Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Oishinbo Sytle Miso Ramen



What is Oishinbo? It's actually the title of a cooking themed manga by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki. I got to know this manga series last year, after looking for some new interesting manga to read. I have always been interested in manga since I was a child, even though I have to say the quality of manga nowadays is quite disappointing. I used to look forward to reading new mangas after school. Those masterpieces such as Orpheus no Mado (The Window of Orpheus) from Riyoko Ikeda or Yokohama from Waki Yamato. That manga flair from the 70s, 80s and 90s is something that I completely miss and cannot find from most of the modern manga...



Even though I mostly read manga written by female mangaka, I very much enjoy reading cooking-themed manga which are often written by male mangaka, such as Chuka Ichiban (Cooking Master Boy) by Etsushi Ogawa which always made me drool as I read ;), and recently Oishinbo. There are 7 Oishinbo manga which are translated into English. They are quite entertaining to read, even though it's rather cheesy in a way. But something cheesy can be fun sometimes ;). I prefer Chuka Ichiban actually, even though the characters and style are slightly more eccentric and the storyline even cheesier ;), but I just couldn't resist seeing all those beautiful Chinese dumplings being paraded in the manga...;D)!



Well, let's get back to our topic: Oshinbo-Style Miso Ramen. After I read Oishinbo: Ramen and Gyoza, I was inspired to recreate one dish from this manga, which is the miso ramen. I simplified some of the ingredients though. For example, instead of making dashi stock myself, I used instant dashi. I didn't use fresh ramen noodles either, because I didn't have any, so I used the instant noodles from Indomie ;). However, for a dumpling lover like me, a meal is never really complete without some dumplings, so I added two boiled dumplings as well to my ramen:).



Ingredients - serves 4
  • 450 g fresh ramen noodles (I used Indomie noodles!)
  • 1 l water
  • 15 g dashi powder
  • 4 tbs soy sauce
  • 3 tbs miso paste
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbs sake
  • 2 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 4 large Shiitake mushrooms
  • 200 g ground pork
  • 4 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 boiled dumplings (optional)
Instructions
  • Put the sesame oil in a wok and turn the heat to high.
  • Add the minced garlic and fry it for 30 seconds.
  • Add chopped shallot and ground pork and cook for 3 -4 minutes
  • Add the scallions and Shiitake mushrooms and stir-fry for 1 more minute.
  • Toss in miso paste, soy sauce and sake and cook until the liquid in the pan is almost gone, but the pork is still moist.
  • Turn off the heat and set aside. Keep warm.
  • In the meantime, make dashi stock: simply cook the water + the dashi powder for around 2 minutes. Keep warm
  • Then cook the ramen following the package instructions. Drain.
  • Place the ramen noodles in a bowl. Pour the dashi stock. Top the noodles with the miso-flavoured pork, boiled dumplings and garnish with chopped scallions.

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34 comments:

  1. Das sieht so lecker aus, wie von einem Chefkoch.
    Du kannst richtig gut kochen. Ich werde deinen Blog ab jetzt beobachten, denn hier findet man ja immer etwas tolles :-) Wirklich super

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  2. @ Manja - vielen Dank, Manja :)! Du hast auch einen tollen Blog :). Mach weiter so...!!

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  3. Un platito delicioso, me ha gustado los ingredientes que usas.

    Saludos

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  4. Love it... Making me go slurp... yum... hmmm...

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  5. OMG! I'm just craving for this bowl of food, looks so tempting, well presented.

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  6. I never heard of this Oishinbo...so interesting...this bowl of noddles look so tasty with miso paste...I love everything that has miso...yummie!

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  8. I also love miso and I must say the dish is absolutely beautiful - balance, texture, color - and luscious.

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  9. Excellent looking Oishinbo. Great recipe.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. this looks really delicious!! can i have a bowl please!

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  11. oh my goodness gracious! i love reading manga too, waki yamato's miss modern is the one that can always make me laugh til i cry ^_^ and i did try some recipes from manga titled "delicious", and i thought i was lame! we're not lame are we? we're cool! :D heheheh

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  12. yum yum yum yum!!!
    and i think you really love dumplings alot =)
    me too!!
    I will try making this for my lunch~~
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. @ Rita - I love "Miss Modern" too...:D)! I read it when I was in year 1 or 2, hehehe ;). And btw, I also tried some recipes from "Delicious", so you're not the only one ;)!!

    @ Hamaree Rasoi - Well..., if you have read a bit what I wrote, 'Oishinbo' is actually simply a name of a cooking-themed manga (Japanese comic), not the name of the food itself...:).

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  14. What a coincidence! I've been thinking of making ramen these few days. Love the idea of adding dumplings in it.

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  15. Hello CG, Thanks for visiting my blog and glad to meet you here.

    Love your Dim Sum section, besides Bread baking, Dim Sum is the other thing that I want to do alot! Lovely blog you have here!

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  16. so simple yet looks so good! mouth-watering yummy~ i can't remember the last time i pick up a manga :P good to see it translating to recipes though!

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  17. Very delicious dish! It sounds so wonderful!

    Blessings,
    Catherine

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  18. I'm so hungry looking at your photo! Yummy...

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  19. Very scrummy looking! I love that combination. So pleasant.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  20. alamakkkk sinnn, lama ga kunjungan, skalinya visit ngliat ramen.....jadi ngiler, mana lagi dingin2 gini....huaaaa....
    Oh iya sin, gue beli buku dim sum yang ada di blog elo ini loh...trus gue praktekin si four flavor dumpling...tau ga seh 2 jem gue bikin gituan....hahaahahaha

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  21. Perfect one-dish noodle dish for me! Absolutely!

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  22. wow....seumur2 aku belum pernah bikin miso ramen sendiri!! am a noodle lover, i would definitely try this out (or ke warung beli miso ramen? hihihi)

    ahh...aku juga penggemar manga jaman dulu. aku juga baca yokohama itu!! sekarang tinggal disini malah udah gak tertarik lagi ama manga :p

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  23. At glance it looks like Cwie Mie, but it's more attractive hehehe. It gives me idea to make Cwie Mie with that "pretty" look :D

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  24. cg....gua selalu terpesona sama dumpling lu...:)

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  25. Mmm ramen is such a favourite meal of ours. I'm looking forward to having more in winter when I can make this at home! :D

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  26. I love ramen! Definitely a complete meal esp with the yummy dumplings :)

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  27. I love noodles, no matter their guise. Your ramen sound delicious and that photo is outstanding. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  28. The comics look very interesting! I wonder if I can find any here. It is such a coincidence that I just posted a noodle post - Indo Chinese take on ramen. Beautiful noodles, by the way. And yes, I do agree on you, Indomie noodles is excellent for everything! Very handy too :)

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  29. You've glorified the humble indomie!! This looks absolutely delicious! I am going to look out for the manga as well :)

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  30. this is delicious. My husband fall in love with ramen after our japan trip.

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  31. Wow!! Your Indomie ramen looks delish! Definitely going to be your follower :)) About the manga, I used to love it in Indonesia back then, but weirdly lost interest in it after I got here, lol.

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  32. yay! i always wanted to know how to make ramyun !
    im so glad you came by my blog (:

    im looking forward to peeking through your blog, and seeing more updates!

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  33. Oh, I'm one of big manga fan too, cooking theme manga is on top of my fav :p I still haven't read this Oishinbo manga, will definitely go find it.

    Your simplify ramen looks very delicious, making me hungry after looking at it :)

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