Ramen miso broth
I am trying to create ramen "miso" broth like the one that I found in many ramen restaurants.
Well, I am making some basic ramen miso broth using:
- soy sauce
- miso paste (white)
- miso paste (red)
The thing that I don't quite understand ... I always read that we should not boil miso paste, for example when making miso soup. Because when you boil miso, the taste will change and not delicate anymore.
However, on my experiment, I cannot get the miso paste dissolved into the broth. After some times, the miso will be separated and went down to the bottom of the broth.
So, what's the secret with the ramen miso broth on those restaurants? Because I found the broth was not separating the miso.
Use some kind of liquid agent?
I dissolve it by first mixing it into liquid in a very small bowl or cup, where I can easily use the spoon to crush it against the sides and get it mixed in. Once it's smooth, I pour the miso slurry into the rest of the broth.
It may depend on the type of miso you are using. I have noticed that white miso settles to the bottom more than other types of miso. Also, adding a very small amount of oil to the broth might be worth a try.