25 (Wed) May 2011
Tonkotsu Ramen with Chashu
-Sinchon, Seodaemun, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with MtG, CBD
Tonkotsu Ramen is a Japanese dish. Consists of a thick, milky broth made from boiling pork bones, meat, fat, and other piggy goodies for an extended period of time, ideally for a minimum of 3 days if done right, resulting in a rich, intensely pork flavor. Toppings typically include bean sprouts, scallions, garlic, and ginger, all of which balance out the creaminess of the broth. In some cases, the dish is additionally topped with meat, such as sliced barbecue pork chashu (from the Chinese “char siu”).
Kamamarui is a Japanese restaurant. Specializes in tonkotsu ramen.
This small ramen joint does it right, nearly to perfection. The only drawback being a slightly over-porky aftertaste. Clearly, the owner tries to get it right, from the food down to every last detail in the establishment: the ticket vending machine (so the chefs don’t have to touch money), the imported Japanese sauces, the handcut bamboo chopsticks. Overall, an excellent and authentic ramen experience.
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