Tokyo Shio Ramen Kit for 4
Ivan’s specialty is a shio ramen that combines more customary elements of so-called kodawari, or “craft ramen” — blended broths, a focus on good ingredients, a reliance on a variety of fish products for deeper flavor, and sound cooking technique — with a few twists, like using rye in his noodles and sofrito in his tare, and adding half a roasted tomato as a topping.
As opposed to the more common, ultra-rich tonkotsu ramen, Ivan’s ramen is based on a blend of rich, clear chicken broth and golden dashi. It’s light and deeply complex with the chicken broth being made from whole chickens instead of just chicken bones, and the umami-rich dashi made from ingredients imported from Japan. This version of Tokyo-style “double soup” ramen is light, bright, and clean, with incredible depth and richness without being overly fatty. The specially formulated noodles are made with rye flour.
Ivan Orkin fell in love with Japanese cuisine while working as a dishwasher at a sushi bar at age 15. After culinary school and jobs in some of NYC’s top kitchens, he moved to Japan full-time, and at the suggestion of his wife, he opened a ramen shop. This move seemed destined for failure in a country where ramen enjoys a cult-like status. Incredibly, Ivan not only succeeded, but it became one of the top ramen shops in Tokyo. In 2012, he made a triumphant return to New York, and the following year he opened Ivan Ramen there to huge crowds and critical acclaim.
This package serves 4 people and includes everything you need to make 4 bowls of Tokyo Shio Ramen.
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- 1 copy of The Gaijin Cookbook: Japanese Recipes from a Chef, Father, Eater, and Lifelong Outsider
- 1 copy of Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo’s Most Unlikely Noodle Joint
Tokyo Shio Ramen Kit Includes:
- Scallions (2.5 oz.)
- 4 Soft Eggs (each 8 oz.)
- 4 Slices Roasted Tomatoes (each 1.5")
- 4 Portions of Rye Noodles (each 3.9 oz.)
- Mixed Fat (3 oz.)
- Shio Tare (5 oz.)
- Katsuo Spice Mix (0.7 oz.)
- 50/50 Soup Broth (38 oz.)
- 4 Slices of Chashu (each 2 oz.)
- Soft Egg – Egg, Kosher Salt, Soy Sauce [Soybeans, Wheat, Salt, Alcohol, Water], Sake, White Sugar, Ginger, Garlic
- Roasted Tomato – Tomato, Garlic, Canola Oil, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, White Sugar
- Rye Noodles – Wheat Flour [Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid], Water, Rye Flour, Contains 1% Or Less Of Wheat Gluten, Salt, Kansui (Sodium Carbonate, Potassium Carbonate, Sago Starch
- Mixed Fat – Chicken Fat, Pork Fat [Scallions, Ginger]
- Shio Tare – Onion, Apple, Garlic, Ginger, Canola Oil, Ara Shio, Yaki Shio, Kamataki Shio
- Katsuo Spice Mix – Katsuo [Bonito], Kosher Salt
- 50/50 Soup – Chicken, Kombu [Dried Seaweed], Bonito, Mackerel, Sardine, Cuttlefish
- Pork Chashu – Pork Belly, Soy Sauce [Soybeans, Wheat, Salt, Alcohol, Water], Sake, Mirin [Glucose Syrup, Alcohol, Rice, Corn Syrup, Salt, Water], Onion, Apple, Garlic, Ginger, Canola Oil, Water
ALLERGENS Contains: Eggs, Soy, Wheat, Gluten
Instructions / Storage
- This package ships partially frozen with ice packs, may thaw in transit
- The Chef recommends this kit be cooked within 2 days of receiving it. * Upon arrival, place ingredients in the refrigerator until you’re ready to prepare. Katsuo spice mix can be kept at room temperature.
- If planning to cook outside the recommended window, place 50/50 soup, mixed fat, shio tare, Pork Chashu and rye noodles in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
- For all remaining ingredients, freezing is not recommended.
- Shio tare can be refrigerated for up to 4 weeks.
- Mixed fat can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
- Rye noodles can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.
- 50/50 soup, soft egg, roasted tomatoes can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
- Pork Chashu can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
- Scallions can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.
- Slice the scallions into thin coins and set aside on a plate with the roasted tomatoes, soft eggs, and rye noodles to come to room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
- Place the bags of mixed fat and shio tare (in original packaging) into a bowl of warm water to loosen until ready to use.
- In a large pot, bring 6 quarts of unsalted water to a boil. Make sure there is enough water to keep at a rolling boil once noodles are added.
- In another pot, combine the 50/50 soup, mixed fat, shio tare and katsuo spice mix with a whisk. Bring to a boil then remove from heat immediately. Note: Do not allow the soup to boil continuously; this will make it salty as it reduces.
- While waiting for the soup and water to come up to a boil, place Pork Chashu on a plate with a paper towel on top and microwave for 30-60 seconds until heated through, set aside.
- Once the water for the noodles comes to a rolling boil, gently add the noodles and cook for 50-60 seconds until al dente, stirring constantly; Drain thoroughly in a strainer.
- Place the noodles at the center of the bowls, evenly divided.
- With a ladle, carefully divide the hot soup evenly between the bowls.
- Place the Pork Chashu centered on the ramen then cut the soft eggs in half. Working clockwise, place the eggs around the Chashu along the edge of the bowl, followed by the roasted tomatoes, finishing with sliced scallions.
- Enjoy and happy slurping!
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