Most ramen fans in the United States are familiar with Hakata-style tonkotsu ramen, the thick, creamy, pork broth-based bowl of noodles that is the star of menus of popular chains like Ippudo and Ichiran. But the same can’t be said for tori paitan ramen, which has as its base a chicken broth that’s similarly rich and creamy, and every bit as tasty as a tonkotsu. (Those of you who live in or have visited New York City may be able to attest to that fact if you’ve tried the tori paitan at Ivan Ramen, which we featured in our video on how to slurp a bowl of noodles.)
I’m eating up what’s in my refrigerator as I prep to head to the U.S. for the holidays so I can’t bust this out just yet.
January, watch out for broth-y deliciousness!