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(SoraNews24)   Tokyo ramen restaurant now sells $1.45 cups of broth at takeout. Enjoy as soup, or BYOR   (soranews24.com) divider line
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396 clicks; posted to Food » on 23 Jan 2021 at 8:05 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-23 5:59:35 PM  
Never hurts to try something new.
 
2021-01-23 9:01:29 PM  
Oi! Lad! Fetch me a Bovril.
 
2021-01-23 9:08:19 PM  
If it's a good broth, that's actually pretty nifty. There are pretty decent dried ramen packets out there. Add you own protein (I always have leftover ribeye steak or pork belly), some spinach, and a two minute egg,

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2021-01-23 9:19:02 PM  
That's actually a great idea.  Sometimes when I'm sick all I want is some hot broth to drink.  It'd probably be great for hangovers, too.
 
2021-01-23 9:20:14 PM  

Ragin' Asian: If it's a good broth, that's actually pretty nifty. There are pretty decent dried ramen packets out there. Add you own protein (I always have leftover ribeye steak or pork belly), some spinach, and a two minute egg,

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Also, if you have an Asian market around, there are usually a few options for fresh/frozen noodles that are, imo, better than the dry.

I'm trying to up my broth game for ramen. I made a pork broth with pork neck bones, chicken bones, and made it in a pressure cooker (instant pot) that was pretty darn good. It set up like jello in the fridge. But, if anyone has some pointers or can point me to some good resources, that would be so awesome. I was just thinking about making some ramen tomorrow before seeing this thread.
 
2021-01-23 9:32:41 PM  

Cortez the Killer: Ragin' Asian: If it's a good broth, that's actually pretty nifty. There are pretty decent dried ramen packets out there. Add you own protein (I always have leftover ribeye steak or pork belly), some spinach, and a two minute egg,

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Also, if you have an Asian market around, there are usually a few options for fresh/frozen noodles that are, imo, better than the dry.

I'm trying to up my broth game for ramen. I made a pork broth with pork neck bones, chicken bones, and made it in a pressure cooker (instant pot) that was pretty darn good. It set up like jello in the fridge. But, if anyone has some pointers or can point me to some good resources, that would be so awesome. I was just thinking about making some ramen tomorrow before seeing this thread.


Kenji Lopez-Alt has a pig trotter recipe that is basically the real thing (I live in Japan). Lemme get the link for you.
It's time consuming, but very good.
 
2021-01-23 9:45:57 PM  

Ragin' Asian: If it's a good broth, that's actually pretty nifty. There are pretty decent dried ramen packets out there. Add you own protein (I always have leftover ribeye steak or pork belly), some spinach, and a two minute egg,

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It's a chain store. Not bad, but probably only marginally better than those instant ramen cups from Hawaiian Mcdonald's.

This would be amazing if it was from a ramen shop actually known for its soup and not for being under 1000 yen for a bowl of noods and a side a gyoza.

I wonder if that death's head spicy ramen joint would do this. . .
 
2021-01-23 10:12:15 PM  
If you're in Tokyo (and that's where they are) you have better options.
 
2021-01-23 10:18:44 PM  
Why is that strange?
 
2021-01-23 10:34:46 PM  

kyuzokai: Cortez the Killer: Ragin' Asian: If it's a good broth, that's actually pretty nifty. There are pretty decent dried ramen packets out there. Add you own protein (I always have leftover ribeye steak or pork belly), some spinach, and a two minute egg,

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Also, if you have an Asian market around, there are usually a few options for fresh/frozen noodles that are, imo, better than the dry.

I'm trying to up my broth game for ramen. I made a pork broth with pork neck bones, chicken bones, and made it in a pressure cooker (instant pot) that was pretty darn good. It set up like jello in the fridge. But, if anyone has some pointers or can point me to some good resources, that would be so awesome. I was just thinking about making some ramen tomorrow before seeing this thread.

Kenji Lopez-Alt has a pig trotter recipe that is basically the real thing (I live in Japan). Lemme get the link for you.
It's time consuming, but very good.


Thank you for this info and link. I can get the trotters, but have to go to the discount grocer for them. Based on the process, I don't think I'll be making this tomorrow, but can't wait to give it a try. :)
 
2021-01-23 10:48:48 PM  

Ragin' Asian: If it's a good broth, that's actually pretty nifty. There are pretty decent dried ramen packets out there. Add you own protein (I always have leftover ribeye steak or pork belly), some spinach, and a two minute egg,

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I bet there's a guy hanging around in the alley next to the ramen shop who has pork belly to sell. As you walk by he'll open his coat and you can see what he has hiding under there. You'll probably be able to see the pork belly too.
 
2021-01-24 12:12:04 AM  
I used to get pho broth from a Vietnamese restaurant by my old apartment (in large storable portions, and it was awesome) and do the rest at home. The owner was a very sweet lady that was known locally as Viet-Mom.
 
2021-01-24 2:01:08 AM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: I used to get pho broth from a Vietnamese restaurant by my old apartment (in large storable portions, and it was awesome) and do the rest at home. The owner was a very sweet lady that was known locally as Viet-Mom.


We called her mother, wouldn't you?
 
2021-01-24 2:18:14 AM  

red5ish: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: I used to get pho broth from a Vietnamese restaurant by my old apartment (in large storable portions, and it was awesome) and do the rest at home. The owner was a very sweet lady that was known locally as Viet-Mom.

We called her mother, wouldn't you?


Me slicing the beef:

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2021-01-24 3:59:44 AM  

Birnone: Ragin' Asian: If it's a good broth, that's actually pretty nifty. There are pretty decent dried ramen packets out there. Add you own protein (I always have leftover ribeye steak or pork belly), some spinach, and a two minute egg,

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I bet there's a guy hanging around in the alley next to the ramen shop who has pork belly to sell. As you walk by he'll open his coat and you can see what he has hiding under there. You'll probably be able to see the pork belly too.


"psst! hey kid!!! you wanna buy the letter 'S'???"

alternately... Z-ray! is 2 better than X!!!

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2021-01-24 4:06:33 AM  
it's a little strange+interesting, because my (Narrator: limited) understanding is that it's An Actual Very Japanese Thing, to not finish all the broth when done with a bowl of ramen? (which, on the one hand, I can understand being already stuffed with all the "goodies" and not wanting to chug a ginormous heaping bowl of salt. but on t'other, that broth has now been infused with all your chasiu, scallion, etc. flavorments. seems worth keeping, no?)

but... also that restaurants in Japan, Don't Really Do Doggie Bags?

lol, I wonder if that means this broth-for-sale is pure-profit-leftovers? (nah, I really do not wonder that, but it sure would make for a rather amusing bidness-model.)
 
2021-01-24 6:12:26 AM  
Years back I used to work at a ramen chain and I would ask the chef if I could take home tonkatsu broth unsold at the end of the night. Most nights he would send me with a couple of quarts which I would happily drink as is, or use for just about any application that called for stock or water.

Miss that perk.
 
2021-01-24 7:41:17 AM  

ToughActinProlactin: Years back I used to work at a ramen chain and I would ask the chef if I could take home tonkatsu broth unsold at the end of the night. Most nights he would send me with a couple of quarts which I would happily drink as is, or use for just about any application that called for stock or water.

Miss that perk.


wow, so very jelly! in what is apparently now one of my new sayings: I would punch a baby for that!

used to be a big fan of simple unassuming "beef tea" or even Bovril (lol @ whereisian) - I know, I know, it's in-valid/invalid-"food" - but it was always so comforting. these days I get the Edward&Sons not-beef bouillon cubes, and holee-fark does that stuff ever scare me - it is not only (a.) delicious, but (2.) tastes like some sort of war-crime against vegulons. I am not even joking, it creeps me out how good it is. if they could make a versión-puerca even half so good, I'd be in heaven. (altho' ... thems' fake-chimkens is... disappointing, so, who knows.)
 
2021-01-24 1:22:28 PM  
I think it's brilliant. And I would totally do it if I were there.
 
2021-01-24 4:18:20 PM  

Iggie: That's actually a great idea.  Sometimes when I'm sick all I want is some hot broth to drink.  It'd probably be great for hangovers, too.


Look for "ramen tea" on Amazon or an asian goods site. It is probably not as good as this shop's broth, but it is convenient.

/I drank several cups when I had covid last month.
 
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2021-01-24 4:27:36 PM  
This sounds like a great idea to me. I have been eating a lot of Nissin cup o noodles lately. I know cheap ramen, but a step or two up from the 10 for $1 packs in college. I don't usually have any soft bouled eggs to dress them up, but will put in a sunny side up or basted egg to improve it. Some sliced chicken too, veggies, and some Tiger Sauce are frequent additions. I find the yolk from the egg improves the broth.

Yesterday, I bought some of the frozen ramen at Costco. It was about $14 for 6 of them. Soooo much better than the Nissin cups. Could still use a bit more veggies, but the difference in the broth was huge. I don't recall ever having a real ramen from a restaurant. There is a place in town, but I have hesitated at dropping $15-20 for a bowl. I can get a giant serving of pho for half that, and that would make at least 2 meals for me. Usually get pho with brisket or the meatballs. I haven't been adventurous enough for the tendon or tripe. I really like pho though, especially with lots of sprouts, basil, lime, and a few chilis they give on the side.
 
2021-01-25 12:48:43 AM  

Snaptastic: Iggie: That's actually a great idea.  Sometimes when I'm sick all I want is some hot broth to drink.  It'd probably be great for hangovers, too.

Look for "ramen tea" on Amazon or an asian goods site. It is probably not as good as this shop's broth, but it is convenient.

/I drank several cups when I had covid last month.


WHAT IN THE EVEN FARK??!?

holy-wow, I need this stuff! - "Each tea bag has only 13 kcal (as opposed to a bowl of ramen with ~450kcal)! Better yet, there is no MSG in these packets. The ramen flavor is made with all-natural, Korea-grown ingredients: Potatoes, Korean Radish, Green Onion, Dashima, Onion, Chili Pepper Seeds and Carrots."

I mean, screw them for the anti-MSG but otherwise it sounds amazeballs!

/dadgammit Fark, stop being my personal-shopper
//done and done!

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2021-01-25 12:58:36 AM  

tintar: Snaptastic: Look for "ramen tea" on Amazon or an asian goods site. It is probably not as good as this shop's broth, but it is convenient.

/I drank several cups when I had covid last month.

WHAT IN THE EVEN FARK??!?

holy-wow, I need this stuff!


Damn it, that was money I should have been spending on something else, but screw it.  Ordered.  :)
 
2021-01-25 1:16:37 AM  

Iggie: tintar: Snaptastic: Look for "ramen tea" on Amazon or an asian goods site. It is probably not as good as this shop's broth, but it is convenient.

/I drank several cups when I had covid last month.

WHAT IN THE EVEN FARK??!?

holy-wow, I need this stuff!

Damn it, that was money I should have been spending on something else, but screw it.  Ordered.  :)


ha ha ha! no wonder it went down from "only X left" to "only Y left"

yeah, mine's arriving tomorrow (in theory)

20 bucks woulda bought me 2 cases of beer, or several cases of decent Ramyun, ...but I felt the need to fark around and find out...?

/someone please 'asplain to me why in an everloving mahen' hell, that foodtab is become my personal-shopper...
 
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