One thing I love about Hawaii is ramen. No, not your 12 cent pack, but real food. We go to a great ramen joint in town here but sometimes we make it at home too. Here’s an easy recipe to make your own! The hardest part is frying the pork, and that’s not even that hard!
First up, gather your soup base. We like to use dashi packets, you can make your own dashi but these are honestly easier. I also added fish sauce and soy sauce to taste. These just enhance the umami flavor and add a salt element.
For the soup, we used green onions, boy choy, and ramen noodles. For the bok choy, I used baby ones and just chopped the bottoms so all the leaves were separated. And you don’t have to precook the noodles, the broth will cook them as your vegetables cook too. It’s seriously so easy!
Next, you need to prepare your pork. I used boneless pork chops that were pretty thick. I didn’t mean for them to be that thick but Costco had other plans I guess.
Before you season and fry, you have to pound the meat (lol). The thinner it is, the easier it’ll be to fry and the little indents will hold onto the flavors more. I used panko breading and sriracha powder. I don’t know what it is exactly but it added the right kick to the dish. Dunk the pork in milk and then the flakes mixture a few times and then fry.
Overall, it’s a super and tasty meal. I ate 2 bowls! Have you ever made ramen at home? What’s your favorite kind?