Ivan Orkin’s Chile Eggplant Mazemen Recipe



  • Jacquie says:

    Great recipe; not a big deal but noticed a typo. For the last instruction on the Chili Eggplant Sofrito, it says “Take of flame…” and I’m sure it should say “Take OFF flame…”

  • Megan B says:

    This looks so delicious, and I can’t wait to give it a go, but I got to the “1 pack ramen without the seasoning” and went, “wha wha wha…” I totally get that using a pack of ramen makes this recipe super accessible to everyone, but oh man what a difference if you use a higher quality noodle that hasn’t been dried with all of those nasty [heart-disease-causing] chemicals, the way American ramen packets have. Higher quality noodles are widely available nowadays. It certainly seems worth that extra little step, especially since you’ve already gone to all of the trouble of making an eggplant sofrito… Don’t mess it up! There are lots of great ramen noodles on the market that are widely available now. It’s not hard to find an upgrade, but here’s what’s in my kitchen at the moment: http://www.amazon.com/Hakubaku-Organic-Ramen-9-5-Ounce-Pack/dp/B007WQCENQ
    Thanks for the recipe! Yum!

    • Agreed. In the next week or so we’ll be publishing an interview with Ivan Orkin in which he speaks quite a bit about there being no substitute for fresh noodles. He also offers some tips for those who are having trouble finding noodles that’ll do the sofrito justice, so stay tuned!

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