Tonkotsu ramen originated in Fukuoka on the northern shore of Kyushu island in Japan. In Fukuoka, the dish is often referred to as Hakata ramen (博多ラーメン). The dish is a staple of all ramen shops throughout Japan.
Tonkotsu ramen was originally created as an affordable and easily accessible fast food for laborers at fish markets. These days, Tonkotsu ramen is distinguished and sought after for the labor intensive time it takes to prepare an authentic version of the dish.
How It's Made
Our Tonkotsu broth is a 24-hour start to finish process. We begin by boiling pork bones in water for several hours the day before. By boiling our ramen for an extended period, we can reach a creamy broth with a rich pork flavor. Not only is our Tonkotsu delicious, but it also contributes to health benefits as it is a collagen broth boiled down with bone marrow.
The broth is then mixed with a blend of seasonings, spices, and other unique ingredients to complete the soup for an authentic Tonkotsu Ramen soup.