I’ve been craving a lot of soups lately… I guess it’s the freezing weather outside, I just can’t help it! Earlier this month my husband had a brilliant idea to slowly simmer the pork bone we had frozen after our wonderful Christmas dinner (yummy ham leftover!!). The result? A tasty soup base that inspired our Japanese-style Ramen. I will admit it’s not Ippudo, but it’s pretty darn good!
Check it out!! So pretty!
For the soup base:
- Pork Broth from Pork Bones, simmered for 8+ hours (or use good ol’ chicken/beef broth for a quicker option!)
- Miso Paste, I used about 2 heaping Tbsp for 1 bowl
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce (gives the broth a good color!)
For the toppings:
- Char-Siu / Roast Pork (store-bought)
- Medium-Firm Tofu, boiled in salt water
- Bamboo Shoots in Chili Oil, straight from the jar =)
- Chopped Scallion/ Green Onion
- 1 soft-boiled egg (remove from heat as soon as water starts to boil, keep in the hot water for 1 min, then run under cold water and peel)
- Hot Chili Oil (optional)
- You can also add other toppings like corn/ fish cake/ other veggies.
For the ramen, we found this “fresh” noodles at a local Asian Supermarket. We only used the ramen and froze the seasoning pack that came with it (for lazy days when we don’t feel like making home-made broth).
Photo credit: The Tasty Island – which has some tasty-looking ramen and other foods! I must go back to check out their recipes…
Ok I digressed… but anyway, it was delicious!!! So delicious that we made 2 more bowls the next day – wahoo! I think the secret is definitely the slow-simmered pork soup base…
Do you have a favorite ramen recipe? Please share with me! I’d love to perfect my ramen-making skills =)
That is all for today. Have a wonderful week everyone!