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Tonkotsu Ramen

A tasty homemade tonkatsu (pork) ramen with homemade ramen broth, Chashu (pork belly), and Ajitsuke Tamago (ramen eggs) that’s stuffed with flavor!
Windows seems to be extremely popular in restaurants today, which is sweet because I always enjoy a decent bowl of ramen. the opposite day, while enjoying a bowl of pork ramen, I noticed it had been time to share my favorite ramen recipe. Tonkotsu windows require a bit of work, but it’s worthwhile. It all starts with tonkatsu ramen broth, Chashu side of pork, and Ajitsuke Tamago (ramen eggs), which may be made earlier so the finished ramen bowl is discarded in no time. Just heat the stock, cook the noodles, and add your favorite ingredients and you may be within the ramen sky in but 20 minutes. I really like simple toppings for my windows, adding mushrooms and green onions to the stock, noodles, sliced pork, and egg, and after all a bit of shichimi spicy tōgarashi (hot pepper spice mix) top it off perfectly! Next time you’re hungry for windows, remember to form your own!

Tonkotsu Ramen

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

A tasty homemade tonkotsu (pork) ramen with homemade ramen broth, chashu (pork belly), and ajitsuke tamago (ramen eggs) that is just packed with flavor!

4 cups tonkotsu ramen broth
2 tablespoons white miso paste
2 tablespoons chashu sauce*
8 ounces chashu pork belly, sliced
2 ajitsuke tamago (ramen eggs), cut in half
4 servings ramen noodles
2 ounces enoki mushrooms
4 green onions, thinly sliced
4 small sheets nori (roasted seaweed)
Heat the ramen broth and season with miso paste and chashu sauce, optionally warming the pork and eggs in the broth.
Meanwhile, cook the ramen noodles as directed on the package.
Divide everything between four bowls and enjoy!
Note: Ramen broth is typically seasoned with either salt or soy sauce or miso paste.
Option: *Replace chashu sauce with 1 tablespoon of each soy sauce, sake, and mirin.
Option: Additional seasonings (one or more of): tahini, ground toasted sesame seeds, toasted sesame oil, chili oil, may (blackened garlic oil).
Option: Garnish with shichimi tōgarashi (chili powder spice blend), corn, bean sprouts, jalapenos, baby bok choy, or your favorite ramen toppings

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