Posts tagged "tonkotsu"
Osaka Ramen School

Osaka Ramen School

With regard to food and drink, there are some things I’d just rather make myself, while plenty of others I’ll happily leave to experts. For instance, I like my coffee just so, which means I’m picky about my beans, water and equipment. Conversely, no matter how much I may want to try, in the absence...
Kyushu & Okinawa Food Fair Summer 2012

Kyushu & Okinawa Food Fair Summer 2012

The latest Mitsuwa Marketplace food fair, featuring specialties from the Kyushu region and Okinawa, pulled into the Edgewater, NJ location this past weekend. While there are many vendors with foods available for the tasting and taking at these events, the featured ramen guest always draws by far the largest crowd. The line usually begins forming...
Tonkotsu Ramen 3

Tonkotsu Ramen 3

So here we are at tonkotsu ramen attempt three. It’s been a fun journey thus far. Though I still haven’t produced a result I consider comparable to that found at my favorite slurping grounds, I’m learning much about making stock in the process. In this post I’ll skip over some of the intermediate steps to...
Tonkotsu Ramen 2

Tonkotsu Ramen 2

I came back for a second round in my quest to find out if it is possible to make restaurant level tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen at home. Now that I had been through the process once, my objective this time was to correct some of the mistakes I had made, as well try to...
Umaimono Food Fair Spring 2011

Umaimono Food Fair Spring 2011

Mitsuwa Marketplace is a small chain of Japanese grocery stores in the US. Most of its locations are in California, but there are also satellites in Chicago and one (near us) in Edgewater, NJ. With my recent ramen making escapades, we have been making the trek over on an increasingly frequent basis. What I like...
Tonkotsu Ramen

Tonkotsu Ramen

Most people wouldn’t dare bother to make ramen at home, from scratch. It’s extremely labor intensive (this batch took me two days), requires years of practice just to get good at it, and at 500-800 yen (about $6-$10) for an average bowl around Tokyo it wouldn’t make much sense to take matters into one’s own...