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Ramen noodles are a Japanese staple. You can easily enjoy them at home with the abundance of ramen noodles and noodle kits on the market. But you’d be missing out if you didn’t try Hakubaku’s fresh ramen noodle kit. Use the fresh ramen noodle kit to make an umami-rich favorite, chashu pork ramen. Tender, sweet, and salty, the marinated pork tenderloin melts in your mouth and awakens your taste buds with the flavors of tamari soy sauce, mirin, oyster sauce, and sriracha. The complex, savory flavor perfectly complements the tonkotsu broth and Hakubaku’s perfectly chewy fresh ramen noodles.
Along with the Hakubaku Fresh Ramen Kit, the chashu pork is easy to make at home. Chashu serves as a truly delectable topping for your bowl of ramen. Your family and guests will thank you for creating such a delicious meal. And your taste buds and tummies will be thanking you too!
What Is BBQ Pork (Chashu)?
The marinated pork tenderloin, called chashu, is a salty-sweet concoction of exquisite tenderness. Traditionally, pork belly or pork shoulder is used, but pork tenderloin makes an excellent substitute.
The dish is a variation of the Chinese BBQ pork dish Char Siu, and is seasoned and marinated with a mixture of soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar, garlic, ginger, and green onions. The meat is then grilled over low heat (or braised or roasted), allowing the flavors to penetrate deep into the meat, along with a delicious smoky grilled flavor.
1. You can easily create different variations of the recipe by using different vegetables. Try bok choi, bamboo shoots, lotus root, snap peas, and other ingredients to create a chashu ramen dish that is all your own.
2. Be sure to rinse and pat dry any produce you are using in the ramen dish before use.
3. Always cook the ramen broth and noodles right before serving—ramen tastes best when it is freshly cooked!
In addition to the Marinated BBQ Pork Ramen with Hakubaku Fresh Ramen Kit, you can also try this recipe for Braised Pork Belly Chashu. The marinated and braised meat is accompanied by a delicious chashu sauce. You can eat it on its own, or serve with tonkatsu ramen, or even make juicy pork buns topped with your favorite condiments. You can also enjoy another recipe for Roast Pork Chashu using pork shoulder!
Upgrading the Boiled Egg for Ramen
While a simple boiled egg is certainly right at home in a ramen dish, you might want to try upgrading it to ajitsuke tamago, which is an egg made with Japanese seasoning. To make this tasty Japanese egg recipe, all you need to do is prepare a few soft-boiled eggs. Then, marinate in a blend of Japanese seasonings according to the recipe instructions. It’s a great idea for adding another level of umami to the dish!
Enter the Hakubaku Giveaway!
Would you like a chance to win your own Hakubaku Fresh Ramen Kit? Hakubaku is offering a three-pack of Hakubaku Ramen free to one lucky winner each week through July 31! Simply enter to win and then be sure to check out all the other great delicious food products offered by Hakubaku!
Marinated BBQ Pork Ramen with Hakubaku Fresh Ramen Kit
Recipe by Hakubaku
- 2 Green Onions
- 4 oz Green Beans
- ¼ cup Corn
- 8 oz Pork Tenderloin
- Vegetable Oil, for cooking
- 2 Hakubaku Fresh Ramen Noodles
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tbsp Salt
- Plenty of Water
- 1 clove Garlic
- ¼ oz Fresh Ginger
- 2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
- 2 tsp Sriracha Sauce
- ½ tsp Red Chili Flakes
- 2 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Tamari Soy Sauce
- ¼ tsp Black Pepper
- A pinch of Salt
- 2 Hakubaku Ramen Soup Base
- 3 cup Water
- 1 Tbsp Tamari Soy Sauce
Prep the ingredients
- Grate the garlic and the ginger.
- Slice the green onions into ¼ -inch slices.
- Cook corn if fresh or frozen.
- Trim off the tough ends of the green beans and slice in half lengthwise. Cook with a bit of vegetable oil over medium high heat, set them aside.
Make the marinade
- In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, oyster sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, chili flakes, sriracha, tamari soy sauce, black pepper, and salt.
- Pat dry the pork with paper towels.
- Slice the pork into ½-inch thick slices. Place them in a large bowl.
- Pour half of the marinade over the pork. Refrigerate until ready to cook.
- Set aside remaining marinade for later use.
Make the boiled egg
- Place the eggs into a small sauce pot. Add enough water to the pot to cover the eggs. Add salt to the water and bring it to boil over high heat.
- When the water is boiling, cover the pot and turn off the heat. Let the eggs sit in the hot water for 10 minutes. Then, remove the eggs from the hot water.
- Set aside and let cool. When cool, peel the egg shell and discard the shells.
Cook the pork
- In large sauté pan add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Heat the pan over medium-high heat.
- Remove pork from marinade and discard the marinade.
- When the pan is hot, add the pork in a single layer and sear for 3 minutes on each side.
- Baste with the remaining marinade until done (USDA recommends cooking pork to a minimum 145°F).
Cook the noodles & broth
- Bring a large sauce pot of water to a boil over high heat.
- When the water is boiling, add the noodles and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Drain into a colander. Set aside.
- In a small sauce pot, combine the Hakubaku Ramen Soup base, 1 tablespoon of tamari soy sauce, and 3 cups of water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Keep warm until ready to serve
- Evenly divide the noodles between two bowls.
- Spoon the broth over the noodles.
- Top with the pork and the green beans.
- Serve one hard-boiled egg per bowl.
- Garnish with green onions and corn.
Hakubaku has been a leading company in grain and grain-processed products in Japan since 1941. Hakubaku, which means “white barely,” refers to the delicious but healthy staple grain products that are an essential part of the Japanese diet and now are available around the world. It creates quality grain-processed products such as authentic Japanese noodles, mixed grains teas and flour products for both restaurants and households while exploring new possibilities of grains every day.