1.Make the soup stock In a big cooking pot, add about 2L water and bring it to a boil. Once it boils add the chicken.
2. Bring it to a boil again, then remove from the heat. Cover and leave it for 1 to 2 hours.
3.Meanwhile make the soup base
In a heat-safe bowl, add katsuo flake, garlic and kosher salt and set it aside. In a small cooking pot, add leek, sesame oil and vegetable oil. Bring it to a boil and once it is boiling, simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Then immediately pour this oil mixture into a bowl. Mix well.
5. Add kobucha, chicken powder and boiled water. Mix well : the salt should melt completely. Set aside. You can leave it until the chicken is ready.
6. Using a cooking sieve, strain the soup base into another bowl. Press or squeeze well against the sieve.
7. Transfer the sieve residual into another bowl and blend it with your hand blender until it is smooth like a paste.
8. Remove the chicken from the water and cut it in slices. Set it aside. With the soup stock, strain once and add more water to reach a total of about 2.5L (it's about 500ml per person) then bring it to a boil.
9.Prepare the noodles Cook your ramen according to the package instructions. Place 2 to 3 tbsp (or more) soup base into your serving ramen bowl, add the boiled soup stock, then place the cooked ramen into the soup.
10. Top your ramen with chicken, leek, egg etc.....Sprinkle sesame, and enjoy :)
1. Roll up the pork belly and tie up with a cooking string.
2. Place the pork, green parts of a leek, garlic, and ginger in a large cooking pot. Pour enough water to cover the pork (I added about 3L this time).
3. Cook over high heat and bring it to a boil. Skim off any foam from the surface, then reduce the heat to low. Cover with aluminium and simmer for 2 hours, turning the pork occasionally (lowest heat).
4. Meanwhile we make the marinade sauce! In a small cooking pot, add all the marinade sauce ingredients except the grated garlic. Heat over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil. Remove from the heat and set is aside until the pork is ready.
5.After the 2 hour simmering Transfer the marinade sauce into a bowl and add the grated garlic. Take the pork out and place it on a plate. Don't throw away the broth, if you make Ramen :). Roast the outside of the pork with a cooking torch if you can.
6. Transfer the pork into the marinade sauce and coat it on all sides with it. Let it sit until it cools to room temperature.
7. Transfer the pork and sauce into a zip-lock back and marinate overnight in the fridge.
8.Next Day Transfer onto a cutting board, remove the thread and slice :)
Use it for ramen topping, char siu don or fried-rice!
Note : Keep the broth in which you boiled the pork if you are making ramen.
1. In a large cooking pot, heat 2 tbsp sesame oil and cook garlic, ginger and sesame until fragrant. Add pork and stir-fry until the meat is no longer pink.
2. Pour the water (1L), and add all the seasoning ingredients, soy milk (1L). Bring it to almost boil and set aside.
3. Boil the udon noodles according to the package directions, drain them very well and transfer into a milky bouillon which you have made (step 2). Bring it to a boil and simmer for a few minutes. Divide the udon and soup into serving bowls.
1. Toast garlic slices with your toaster or oven about 10 to 15 min at 170℃ until lightly browned and crispy.
2. In a wok (or frying-pan), add vegetable oil, lard, sesame oil and toasted garlic.
3. Remove 1/4 of garlic when it is lightly browned. Then another 1/4 of the garlic when a bit more browned. Then the third 1/4 of garlic is removed and once more when the garlic turns completely black. So you get garlic in 4 different colors in the end, see the picture.
4. Keep the oil you used to cook the garlic. Transfer the fried garlic to a blender and blend it until it becomes fine powder, then add 2 tbsp of the oil you kept aside. Continue to blend until you have a paste.
5. Add all the remaining oil and blend until well blended.
6. Transfer into a jar of jam or a plate.
7. Pour the "Mayu" over the ramen! Or, as it works nicely too, on fried rice, miso soup etc.....