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Tonkotsu Ramen Recipe (with Video)

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Recipe Time: 3h


For the marinated soft boiled eggs
- Eggs, soft boiled
- Soy sauce, for egg marinade
- Mirin, for egg marinade
For the tare
- Vegetable oil, for cooking tare
- 1.5 cup anchovies
- 0.5 cup Soy sauce, for tare
- 0.5 cup Mirin, for tare
- bonito flakes
- 3 Tbs sake
For the tonkotsu broth
- 4 lb pigs feet
- 1 Onion, cut into quarters
- 8 scallion chopped
- 3 in knob fresh ginger
For the chasu pork
- 2 clove Garlic
- 1 Ginger
- 2 Green onions
- 0.5 cup Soy sauce
- 0.5 cup Mirin
- 0.5 cup Fish sauce
- 0.5 cup plain white sugar
- 1 piece pork belly
For ramen assembly
- nori (dried seaweed)
- Scallions, extra for topping
- menma
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For marinated soft boiled eggs
1. Take some soft boiled eggs and shock them in an ice bath. Once you’ve done that peel the eggs and prepare your marinade.
2. For your marinade you’re going to combine equal parts soy sauce and mirin. For every part soy sauce and mirin you add, you’re going to add 4 parts water. Mix to combine.
3. Add your eggs to the marinade. They are going to float but just make sure there is enough marinade in your bowl to theoretically cover them.
4. Cover them with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
For the tare
1. Heat some vegetable oil over medium-high heat and add dried anchovies. Let them cook for about 3-4 minutes without stirring. You want to create a nice fond on the bottom of the pan.
2. Add soy sauce and mirin. Stir to combine before adding some bonito flakes. Stir to combine and let it heat up for a second before removing from the heat to let the bonito dried fish flakes steep for a little bit. Place back on heat.
3. Add sake and cook off alcohol. Strain and set aside.
For tonkotsu broth
1. In a large stock pot, add your pigs feet and cover with water. Bring to a simmer until grey foam floats to the top.
2. Strain using a colander. With a chopstick, scrape out as much of the grey gunk as you can from each pigs feet piece while rinsing them under cold water.
3. Rinse out the pot, and place the pigs feet back in, adding enough water to cover while bringing to a rolling simmer.
4. While the water is being brought to a simmer, in a nonstick pan add the onion, scallions, and ginger (all chopped according to ingredient list). Cook over a high heat until they have some nice color on them, and then place directly into stock pot with the pigs feet.
5. Cook broth at a rolling simmer for 12 hours.
6. When finished, strain - but save the broth this time! Put the broth in a pot. Place that pot into a bowl that has ice and a little bit of water in it so that it will cool faster. Store in some sealable jars and save for later!
For chasu pork
1. Peel and roughly chop one ginger, 2 cloves of garlic, and 2 green onions and place into a bowl.
2. Add ½ cup soy sauce, ½ cup of mirin, ¼ cup of fish sauce, and ½ cup of plain white sugar then whisk thoroughly together.
3. Roll the pork belly up like carpet followed by tying down with butcher twine.
4. Tie every half-inch along the pork belly with a surgeons knot, or whatever knot seems fit.
5. Place the pork belly into a sealed bag with the marinade giving the meat a few turns to fully coat it in the marinade.
6. Carefully vacuum seal the bag (be sure to seal it enough for juices to not be sucked into your vacuum.).
7. Roll around a few times to coat the meat.
8. Place the meat into the sous vide with a temperature of 170°F for 6-8 hours.
9. Remove from sous vide from the water bath and place on a rimmed baking sheet with a wire rack. Place under a broiler with the round side facing upward until brown and crisp.
For ramen construction
1. In the bottom of a bowl place a few Tbsp of the tare along with a few ladle-fulls of hot broth.
2. Remove noodles from water and vigorously shake them and then place them in the broth.
3. Into the back of the bowl goes 1-2 slices of the chashu pork, and along the side goes a single sheet of nori.
4. Cut in half one of the marinated soft boiled eggs and place on the opposite side of the nori.
5. Add a handful of scallions and some spicy menma if you’d like, but it’s not necessary.
6. Serve and enjoy!

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