Katsu-style ramen noodles are a combination of broth (which is mainly of chicken or pork) with some veggies and ramen noodles. This dish is very nutritious, full of flavors, and healthy too. Katsu-style ramen noodles are from Japanese cuisine and are very popular in the region.
The katsu-style ramen noodles recipe is an old Japanese one that includes a bowl of chicken and pork broth and noodles at its top. Dashi also makes the broth more flavorful. Just in case you don’t have Dashi, you can use chicken stock powder or mushroom soup stock as its substitutes.
To make katsu-style ramen noodles, cook chicken and pork in a pot on low heat for 6 hours. Then, add grape juice, green onions, sugar, ginger, garlic, black peppercorns, water, lemon juice, and soy sauce to a pot. Cook it for 5 hours. Pour this sauce into a bowl. Add cooked ramen and boiled eggs to it. Top with pork slices and chicken. Garnish it with green onions.
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Katsu Style Ramen Recipe
- 3 Boiled Eggs
- 2 lbs. Chicken Backs
- 1 lb. Chicken Feet
- 1 Onion (chopped)
- 2 inches Garlic (minced)
- 15 Green Onions Whites (chopped)
- 7 slices Mushrooms
For Pork Belly
- 1 ½ lb. Boneless Pork
- 5 Green Onions (chopped)
- 1 whole Garlic
- 2 inches Ginger
- 2 teaspoons Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- ½ cup Soy Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
- 1 cup Grape Juice
- ½ teaspoon Black Peppercorn
- In a stock pot, add chicken and pork pieces in it. Cover them with water and bring it to a boil. After the water has boiled completely, let it cool and take out bones from it.
- Clean the pot and put these bones and broth into it again.
- Bring the water to boil on high heat. After it boils, simmer the flame and keep it over the flame for 6-12 hours.
- Check the broth after 10-15 minutes when you have simmered the heat.
- In the last 30 minutes, put the pork fats on the strainer or some sieves like container and place it inside the broth, cover it and let it cook for few minutes and drain out.
For Pork Belly
- Take a pot and boil water in it and put the pork belly into it. Let it boil at high heat and drain out the scum.
- Take the same pot and put grape juice, green onions, sugar, ginger, garlic, black peppercorns, water, lemon juice, and soy sauce. Boil this mixture. Once boiled, put the pot in the oven and let it cook for 5 hours.
- Stir the pot after couple of hours and ensure its proper cooking. Make sure it is smooth and moving freely.
- Once cooked properly, now let it cool. Refrigerate the pork so it absorbs more flavors.
- Before assembling the ramen, cut these pork slices and put them into the boiled chashu soup.
- Boil the eggs in a saucepan and take them out of their shell.
- Put these eggs into the chashu sauce when it is cool and allow it to rest in the same sauce for 12 hours in the refrigerator.
- At the time of serving, put these eggs into the soup and enjoy.
- Now, bring the broth to a boil and add the chashu sauce and eggs into it.
- Also, add pork fat and garnish it with some spring onions.
- Heat the soup and place the cooked ramen noodles into it. Top with chicken and pork slices.