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Tantanmen Ramen

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Ingredients

Marinated Eggs

  • 5 Free Range, High Quality Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Mirin
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 TSP Brown Sugar
  • Generous Sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper

Miso Pork

  • 1 LBS Ground Pork
  • 2 TBSP Sweet Miso Paste
  • 1.5 TBSP Soy Sauce
  • 1 TBSP Sake
  • Sesame Oil For Frying

Ramen

  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Soy Milk
  • Ramen Noodles (However Many You Would Like)
  • Splash of Rice Vinegar
  • Splash of Soy Sauce
  • 3.5 TBSP Sesame Paste
  • Chili Oil To Taste
  • 1 TBSP Butter
  • 1 Healthy Pinch of Fresh Saffron

Garnish

  • Diced Shallots
  • Boiled Bok Choy
  • Fresh Saffron
  • Additional Melted Butter (Optional)
  • Additional Chili Oil (Optional)
  • Cracked Peanuts (Optional)
  • Seaweed (Optional)

Instructions

Marinated Eggs

  • Place eggs in a shallow pot and fill with enough water to cover the eggs.
  • Set a timer for 12 minutes, and turn the heat to high. 12 minutes will be enough time to heat the water and bring eggs to a perfect medium boil.
  • Fill a bowl of iced water. Remove eggs from the pot and allow to cool in the iced water to stop the cooking process.
  • Carefully peel eggs.
  • Mix mirin, soy sauce, sugar, and cayenne together. Place peeled eggs in a narrow jar or cup. Pour the sauce mixture over the eggs.
  • Refrigerate and allow to marinate for about 24 hours.

Miso Pork

  • Splash some sesame oil into a pan over medium-high heat. Add your pork, and cook until browned. Add your miso paste, soy sauce, and sake.
  • Continue stirring until the sauce thickens up and clings to the meat.
  • Set aside.

Ramen

  • Mix chicken broth, saffron, sesame paste, chili oil, and butter together in a pot. Allow to simmer. Once heated, add the soy milk.
  • In a separate pot, cook your ramen noodles according to directions of specific brand.
  • Boil Bok Choy

Assembly

  • Add a splash of soy sauce, and a splash of rice vinegar to the bottom of each bowl.
  • Add cooked noodles
  • Ladle your ramen broth over the noodles, stirring with chop sticks.
  • Add Miso Pork (to your preference), bok choy, garnishes of your choosing, and one sliced marinated egg.
  • Enjoy with a cold beer or a great serving of sake!

Notes

Shout out to The Chop Stick Chronicles for inspiring the Miso Pork recipe above. While my version has been modified, it is loosely based on their delicious recipe.