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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Comments • 392

  • swave158
    swave158 Month ago

    Man, that look's so good.

  • DosSantos721
    DosSantos721 Month ago

    Who else came here from Tsukemen vs Ramen in Naruto? Lol

  • tito
    tito 2 months ago


  • jesus arrieta
    jesus arrieta 2 months ago

    I work right next to it 🙄🙄

  • Rising Deity
    Rising Deity 9 months ago +1

    Came here from Naruto lol.

  • Alan Kent Gatus
    Alan Kent Gatus 10 months ago

    Anyone else hear "skaymen"?

  • ケンシロウ
    ケンシロウ Year ago


  • kevin b
    kevin b Year ago

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

  • richiepak
    richiepak Year ago

    what song is this

  • Chandler Rispens
    Chandler Rispens Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Beatriz Fores
    Beatriz Fores Year ago

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

  • Isadore Weiss
    Isadore Weiss Year ago

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

  • Roldán V. B.
    Roldán V. B. Year ago

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

  • Steven Samuel
    Steven Samuel Year ago

    S/O Chef's Table

  • mistertee
    mistertee Year 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 Year ago

    This guy makes love to his noodles lol

  • Kyle McGuiggan
    Kyle McGuiggan Year ago

    The way he pronounces tsukemen hurts. lol

    • daximilian
      daximilian 8 months ago

      correct pronunciation hurts?

  • Interspect
    Interspect Year ago

    Last weeek on nek minnit

  • Tom Mitchell
    Tom Mitchell Year ago


  • danman274
    danman274 Year ago +1

    It's not pronounced "skamen" SMH

    • daximilian
      daximilian 8 months ago

      he pronounced it the right (authentic) way. you're ignorant.

  • Alan
    Alan Year ago


  • Ricky Garcia
    Ricky Garcia Year ago

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

  • jadworld
    jadworld Year ago

    White people love deconstructing ethnic food

  • magnieto1
    magnieto1 Year ago +1

    Jesus, what a pretentious fuck

  • Mitzos SirReal
    Mitzos SirReal Year ago

    gotta work on ur straining game BWOAY haha...

  • Jonathan Brand
    Jonathan Brand Year ago

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

  • Jerome b williams

    Slurp suck fuck till the ball is empty

  • Lil Pinche
    Lil Pinche Year ago

    Damn, tsukemen with collard greens sound so good.

  • Clement Tsang
    Clement Tsang Year ago +1

    modern-day Orientalist, Ivan Orkin. Weaboo extraordinaire.

  • endocean117
    endocean117 Year 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 Year 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 Year ago

    Because solar domestic complete display worry.

  • KingJakemus
    KingJakemus Year ago

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

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy Year ago

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

    • daximilian
      daximilian 8 months ago

      He used perfectly correct (authentic) Japanese pronunciation. You're just ignorant.

  • nick k
    nick k Year ago

    It's not ramen it's tsukemen

  • CTMinus
    CTMinus Year ago

    S L U R P P

  • elheber
    elheber Year ago

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

    • daximilian
      daximilian 8 months ago

      Ivan used authentic Japanese pronunciation. You're just ignorant.

  • Dusty McSpadden
    Dusty McSpadden Year ago +5

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

  • Charlock
    Charlock Year ago +1

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

  • Jason C
    Jason C Year ago +4

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

    • daximilian
      daximilian 8 months ago

      Ivan said it correctly - authentic Japanese pronunciation. You're just ignorant. Same way sukiyaki is often pronounced "ski-yak"

    • Cory E
      Cory E Year ago +1

      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 Year 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 Year 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

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

  • Michael Wade
    Michael Wade Year 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 Year ago

    This style of ramen looks good.

  • Antonio Francescon
    Antonio Francescon Year 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 Year ago

    how the fuck do i get my eggs like that bitchhhhh

  • Bebe Rivera Makeup

    Slurp n chew n suck. Ok

  • Chris Doe
    Chris Doe Year ago

    where is this on the menu though?

  • dandaddavi
    dandaddavi Year ago

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

  • Sophie Beck
    Sophie Beck Year ago

    Disk contact strong motivation touch wide deer press

  • Ivan ,
    Ivan , Year ago

    Hell yes, another Ivan.

  • Ernest Sherman
    Ernest Sherman Year ago +1

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

  • Noah Chanliongco
    Noah Chanliongco Year 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 Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Crushi! Official Music and Video Channel

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

  • NewMan
    NewMan Year ago

    2:07 did he just eat a cooked lizard?

  • Noah Nielsen
    Noah Nielsen Year ago

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

  • maxx steele
    maxx steele Year ago

    Uh, this is just Soba. No big deal whiteboy

    • Blargaha
      Blargaha Year 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 Year 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 Year ago

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

    • marim0y
      marim0y Year ago

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

  • GenitalWhispering

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

  • LateNightLunatic
    LateNightLunatic Year ago

    Where is Sean? We want Sean.

  • DogaTv
    DogaTv Year ago +17

    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!

    • David Sanchez'R
      David Sanchez'R 11 months ago

      Ok, can i get a nice recipe of tonkotsu broth please? :3 !! thank you!

    • tenou213
      tenou213 Year ago

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

    • jac1011
      jac1011 Year ago

      isn't fried chicken quite japanese?

  • Isis Orduño
    Isis Orduño Year ago +1

    Gordon "The Hot Ones" Ramsey

  • Sergeantpaprika
    Sergeantpaprika Year ago

    Brooo Ivan Orkin! Amazing.

  • blahdoot20
    blahdoot20 Year ago

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

    • daximilian
      daximilian 8 months ago

      he said it the authentic Japanese way.

  • Greg Coyle
    Greg Coyle Year ago

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

  • rharrison79
    rharrison79 Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Fin G.
    Fin G. Year ago

    Best ramen place love it

  • ezzrif_
    ezzrif_ Year ago +3

    futanari ramen

  • Kevin Grabb
    Kevin Grabb Year ago

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

  • Pech Kim
    Pech Kim Year 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 Year 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 Year 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 Year 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 Year ago

    'S gay men.

  • Mad Driftzz
    Mad Driftzz Year ago

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

  • Empty Coin Jar
    Empty Coin Jar Year ago

    well can you at least say it right?

    • daximilian
      daximilian 8 months ago

      but he did say it right. that's authentic japanese pronunciation...

  • JellicleCat09
    JellicleCat09 Year ago

    Ivan swore a lot less than I expected.

  • Joe Dirt
    Joe Dirt Year ago

    Every video First we feast makes me hungry 😔

  • David Buschhorn
    David Buschhorn Year ago

    So it's noodles in pork gravy?

    • David Buschhorn
      David Buschhorn Year 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 Year 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 Year 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 Year 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 Year ago +2

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

    • TheoryBrown
      TheoryBrown Year 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 Year ago +1

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

  • Samuli W
    Samuli W Year ago

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

  • Old Razhi
    Old Razhi Year ago

    The real question is... Where is Sean?

  • Nolan Jacobs
    Nolan Jacobs Year ago

    they love t'suk'e'men off

  • OhSlowpoke
    OhSlowpoke Year 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.

  • Triple M
    Triple M Year ago

    Tsukemen - noodles for picky people

  • Frankie P
    Frankie P Year ago +11

    Please FFS learn how to say Tsukemen.

    • Leonardo Wilhelm
      Leonardo Wilhelm 6 months ago

      It's absolutely not correct pronunciation. It's not 'su-KAY-men', it's 'su-keh-men', with no tonic syllables.

    • daximilian
      daximilian 8 months ago

      but that's authentic Japanese pronunciation. you're just ignorant

    • RJ ?
      RJ ? Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Josh Gorfain
    Josh Gorfain Year ago

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

  • brozors
    brozors Year 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 Year ago

    This channel is nothing more than food open for me

  • Vyxel
    Vyxel Year ago

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


    i cumded

  • Your Face
    Your Face Year 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.

  • Pia
    Pia Year ago

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

  • Brandon Eng
    Brandon Eng Year ago +1

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

    • nontrivial dawg
      nontrivial dawg Year ago +1

      lmao whats wrong with that pronounciation?

    • Jovan  Bergh
      Jovan Bergh Year ago +1

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

    • Brandon Eng
      Brandon Eng Year ago +1

      basdenoudsten1 great vocabulary mate

  • BryceBox
    BryceBox Year ago

    S u c c

  • thesparewheel
    thesparewheel Year ago

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

  • higgy
    higgy Year ago

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