The crown jewel of any well-made bowl of ramen, ajitsuke tomago — a soft-boiled egg marinated in soy sauce, sake and aromatics — adds a salty-sweet element to ramen's flavor profile and stunning visual appeal to its presentation.
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Think of tare as a concentrated flavoring agent of Japanese soups you can add to any ramen broth. You can include additional secondary ingredients, such as niboshi (dried sardines) lemongrass and chili flakes, to suit your tastes, but maintain a...
Classically, ramen chefs added shoyu broth to chicken and pork ramen, but it's not uncommon now to find it in tonkotsu and beef broths. You want a prominent soy flavor in shoyu, so don't hesitate to add more tare or soy sauce to taste.
For best quality in shio broth, use either homemade chicken stock and dashi or low-sodium or sodium-free stock and dashi. Shio gets its saltiness from tare, a core element of Japanese soups.
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