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What I Ate: February 16, 2010

Posted 16 February, 2010 at 7:26pm by Michael Chu
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Lunch: Tina tried making ramen again using a rich pork stock, Nong Shim Instant Ramyun Noodles, nori, bamboo shoots, pork, and a hard boiled egg. The pork soup was great by itself, but didn't work well with the noodles (tasted a little bland). We'll have to keep working at it.
Homemade Ramen

Dinner: Tina and I split some leftovers (pork ribs, ribeye steak, creamed spinach, and sweet potato).
Leftover Ribs, Steak, Creamed Spinach, and Sweet Potato

3 comments to What I Ate: February 16, 2010

Will Pearson, February 17th, 2010 at 10:34 am:

  • I've attempted this in the past and had the same problem with a bland tasting broth. I've had success by making a pork broth using roasted bones, ginger, green onion, and some granulated dashi. While the broth was cooking I pressure cooked a pork butt for 35-40 minutes in some soy sauce, water, mirin, green onion, and a dried chili. When I combined the reserved liquid from the pressure cooker with the bone broth it resulted in a richer tasting soup. I like to top mine with preserved bamboo shoots in chili oil and the sliced pork. Also, I have my butcher cut the bones into smaller pieces exposing the spongy center, I think it helps make a richer broth.

Michael Chu, February 17th, 2010 at 10:54 am:

  • We used pork neck bones for this broth. Some dashi and ginger could help make a big difference.

Susanne, February 18th, 2010 at 2:31 am: