How to Make a Kansui Powder Substitute

Using Only Baking Powder

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Ryan Goodwin Published on 02/06/2018, viewed by 741

Sometimes a recipe calls for an alkaline ingredient. This is the case with ramen noodle dough. It's the alkalinity of the dough that contributes that characteristic ramen snap, as well as it's egg-like color and flavor. In Japan, kansui powder is a somewhat common alkaline ingredient. But if it's not available in your area, you can get a good substitute by heating baking soda.

What you will need

Baking soda

How to cook


Preheat oven to 250f.


Spread baking soda on a parchment-lined sheet tray. Bake for 75 minutes.


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