Understanding Tsukemen Ramen with Ivan Orkin | Food Skills

  • Published on Sep 4, 2017
  • Slurping noodles from a steaming bowl is great, but it's not the only way to enjoy your ramen. In Tokyo, a deconstructed style of the dish called tsukemen has become increasingly popular among Japanese ramaniancs. Renowned noodle master Ivan Orkin of Ivan Ramen is one of a handful of ramen chefs who have started to introduce New Yorkers to the gospel of tsukemen, in which cold noodles are dipped into a bowl of extra-potent broth to soak up flavor. Tsukemen is perfect for ramen obsessives who see noodles as the main event.
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  • ケンシロウ
    ケンシロウ 6 days ago


  • kevin b
    kevin b 9 days ago

    136 people who don't like Ramen give thumbs down.

  • richiepak
    richiepak 21 day ago

    what song is this

  • Chandler Rispens
    Chandler Rispens 24 days ago

    Why is everybody getting so triggered over ramen and his pronunciation.
    Its like: ''I've never made a single mistake in my life, let's just bully this guy cause of the way he pronounces tsukemen.''

  • Carloshache
    Carloshache Month ago

    Bad analogy. In Italy and in many parts of the world we do eat pizza with fork and knife.

  • Ma Beatriz Fores
    Ma Beatriz Fores Month ago

    Ever since i tried tsukemen ramen years ago, it has easily become my fave ramen.

  • Isadore Weiss
    Isadore Weiss Month ago

    it sounds like he's saying "it's gay men" really fast when he's trying to say tsukemen lmao

  • 1212 p
    1212 p Month ago

    It's pronounced kinda like: /tsoo-k-men/ not /tsookaymen/

  • Steven Samuel
    Steven Samuel 2 months ago

    S/O Chef's Table

  • BBB
    BBB 2 months ago

    Slurp and Suck. I fucking hate this pretentious cunt.

  • mistertee
    mistertee 3 months ago

    I love eating ramen by myself. Every Thursday I hit the ramen shop on my way home from work. No distractions means I enjoy every slurp, chew and suck. That shit just drips down my face.

  • L.A.B ART
    L.A.B ART 4 months ago

    This guy makes love to his noodles lol

  • Kyle McGuiggan
    Kyle McGuiggan 4 months ago

    The way he pronounces tsukemen hurts. lol

  • Interspect
    Interspect 5 months ago

    Last weeek on nek minnit

  • Tom Mitchell
    Tom Mitchell 5 months ago


  • danman274
    danman274 5 months ago +1

    It's not pronounced "skamen" SMH

  • Alan
    Alan 5 months ago


  • Ricky Garcia
    Ricky Garcia 5 months ago

    Is this the same guy who used to have a stall in Japan?

  • jadworld
    jadworld 5 months ago

    White people love deconstructing ethnic food

  • magnieto1
    magnieto1 6 months ago +1

    Jesus, what a pretentious fuck

  • Mitzos SirReal
    Mitzos SirReal 6 months ago

    gotta work on ur straining game BWOAY haha...

  • Jonathan Brand
    Jonathan Brand 6 months ago

    Hey! I eat my pizza with a fork and a knife!

  • Jerome Kaino
    Jerome Kaino 6 months ago

    Slurp suck fuck till the ball is empty

  • SlEEpy
    SlEEpy 6 months ago

    he cant even pronounce tsukemen right

  • Lil Pinche
    Lil Pinche 6 months ago

    Damn, tsukemen with collard greens sound so good.

  • Clement Tsang
    Clement Tsang 6 months ago +1

    modern-day Orientalist, Ivan Orkin. Weaboo extraordinaire.

  • endocean117
    endocean117 6 months ago

    His pronunciation of Tsukemen is bugging me. It's wrong. He is saying tsukeimen. It's tsukemen. He is saying tsu-kay-men and it is suppsoed to be tsu-keh-men. It drives me nuts that he's supposed to be doing this for a living and can't even pronounce it right. Give some respect to your field, dude.

  • Sykoorus
    Sykoorus 6 months ago

    i am pretty sure that is not the correct way to say tsukemen. bloddy americans mouth rape everything they say

  • Ninon Barbier
    Ninon Barbier 6 months ago

    Because solar domestic complete display worry.

  • KingJakemus
    KingJakemus 6 months ago

    what ever you do dont leave the noodles in the soup!!!!!

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy 6 months ago

    Learn to pronounce Tsukemen before you open up a shop for it, wtf

  • nick k
    nick k 6 months ago

    It's not ramen it's tsukemen

  • CTMinus
    CTMinus 6 months ago

    S L U R P P

  • elheber
    elheber 6 months ago

    How can one eat a dish from a chef that can't pronounce the dish's name?

  • Dusty McSpadden
    Dusty McSpadden 6 months ago +5

    In Italy we eat Pizza with a knife and fork. The kids eat it with their hands.

  • Charlock
    Charlock 6 months ago +1

    The food looks delicious, but I can't stop hearing him say "skamen" and that sounds incredibly unappetizing.

  • Jason C
    Jason C 6 months ago +3

    It's pronounced SU-KEY-MEN. you would think a ramen shop owner would at least know what to call his cooking. #whitewashing

    • Cory E
      Cory E 14 days ago

      Lol you don't pronounce the SU part for most Japanese words. Similar to the phrase 'suki desu' is pronounced SKI DES not SU-KI DES-SU. Look up other videos and you'll hear he said it right. He lived in Japan for 10-20 years and his wife is Japanese so I think he has an idea of what he's doing.

    • Bllue
      Bllue 6 months ago +1

      Hmmm if we're splitting hairs over pronunciation I'd break it down as [tsu - like tsunami] [keh - like in keg] [men - like 2+ man]

    • Tre da 5'9
      Tre da 5'9 6 months ago +1

      That's what I thought. I was like, there's no way it's pronounced skay-men. I have no problem with a non-native expert in foreign food, and I'm sure he knows his stuff but I would also like it if he didn't drop an entire syllable out of the pronunciation. It's pretty off-putting.

  • themodularmodular
    themodularmodular 6 months ago

    12.22am right now.. hungry & helpless watching this video. That just looks sooooooooo gooood!

  • Michael Wade
    Michael Wade 6 months ago

    I'm number checking that "tens of thousands of bowls of ramen" statement. I understand hyperbole, but that's still way too many noodles.

  • Darksaige
    Darksaige 6 months ago

    This style of ramen looks good.

  • Antonio Francescon
    Antonio Francescon 6 months ago +4

    He has eaten "tens of thousands of bowls of ramen?" So he's had ramen for every meal for the last ten years. Hmmm..

  • Julian Vasquez
    Julian Vasquez 6 months ago

    how the fuck do i get my eggs like that bitchhhhh

  • coco puffs
    coco puffs 6 months ago

    Slurp n chew n suck. Ok

  • Chris Doe
    Chris Doe 6 months ago

    where is this on the menu though?

  • dandaddavi
    dandaddavi 6 months ago

    This guy is like The Last Samurai I guess 😂😂.

  • Sophie Beck
    Sophie Beck 6 months ago

    Disk contact strong motivation touch wide deer press

  • Ivan ,
    Ivan , 6 months ago

    Hell yes, another Ivan.

  • Ernest Sherman
    Ernest Sherman 6 months ago +1

    Skemen ramen... You know I love to suck and slurp on that skemen boi

  • Noah Chanliongco
    Noah Chanliongco 6 months ago

    I highly encourage watching the Chef's Table episode on him on Netflix. While you're at, all the other ones too.

  • pnamoc
    pnamoc 6 months ago

    The first season of Mind of a Chef (PBS, Netflix) with David Chang is a better watch to understand ramen and Tsukemen

  • Adam Zillin
    Adam Zillin 6 months ago

    Nobody would eat that shit in Japan. By the way, what is Tsakayman???

  • Crushi.com
    Crushi.com 6 months ago

    This is a Chinese Noodle dish that old people know very well...

  • NewMan
    NewMan 6 months ago

    2:07 did he just eat a cooked lizard?

  • Noah Nielsen
    Noah Nielsen 6 months ago

    Ivan Orkin is such a ramen legend. Top quality content, i fucking love it.

  • maxx steele
    maxx steele 6 months ago

    Uh, this is just Soba. No big deal whiteboy

    • Blargaha
      Blargaha 6 months ago

      No, racist, because soba is specifically made out of primarily buckwheat. As these are not made out of buckwheat, they're hardly soba noodles, are they? Not to mention that soba noodles also can be served hot.

  • Kevin McClennen
    Kevin McClennen 6 months ago

    I really want to know why he washes the noodles after cooking them. He is washing away all of the starch and flavor.

    • Kevin McClennen
      Kevin McClennen 6 months ago

      Makes more sense to let them cool in a cool place.

    • marim0y
      marim0y 6 months ago

      Kevin McClennen he was chilling them. This is a cool dish.

  • GenitalWhispering
    GenitalWhispering 6 months ago

    Slurp, chew, suck and swallow, what a douchey way of explaining things

  • LateNightLunatic
    LateNightLunatic 6 months ago

    Where is Sean? We want Sean.

  • DogaTv
    DogaTv 6 months ago +15

    Tsukemen is my favorite type of ramen! IN FACT here in Tokyo there are many shops that are now incorporating western ingredients in Tsukemen, I made a video about a fried chicken ramen here!

    • tenou213
      tenou213 9 days ago

      Well, tempura actually came from contact with the west so at this point yes but originally no.

    • jac1011
      jac1011 5 months ago

      isn't fried chicken quite japanese?

  • Isis Orduño
    Isis Orduño 6 months ago +1

    Gordon "The Hot Ones" Ramsey

  • Sergeantpaprika
    Sergeantpaprika 6 months ago

    Brooo Ivan Orkin! Amazing.

  • blahdoot20
    blahdoot20 6 months ago

    Someone teach this guy how to say tsukemen.
    Skayman sounds like a dj...

  • Greg Coyle
    Greg Coyle 6 months ago

    Bro that isn't shit compared to Maruchan Ramen Noodles with Franks Red Hotsauce.

  • rharrison79
    rharrison79 6 months ago

    Had his Tsukemen when I didn't know what it was but the waiter recommended it...i felt like I got robbed. Tried it at another place, and still don't get the appeal.

  • Seth Newman
    Seth Newman 6 months ago

    Ivans's episode of Chef's Table was amazing. What a crazy dude.

  • Fin G.
    Fin G. 6 months ago

    Best ramen place love it

  • ezzrif_
    ezzrif_ 6 months ago +2

    futanari ramen

    • Allen Weaver
      Allen Weaver 6 months ago

      ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Now we're talkin'!

  • Kevin Mungus
    Kevin Mungus 6 months ago

    He has a pretty interesting and emotional Chef's Table episode on Netflix.

  • Pech Kim
    Pech Kim 6 months ago +7

    Not sure if those people in the comment section are trolls or overly sensitive people who get triggered easily

    • Taco_Belli
      Taco_Belli 6 months ago

      Pech Kim people really like to get real pissy about food, especially if they don't like the style or price. It's best to ignore them.

  • Keith Martin
    Keith Martin 6 months ago

    That has to be one of the dumber things I ever watched, haha
    Dip you noodles in the broth, don't put the broth on your noodles, whats the difference!

    • Jovan  Bergh
      Jovan Bergh 6 months ago +1

      For one he uses whole wheat noodles, which means more texture because it has more gluten and is thicker than the Rye noodles he mentioned. Noodles aren't soaking up the broth either, so when you take a bite the noodles are going to stand out more. Because of this he uses a thicker broth that will stick to the outside of the noodle when it's dipped. The broth also is more heavily flavoured to balance out the dish.

  • GashPlague
    GashPlague 6 months ago

    'S gay men.

  • One-Eye
    One-Eye 6 months ago

    Cold noodle dishes are highly under-rated.
    I recommend everyone try it.

  • Mad Driftzz
    Mad Driftzz 6 months ago

    If it doesn't have Sean Evans in it, I don't wanna see it.

  • Empty Coin Jar
    Empty Coin Jar 6 months ago

    well can you at least say it right?

  • JellicleCat09
    JellicleCat09 6 months ago

    Ivan swore a lot less than I expected.

  • Nick Muszynski
    Nick Muszynski 6 months ago

    Every video First we feast makes me hungry 😔

  • David Buschhorn
    David Buschhorn 6 months ago

    So it's noodles in pork gravy?

    • David Buschhorn
      David Buschhorn 6 months ago

      I feel like we could cheat, add a bit of flour to a chicken or pork broth and be 3/4 of the way there.

    • Taco_Belli
      Taco_Belli 6 months ago

      David Buschhorn well, it's noodles in pork broth, which would be a key ingredient in pork gravy but it's not actually pork gravy yet. I don't fucking know, food is weird.

  • TheoryBrown
    TheoryBrown 6 months ago +4

    This feels like a bad copy of something Japanese people make...Brings into question the quality of the dish if the chef cannot bother to learn how to better pronounce the name of the dish he is paying "homage" to.
    Source of Japanese people saying tsukemen: tvclip.biz/video/6p8n_S4_86U/video.html

    • TheoryBrown
      TheoryBrown 6 months ago

      Taco_Belli...yeh exactly. I don't care if his food is "authentic", and I don't care if he makes his food here or in Japan. I'm just saying I think the way he acts is like a know-it-all that invented ramen...except he can't speak Japanese well and has only been making ramen since 2006. It doesn't matter though, because his place in Japan closed, and his New York places have poor reviews. So turns out my intuition was right.

    • Taco_Belli
      Taco_Belli 6 months ago +2

      TheoryBrown so you don't care about how authentic his food is because he SOUNDS like a poser? Aight

    • TheoryBrown
      TheoryBrown 6 months ago +1

      I don't care where he made ramen. Lol...and the things he makes might be super tasty, but the way he sells it, with trash pronunciation, and boastful words about being the most authentic, makes him seem like a phony poser.

    • D-MMA
      D-MMA 6 months ago +1

      Settle down champ. Ivan created award winning ramen IN JAPAN. He's the real deal.

  • Samuli W
    Samuli W 6 months ago

    I like my ramen the way I like this add, served without consumption.

  • Old Razhi
    Old Razhi 6 months ago

    The real question is... Where is Sean?

  • Nolan Jacobs
    Nolan Jacobs 6 months ago

    they love t'suk'e'men off

  • OhSlowpoke
    OhSlowpoke 6 months ago

    In Toronto I go to "Raijin Ramen" and they've got a baller-as-fuck tsukemen. I get it every time I go, I can't go back to regular ramen.

  • Mark Mays
    Mark Mays 6 months ago

    Tsukemen - noodles for picky people

  • Peter
    Peter 6 months ago +9

    Please FFS learn how to say Tsukemen.

    • R.J Rakata
      R.J Rakata 4 months ago

      Oh god, do I have to explain it... You don't pronounce the T or u. Like the same way Tsukiji is pronounced. He lived in Japan for 10 or so years, he's fluent even. He could add an accent if he likes.

  • vaaniel
    vaaniel 6 months ago

    I had Tsukemen from tai sho ken. It was delicious!

  • Dugga Dugga
    Dugga Dugga 6 months ago +13

    Eh, what a wanker. "skamen"

  • Josh Gorfain
    Josh Gorfain 6 months ago

    Ivan Ramen has to be one of the best ramen shops i've ever been to.

  • brozors
    brozors 6 months ago +1

    I've had this bowl of tsukemen before and it's just okay. What I admire about it though is that he doesn't copy anybody and goes with what he wants in a tsukemen.

  • Casey Heeter
    Casey Heeter 6 months ago

    This channel is nothing more than food open for me

  • Vyxel
    Vyxel 6 months ago

    27 years, one bowl of ramen a day, you'll be near 10,000 bowls


    i cumded

  • Triston Charge
    Triston Charge 6 months ago

    10's of thousands of bowls of ramen and he's still alive with all the sodium, well I have nothing to worry about now.

  • Piucaa
    Piucaa 6 months ago

    HOLY SHIT I LOVE THIS CHEF im so happy hes on the show!

  • Brandon Eng
    Brandon Eng 6 months ago +1

    the way the chef pronounces tsukemen as "tss-kay-men" ...

    • nontrivial dawg
      nontrivial dawg 6 months ago +1

      lmao whats wrong with that pronounciation?

    • Jovan  Bergh
      Jovan Bergh 6 months ago +1

      basdenoudsten1 You were the kid eating lead paint growing up, weren't you?

    • Brandon Eng
      Brandon Eng 6 months ago +1

      basdenoudsten1 great vocabulary mate

    • basdenoudsten1
      basdenoudsten1 6 months ago

      Shut the fuck up you weeb faggot

  • Mr. Box
    Mr. Box 6 months ago

    S u c c

  • thesparewheel
    thesparewheel 6 months ago

    hey i eat pizza with a fork and knife what is wrong with that!

  • higgy
    higgy 6 months ago

    Put some fucking gloves on when you're handling someones food, you pig.

  • Jenni Anchors
    Jenni Anchors 6 months ago

    serving ramen like you would soba?
    that's a paddlin'

  • zaid diaz
    zaid diaz 6 months ago

    Fgs let Asians own their restaurants. You guys don't even let them lead in their own movies!!😂😂