"Pickle Rick" Ramen

"Pickle Rick" Ramen

The Rick and Morty craze has taken the world by storm. They have influenced McDonalds to bring back their Mulan Szechuan sauce and have driven some fans insane trying to get their hands on it. But life is too short to hunt down dipping sauce. When life gives you pickles, you turn yourself into one.

However, since pickle technology is very limited at this time, turning myself into a pickle is not a realistic goal. Instead, I did the next best thing. Make Pickle Ramen.

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Duck Dashi & Steak Ramen

Duck Dashi & Steak Ramen

Duck broth is luxurious, but a tricky liquid to perfect. Duck has a gamey flavor that can overpower everything in your ramen. The trick is to mask these flavors to uncover the subtle yet rich duck flavors that are every so tasty. One of the best dishes that has mastered masking the gamey duck flavors is Chinese Roasted Duck with its use of five spice powder, which is why I decided to use some roasted duck bones that were lying around.

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Porcini and Parmesan Dashi

Porcini and Parmesan Dashi

Porcini and Parmesan is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of dashi, or Asian cuisine for that matter. When I pulled out a block of parm, my mom was perplexed and asked if I was even still making ramen. Dashi is a very pure stock: Water, Kombu, and Katsuobushi. Some add dried shiitake mushroom, but the dashi purists will not take it further than that. However with the creation of ramen, we need to think outside of the box and experiment. We gotta do it for science! 

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[Recipe] Basic Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Ramen Recipe

[Recipe] Basic Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Ramen Recipe

Ramen is on my mind 24/7 and sometimes I forget to stop and smell the roses. My mind has running at a 100 miles per hour trying to make complex and unique ramen, but sometimes the best bowl of ramen is one that is recognizable with simple and straight forward flavors. That is why this weekend I took a step back and made a Tokyo's signature bowl of Shoyu Ramen.

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