I’m sure you have heard of ramen, but have you heard of Tsukemen?! Tsukemen, or “dipping ramen,” is a Japanese noodle dish thats very similar in taste to ramen. However, as the name suggests, Tsukemen is not eaten like ramen where you get a bowl of noodle soup on its own. Instead, you get broth and cold noodles separately and you are supposed to dip the noodles into the broth before slurping them down.
Because of this, Tsukemen typically calls for a much richer and thicker broth — one that the noodles would grab well onto. Traditionally, Tsukemen broth is made with pork bones simmered for hours on end to create that rich, creamy, texture and umami flavor. To create that texture and flavor, I used almond butter and miso paste. The result is a thick, creamy, and nutty dipping broth that not only will not clog up your arteries, but might well just turn you vegan for good.
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