Pork and Chicken Ramen with Mara Seaweed Kombu
Thanks to Matt from @my_plate_or_yours for sharing this delicious #MaraMeal on Instagram!
"Ramen - pork and chicken broth finished with chashu, greens and little bit of fresh chilli.
I really wanted to get a creamy tonkotsu broth, and this one was a labour of love, 12hrs of rolling boil with pork bones and chicken bones, charred leeks, onion, ginger and garlic. I had to keep topping up that pan with about 1ltr per hour!
This is attempt 2 or 3 I think, but still not quite making it. If anyone has any advice please let me know!!! Still though didn’t get to the full creamy stage, it does have a great depth of flavour.
I finished it with soy sauce, Japanese rice vinegar, some sugar and infused with seaweed and bonito flakes. As usual in my UK larder I don’t have the perfect noodles or accompaniments but spinach and some medium egg noodles are ok and will keep me going until I finally get to eat ramen in a restaurant again!
Channeling my inner Tim Anderson - and using ideas from the wonderful Tokyo Stories cookbook.
Sprinkled with the amazing seaweed seasoning by @mara_seaweed"