I’ve been on a quest this last year to find a home ramen recipe that’s easy, fast, and tastes somewhat authentic. So far my conclusion is such a thing doesn’t exist! Really good chashu takes 12+ hours (and requires a cut of pork belly–not always easy to find) and a rich broth takes 12-24+ hours. You can speed the process with a pressure cooker but it needs to be carefully monitored and thus loses on the easy criteria.
- 1.5-2 lb pork loin (cut into 1″ sections) or pork chops
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1″ fresh ginger, sliced
- 5-10 cloves fresh garlic
- 1/2 lb fresh mushrooms
- 1 lb baby bok choy
- 2 things of dry ramen noodles