I have tried the Tsukemen type ramen a few times and I find it fascinating. I want to be able to make it myself.

My questions is: How exactly is it made? Is it made by simply reducing other ramen soups or is there a specific technique involved?

Also, what is the name of the thick noodles that are traditionally served with the Tsukemen soup?

  • While I do not have the experience to answer your questions. You might find this interesting: luckypeach.com/?s=Tsukemen
    – moscafj
    Jan 21, 2015 at 3:24
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    If you have Netflix, look for Mind of a Chef w/ David Chang (it was originally on PBS). One of the first episodes is all about ramen and they spend some time on Tsukeman, including visiting the place where the style was invented.
    – goldilocks
    Jan 21, 2015 at 18:50
  • It's a lot of work. Serious Eats has covered it extensively.
    – Jolenealaska
    Jan 22, 2015 at 4:17
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    Great infor from Serious Eats. But that's Tonkotsu Ramen, not Tsukemen, although I suspect Tsukemen is made the same way, just reduced further and more seasoned.
    – l3win
    Jan 22, 2015 at 20:52
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    +1 13win. Disambiguation: Tonkatsu is a fried pork cutlet. Tonkotsu is pork based dipping noodles. And finally, Tsukemen is the ridiculously fatty, unctuous ramen mentioned in serious eats. 'Mind of a Chef' is a great resource.
    – Derpy
    Mar 7, 2015 at 3:27

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Tsukeman ramen basically means "Dipping Ramen" which consists of a bowl of ramen noodles and a bowl of broth (dipping sauce) and other edibles such are meat and vegetables.

I have been using David Changs' Momofuku book to create ramen broth, tare, and pork. He has a recipe to make the ramen noodles in there but suggests if you don't have the time just to go buy them. I also store all of this in the freeze until it's time to make ramen dishes.

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