Fresh Noodles for Ramen?
I tried making some ramen over the weekend and was puzzled as to what to purchase for noodles. I went to both H-Mart in Burlington and Kam Man and ended up buying fresh Yakisoba noodles and throwing away the pouch it came with. Buying this or fresh ramen packages (i.e. noodles + sauce packet) seems a little weird but I can't figure out which plain, packaged noodles would be appropriate. I know they're supposed to be made with sodium carbonate but otherwise am not sure what to get.
You could make them: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-t...)
(egg is substituted for kansui
Here is a recipe using kansui http://notsoancientchinesesecrets.com...
There have been a few discussions here about fresh ramen in various parts of the country. I didn't see any in Mass., at all, but maybe you could ask on one of the regional/local boards.
In California, the two best brands of fresh ramen noodles are Yamachan and Sun Noodles. They're available at Japanese supermarkets. Sun has a branch in New Jersey, so perhaps you can find them on the East Coast. Fresh noodles of all kind tends to be a regional business, so you might be better off asking where to find them and which brands to buy on your local board.
More about Sun Noodles
We moved it here because it seemed like your question was more about what kind of noodles to use in a dish you were preparing than about where to get them, and that seemed like a Home Cooking question to us, but if your question really is more in the vein of 'where do I buy noodles with sodium/calcium carbonate in Boston' let us know (you can use Flag or reply to the email we sent you) and we can move it back.
For future posterity, I spoke to Sun Noodles who put me in touch with their distributor. They said they deliver to H-Mart, Reliable Market (in Union Sq), Ebisuya, and a 4th place I can't recall. So far, every time I've been to Ebisuya they've had a pretty good stock of them both with and without sauce packets (kaedama).