Pork Belly Ramen

Few things are more warming and satisfying than a hot bowl of ramen noodles. Even if you’re a college student on a tight budget, ramen is both delicious and satisfying.

But if we’re being totally honest, a ramen packet or cup is just noodles and broth. It makes a tasty snack, and it can serve as a light meal in a pinch. But if you want a more filling meal, you’ll want to dress up your ramen with toppings and other ingredients.

Today, we’re going to talk about one of the richest and most filling ramen recipes around: pork belly ramen. It’s savory, ridiculously crave-worthy and is something you can cook in just a few minutes. Here’s how to prepare it, along with some tips for making better ramen!

Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Ramen

Pork Belly Ramen Recipe

Before you start cooking, you’ll need to have your ingredients handy. This is what you’ll need:

  • 1 slice of pork belly
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dark miso paste
  • 6 tsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup shiitake mushrooms
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 packet of Mike’s Mighty Good Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Ramen
  • 1 soft boiled egg – you can prepare this in advance or boil it at the same time as your noodles
  • Nori – this is a dried seaweed that you can purchase in your local ethnic grocery store

Begin by searing the fat side of the pork belly, then put it in an oven-safe dish with the garlic, soy sauce, and miso paste. You can marinate it overnight in a plastic baggie if you want, and the meat will absorb much more of the flavor. But if you’re hungry right now, just preheat your oven to 400 degrees and cook the pork belly for 30 minutes.

If you haven’t made your soft boiled egg already, now would be a good time. It’s also wise to start your ramen water boiling. Once the pork belly has cooked, take it out of the oven and put it in a skillet on high heat. Sear it along with the marinade for 2 to 3 minutes per side, then set it aside.

Add butter and olive oil to the pan, then add your chopped mushrooms and fry them until they’re crispy brown.

Finish cooking your ramen and put it in a bowl, including the flavor pack. Top it with your pork belly, sliced shiitake mushrooms, chopped green onions, sesame seeds, green onions, soft boiled egg, and the nori.

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