Tonkotsu Ramen with Roast Pork (焼き豚のせ豚骨ラーメン; yaki buta nose tonkotsu ramen)

Tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen has fans all across the globe for its rich and flavorful soup. Top with spicy roast pork and enjoy a delicious bowl in the comfort of your own home!

Tonkotsu Ramen with Roast Pork (焼き豚のせ豚骨ラーメン; yaki buta nose tonkotsu ramen)
Photographed by Osamu Enomoto

Recipe by
Junko Takagi



Rice & Noodles




Calorie count is per serving.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 2 packs instant ramen noodles

    *Preferably tonkotsu flavor.

  • 120 g Chinese-style roast pork (block)
  • 1/3 Japanese leek (30 g)
  • White sesame seed, to taste
  • [Seasoning]

    • 1 tsp soy sauce
    • 1 tsp sesame oil
    • 1 tsp doubanjiang



Pour 2 liters of water into a large pot, cover and place over high heat. Wash the leek and dry with a paper towel. Cut the leek lengthwise in half and then diagonally into 3 mm slices. Cut the roast pork into 5 mm slices and then into 5 mm wide strips.



In a bowl, mix together the leek, roast pork and [Seasoning].


Prepare two individual serving bowls and pour a packet of instant ramen soup into each bowl. Pour 300 ml of hot water into each and stir to dissolve the soup.


When the water in the large pot has come to a boil, uncover and add the noodles. Stir every now and then with a pair of cooking chopsticks and follow the instructions on the package. When done, drain and add equal amounts to the serving bowls. Mix the soup and noodles together and top with the leek and roast pork. Sprinkle sesame seed to taste.