‘ Rockstar’ Ramen
Ramen is really just a hearty broth pimped up with noodles, toppings and garnishes, all served in a deep, comforting bowl.
The chicken stock is made from roasted bones. We cook our pork chops on the bone for flavour and to keep the meat from drying out. Kecap manis is Indonesian soy sauce, slightly thicker and sweeter than regular soy; you should find it in any Asian supermarket. If you can’t find it, a few spoons of soy mixed with a spoon of treacle will do nicely.
Serves four For the broth:
1200ml of chicken stock
3 garlic cloves, halved
A stick of lemon grass, crushed
4 “rounds” of ginger about the size of a chocolate coin, no need to peel.
4tbs white miso paste
2tsp dashi vinegar
1 red chilli, finely sliced
2tsp coconut sugar or regular brown sugar.