherished recipe, start by using 4 cups of meat or vegetable broth. Wish 2 tablespoons miso paste into a hot broth, then add it back to the pot with 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 tbsp grated ginger, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil, and for an extra kick add 1 tsp chili paste. Then, let it simmer for 15 minutes. Cook 2 packs of ramen separately, ladle broth over them, and add toppings like sliced green onions, soft-boiled eggs, cooked chicken, nori seaweed, or corn. 

About the Contributor
Suhani Ahuja
Suhani Ahuja, Staff Writer
Suhani Ahuja (11) is excited to start her first year at The Voice as a staff writer. She joined The Voice because she enjoys writing and wants to be more involved with the community at Irvington. This year, she’s looking forward to writing articles about the people at Irvington. In her free time, Suhani enjoys driving while listening to music (Kanye, Lil Baby, and Drake), as well as baking, reading, and watching crime documentaries.
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