Last month, I introduced you to Nissin RAOH, my new favorite instant ramen that tastes like they are straight from my favorite ramen restaurants.
After I shared the Shrimp Wonton Miso Ramen, many of my fans and friends went online and purchased Nissin RAOH ramen. One of my best Japanese friends R purchased the Umami Tonkotsu flavor and she couldn’t stop raving about the great taste after trying it out.
R is a foodie from Tokyo and she gives two thumbs up. It’s really that good!
Today, I am sharing with you an amazing topping for RAOH Umami Tonkotsu so you have a complete restaurant-quality tonkotsu ramen at home: Chinese char siu.
I decided to do a twist on the regular Japanese chashu pork topping by giving it a Cantonese/Chinese flavor.
The end result is utterly scrumptious and mouthwatering; imagine silky and tender roasted pork belly marinated with Chinese char siu sauce, with Nissin RAOH noodles that are almost like fresh ramen noodles, plus the deeply flavorful tonkotsu broth. Ahhh, I was in ramen heaven.
Again, I wanted to remind you to follow the package instructions so you get the best results. Remember not to add the seasonings to the ramen when you are cooking the noodles. Add the seasonings to a bowl and then mix it with hot water for the authentic flavors.
This char siu ramen recipe does take a bit of time, but I guarantee you that it’s well worth the effort, especially for those of you who don’t have easy access to a great ramen restaurant. Check out the char siu ramen video below. Enjoy!
About Nissin RAOH
Nissin was founded in 1948 by Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant ramen. Nissin RAOH has been a best-selling brand of ramen in Japan for over 20 years. Nissin RAOH comes in three authentic flavors: RAOH Umami Tonkotsu, RAOH Umami Miso and RAOH Umami Soy Sauce.
Click on the flavor of the ramen and buy online at Amazon now as they are selling out fast. Due to overwhelming demand, Nissin RAOH maybe out-of-stock, do check back in a few days on Amazon.
This conversation is sponsored by Nissin. The opinions and text are all mine.
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Char Siu Ramen Recipe
Char Siu Ramen – Amazing ramen topped with Chinese char siu roasted pork belly. Homemade ramen never tasted so good with Nissin RAOH ramen!
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 6 oz pork belly
- 2 packets Nissin RAOH Umami Tonkotsu Ramen
- 4 cups water
- 1 ramen egg, cut into halves
- 1 tablespoon chopped scallion
- 1 tablespoon pickled ginger beni shoga, (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Mix all the ingredients in the Char Siu Sauce together, stir to combine well.
Add the garlic and the Char Siu Sauce to the pork belly. Stir to coat well. Transfer it to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast for a total of 30 minutes, turning the pork belly over at 15 minute interval. Remove from the oven, and sliced into pieces. Set aside.
To make the ramen, boil two cups of water in a pot. Add the noodles and cook for 4 minutes or until al dente. Meanwhile, empty the flavor pouches of Nissin RAOH Tonkotsu in a serving bowl.
Remove the noodles from heat and pour the water into the bowl first and mix the seasonings well with a pair of chopsticks. Add the noodles into the bowl and mix again.
Add the char siu, ramen egg, scallion and beni shogu. Repeat the same for the second serving.
You can broil both sides of the pork belly for 1 minute if you want the char siu slightly burned and charred.