Japanese Ramen Recipe Made from Scratch
Aside from sushi, ramen is another Japanese dish that excites many Filipino diners. However, everyone knows that well-made Japanese ramen doesn’t come cheap. Once your bowl features fresh ramen noodles, authentic hours-long broths, and premium toppings, its price skyrockets. Eating at a restaurant every week is out of the question. Sure, you can rely on the instant variety, but it's never the same. The tasty solution? Make it yourself! Even if you're working with a budget, you can still produce great-tasting ramen at home with store-bought noodles. The trick is to prepare an umami-rich broth that’s comforting and delicious. Here’s a Japanese ramen recipe you can recreate from your kitchen.
- For the broth:
- 1/2 kg boneless pork shoulder, sliced thinly
- 1-2 pcs dried kombu (optional)
- 5 cups water
- 2 pcs Knorr Pork Cube
- 1 (2-inch) pc ginger, pounded
- 6 cloves garlic, crushed
- 3 tbsp sake
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- For the ramen:
- 200 g ramen noodles, boiled and drained
- sliced pork
- soft-boiled eggs
- chopped spring onions
- chili oil
- Make the broth: Combine pork, kombu, water, Knorr Pork Cubes, ginger, garlic, and sake in a pot. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until the meat is fork-tender.
- Add sesame oil and season to taste. Remove from heat once the broth is fragrant.
- Assemble the ramen: Divide noodles into bowls. Pour in hot broth. Garnish with pork, nori, eggs, spring onions, and chili oil. Serve immediately.