Ramen is a popular Japanese dish that has gained worldwide popularity. Originating from Tokyo, this ramen recipe is a flavorful and satisfying meal that you can easily make at home. The key to making great ramen is in the broth, which takes time and care to prepare. This recipe uses a combination of pork and chicken bones, flavored with soy sauce, mirin, and sake. Topped with tender slices of chashu pork, boiled egg, and vegetables, this ramen is the perfect comfort food for any occasion.
- 2 lbs pork and chicken bones
- 1 onion, quartered
- 1 garlic bulb, halved
- 1-inch piece of ginger, sliced
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp mirin
- 2 tbsp sake
- 2 packs of ramen noodles
- 4 slices of chashu pork
- 2 boiled eggs, halved
- 4 stalks of green onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup bean sprouts
- 2 nori sheets, torn into pieces
- Rinse the pork and chicken bones under cold water and place them in a large pot. Fill the pot with water and bring it to a boil.
- Once the water has boiled, remove the bones and rinse them again under cold water. Clean the pot and return the bones to it.
- Fill the pot with enough water to cover the bones and add the onion, garlic, and ginger. Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Skim off any scum that forms on the surface of the broth, then reduce the heat to low and let the broth simmer for at least 6 hours, or until the liquid has reduced by half.
- Strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the solids.
- Return the broth to the pot and add the soy sauce, mirin, and sake. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for another 10 minutes.
- Cook the ramen noodles according to the package instructions.
- Divide the noodles among four bowls and pour the hot broth over them.
- Top each bowl with chashu pork, boiled egg, green onions, bean sprouts, and nori pieces.