Tonkotsu ramen is a delicious labor of love. It is not difficult, and truthfully not very time consuming when considering active cooking time v. passive, boiling time. *************** This recipe makes a lot. At least 8 portions to begin with and probably 3-4 more portions to freeze for later use.
For the broth:
-10 pounds pork bone (I used 4 pounds pork shoulder, 4 pounds pork feet, and 2 pounds pork shank for a little bit of meat)
-3 inch piece of ginger, sliced -1 bunch of green onions, chopped into large pieces, stem on -3 large yellow onions, cut in half, root and skin on -5 cloves of garlic
Put all meat/bones in a pot of water. Boil for 15 minutes then drain. Rinse each piece thoroughly then put back in large stock pot. Cover with water to about 2 inches above the bones. Add in remaining ingredients and keep at a medium boil for preferable 8-12 hours, but at least 5. Stir occasionally and top off with more water as needed. When time is up, drain broth using a sieve and colander. What you are left with is a creamy, liquid gold.
For the Tare
-2 cups bonito broth (I use Instant)
-3/4 cup soy sauce -3 oz dried shirataki mushrooms -1/3 cup mirin -2 tbsp garlic, diced -1/4 cup chili sesame oil, or regular sesame oil if you don’t like spice.
Boil all ingredients, set aside.
Soft Boiled Eggs
-6 large eggs -1 cup water -1/2 cup soy sauce -1/3 cup mirin
Boil eggs for 6 minutes then drain into an ice bath. Add remaining ingredients to a sealable container and stir to combine. Add peeled eggs and marinade in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Turning occasionally.
Boil your noodles. If you don’t have access to fresh ramen noodles at a local Asian market, you can use instant noodles out of any top ramen package or use fresh yakisoba noodles found at almost every grocery store, near the tofu/fresh vegan items.
Each bowl gets a little Tare, broth, noodles, boiled egg, scallions, and a never ending list of optional toppings. Tare to broth ratio is 1:4. ************ ******🍚🥢🍜🥣🥡 #ramenrecipes#ramenrecipe#shoyuramen#shoyu#shiojiri#japanesefood#japan#jammyeggs#boiledeggdiet#egg#laboroflove#bonebroth#ralphie#yum#mediumdifficulty#valentinesday2018