What happens when you combine the efforts of a meat expert and a ramen expert, you ask? Dashi Shikomi Chashu (だし仕込みチャーシュー), that's what! Made exclusively for the Shinyokohama Raumen Museum, this premium chashu is probably the best store-bought chashu you'll ever get your hands on.
The special pork used is called Tousou Mugi Buta (とうそうむぎぶた). I'm not sure if there's an English translation, but supposedly this pork contains less cholesterol and an abundance of vitamin E. I wish my blog could emit smells, cuz this smells darn delicious.
I resisted the urge to just take a bite and managed to cut up several slices for my ramen. Hmm, which ramen should I eat it with?
The makers claim that this chashu will go with any ramen. In that case, let's take it to outer space!
I know what you're thinking. Yeah sure I could've put in some green onions, some menma or even an egg, but I was lazy. Plus, I wanted this to be all about the chashu (I'll post about the Ichiriki "Galaxy" nama ramen I used some other time). One word: Out-f'ing-standing! That is still one word right?
Seriously, it was way better than I expected. The moistness it gains from being placed in the soup is incredible. Its tenderness and distinctly delicious flavor would rival many ramen-ya's. I'm gonna miss it when it's all gone.
Thankfully, I have another roll!