Sunday, 22 May 2011

Homemade Chasu Miso Ramen



I knew I had to make Chasu Miso Ramen after I saw the recipe in Nami's beautiful site - Just One Cookbook. The recipe sounded quite simple and not as time-consuming as when you want to make ramen noodle soups that use pork bones for the stock. Since I love shortcuts, I was totally sold on the idea of using ground pork for the stock which makes the cooking time much shorter, around 40 minutes in total. This is the second time I make homemade miso ramen. I got the recipe for my first miso ramen from a cooking-themed manga 'Oishinbo' ;). It was delicious too, but Nami's ramen tastes better, especially because of the gorgeous chasu (Japanese BBQ pork). I am sure I will make more chasu in the future, it's so easy to make and tastes absolutely wonderful!



I did make a few changes to the recipe because I didn't have everything requested from the original recipe, such as bean sprouts and pickled ginger, but all in all, I tried to follow Nami's recipe quite religiously.

Ingredients - serves 2

Homemade Chasu
  • 250 - 300 grams pork belly
  • 1 tablespoon dashi powder
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sake
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-2 inches ginger, sliced
  • 1 stalk spring onion, sliced

Miso Ramen
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 100 gram ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon hot bean paste
  • 3 tablespoons miso
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, ground
  • 1 teaspoon dashi powder (or salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 servings fresh ramen noodles (if you want to make fresh ramen noodles yourself, you can see the recipe in my old post here)
Toppings
  • Homemade chasu
  • Corn kernels
  • Blanched asparagus
  • Semi hard-boiled egg
  • Blanced baby carrots
  • Green onions
  • Radish
Instructions

Homemade Chasu
  • Cut the pork belly into 6 cm pieces and rub with dashi powder.
  • Brown the pork belly pieces in a non-stick pan.
  • While browning the pork belly, pour water, soy sauce, sake, sugar, ginger and spring onions to a saucepan.
  • Transfer the browned pork belly pieces to the saucepan. Cook the meat over medium heat and when it starts to simmer, lower the heat and continue cooking (and occasionally turning the meat) until the liquid is almost gone.
  • When bubbles start to appear, you'll notice that the liquid starts to caramelise and gets slightly sticky. You can turn off the heat now.
  • Cut the meat into thin slices and serve.
Miso Ramen
  • Heat sesame oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic, shallot and ginger and fry until slightly brown.
  • Add minced meat and stir-fry for one minute.
  • Add hot bean paste, sake, sugar, dashi powder, ground sesame seeds and pepper and stir-fry until aromatic.
  • Add boiling water and lower down the heat before adding the miso paste. Stir and keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, cook ramen noodles for 1.5 - 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Add your favourite toppings and pour the ramen stock. Enjoy!



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22 comments:

  1. That looks delicious and very beautifully presented! I enjoy the Oishinbo manga and cooked the miso ramen there as well. I did do a post on it on my blog :) Have a great weekend!

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  2. Your ramen looks beautiful! As soon as I saw chasu recipe on Nami's blog I knew I had to make chasu or chasu ramen, and now when I see your photos it becomes simply urgent!

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  3. WHoah i so wanna eat this.................can u give me someeeeeeee pleaseeee...

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  4. gileee..mlm2 liat foto ini mah bikin laperrr... btw, bli miso dimana ya? paste miso atau bubuk ya? disini kalo di supemarket cuman nemu miso yang bubuk. bleh nih kali2 dicoba..hehe..thx for sharing the recipe!

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  5. Wow! I made miso ramen too some time ago but yours is way more beautiful!

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  6. Look absolutely beautiful and yummy, my daugther love your bentos dear! (she is an artist too) huggs gloria

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  7. that really looks yummy! especially the chashu! the colours together is really great. makes it looks too pretty to eat.

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  8. Wonderful job making Nami's ramen. Your presentation looks amazing and could your Ni Tamago look more deish! LOL I am going to have to make this sooner rather than later I think. It looks so good!

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  9. What a lovely tribute to Nami's recipe. I always love seeing your creative presentation style. Gorgeous.

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  10. Oh I love Nami's ramen! Everything you make is pretty! :)

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  11. That looks so fresh and delicious! I love the whole assemblance very much!

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  12. Thank you for stopping by my blog so that I could discover your AMAZING blog..
    Your pictures are just stunning..

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  13. CG se ve delicioso y muy lindo,te quedó perfecto algunas aveces falta un ingrediente igual queda muy bien,tu eres la artista y tú eliges,hoy tengo tiempo y haré tu receta,seguro que me aplaudirán,cariños y buen fin de semana.

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  14. Just wonderful, CG! Receently, I have been thinking about making my own ramen noodles. I am sure, if I can manage to do so next time, I will definitely try this recipe of yours to enjoy them ;) Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Your ramen is packed with so much goodies! I think I can eat 2 bowls!

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  16. @ Biren - How cool that you also read that manga and made the ramen from it...;)!! I checked out your ramen post, delicious, Biren...! You even added gyoza to your ramen :D)!

    @ Sissi - You should make it, it's totally worth it :)!!

    @ Mama Elaine - Yul, miso nya saya selalu beli yg miso paste, malahan gak pernah liat yg bubuk. Aku kirain miso pasti selalu bentuk paste...Thanks info barunya, Yul :).

    @ Kyo - You're just too kind...!!

    @ Gloria - Thank you for always leaving sweet comments in my blog, Gloria :).

    @ Shaz - Thank you, Shaz :)

    @ Lindselicious - Thank you! I love eating semi hard-boiled eggs, unlike my husband who prefers hard boiled eggs ;).

    @ Freeeatsfood - I hope she will like my ramen adapted from her recipe :).

    @ Katrina - Thank you, Katrina, I am always in awe everytime I visit your blog...!

    @ Jeannie - Thank you, Jeannie :)

    @ Thefooddoctor - Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words :)!

    @ Rosita - Thank you for faithfully following my creations, Rosita, it's such a great honour :)!!

    @ Fooddelish - You should do so, Minnieh, this version is quite simple and doesn't take too long to make, thanks to Nami...:)!

    @ Pigpigscorner - I know you love ramen too :). I still remember your post about ramen some time ago, made me totally drool...;)!!

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  17. Oh my goodness CG! I just saw your post and you made me smile! I'm so happy that you made miso ramen! Your presentation of food is 100 times better than mine and I love it! Thank you so much for cooking this dish and linking back to me. :-)

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  18. Your bento boxes are out of this world, and this one is simply beautiful! I love that you incorporated ramen in this one! Yum!

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  19. ohhhhh...wow...fantastic dish..just stuffed with goodness..u rock dear..:P

    Tasty Appetite
    Event: Letz Relishh Ice Creams

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  20. Oh this looks incredible! I love Nami and her blog, she is always bringing smile on my face when she post something delicious!
    I think that you will make her proud with this amazing looking chasu miso ramen..I would eat this in a heart beat!
    Stunning photos!

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  21. Your photos are so beautiful too! I love the soft yolked egg, that's my favorite type of egg!
    Kay

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  22. what a pretty bowl of deliciousness!

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