April 27, 2017 | 5:11 am
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[WIP] Recreating Arashi Genkotsu Ramen

As long as I’ve lived in Japan, I’ve had a favorite ramen shop.  Arashi Kagetsu.

My favorite ramen they make there, is 嵐げんこつらあめん (Arashi Genkotsu Ramen).

Since moving to Alaska in May 2014, I have found myself missing this ramen.  So, my attempt to recreate the soup they use will be documented here:

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Completed Ramen with butter

So far, it’s not even close, but as I’m cooking for one, I’ve not had the opportunity to really buckle down and buy everything I need to make the real effort that it deserves.

10 chicken necks
1 can beef broth
1 can water
1 medium chopped onion
1 T honey
1/4 c Soy Sauce
1 T chopped garlic
1 T sake (I use Ozeki)
1 T rice vinegar
1 t hon dashi
3 T red Miso

Basically, toss it all into a slow cooker and let it sit for 6 hours on high, or 10-12 hours on low.
Run the resulting soup through a strainer, then some cheesecloth to get rid of all the left over bones and such.
Drop what’s left into a pot and reduce by half. Store and freeze what you don’t use immediately.

About 1/4 cup of this broth when mixed with about 1 1/2 cups boiling water will go nicely with noodles.

I will add more next time I get a chance to work on it.