1.making the soup stock In a big cooking pot, add 1L water, chicken, green parts of a leek and ginger (optional). Heat over high heat and bring it to a boil. Once it boils, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 10 min.
2. Remove from the heat. Take the chicken, leek and ginger out to a plate. Strain the stock with a sieve to another big cooking pot. Add 1L water more into the stock, then set aside.
3. In a frying-pan, heat 1 tbsp oil and place the boiled chicken skin side down. Cook for about 3~4 min both sides or until a nice golden brown. Add the chicken sauce ingredients (mirin, cooking sake, soy sauce, sugar) and cook until the sauce is reduced about half while flipping the chicken. Turn off the heat. Slice the chicken into bite-size pieces and set aside for the ramen topping.
4.making the shio sauce soup base In a small heat-resistant bowl, add the chopped leek, garlic (grated), shantung, katsuo flake and kosher salt. Set aside.
5. In a small cooking pot, add sesame oil, vegetable oil and heat over medium heat until almost boiled. Remove from the heat and pour this oil over the leek in the bowl from #4. Mix.
6. Add cooking sake, soy sauce and hondashi powder. Mix and set aside.
7. Cook noodles according to the package instructions. Meanwhile, place some "shio soup base" in a serving bowl and pour the soup stock (boiled). Immediately place the cooked noodle into the soup stock. Top with chicken and julienne'd leek over the noodle. Serve hot!
You can change the quantity of shoyu soup base you add depending on how strong you like it ;-)
1. In a large cooking pan, heat 1 or 2 tbsp vegetable oil and fry the garlic until fragrant. Add the beef and cook for a few minutes. Add carrots and onions, continue stirring until the beef is almost cooked through.
2. Add water and ingredients A, turn the heat to high and bring it to a boil. Once it boils, reduce the heat to medium-low. Add "curry roux" and stir until the roux has dissolved completely. Turn the heat to low and add the leeks. Cook for a few more minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent ingredients from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
3. Meanwhile, boil enough water in a large pan and follow the udon package directions to cook them. Drain and divide the udon into each serving bowls.
1. First we make the filling : In a bowl, add all ingredients A and mix well. Knead the mixture by hand until getting a sticky texture.
2. Place a spoonful of the mixture in the center of a gyoza wrapper and wet the edge of the wrapper with your fingertip. Make pleats on one side, then fold over and seal to close. Continue with the rest of the gyoza wrappers until you used all filling.
3. Heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium to high heat. Add several gyozas (how many really depends on your pan size) and cook them until golden brown and crispy on the bottom.
4. Add hot water (about 100ml), cover pan with the lid and let it steam over medium heat for about 2 mins or until all water evaporates. Repeat with the remaining gyoza.
5. In a small bowl, add all the sauce ingredient and mix.
1. Wrap the tofu with 2 layers of paper towels and place on a microwave safe plate. Microwave for about 2~3min at 600W. Let it cool to room temperature. Then crush it into tiny pieces, using your hands. Set aside.
2. In a bowl, add the crumbled tofu and the ingredient A. Mix together well.
3. Moisten your hands and take a handful of the croquette mixture, then shape it into round or oval patties. Coat all around with panko/bread crumbles. Repeat this process until you use all the croquette mixture.
4. Deep-fry the tofu croquettes, turning them occasionally until all sides are light brown and crispy. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
boiled green vegetable - your choice (bok choy, broccoli, green beans, pea...etc.)
1 tbsp sesame
egg - optional
1. In a medium bowl, add all the ingredient A and mix well.
2. Add the beef and marinate for about 30 minutes. Set aside.
3. In a skillet, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add the seasoned beef (keep the leftover marinade for now) and fry until cooked. Then add the leftover marinade and cook on medium-low heat until the sauce starts to thicken.
4. Divide the hot steamed rice equally into the serving bowls and arrange the cooked beef. Complete with topping of green vegetable and/or egg, as you prefer.