Welcome to the first real ramen experiment of the fall, Tonkotsu Experiment 006! Why 006? Because it sounds cooler. And because it’s the sixth Tonkotsu I’ve attempted. After multiple failures throughout last year, this one ended up being a surprising success, given that I made it in just under an hour and a half.
Over the past week, I’ve been in New York on business. I know I don’t talk about my actual day job on this blog, and that’s not going to change here, but I will say that it was a long, grueling, but ultimately rewarding few days. However, that’s not all that happened. I decided that while I was back in the city, I would eat as much ramen as possible. Although I didn’t get anywhere near the amount I wanted, and I didn’t get to the noodle shops I really wanted to, I did have some phenomenal ramen while in the Big Apple.
I don’t make ramen year-round – if I did, we’d all get pretty tired of it. As good as ramen is, eating the same thing every day year-round can lead to palate fatigue, so I reserve my major ramen production for the fall-winter months. Yesterday was the first day ramen was specifically requested (mostly due to the cold weather and dreary flooding all across the south), so we have our first served ramen of the fall! Luckily, our friends Eric (shouldersofgiantmidgets.blogspot.com) and Kat came over to hang out, so we had some guests to try out a ramen experiment on.