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Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

So this is the second pork tonkotsu variety offered by Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen – this being the non-spicy version. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about this style of ramen –

Ramen soup is generally made from stock based on chicken or pork, combined with a variety of ingredients such as kombu (kelp), katsuobushi (skipjack tuna flakes), niboshi (dried baby sardines), beef bones, pig bones, shiitake, and onions.

  • Tonkotsu (豚骨, “pork bone”; not to be confused with tonkatsu) soup usually has a cloudy white colored broth. It is similar to the Chinese baitang (白湯) and has a thick broth made from boiling pork bones, fat, and collagen over high heat for many hours, which suffuses the broth with a hearty pork flavor and a creamy consistency that rivals milk, melted butter or gravy (depending on the shop).

I’m a big fan of this style of ramen so let’s see how it is!

Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup – United States

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy! There are alternate instructions for microwaving and stove instructions (see image).

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

The noodle lump.

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

A dry base sachet.

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

Fluffy powder as usual.

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

An oil sachet.

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

Has a sesame scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts spring onion, hard boiled egg, chashu pork and shichimi togarashi. The noodles are great – nice gauge and chew. The broth on the other hand was definitely not to my liking. It had a very acrid hit to it that I haven’t expoerienced in tonkotsu before. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars.   UPC bar code 081567702170.

tonkotsu Meet The Manufacturer: #2795: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

Mikes Mighty Good Soup Cup Pork T o n k o t s u Ramen, 1.7 oz

A tutorial on how to gussy this one up

Meet The Manufacturer: #2792: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: #2792: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

So today’s variety is one I’ve been curious about. This is a pork tonkotsu from the United States – something I don’t usually think is going to be great. But if it does as well as everything else has, I think it’s going to be good. Here’s a little about tonkotsu from Wikipedia-

Ramen soup is generally made from stock based on chicken or pork, combined with a variety of ingredients such as kombu (kelp), katsuobushi (skipjack tuna flakes), niboshi (dried baby sardines), beef bones, pig bones, shiitake, and onions.

  • Tonkotsu (豚骨, “pork bone”; not to be confused with tonkatsu) soup usually has a cloudy white colored broth. It is similar to the Chinese baitang (白湯) and has a thick broth made from boiling pork bones, fat, and collagen over high heat for many hours, which suffuses the broth with a hearty pork flavor and a creamy consistency that rivals milk, melted butter or gravy (depending on the shop).

Alright – let’s hit it up!

Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup – Japan

Meet The Manufacturer: #2792: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add noodle block to 1 3/4 cups of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2792: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

The noodle lump.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2792: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

The dry base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2792: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

A fluffy powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2792: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

An oil sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2792: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

Has a sesame scent to it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, chashu pork and shichimi togarashi. The noodles came out very well and had a nice chew. The broth made me think more spicy pork than spicy pork tonkotsu. Not saying it was bad, but I didn’t get the creaminess I was hoping for. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 081567702125.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2792: Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Flavor Ramen Soup

Mikes Mighty Good Soup Cup Pork T o n k o t s u  Ramen, 1.7 oz

A short video about preparation