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What I Ate: January 28, 2009 (Homemade Ramen)

Posted 28 January, 2010 at 11:44pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Dinner: We went over to our friends Kent and Larisa's place where they made us ramen. The noodles were from a package, but the pork soup base, pork shoulder, pork belly, and egg were all homemade. The egg was poached in the shell sous vide until perfection with the yolk just firmed up to a creamy custardy consistency. An excellent dinner!
Homemade Ramen

Lunch: I heated some fish sticks in the convection oven and made a tartar sauce for lunch.
Fish sticks with homemade tartar sauce

2 comments to What I Ate: January 28, 2009 (Homemade Ramen)

steven noreyko, January 29th, 2010 at 12:17 am:

  • Wow… you know those guys too? Small world.

    Impressive looking ramen. Have you found any restaurants with decent ramen around town?

    Wonder if it'd be crazy to try and make ramen noodles… Hmm…

Michael Chu, January 29th, 2010 at 8:12 pm:

  • I haven't found good ramen in Austin yet - My constant complaining is what prompted Kent to invite us over for ramen. :)

    Kent and I chatted about making the noodles briefly. I think the trouble with ramen noodles is access to the alkaline salts to give it the correct taste and texture. (Like lye in the production of masa.) I vow to try it some time.