I love ramen, and I take it very seriously.
This night turned out well, but I had a really rough start with the broth; I spent most a day making it. I started out making a dashi and vegetable stock. Then I added a whole chicken and simmered for a couple of hours. Finally, I added the cleaned pork trotters. This is where it all went downhill. My whole apartment smelled like metal, urine, and barnyard all in one. The scent got worse and worse. I was convinced it would go away for some reason. After cooking it all night, I accepted the broth was dead. I started over. This time, no trotters. Instead, I used the jelly and juices from the chashu to add some porky goodness. In the end, it turned out well!
Tempura Soft Shelled Crab