Pork Ramen Recipe – Japanese Cooking 101

Ramen is a popular Japanese noodle dish worldwide. There are countless ramen bars, stalls, restaurants, and carts all over the globe. Ramen actually originated in China and the recipe has changed and improved over the years. Traditionally, the soup takes days to prepare to make it really delicious. A good and authentic ramen dish may seem difficult to prepare but with the help of this recipe, you will be able to make a restaurant-worthy ramen. What’s even greater is that the ingredients used in this recipe are available in any grocery store. Instead of authentic ramen noodles, this recipe uses fresh angel hair pasta. The cooking method used for the pasta result in the same soft, chewy texture as authentic ramen noodles. Once you have cooked this dish, you will realize that will be very easy to make ramen at home, anytime.

Ingredients:

Salted Pork:

• 1 pound of pork
• 1 tsp salt

Soup:

• 6 cups of water
• 1 thumb ginger sliced
• 3 cloves garlic, peeled
• 1 bunch of green onions
• 4 tbsp soy sauce
• 2 tbsp sake
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tsp sesame oil

Noodles:

• 225 grams of fresh angel hair pasta
• 8 cups of water
• 2 tbsp baking soda

Toppings:

• boiled egg halves
• blanched bean sprouts
• finely chopped spring onions

Instructions:

This recipe takes about 95 minutes to make. The pork needs to salt overnight. Serves 3 to 4.

Rub salt on the surface of the pork.
Wrap the salted pork in plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge overnight.
The next day, put salted pork in a pot with water, garlic, ginger, and spring onions.
Simmer for 1.5 hours.
Remove the pork from the broth and set aside.
Strain the broth into another pot.
Season the soup with soy sauce, sake, salt, and sesame oil.
Set the heat to low just to make sure the soup is kept hot.
Thinly slice boiled pork and set aside.
Boil water in a pot over high heat, then add baking soda.
Add the pasta and just cook it for 30 seconds.
Drain immediately.
Put angel hair pasta in a bowl.
Pour hot soup into the bowl.
Top with pork slices, blanched bean sprouts, boiled egg, and chopped spring onions.
Serve immediately.

Ideas And Tips:

• Aside from pork, you can use can use chicken or beef.

• You can also add roasted sesame seeds and blanched bok choy to the toppings.

Pork Ramen Recipe - Japanese Cooking 101
images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EizSoy7Ztto

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