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Old 03-24-2018, 08:42 AM   #1
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Tonkotsu Ramen Broth

I’m going to undertake making tonkotsu ramen broth. It’s a sixteen hour process, but it’s not really labor intensive.

The key to making a creamy broth is pork fat, though. Most recipes call for pork fatback, but aside from finding an actual butchery, it’s not that easy to find. Can I use anything else to get the requisite amount of pork fat? Maybe add some lard, like 1/2 cup? Salt pork? Rendered bacon fat?

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Old 03-25-2018, 01:20 PM   #2
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Iím going to undertake making tonkotsu ramen broth. Itís a sixteen hour process, but itís not really labor intensive.

The key to making a creamy broth is pork fat, though. Most recipes call for pork fatback, but aside from finding an actual butchery, itís not that easy to find. Can I use anything else to get the requisite amount of pork fat? Maybe add some lard, like 1/2 cup? Salt pork? Rendered bacon fat?
Lard will melt and turn into liquid. Same with bacon fat and it will also add smoke flavor. Can you find pork belly? That will melt down and release small pieces of fat. If you can find pork belly make this to serve with your ramen.

BTW this is how I make mine, the video is an old one but the stock is good.
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