Wellington CBD buildings evacuated, public asked to avoid area ... Read more

Ramen 101: Need to know

Last updated 11:08 14/07/2014

KNOW YOUR NOODLE: Know your chasus from your tomagos to optimise your brothy-deliciousness.

Related Links

Are you ready for the ramen burger?

Relevant offers

Food News

The perfect starter for the silly season Giveaway Random kindness of stranger inspires cafe customers to 'pay it forward' Zespri to start kiwifruit growing trials in China Nigella Lawson: Five times she made headlines for all the wrong reasons Karaka's Red Shed Palazzo nabs rural cafe of the year nomination More flavoured milk on shelves Nigella Lawson tries to roast a lettuce, gets roasted herself Tapas in Greytown 'Find your own husband!' Waitress shares passive-aggressive note left by 'insecure' diner

Here are the terms and ingredients every fan of the glorious noodle dish should know. 

Shoyu: Ramen with soy sauce added to the clear brown stock, usually made with chicken. Widely available; consider it ramen's basic cheeseburger.

Shio: Ramen with sea salt added to the clear, thin broth; a light, delicate style.

Tonkotsu: Rich, cloudy broth made with long-boiled pork bones, whose collagen and calcium cause the milky colour. Very flavourful.

Miso: Broth made with soybean paste; a thicker, more opaque bowl.

Fish cake: Mildly flavoured white disks with a pink spiral in the middle, used as a garnish; made from pulverised white fish formed into a roll and sliced.

Chasu: Pork belly formed into a roll and braised with flavourful additions such as soy sauce and spices. Includes fat as well as lean meat; the presence of fat is not a flaw in chasu. Pork belly also can be served in slabs.

Tomago: Egg. May be whole or cut in half and hard-boiled or soft-boiled; stir the runny yolk into the broth for richness. Do not be concerned if the white is brown; it was marinated in a soy sauce mixture.

Nori: Tissue-thin sheets of blackish-green dried seaweed, shredded or served in squares atop a ramen bowl.

- Detroit Free Press 

Ad Feedback


Recipe search

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content