Spicy Laoganma Ramen with Chilli Fried Pork

This dish came about from trying a spicy ramen last weekend in Sakura Japanese restaurant in Southsea (see my review for the restaurant here). The broth was really meaty and spicy, but not eye-wateringly so and it got me wondering what sort of chilli had been added to give it such a wonderful flavour without […]

Twice Cooked Chilli Fried Pork

I really wanted to do a ramen topping with pork based on one of my favourite Chinese dishes, twice cooked pork. This dish is so-called because you first boil and then fry the pork in a sauce, creating a crispy, tasty dish with a really oriental, umami flavour. You could add more vegetables to this […]

Halloween-inspired “Van Helsing” Ramen

A dish to ward off the vampires on Halloween (or at any time of the year), this ramen is in tribute to the vampire hunter Dr Van Helsing from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. A bowl of this garlic-laced ramen, with a broth flavoured with black mayu (black garlic oil) and topped with garlic chips, will keep […]