Make-at-Home Ramen Jiro Regular Version

Make-at-Home Ramen Jiro Regular Version

You can replicate that Ramen Jiro at home! Not only is it extremely satisfying, but depending on the ingredients used, will only cost you 250 yen per person.

Ingredients: 3 bowls

Fresh Ramen Noodles (enough for 750 g of dough)
○Strong bread flour
116 g x 3
○Cake flour
54 g x 3
72 ml x 3
7 g x 3
○Bicarbonate of soda
3 g x 3
◇Pork belly on the bone
1 (500 g total)
+2 liters
1 clove (about 5 g)
◆Cabbage cores
25 g (2-4 stems worth)
◆Green portion of Japanese leeks
10 cm
a pinch
□Pork fatback
+80 g
Meat sauce baste
▽Soy sauce
250 ml
75 ml
100 ml
2 g
+300 g
+2 leaves
●Bean sprouts
+4 packages
◎Minced garlic
to taste
A must for authentic Jiro Ramen
☆ Umami seasoning
1/2 teaspoon per bowl


1. Make the noodles with the ○ ingredients. You can make about 2 servings at a time using a normal bowl. Make it in several batches or use a large container.
2. Once the dough is complete, make the noodles, and let ferment for about a week. About 2~2.5 mm thick noodles look authentic, but cut them to your liking.
3. Remove the blood from the pork belly bones, and boil in hot water for 20-40 minutes. If you don't do this prep work, then the color and taste will be bad.
4. Wash the pork belly bones clean, break apart and add to the pot, with 2 liters of water. Bring to a boil. I think there won't be a lot of scum, but discard any that comes out.
5. Once scum has stopped seeping out, transfer to a pressure cooker, and set the switch. If cooking on the stovetop, keep a steady heat.
6. After cooking for about 2 hours in a pressure cooker, check the pot contents. A lot of oil will have rendered out of the pork belly bones.
7. Removing this pork marrow broth will lighten the soup base and discard the smell, but also will remove the umami from the vegetables. You could discard it if you prefer, but if you're using it, just lessen the amount of backfat.
8. Repeat Steps 6 and 7 once more, and ideally cook down for about 4 hours. When there is not enough water, add in more so you are not heating the pot without water.
9. Prepare the pork. If you don't mind the shape, then you don't need to tie it up with butcher's twine. Use shoulder roast, belly meat, or a block.
10. The sizes of the pots at my work and the ones I have at home are different sizes. The amount of ingredients listed above for the vegetables is sufficient. You won't get the aroma of the pork belly bones if you add too many veggies.
11. The aroma of the ginger is strong, so this uses an extremely small amount. If using tubed ginger, use about 5 mm. When using fresh ginger, use the photo as a reference (about a quarter size).
12. Add in the ◆ ingredients (included the pork meat), and cook again. Cooking for 25 minutes when using shoulder roast or 30 minutes when using pork belly meat is ideal in a pressure cooker (Reserve this for the broth in Step 15).
13. Prepare the basting sauce and add in the cooked pork. Heat the meat and cool it down more than once, sealing in the meat flavoring.
14. If you marinate for too long, the flavor will become too strong, so take it out once you think it's done (taste and see. Store the meat and the basting sauce (now soup base) for later.
15. If you have the time, boil down the broth for longer. (The one shown in the photo has been cooked for about 8 hours).
16. Next, add in the back fat. When using as a topping, It will shrink more than you think, so add in lots (I used 120 g in the photo).
17. Cook for 45 minutes even when using a pressure cooker. It is convenient to make it together and store the cooked bits in a container.
18. The amount of soup needed changes depending on the toppings used, but it may be best to prepare 1.1 - 2 liters for 3 bowls.
19. In truth, you need 3 gas burners to make the best Jiro Ramen. (I ideally want four).
20. Prepare the noodles and vegetables by boiling in separate pots, and boil the soup as well or boil the vegetables in the soup.
21. Add the sauce, back fat and umami seasoning into a bowl. From here on, work quickly.
22. Warm up the veggies. In winter, just put them on top, the hot soup will cook them. Aadd them in right after noodles finish boiling.
23. After you have boiled the noodles to your desired firmness, completely drain the water. Add broth and the noodles. Top with pork and vegetables, and it is done.
24. Adjust the spiciness, amount of grease, and amount of veggies to your liking! The toppings are big so it hard to see, but it has 1.5 bags of bean sprouts.

Story Behind this Recipe

I am a Jiro Ramen regular where I frequent Jiro-style ramen several times a week.
But sometimes, I also want to make it at home. This time I combined chewy thick noodles with a bit sweet sauce.
Check out the simplified version (Recipe ID: 1378444).