Nothing says comfort like a bowl of delicious noodle soup and one of my favourites is Japanese ramen. This Tonkotsu ramen recipe is easy for beginners and uses ingredients easily available at your local supermarket. I used my Phillips Multi Cooker to speed things up but if you’ve got the time, I recommend slow cooking the broth for 12 hours. Additionally, if you don’t own a pressure cooker it can easily be tailored to stove top cooking.
Top the bowl of delicious, hearty ramen with bamboo shoots, seaweed, boiled egg and flavoursome shitake mushrooms. Grab a glass of Japanese Asahi beer and enjoy!
- 500g pork ribs, cut into 3cm pieces or any pork cuts with bones
- 1L Coles Japanese Inspired Chicken Ramen Liquid Stock
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 yellow onion, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1cm piece peeled fresh ginger
- Japanese Ramen noodles, hokkien or egg noodles
- To garnish (ingredients are optional – pick whichever ones you like!): Fried bacon, shitake mushrooms, chopped green onions, bamboo shoots (canned), sliced seaweed, boiled eggs, sesame seeds, spicy sesame oil
SAUCES (ADD TO TASTE)
- Fish sauce
- Sou sauce
- Place the ribs or pork pieces into the pressure cooker
- Boil 1 litre of water and pour it over the pork. Select sauté mode and let the meat simmer for 10 minutes
- Drain the water from the meat and remove any fat (if you like to keep it fatty, you can also leave it on).
- Rinse the cooker pot, dry it, and return to the pressure cooker.
- Select sauté, add the oil and onions. Brown for 8-10 minutes.
- Add the garlic and ginger, then add the ribs.
- Add the stock, plus extra water until the meat is submerged.
- Secure the lid and cook on high for 90 minutes.
- After 90 minutes, let the pressure out and let it stand in the cooker.
- Cook the noodles, bacon, boil eggs, shitake mushrooms (if purchased dried) and prepare all other garnishes.
- To serve place the noodles in bowl and pour in the broth. All garnishes and sauces to taste.
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