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12-23-2019, 07:41 PM
For some reason, we've had a hankerin' for our favorite ramen bowl from Okinawa. This is one that I've posted before, and that Jeanie/cowgirl has made look ridiculously delicious and beautiful (https://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=258066) (vs. my rather utilitarian model).

Recipe is available via the link(s) or a brief search. Not that many Tantanmen cooks on the forum.

I started off with a pound of ground local pork in a skillet.


I didn't have any sake, and I didn't feel like making another trip to the store today. We had the dregs of a good white wine in the fridge... so I mixed them together and let them sit (with no heat on the pan) for about 20-30 minutes.


I browned off the pork, but added a solid 4 Tbsp of Tamari / Soy Sauce to the pan about 1/2-way though the cooking process.


I warmed about 500-700ml of good chicken stock with 4 Tbsp tahini... NEVER letting it boil.


Meanwhile, I got the liquid bits together and added them to our bowls.


Once the pork is pretty much done, in the same skillet, I use some sesame oil (a little goes a long way) to cook some color onto some garlic.... OK, a lot of garlic.


I like to take the pork past just browned and a little into the crispy arena. Meanwhile, noodles appeared in bowls. I hate that I can't find non-freeze-dried ramen here... but... :roll: BossLady's rice noodles (GF) are in the middle bowl.


I topped the noodles with the pork, and added Japanese chili/spices... this is a "normal" amount for CINCHOUSE.


I get a bit "mental" (as my Brit friends would say) with the spice.


Here's a quick side-by-side with mine (L) vs. munchkin's (R).


Munchkin took out about 2/3 of hers, and gave 2 thumbs-up.

I struggled through, but got the job done.


Smoke on Badger Mountain
12-23-2019, 07:58 PM
Very nice!

Smoking Piney
12-23-2019, 08:10 PM
I'm in, Marc!

On time, Brother! :thumb:

12-23-2019, 08:28 PM
Oh yes. I need to expand my culinary routine.

12-23-2019, 09:24 PM
I absolutely love that stuff! lol Can't thank you enough for sharing the recipe Shadow, it's amazing! Thank you again.
Looks delicious!

Merry Christmas to you and family! :grin:

12-24-2019, 01:48 AM
Great cook Marc.

12-24-2019, 03:17 AM
Looks very tasty Marc, thanks for sharing with us!