Binging with Babish: Tampopo Ramen

  • Published on Apr 11, 2017
  • Tampopo is a genre-bender ahead of its time, affectionately referred to as a "ramen western". Like spaghetti western. But Japanese. Hence the ramen. It's a play on words, you don't get it. This 1985 foodie flight of fancy features a 'ramen master', who artfully studies and mindfully consumes his bowl of steaming noodles and broth. NOTE: I forgot to mention in the video, this came out absolutely fan-fucking-tastic. The noodles were tender but chewy, the broth was flavorful without being too fishy, and the pork was exquisite.
    Watch in Spanish here:
    Music: "A Beautiful Life" by Broke for Free
    Special thanks to Redditor /u/Ramen_Lord for his techniques! Recipe can be found here:
    J. Kenji Lopez-Alt chashu pork:
    Alkaline noodles:
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  • ZashTK
    ZashTK 4 days ago

    Nooo you need to try the soup first before eating the noodles!

  • TheCyborgCast
    TheCyborgCast 4 days ago

    Slurping in Japan means you are enjoying the meal.

  • Lalah Adams
    Lalah Adams 7 days ago

    i *SWEAR* you sound like bob from bob's burgers-

  • dreyhawk
    dreyhawk 20 days ago

    Well, you lost me on the noodles when you said Vital Wheat Gluten. Definitely Not Celiac friendly. Guess I'll have to experiment with other noodle recipes. Otherwise sounds really awesome.

  • Tom Xaider
    Tom Xaider 20 days ago

    Make the ramen from naruto!!

  • Mr. K
    Mr. K 24 days ago

    Slurping shows the cook that you enjoy their food.

  • zG Tolerance
    zG Tolerance Month ago

    I am astounded at the difference in his voice from this to now.

  • Devon Collins
    Devon Collins Month ago

    More salt than a smash tournament. It's important tho, as a sake, soy sauce, and mirin make one of the best flavors in the world.

  • Blu
    Blu Month ago +1

    Wait what happend to the cross section?

  • TheSinfultictac
    TheSinfultictac Month ago

    I feel like "Cooking with Dog" did an episode of something very similar

  • cherrrybb
    cherrrybb Month ago

    the captions for the outro are 10/10

  • Furry Trash_exe
    Furry Trash_exe Month ago

    I thought it said tampon ramen

  • Harry Hog
    Harry Hog Month ago +1

    So your basically telling me it takes 12ish hours to make some ramen...shhhhiiiiiiittttttt, ain’t nobody got time for that

  • Riri The queen
    Riri The queen Month ago

    Sta- Anna ou

  • Herbert Von Karajan
    Herbert Von Karajan Month ago +1

    Dont listen to the garbage about slurping being respectful.
    Slurping is the most efficient way to quickly cool the hot broth/food, which is the only reason why Japanese do it

  • commirevo89
    commirevo89 Month ago

    If I could change one thing about the world it would be for English speakers to learn how to correctly pronounce "sake".

  • AwkwardGamerRN
    AwkwardGamerRN Month ago

    I never slurp. Sorry, but I’m a fuddy duddy that picks table manners over “flavor enhancement”. That’s just me though.

  • Bunker Boy
    Bunker Boy Month ago

    I'm sorry but if you slurp your noodles like that in public, you deserve to have your head pushed into your bowl of noodles. Same if you chew with your mouth open. Have some common decency you degenerates.

  • Get a grip
    Get a grip Month ago

    And i 0:29--

  • Brychu
    Brychu 2 months ago

    You sound so different compared to your recent videos 🤣

  • Mako547
    Mako547 2 months ago +87

    Slurping your noodles is actually a good thing in Japan. It's a sign of respect to the chef, which in this case, is you.

    • Buttons Bruh
      Buttons Bruh Month ago +5

      Glados. Dude relax it’s not a federal fucking issue if someone believes a commonly spread misconception

    • Glados.
      Glados. Month ago

      Mako547 BRO YOUR A DIMWIT. THATS FAKE. I saw this channel Were this guy reviewed misconceptions and said if it was true or not, so what you said was false. ITS NOT A FUCKING SIGN OF RESPECT.

    • Weebs
      Weebs Month ago +4

      next time dont believe everythings on internet lol . check jun and rachel channel you will know the answer .

    • Jay G.
      Jay G. Month ago +16

      That's actually a common misconception; it's not a sign of respect to the chef, it's just a normal thing you do. It aerates the noodles and broth cooling it down so you can start eating faster and apparently enhances the flavor. It shows you're enjoying your meal, yeah, but it's not specifically a complement.

  • Hannah
    Hannah 2 months ago

    i thought the title said "Tampon Ramen" lol

  • Yenter Tu
    Yenter Tu 2 months ago

    Any way you could make the food the parents ate from sprited away that turned them to pigs?

  • SupremeV1King
    SupremeV1King 2 months ago

    For asian recipes check out Mike Chen's 2.0 chinese hot oil, think he's getting ready to market it.
    Also the slurping is partly because you're supposed to get the broth with the noodles in one go by lifting your desired amount of noodles up, dipping back down into broth and then slurping up in one go getting a mouthful of noodles and broth. The slurping is also kind of a necessity since it's usually eaten quickly by businessmen on the go and served boiling hot, so slurping is needed to kind of cool it a smidge.
    If you want some good ramen recipes check out Ivan Orkin's cookbook. Not only is his ramen award winning, praised by some of my own personal favourite japanese celebrities like Matsumoto Hitsoshi but he's also extremely meticulous with the measurements of his recipes so i've had some personal great success with creating some delicious ramen by using his tare, chashu pork, garlic oil and other recipes.

  • Geoffrey Wilson
    Geoffrey Wilson 2 months ago +1

    The amount of pork you made was enough to make about 1,000 bowls of ramen

  • HPS-47
    HPS-47 2 months ago

    Please do Dead Rising Orange Juice or something from Yakuza!!!

  • A Nobody
    A Nobody 2 months ago

    I’m mad you didn’t do a naruto themed ramen

  • Ms Meows
    Ms Meows 2 months ago

    I thought it said tampon ramen

  • silvia costanzo
    silvia costanzo 2 months ago

    This recipe is way beyond difficult. If compared to it, italian cousine is as simple as drink a glass of water!

  • Marcus Pascua Draker
    Marcus Pascua Draker 2 months ago

    Chicken feet looks gross, but it's actually really good when prepared correctly.

  • King Of Dragons
    King Of Dragons 2 months ago +4

    Slurping noodles doesn’t embarrass you it shows that you appreciate and enjoy your meal trust me I’ve been born and lived in Japan

  • space man
    space man 2 months ago

    no cross section?

  • Zaya James
    Zaya James 2 months ago

    I know where babish lives

  • Anony-moose Fish
    Anony-moose Fish 2 months ago

    I’m just saying, asmr is almost always creepy, DO IT ANYWAY

  • Thunder Rhododendron
    Thunder Rhododendron 2 months ago

    Jesus Christ. You'd need to book time off work to make this.

  • Kezia Ratna
    Kezia Ratna 2 months ago

    yessss to this film and food!

  • Steropeshu
    Steropeshu 2 months ago +3

    "I'm gonna mispronounce a lot of things in this video"
    *uses konbu as an example*
    *pronounces konbu correctly*

    • Cam and Minnepeg
      Cam and Minnepeg 21 day ago

      PikaBrine_MC ...I live in Tokyo-my mother is Japanese. Kombu is Japanese.

    • Steropeshu
      Steropeshu 21 day ago

      @Cam and Minnepeg Ah okay. I think kombu and konbu are _technically_ different things (kombu being Chinese and more like seaweed and konbu being Japanese and being kelp). The ramen here is Japanese, I believe so it would be konbu (昆布). N's and M's get mixed up a lot in romanization so I think either one goes.
      (Sorry for the tedious language and sea plant lesson)

    • Cam and Minnepeg
      Cam and Minnepeg 21 day ago

      It’s kombu not konbu which is what made it funny.

    • Steropeshu
      Steropeshu 21 day ago

      @Cam and Minnepeg ?

    • Cam and Minnepeg
      Cam and Minnepeg 21 day ago

      PikaBrine_MC kombu 😂.

  • -Wasi israr
    -Wasi israr 2 months ago

    Khamabuko!!! U mean my boi Naruto

  • Just A German
    Just A German 2 months ago

    Check out 'ramen loving girl' - not to be confused with 'the ramen girl'! - and give us some of those recipes pleaaase

  • Just A German
    Just A German 2 months ago

    It's pronounced 'tumpopo' ^^"

  • skeletor danzig
    skeletor danzig 3 months ago

    I watched tampopo my first time tripping on mushrooms it was awesome easily the greatest cooking movie ever!

  • verdatum
    verdatum 3 months ago +1

    I wish you would do recipes from _Ramen_Girl_. I miss Brittany Murphy so much.

  • NEIØ
    NEIØ 3 months ago

    Babish it’s pork shoulder for the chasu

  • And I oop
    And I oop 3 months ago


  • 김윤호2
    김윤호2 3 months ago


  • gomi kuzu
    gomi kuzu 3 months ago +1

    Weebs have entered the chat.

  • Joseph Turnage
    Joseph Turnage 3 months ago

    Ya lost me with chicken feet

  • Anne Lise
    Anne Lise 4 months ago

    I'll be honest, the first time I read that I saw "Tampon ramen" and I was very worried for a moment.

  • rreeves0710
    rreeves0710 4 months ago

    Damn... Made a big batch of this and I've been eating it for three days straight and I cant get over how good it is.

  • Zheng Jie Lee
    Zheng Jie Lee 4 months ago

    Invisible Noodles

  • Saji AL-
    Saji AL- 4 months ago

    Should make stir fry noodles would love to see how you do it :D

  • aschit43
    aschit43 4 months ago +1

    Please make big smoke's order from GTA San Andreas

  • Nero Wolfe
    Nero Wolfe 4 months ago

    Must be nice living in NY: where you can actually find specialty / ethnic grocers to buy many of the harder to find ingredients that aren't stocked in regular US grocery stores. There were easily a half-dozen necessary ingredients you wouldn't find anywhere else but a specialty market.

  • The Media
    The Media 4 months ago

    I've never had real ramen before. I've always wondered if it tastes better than those packets from the store because in all honestly I fucking hate those ramen packets. I'd think I'd rather starve to death than eat those things during my college years.

  • Axolotl God
    Axolotl God 4 months ago

    slurp game not on point

  • arturo troncoso
    arturo troncoso 5 months ago

    am i the only one to try to catch the pot.

  • incognito 82
    incognito 82 5 months ago

    Char siew is pork belly

  • R R
    R R 5 months ago

    I clicked because I thought it said Tampon Ramen :(

  • Kai Eigenhuis
    Kai Eigenhuis 5 months ago

    Have you made any dishes from Naruto or any other anime series?

  • gingernija456
    gingernija456 5 months ago

    Am I the only one that thinks about what babish eats on a day to day basis hahahah

  • The glass brick
    The glass brick 5 months ago +1

    givin those noodles the good succ

  • Joseph Lantis
    Joseph Lantis 5 months ago +10

    It's actually polite in some parts of Asian culture to slurp and burp. It's a sign of satisfaction in the quality and taste of your food, and shows your appreciation to the chef who made it.

  • Yeruham the Deep-Fried Goldfish

    Tampoopoo ramen

  • Alpha Dragon Queen
    Alpha Dragon Queen 5 months ago


  • Chaos Blitz
    Chaos Blitz 5 months ago +1

    Btw, I think mirin is pronounced me-reen.

  • Sketchy Sketches
    Sketchy Sketches 5 months ago +1

    Slurp game on point

  • Supreme Mango
    Supreme Mango 6 months ago +148

    I tried to make this recipe but it ended up HORRIBLY because I did not apologize to the pork

    I learned my lesson

  • Ninja Kitty
    Ninja Kitty 6 months ago

    Binging with babish do me a suggestion cooking ideals like low carb strawberry beer from beerfest (2006)

  • Rainbow Corn
    Rainbow Corn 6 months ago +2

    People who don't watch these with the captions are missing out. Especially at the end

  • Trashboat
    Trashboat 6 months ago

    Juzo Itami said that the beginning is complete nonsense and there is no correct way to eat ramen

  • Amir Masoud
    Amir Masoud 6 months ago

    what the fuck is oatmeal

  • Yukki Katsuki
    Yukki Katsuki 6 months ago

    Ugh im a sucker for Shoyu ramen(soy sauce based) but no where near me makes it all the places ive found obly make tonkatsu(pork) and I'm not a fan of fatty meats

  • Rameem Hussain
    Rameem Hussain 6 months ago

    Just made this, there is a very strong fish smell and after taste to it, how do I remove it?

  • Mister Messenger
    Mister Messenger 6 months ago


  • SAMAWY سماوي
    SAMAWY سماوي 6 months ago

    naruto ramen
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