I was really disappointed that the Japanese cookbook I bought didn't have a recipe for tonkotsu (pork) ramen... but we decided to make some anyway (guess it's technically Chinese). We slow cooked a big pork bone overnight with some onion in a bunch of water for the broth. We baked some excellent pork tenderloin for the meat (just salted a little). We had way too much, but I guess that means pork salad in the future!
|Adam cuts up the meat|
We did Udon noodles but Ramen noodles would have been easy too. You can see the lotus root in this photo; we bought it frozen and just boiled it for five minutes. We also had some fish cake and green onion, along with medium-boiled egg for topping. I think the egg really made it! At the end we added some soy sauce. All the weird food was from the Asian market in Orem.
|The weird-looking stuff is the lotus root. You put the broth over the toppings at the end.|
|The completed Ramen (well I guess Udon). This is what these bowls were made for!|