Serves 4 – 6

This comforting broth with veggies, noodles and a perfectly fried egg in a spicy oil, is so delicious! The miso paste and soy sauce add a wonderful umami flavour to the meal.



  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) Westfalia Garlic Flavoured Avocado Oil
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 150 g portabellini or brown mushrooms, thickly sliced or baby portabellini mushrooms, whole or halved
  • 2 carrots, cut into short sticks
  • 1 litre (4 cups) water
  • 500 ml (2 cups) chicken or vegetable stock
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) miso paste or to taste (see tips) or more soy sauce to taste
  • 6 thick slices fresh ginger
  • 1 green or red chilli, whole
  • 100-150 g uncooked ramen or egg noodles
  • 100 g baby corn, whole
  • 1-2 bok choi, halved (optional) or 2-3 handfuls baby spinach
  • finely grated rind and juice of 2 limes
  • pepper, to taste
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) soy sauce
  • 4-6 eggs, fried in your favourite chilli oil (use the Chilli and spiced infused oil (
  • handful fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 spring onion, cut into thin diagonal slices



  1. Heat the garlic-flavoured avocado oil in a large frying pan or wok over a medium temperature. Add onion and sauté for a few minutes until almost soft. Add mushrooms and fry until they just start to soften, stir in carrots and sauté until lightly caramelised.
  2. Reduce the heat and add water, stock, miso, ginger and chilli. Stir until the miso has mixed in and bring to a gentle simmer.
  3. Add the noodles and simmer for 2-3 minutes – check the packaging instructions to see how long the noodles need to cook.
  4. Stir in the corn, bok choi or spinach and simmer until just tender. If the noodles need more than 5-7 minutes, only add the veggies in the last 5 minutes of the cooking time.
  5. Season with lime rind and juice, pepper and soy sauce.
  6. Spoon warm broth with noodles and veggies into bowls and top with fried eggs and a drizzle of extra chilli oil. Garnish with fresh coriander and spring onion.


  1. If preferred, add chicken fillets cut into thin slices when you add the noodles and simmer until cooked.
  2. Miso paste is a well-known Japanese seasoning made from fermented soya beans. It’s available at speciality stores and can be used as a general seasoning in a wide variety of recipes. Miso is quite salty, so only a small amount is needed. It is very nutritious and good for gut health.
  3. Fresh avocado slices will be delicious in this recipe.