Recipe Homemade Bottarga di Tonno (Salted Cured Tuna Fish Roe)

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Bottarga di Tonno (Salted Cured Tuna Fish Roe)

Homemade Botargo di Tonno. Botargo is a air-dried salt-cured fish egg or roe which considered as  delicacy in Mediterranean cuisine. Botarga di Tonno is botarga made of tuna roe, while bottarga is refers product made of grey mullet fish or called bottarga di muggine which is the most pricey and expensive. This is one of the seafood charcutteries featured in my blog, you can served this bottarga with my Homemade Hot Smoked Salmon and Homemade Gravlax (Dill and Honey Cured Salmon Fillet).

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Bottarga is popular name in English and Italian, while it’s popular with other names around the world; karasumi (Japan) butàriga (Sardinian), botarga (Occitan, Spanish, and Catalan), poutargue or boutargue (French), butarga (Portuguese), batarekh or butarkhah (Arabic), tarama or haviar (Turkey) and avgotaraho (Greek). Here in Indonesia bottarga possibly translated as telur ikan tuna asin, while in Malaysia there also salted and cured fish roe called telur terubuk masin made of the roe of  freshwater fish Toli Shad.

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Tuna Roe Bottarga

Botargo di Tonno is made from the roe sac of tuna, beside tuna or mullet roe, bottarga can also made of swordfish, halibut, herring, flounder, white seabass, weakfish or mackerel or other small size fish egg with sac, so never made it with salmon roe. My fellow blogger friend Merryn of Merry’sMenu even Making Bottarga from Flathead Fish Roe. I’m making mine from tuna, the fishmonger told me that it’s dogtooth tuna fish roe. I actually specially ask my fishmonger to save the tuna’s roe for this fish egg seafoood charcuterie project. The Minangkabau descent fishmonger guy actually used to save the roe and bring it to feed his family and never even though to sell it because it’s considered as delicacy, his wife used to make Gulai telur Ikan (Fish Roe Curry) or Pindang Telur Ikan (Spicy sour Fish Roe Soup) with it.

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Fresh Tuna Roe with Whole Attached Sac Membrane

How too choose the egg roe for making homemade bottarga ? first step is make sure you choose the very fresh egg roe with complete and unbroken sac attached and covering the roe. Never used any fish roe broken sac because the salt will penetrated too much into the roe and made it too salty and almost unedible once it cured. FRESHNESS is the KEY of DELICIOUSNESS of bottarga, fresh tuna roe used to be bouchy and not too watery or too dry with natural pleasant sea fragrance, never used if the smell too strong or even slight rotten fishy aromas. Choose the ripe fish roe is one where you can see the eggs in the sac they come in, and that they are uniform in color. The watery fish roe is normal, but will take longer time to cure. Unripe fish roe will not work, you must be able to see the eggs; if they are too small, do something else with the roe.

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Salted Fresh Tona Fish Roe

Now we making the homemade tuna fish roe Bottarga di Tonno. The tuna fish roe submerged in a 37 % salt saturated water solution overnight and then patted dry. The tuna fish sacs then individually coated with olive oil  and let it sit for about few hours until the oil absorbed to prevent it dry once cured. The fish roe then coated with salt and then marinated for about 2-3 days depending on the size of the fish roe sac, the bigger sac needed more time. You may see some liqued dripping from the fish roe sac and some of the salt dissolved, hence you need to massaged the outside by hand to eliminate air pockets and add extra salt and  to coated the cured fish roe.  The result is firmer fish roe and it’s need to be air dry cured and let the time changing the salted raw tuna fish roe into Bottarga di Tonno

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Firm Salted Tuna FIsh Roe

This is the salted and marinated fresh tuna fish egg roe for two days. The salted tuna fish roe sack then washed under running cold water, rubbed the sack a little bit to removed the excess salt and then patted dry with dry and clean pepper towel.  The salted tuna fish roe much more firmer than than the raw sack.

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Bottarga di Tonno, Already Dry Cured for 14 days

This is the Bottarga di Tonno or salted and cured tuna fish roe after air dry cured for about fourteen days in my refrigerator. Bottarga should be firm but not rock hard, the salt should not over power the flavor of the bottarga, there should just be a hint of salt in it’s flavour and it should be gentle on the palate. The bottarga should not be dry but moist an creamy in flavour.

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Different Ripeness of Tuna Roe Made Different Texture of Bottarga di Tonno

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Nice Moist, Crumbly and Buttery Texture of Bottarga di Tonno

This is homemade Bottarga di Tonno or salted and air dried cured tuna fish roe finished product looked a like once i cut the sac it in half. There’s different color and texture of the bottarga, it’s depent on the ripeness of the roe inside of the sac before it’s salted an cured. The overly ripe tuna fish roe got bigger individual grainy egg and it’s crumbled easily once grated, just perfect for making pasta or fried rice. The sufficiently fully ripe fish turn into a very moist and creamy bottarga, just perfect to almost any bottarga recipe, but i prefer to served it raw without any heating or cooking process.

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Grated Bottarga di Tonno

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Ready to Use Bottarga di Tonno Powder, Seafood Gold!!!

The salted tuna fish roe or Bottargo di Tonno is now ready to use in any kind of dish you want it to be. Bottarga is briny with a creamy buttery sweetness, smooth  and slighly grainy in texture with a natural savoury sea flavour. If you love caviar, you probably loves bottarga and vice versa, but my friend who doesn’t love caviar lovin the bottarga once it cooked with pasta.

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Freshly Grated Tuna Fish Roe Bottarga

Here’s Few Ideas of How to Eat and Enjoy Bottarga:

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Tuna Bottarga Appetizer with Flat Bread

1. Sliced or Grated Raw Bottarga

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Thin Sliced Bottarga Flatbread with Kalamata Olives Puree, Sliced Red Shallots, Chili, Cherry Tomato, Fresh Micro Green Herbs (Mustard & Lemon Basil),  Edible Black Mustard Blossom, Olive oil & Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

Raw thiny sliced or grated bottarga is used to be served as as an appetizer. The richness of bottarga with it’s naturl briny ts is a great option for appetier because the bold naked savoury flavour  of bottarga is definitely tickle the taste buds. Bottarga also can be eaten with lemon juice on a piece of baquette, pizza, flatbread or any kind of bread which used as you serving anchovy. This is thinnly sliced Tuna Fish Bottarga di Tonno served as topping for Homemade Flat Bread or Tortilla with sliced raw shallots, chopped tomato, black olives puree, chopped chillies, micro greens and edible black mustard blossom. The flat bread tuna fish Bottarga di Tonno also drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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Bottarga Pasta (Aglio Olio Style Angel hair Pasta with Confit Crayfish)

2. Bottarga with Pasta

Bottarga with pasta is the most common way to prepare the cured fish roe. The dried salted fish roe grated or finely chopped then sauteed with butter and other ingredients like garlic, chili and shallots until slighly bubbly and cooked. The best quality bottarga made of ripe fish roe will be crumbly well coated evely the pasta that lated added into it. The picture above is Bottarga Angel Hair Pasta aglio olio and served it with crayfish confit.

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Bottarga Fried Rice

3. Bottarga with Rice

Bottarga with rice, now my Indonesian taste buds will be satisfied. The Nasi Goreng (fried rice) telur ikan asin or translated as salted  fish roe fried rice is the best way to present the savoury sea flavour of it. The sauteed grated bottarga stir fried with the spicy spice paste and rice and other ingredients until the individual grain of rice is charred and coated well with the cured fish egg. Extra grated bottarga made it delicious even more. In Malaysia especialy in Serawak, the freshwater toli shad fish bottarga or telur ikan terubuk masin used to be steamed with rice and eaten as a morning booster.

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Spicy Fried Rice Bottarga

Raw bottarga is got a pleasant sea briny flavour and the delicate sea aromas even stronger once it cooked. This afternoon i made dinner of  Nasi Goreng or fried rice with grated bottarga and my grandma comes curiously to the kitchen by the aromas once i tossed the grated tuna bottarga with butter. The fried rice above is actually bold and very simple, but the spicy chili spice paste and the savoury grated Bottarga di Tonno made it very hearty and delicious, then i said myself this salt cured fish roe is worth all the time the efforts.

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Recipe Bottarga di Tonno (Salt Cured Tuna Fish Roe)

Recipe Bottarga di Tonno (Salt Cured Tuna Fish Roe)


  • whole fish roe or egg sacks (small eggs are best)
  • salt
  • 37% salt solution brine (10 grams salt per 1 litre of water)
  • olive oil

How to Make Bottarga di Tonno (Salt Cured Tuna Fish Roe)

  1. Soak the tuna fish roe overnight in 37%  saltwater solution .
  2. Remove from the solution and pat dry the tuna fish roe on paper towels.
  3. Coat the tuna fish roe with olive oil for about 2-3 hours
  4. Lay out fresh paper towel on a tray and liberally sprinkle with salt, place the roe on top and cover with more salt.
  5. Place this in the fridge and massage it to remove hte air pocket, replace the paper towels daily.
  6. After 2 or 2 days the tuna roes will have firmed up.
  7. Washed the tuna roe fish sac under running tab water to removed the excess salt, pat dry
  8. Hang or pleace the salted tuna roe in a rack  and place it in a cool dry place (refrigerator) for 10–14 days (or longer, if desired).
  9. Remove the roe from its hanging place, wrap and refrigerate.
  10. Bottarga is best served freshly sliced or grated onto pasta.

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Recipe Tonkotsu Ramen (Japanese Pork Bone Noodle Soup) with Chashu Pork Belly & Shoyu Tamago Soy Sauce Marinated Soft Boiled Egg

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Homemade Tontkotsu Ramen Recipe

Japanese Tonkotsu Ramen Soup Recipe. Tonkotsu ramen soup is made from stock based on pork bone, combined with a variety of seasoning  such as garlic, onion, shiitake mushrooms stalk and sometimes kombu (kelp/seaweed) and then flavored with salt, miso, or soy sauce. Ramen itself is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese noodle called lamian. Tonkotsu ramen was probably the most earthy and well known Japanese pork noodle soup around the world.

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Japanese Tonkotsu Ramen with Sliced Chashu Pork Belly and Shoyu Tamago

Tonkotsu is (豚骨, “pork bones) while ramen is a thin wheat flour and egg noodle.  Tonkotsu ramen noodle soup usually has a cloudy white colored with a thick gooey broth consistency. The taste of many many hours of boiled pork bones it’s too obviously taste slurping delicious. The tonkotsu soup made of colagenous and cartilageous pork parts that boiled slowly and gently until it’s transform it’s colagen into gelatin. Gelatin is the thickening agent for the tonkotsu broth while the bone marrow, caltilageous bone, soft tissue and meat is the flavour sources. Most people adore gelatinous hearthy soup, especially asian. The gooey gelatin texture is what high end and expensive Chinese Budha Jump Over The Wall, Braised Shark Fin Soup Recipe, Braised Fish Maw Recipe and Braised Sea Cucumber Recipe all about

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Perfect Bowl of Tonkotsu Ramen with Chashu, Char Siew and Shoyu Tamago and Sweet Corn

I want to share how i made my perfect bowl of tonkotsu ramen. The basic recipe for making a delicious Japanese tonkotsu ramen soup is PATIENCE, lots and lots of it, not to mention you should be a generous with your gas or electric bills too. I can asure you all the effort for making this homemade tonkotsu ramen will be paid off  when you slurrping the ramen noodle within the broth. You can called me a cheap person,  but i kinda tricked my pregnant oldest sister to made this in her kitchen. She just a lil bit a shocker once i said i want to made a tonkotsu ramen or Japanese style pork bone noodle soup, “i thought you’ll gonna made something fancy recipe like Peanut Crusted Roasted Whole Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola and Spinach Stuffing“she replied. “Well,  what made it’s special then ?” she asked me again, it’s gonna take 16 hours all the way to break the pork colagen into gelatin and it’s for real damn 16 hours i replied. “You better be made the tonkotsu pork bone soup right “” she made her final statement.

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Homemade Tonkotsu Ramen Recipe From Scratch

Homemade tonkotsu ramen recipe is a foolproof recipe, no need to fancy all the professional ramen kitchen steps if you didn’t bother about how your tonkotsu broth look a like. Tonkotsu ramen gonna be taste SLURRPING DELICIOUS, by throw all the ingredients into the pot and add lots of water, boil and let’s the time do the magic. If you gor a little bit more patience and passionate about making a perfect and authentic tonkotsu soup with it’s all  thick, whitish creamy, slurrpy, and flavoursome distinct characteristics, you should following my of easy tips and tricks for making tonkotsu ramen soup. This are the three basic component of tonkotsu Ramen:

Part 1: The Tonkotsu Ramen Broth or Pork Bone Soup

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Pork Bone (Ham/Leg Bone and Back Bone), Wild Boar Meaty Ribs for Delicious Tonkotsu Ramen

First you should choose the best quality of pork bone for making your homemade tonkotsu ramen broth. I’m using a combination of a very meaty wild boar ribs and backbone and also farmed raised pig leg bone for this recipe. Wild boar or wild pork leg bone is more preferred for tonkotsu broth because it’s got more rich and complex flavour and also less fat than the regular pork. But my batch of pork leg is made me happy thou, simply because the butcher is too generous to let a lot of meat attached to the bone. I replace the pig trotter with chicken feet because the butcher already run out of it even i’m stopping by at 10 a.m. Beside, you can use other  collagenous and cartilageous parts of the pig like skin and any pork bones including the compact and the flat bone. The bone marrow would be dissolved and released it’s natural umami glutamic flavour. Authentic japanese style pork broth using pork back fat, but  i think this “lean” version is sinsfully delicious enought, instead  i reduce the floated rendered fat on the tonkotsu ramen broth later on.

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Boiled Pork Bone for Tonkotsu Ramen Broth

Once you had the pork pone, now you ready to making tonkotsu ramen broth. Plenty of cold water poured into a large pot, and bring  to boiled.  All the bone (pork bone, wild boar ribs, and chicken feet) throwed into the hot boiling water then cook for 1 minute. The heat was turned off and  the pork bone and chicken feet drained. The water discarded and the pot was cleaned.  Any bloody stain and black vein in the pork bone trimmed off then rinsed under cold running water. The  pork bone, chicken feet, few bulbs of garlic, white part of spring onion quartered onions and sliced ginger into the pot then plenty of clean water  poured and the mixture  boiled with high heat.

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Skimmed Off Tonkotsu Ramen Broth Soup from Scum and Foam

The tonkotsu ramen broth needed to simmer into a low heat once it boiled. All the floating scum and foam gently skimmed off from the both surface with a soup ladle. If you skipped this step the final tonkotsu broth gonna be dirty. Just look at the photograph, the scum looks really gross eventhough it didn’t much effect the taste of the broth. The best way to observed that you boiled your tonkotsu broth correctly is to only few bubble comes out once in a time from the broth. The boiled pork bone broth stop bubbled gas out after you open the lid for about 1 minutes.

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Tonkotsu Ramen Soup Broth: 2 hours boiled (thin and translucent)

After 2 hours boiled in a very low heat, the tonkotsu ramen broth already look like a broth. The texture and the consistency  didn’t changed much and there’s a noticeable floated fat on it. The 2 hours wild boar tonkotsu ramen broth color is still translucent and very pale whitish creamy.

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Tonkotsu Ramen Soup Broth: 4 hours boiled (slighly thick and opaque)

The tonkotsu ramen broth with wild boar ribs, regular pork bone and chicken feet got a slighly thicker consistency and a little bit opaque right after boiled for about 4 hours. Almost all the surface of the tonkotsu ramen broth covered with rendered fat.

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Tonkotsu Ramen Soup Broth: 6 hours boiled ( thicker and opaque)

After 6 hours boiled, the homemade tonkotsu ramen broth from scratch now looks much more opaque and the gelatine was partially released from the pork bone and chicken feet. I you want to continue to boil the tonkotsu broth, you definitely need to add more water to replace the evaporated water. The smells of pork bone the broth is  now really heavenly and the texture of the dissolved gelatin made the consistency even thicker. I stop boiling the tonkotsu ramen broth because it’s already 1 a.m and then 1 put the broth in the fridge.

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Chilled Tonkotsu Ramen Broth, Remove the Solid fat!

The 6 hours of boiled tonkotsu ramen broth taken out from fridge firstly in the morning. The chilled broth looks like a firm jelly and covered with white fat.  The fat is really easy to be removed from the pork bone broth because it’s still very firm solid.

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Clear 6 Hours Gently Boiled or Simmered Tonkotsu Ramen Broth

This is what you got from 6 hours boiled tonkotsu pork bone soup. The  tonkotsu broth jelly looks really clear because i boiled it gently, istead it’s gonna be more opaque. I was very careful to maintain the tonkotsu broth heat simmer so low that only a few bubbles at a time would break the surface.

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Crack Open Pork Leg Bone to Expose the Bone Marrow for Rich and Creamy Tonkotsu Ramen

I craked open the pork bone leg to expose the bone marrow to make sure all the goodness flavour of the pork infused into the tonkotsu ramen broth. I think i’m glad that i previously removed the fat from the broth because it already got more delicious fat once the bone marrow fat rendered. i using a stone pestle to crack open the compact pork leg bone and i guess you should really put your back into it, thinking about my ex-girlfriend really helped too! lol

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Tonkotsu Ramen Soup Broth: 10 hours boiled (thick and opaque, the meat still attached to the bone)

This is 10 hours boiled tonkotsu ramen pork bone stock look a like. The texture and the consistency  is very thick and there’s a renderred bone marrow fat on top of it. The chicken feet was very tender and few of the meat still attached in the pork bone. Please Be carefull when you handle the boiling tonkotsu ramen broth because it’s really freaking hot.  The dissoved gelatin is non-volatile substance that made fewer water molecules at the broth surface which made fewer amount of water can escape.  This effect is called reducing the vapor pressure and increasing the boiling point of the broth,  you know actually i can’t even believe that i still remember the high schools chemistry class lesson.

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Tonkotsu Ramen Soup Broth: 12 hours boiled (thick and opaque, the meat is compeletely fallen off the bone)

The 12 hours tonkotsu ramen broth even more opaque  and very-verythick. All the meat is fall off fhom the pork bone and i can even recognize the garlic, onion and chicken feet. I also add about one  and half of water and bring it to boil and simmer for another 4 hours.

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Done Tonkotsu Ramen Soup Broth: 16 hours boiled (rich, creamy and slurrping delicious)

The final 16 hours  tonkotsu broth  is done now. It’s really a devine and superb whitish tonkotsu stock got rich, creamy, and all the savoury goodness on it. I drained and sived the broth from the solid ingredients and literrary cross my finger above my head. Two things i really happy about my tonkotsu broth, first i done it right and the second fact that  i didn’t paid for the gas bill, lol

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The Remaining Bone and Meat from Making Tonkotsu Ramen Broth: Soft Enough to Crushed with finger

After 16 hour boiled gently the pork bone is literrary soft and crushable with fingers. All the meat was falen off the bone and i can barely seen any chicken feet on it. The tonkotsu broth was sieved with cheese cloth and then i enjoyed the remaining solid ingredients. The remaining meat can be added to flavoured savoury fritter  or pancake like my Homemade Zuchinni Pancake Recipe istead of thrown out into the garbage can.

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Thick and Perfect Tonkotsu Ramen with Distict Gelatin Film on the Surface of the Broth

The perfect consistency of tonkotsu ramen is thick and slighly gooey. The boiling hot tonkotsu ramen soup form a very thin gelatin once you poured it into a serving bowl. This thin film is dissolved right away once i stirred it and it’s the guaranty of slurrping delicious tonkotsu ramen Japanese pork bone noodle soup.

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Tonkotsu Ramen Topping Chashu Pork Belly, Barbequed Char Siew Pork, Soy Marinated Soft Boiled Egg, Pork Intestine, Sweet Corn, Mayu Oil, and Spring Onion

Part 2: Tonkotsu Ramen Topping

The tonkotsu pork topping is the generally chashu pork belly, shoyu tamago or soy sauce soft boiled egg, Chinese Style Char Siew Barbequed Pork, mayu oil or blackened garlic infused sesame oil, chopped spring onion and sweet corn.. Beside that i also add some thousand layer pork intestine because i had leftover pork intestine from making Homemade Chinese Sausage or lap Cheung. If you interesting to made your own chinese thousand layer braised pork intestine, you can prepare it with Annielicious Pork Intestine Recipe. The shoyu tamago made the soft boiled egg by boilling egg in 5-6 minutes and then put it into ice water to stop the cooking process. The soft boiled egg then soaked in dark soy sauce until used as tonkotsu ramen topping.

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Chashu Japanese Braised Pork Belly Roll

The recipe of chashu pork for tonkotsu ramen broth is really simple. The pork belly is rolled into a cylindrical tube and then tide up with sewing twines. Choose the same thickness of pork belly to make a really fine rolled chashu pork. The rolled chashu pork belly than braised slowly in a shoyu or Japanese soy sauce broth, mirin and sake. I also seasone the chashu pork with chili, five spice powder, ginger and garlic. I also braised my thousant layered pork intestine on it too

Part 3: The Tonkotsu Ramen Noodle

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Tonkotsu Ramen with Less Calories Egg Noodle

Any kind of ramen noodle is suits for this tonkotsu ramen recipe. Ramen comes in various shapes and lengths. It may be thick, thin, or even ribbon-like, as well as straight or wrinkled, so be creative! I using a think less calories fresh organic egg noodle in the supermarket, this made me feeling less guiil for slurring this fatty tonkotsu ramen.

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Tonkotsu Ramen Recipe

Tonkotsu Ramen Recipe:

A. Recipe  Homemade 16 Hours Tonkotsu Ramen Broth:

  • 1.5 kg pork leg bone
  • 1.5 kg wild boar or pork ribs (choose the meaty one)
  • 500 gr chicken feet
  • about 8 L water (and extra)
  • 50 gr dried  shiitake mushrooms stalk, sliced *optional
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 whole bulbs garlic
  • thumb size ginger, bruised
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make 16 Hours Tonkotsu Ramen Broth :

  •  Clean the pork bones and chicken feet thoroughly to get rid of the extra blood.
  • Put plenty of water, just enough to cover the pork bones and bring it to boil for about 2 minutes.
  • Throw this water completely and clean all the cooked bones under running water once again, remove any bloody stain and blackish vein from the bone.
  • Add the cleaned pork bones, chicken feet, onions, bulbs of garlic and ginger and add  to 8 L of water and boil under high heat, turn the heat into simmer once it boiled.
  • Skim off the foam scum from the surface with soup ladle.
  • Simmer and boil the tonkotsu broth for about 6 hours with lid cover, stirring once every 30 minutes.
  • After 6 hours, transfer the tonkotsu broth to chilled in the fridge until firm, removed the fat from the broth.
  • Cracked open the pork leg bone with stone pestle to expose the bone marrow.
  • Boiled the tonkotsu broth with low heat for another 10 hours
  • Adjust the amount of water until the finish soup volume is about 5 Litre
  • Strained the tonkotsu soup with cheese cloth to separate the tonkotsu broth from the solid ingredients.

B. Recipe Chashu (Japanese Style Rolled Braised Pork Belly):

  • 1 kg skin-on pork belly (choose the same thickness)
  • ½ cup shoyu/Japanese Soy sauce
  • ½ cup sake
  • ½ cup mirin
  • 2 tbsp brown Sugar
  • Spring onion greens (white part only)
  • 5 cm ginger, thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, bruised
  • 1/2 tbsp chinese five spice
  • 6 chillies, roughly choppped
  • about 2 cup of water
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Chashu Japanese Style Braised Pork Belly:

  • Roll the pork belly and tie it properly with sewing twines, so that the roll doesn’t open up.
  • Put all the chashu pork belly ingredients in a pot.
  • Bring it to boil and braised it until tender for Bout 45 minutes.
  • Remove the chashu from the pot and let it cool at room temperature.
  • Remove the twines and cut the roll into circles of desired thickness.

C. Shoyu Tamago Recipe (Japanese Soy Sauce Marinated Soft Boiled Egg)

  • 10 eggs, room temperature
  • water
  • ice water
  • 1 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup dark soy sauce

How to make Shoyu Tamago Japanese Soy Sauce Marinated Soft Boiled Egg:

  • Bring the water to boil with high heat
  • Turn the heat into low and then put the egg
  • Boil the egg for about 5-6 minutes for gooey soft boiled egg and more for firmer boiled egg< turn the egg around every minutes to make sure the egg cooked evenly
  • Put the soft boiled egg in ice water to stop the cooking process
  • Peel the egg then put it in a shoyu soy sauce mixture
  • Incase the egg didn’t compeletely submerged, add some cloth to cover the egg to made the shoyu absorbed to the cloth and all the unsubmerged  egg surface.

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