1.making the soup stock In a big cooking pot, add 1L water, chicken, green parts of a leek and ginger (optional). Heat over high heat and bring it to a boil. Once it boils, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 10 min.
2. Remove from the heat. Take the chicken, leek and ginger out to a plate. Strain the stock with a sieve to another big cooking pot. Add 1L water more into the stock, then set aside.
3. In a frying-pan, heat 1 tbsp oil and place the boiled chicken skin side down. Cook for about 3~4 min both sides or until a nice golden brown. Add the chicken sauce ingredients (mirin, cooking sake, soy sauce, sugar) and cook until the sauce is reduced about half while flipping the chicken. Turn off the heat. Slice the chicken into bite-size pieces and set aside for the ramen topping.
4.making the shio sauce soup base In a small heat-resistant bowl, add the chopped leek, garlic (grated), shantung, katsuo flake and kosher salt. Set aside.
5. In a small cooking pot, add sesame oil, vegetable oil and heat over medium heat until almost boiled. Remove from the heat and pour this oil over the leek in the bowl from #4. Mix.
6. Add cooking sake, soy sauce and hondashi powder. Mix and set aside.
7. Cook noodles according to the package instructions. Meanwhile, place some "shio soup base" in a serving bowl and pour the soup stock (boiled). Immediately place the cooked noodle into the soup stock. Top with chicken and julienne'd leek over the noodle. Serve hot!
You can change the quantity of shoyu soup base you add depending on how strong you like it ;-) You can also add just boiled water to the shio soup base!
1. Mix the dry ingredients (all purpose flour, katakuriko/potato starch, gluten flour) in a bowl. Transfer to the "Philips Pasta Maker" equipped with the spaghetti extrusion disc. Close lid.
2. In a small cup, add baking soda and fine salt, then add the water, mix well and set aside. Turn the machine on and set it to the quantity you are making. Press Start.
3. Slowly pour the water mix through the opening in the lid.
4. Ramen dough will begin to form and ramen noodle will come out within a few minutes. Cut the first ramen noodles at about 10cm length and put them back in the machine's mixing tank. That's because the first noodle is not smooth enough :-)
5. The noodles will be extruded. Cut the ramen every 35cm (approx).
6. Toss the ramen noodles with a little bit of flour or katakuriko/potato starch to prevent sticking.
1. Mix dry ingredients (buckwheat flour, bread flour, gluten flour) in a bowl. Transfer to the "Philips Pasta Maker" equipped with the spaghetti extrusion disc. Close lid.
2. Turn the machine on and choose the setting. Press Start.
3. Slowly pour water through the opening in the lid.
4. Soba dough will begin to form and soba noodle will come out within a few minutes. Cut the first soba noodles at about 10cm length and put them back in the machine's mixing tank. That's because the first soba is not smooth enough ;-)
5. The noodles will be extruded. Now do not cut the soba until the machine stops (Only if your are making soba with 500 or 600g flour (twice this recipe's amount), then you should cut once at halfway point).
6. Toss the soba noodles with a little bit of flour or katakuriko/potato starch to prevent sticking.
Note : Soba is sort of fragile and easy to cut naturally. That is why I don't cut them while it is extruding. I tried several ways and found that this way works the best :-)
To enjoy a Soba soup bowl (in this case better cut them in ~80cm long noodles as they come out of the Philips Pasta Maker) :
*1.* Pour enough water in a big cooking pot and bring it to a boil. Add soba noodles for 1 person and mix gently with chopticks for a few seconds. Do not overmix. When the soba starts rising to the surface (after 30~40s), take it out, using a cooking sieve.
*2.* Immediately rinse with cold water. Then put it back in the hot water to warm it up. Leave until the soba gets to the texture you like : I prefer hard soba, so I leave it in the water for another 30~40 seconds :)
*3.* Move the soba to a serving bowl, and pour the soup with any garnish you like. Enjoy!