Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Recreating ramen

Ok... so it has been a long time since my last post.

A long... long time in fact.

And to the few out there that who have been generous enough with your time to have read any of my entries from the past few years, I have had quite a bit of an unannounced hiatus from the fickle world of blogging.  But rest assured that despite the pause button being pushed on my ramblings in the blogosphere, my appetite and embarrassing obsession for food has very much been in play.

So fast forward almost a year on from my last entry, I thought I would share a recent recreation of one of my favourite dishes and one that still sits at the top of my list of deathrow meals (assuming I am convicted of my greed) - tonkotsu ramen.

Ever since I first tasted this incredible Fukuoka dish of Hakata style noodles in a rich, almost unctuous pork based broth, I have always wanted to have a go and making this dish at home.  And it was only recently when I bolted a few recipes from the library that is the web as well as obscure Japanese cookbooks (I am fluent in pictorial step by step guides), that I set out to making this ultimate comfort food.

And so - 3kg of pork marrow, trotters and chicken bones later (along with other condiments made with love), I slurped on something that was pretty darn delicious (but to be honest still a long shot from that amazing product found in Fukuoka) and ultimately comforting.

For those of you that are crazy enough to do this, http://norecipes.com/blog/tonkotsu-ramen-recipe/ has a pretty easy to follow recipe that will yield great results. 

My next challenge will be to make my own ramen noodles (Self challenge accepted I say!). 

Watch this space...

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