If you like garlic in your ramen this is the recipe for you! Black garlic shio ramen made with Hakubaku Restaurant Fresh Ramen will hit the spot! Black garlic is about the taste and not a type of garlic. It’s this caramelized garlic with the shitake mushrooms that makes this bowl unique and high in umami. Black garlic sauce can be made in advance if you like, but, we use the quick version.
Make the black garlic oil ahead of time and put it in the fridge in an air-tight container. Black garlic oil should be good for several weeks if chilled and sealed. We took the quick route on making the black garlic, but, if you want a full-bodied recipe check this out.
We topped our bowl with fresh bean sprouts, menma (bamboo shoots), green onion, and a tamago shoyu egg. Don’t worry about seasoning the chicken breast, it won’t need it as there will be a ton of flavor in the broth.
Black garlic shio ramen comes from the Aomori prefecture region of Japan and is simple to make. Enjoy the layers of flavor that will warm you up on a chilly day.