Tonkotsu Ramen | Basics with Babish

  • Published on Oct 4, 2018
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    Tonkotsu ramen: less an essential skill and more a right-of-passage for the modern home cook. And, you know, an essential part of Japanese culture and day-to-day life. Sure, it takes two some-odd days to make, and sure, you can burn your hands on the alkaline salt, and sure, getting every element just right is a constant barrage of challenges. But with that first steamy slurp comes a superlative sense of accomplishment - not to mention, a truly delicious dinner.
    NOTE: Any time I said baking powder, I meant baking soda - do not write and perform voice-over at 7AM when you are not a morning person.
    Ingredients and Method for Broth and Pork:
    Tonkotsu broth:
    Chashu pork:
    Other Ingredients:
    + For the marinated soft boiled eggs:
    Soft boiled eggs
    Soy sauce
    + For the tare:
    Vegetable oil
    Dried anchovies
    Soy sauce
    Bonito flakes
    + For the homemade ramen noodles:
    Baking powder
    All purpose flour
    Bread flour
    + For ramen assembly:
    Sliced chashu pork
    Cooked ramen noodles
    Tonkotsu broth
    Nori (dried seaweed)
    Special Equipment:
    Rolling pin
    Pasta roller (stand mixer or otherwise)
    Music: "Mr. Miyagi" Blue Wednesday
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Comments • 3 326

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  8 months ago +4094

    I'm so sorry, any time I said baking powder, please interpret that as baking soda. I'm shy on sleep and I have lain waste to my own voice-over.

    • Secrecy
      Secrecy 2 days ago

      You've still not run short of ten cent words and excellent grammar though.

    • VistaAlert
      VistaAlert 2 months ago

      Binging with Babish this was the video that made me sub and tell literally my whole school about you

    • Boomstick1911
      Boomstick1911 2 months ago

      Question: Why the need for "alkaline" salt over your basic kosher/table salt?

    • Ninja Kitty
      Ninja Kitty 2 months ago

      Binging with Babish how to make sushi in japan binging with babish

    • Richard Harding
      Richard Harding 2 months ago

      Looks amazing but I live super close to a Domu ramen shop. This makes me want Domu.

  • William LePoint
    William LePoint 8 hours ago

    "More Advanced Territory" with Babish

  • Kaleb Smith
    Kaleb Smith 2 days ago

    Wait a second..... you forgot the gun

  • Call Me Bam
    Call Me Bam 2 days ago +1

    Yo that pork was super tender when they came out of the sous vide. Your tongs sliced through it like nothing

  • TenthYoung
    TenthYoung 3 days ago

    So. Much. Work.

  • Collin Paul
    Collin Paul 3 days ago

    Making my mouth water

  • Multimedia M73
    Multimedia M73 4 days ago

    Until I prepare this meal and my life is over

    UB-SCFI 4 days ago

    Basics? Fuck off!

  • Jacob
    Jacob 5 days ago +1

    It's a shame it didnt go into the clean plate club though. :( Because it's a bowl.

  • DonFrog22
    DonFrog22 5 days ago


  • Bianca Aletti
    Bianca Aletti 5 days ago +3

    i thought this was the anine for a seconds lmao

  • s a b a d o/Theswitcher27

    *now teach us how to do it Ponyo-style*

  • amir tambe
    amir tambe 6 days ago

    Regardless of one's likes / dislikes, Ramen does test a chef's love for his craft. Well done.👍

  • RayZ3489
    RayZ3489 7 days ago

    Make kimmchiii plzz and plz relpy

  • Léger De Main
    Léger De Main 8 days ago

    Would it be nice if you add leeks, onion, garlic in your Tare?

  • Cliff Simeon
    Cliff Simeon 8 days ago

    It's my goal to make this from scratch one day

  • Amateur Asian
    Amateur Asian 9 days ago

    It’s summer so why the fuck not.

  • Sagar Arza
    Sagar Arza 9 days ago

    Did i miss the part what has he done with the broth he made with dried prawns and dried fish scales?

  • Casey Kimmy
    Casey Kimmy 9 days ago

    Do naruto ramen from the anime naruto

  • Tashay Taylor
    Tashay Taylor 10 days ago

    I love the pasta maker I remember using it in class

  • Chaye Bidois
    Chaye Bidois 10 days ago

    Can you make hot pot one day pleaseee

  • The epidemic Of life
    The epidemic Of life 10 days ago

    Where can we get the ingredients lmao

  • DarthParkee
    DarthParkee 11 days ago

    Song : Blue Wednesday - Mr Miyagi

  • Steve Chung
    Steve Chung 13 days ago

    Man you forgot to apologize to the pork

  • Peppy the Clown
    Peppy the Clown 13 days ago +1

    Add plenty of green onion, minced garlic...

    AND A GUN!

    • The Doctor
      The Doctor 12 days ago

      The gun is the most important part

  • Taj
    Taj 13 days ago +2

    "TOH N-KOH-TSU" not tonkatsu

  • sadboi
    sadboi 13 days ago

    You can replace the baking soda salt + water with Kansui

  • nick song
    nick song 13 days ago

    Nice try! 3/10

  • HK Kobayashi
    HK Kobayashi 14 days ago +8

    Yeah.... I don't have enough money for this stuff.

  • sonic the hedgehog channel

    I make some for my dad and he didnt loved

  • Mehrzad Akbari
    Mehrzad Akbari 15 days ago

    You pronounced toonkaatsuuu horrible. Noob. Get a laiife.

  • The Fake Slim Shady
    The Fake Slim Shady 17 days ago

    Can we start a kickstarter to give babish his own restaurant

  • Grace Jones
    Grace Jones 18 days ago

    u look like nick jonas ily

  • Xavier
    Xavier 19 days ago

    Ichiraku Ramen?.... Whatever. Ramen. All I care about.

  • aceofclubs002
    aceofclubs002 20 days ago

    I've probably watched this over twenty times.
    ...I'm such a Basics Bitch

  • 8 Gate Blunt
    8 Gate Blunt 20 days ago +1

    Naruto would be proud

  • Jo‘s Studio
    Jo‘s Studio 21 day ago

    slurping noodle is a way of paying respect to the chef has already proven to be an urban myth.)

  • Dylan Smith
    Dylan Smith 21 day ago

    Yeah, slurp loudly so you can piss everyone off around you. Great advice.
    >don't be that douchebag.

    • peglegthered
      peglegthered 19 days ago +1

      Slurping your ramen is considered a compliment to the chef, dumbass.

  • Light Runner
    Light Runner 21 day ago +3

    Andrew you’re missing the gun

  • JacobLZP
    JacobLZP 23 days ago


  • Glassix
    Glassix 23 days ago

    If you want to watch a really good in depth ramen series check out Alexfrenchguycooking

  • Doge Blade
    Doge Blade 23 days ago +1

    You suck at cooking or binging or babish

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy 23 days ago

    Hey guys i found Fraser older brother!

  • zz zz
    zz zz 24 days ago

    Imagine Japanese people have this amazingly whenever they need like McDonald's
    While you suck ass for 2 to 3 days making one ... or spending enormous amount of money to have it made to you untraditionaly

  • Emma Rounsville
    Emma Rounsville 25 days ago +2

    That teeny tiny *hitch* in the intro song is gonna drive me mad for the rest of my life, isn't it?

    • Emma Rounsville
      Emma Rounsville 24 days ago

      @Zeke Tran oh my gosh I'm not alone thank you

    • Zeke Tran
      Zeke Tran 25 days ago +1

      It's not just me then.

  • Marco Túlio
    Marco Túlio 26 days ago

    starts at 1:00

  • Nehemiah Worthey
    Nehemiah Worthey 27 days ago

    Naruto would be proud of this ramen

  • Julian Fujita Olofsson
    Julian Fujita Olofsson 27 days ago +3

    I clicked to learn about basics not mission imposible

  • Youngame- Z
    Youngame- Z 27 days ago

    You should definitely do ichuraku ramen from naruto

  • A Dude That Draws
    A Dude That Draws 28 days ago

    Jun’s kitchen: *Noni?!*

  • Big Boi Chicken Strips

    1:48 was that a Stranger Things reference?

  • Sergio Barros
    Sergio Barros 29 days ago

    Yea, very basic, all you need is a pasta roller, a sous vide machine, some pork belly, alkaline salt and some obscure japanese condiments

  • Bobby Jimboy
    Bobby Jimboy 29 days ago

    After watching howtobasic, I *_REALLY_* didn't know what to expect....

  • John Herrera
    John Herrera 29 days ago

    Omg NARUTO😭😭

  • big succ
    big succ Month ago

    those noodles are way too thick my guy

  • sirian cook
    sirian cook Month ago

    Can you pleas make a Donburi basics/ binging?

  • Milyarie Vazquez
    Milyarie Vazquez Month ago


  • Verde
    Verde Month ago

    One day

  • The Creeper King
    The Creeper King Month ago

    *i demand a juns kitchen crossover*

  • The Creeper King
    The Creeper King Month ago

    How he said it: “Saki”

    Ignore me I’m tired af

  • Ivan Kazuo
    Ivan Kazuo Month ago

    Can I use instant noodles and cook it for 3 minutes instead?

  • justin julian
    justin julian Month ago

    Came to make ramen. Ended up learning a lesson about loving yourself

  • Madking 357
    Madking 357 Month ago

    Well I know what I am making for dinner. Thank you Babish you glorious bearded creature.

  • Jeremy Chan
    Jeremy Chan Month ago

    A tip ive seen to not have to move the eggs around during marination is to take a paper towel and just lay it over that way the paper towel will absorb the soy mixture and the unsubmerged part of the egg will still get marinated

  • No video 10M sub challenge

    Who watch but not doing it?

  • Aly
    Aly Month ago

    Can you make ichiraku ramen from naruto? I’m sure it will get popular

  • neon_electrada 56
    neon_electrada 56 Month ago


  • Mongopa
    Mongopa Month ago

    I can't decide whats more satisfying, this ramen je ne being the 70.000th like.

  • Hash Brown
    Hash Brown Month ago

    What can i subtitude the pork with

  • Taya Sigerson
    Taya Sigerson Month ago

    You're really going to make me buy a pasta maker aren't you?

  • Richard Sweetman
    Richard Sweetman Month ago

    Fuck Korean shop sticks

  • jabelway
    jabelway Month ago

    can's find the broth episode. the link is wrong

  • heyitsyaboisamantha

    i still can’t get over how beautiful your cinematography of your videos are, especially this one

  • Mlg Squeaker
    Mlg Squeaker Month ago

    The puns in these videos are god tier

  • Dragos Daniel
    Dragos Daniel Month ago

    was triked by how to basic and now i got the tast for it

  • Tracy Eden
    Tracy Eden Month ago

    I'm still having trouble with the term "fish tea".

  • spider man
    spider man Month ago +1


  • S.P.A.R.T.A. Fishing

    I did something similar with soup dumplings all from scratch one time. Took 2 days to make, but worth it.

  • Nasher1805
    Nasher1805 Month ago

    3:26 but can I dissolve a body in it? Asking for a friend

  • Joshua Bales
    Joshua Bales Month ago

    This looks incredible!!! but too much work :/

  • Anju Maaka
    Anju Maaka Month ago

    5:26 *DAMN!!* That meat is making me drool just looking at it!

  • Warp
    Warp Month ago

    I could only focus on the one stray Benito flake the whole time

  • Mi chi
    Mi chi Month ago


  • stuart stevenson
    stuart stevenson Month ago +4

    3:31 4oz (28g) plus 2 tablespoons (15g)? So 5oz then?
    P.S. Please just switch to metric.

  • Weirdo
    Weirdo Month ago +12

    Starting with some soft-boiled eggs; I have here some soft-boiled eggs which we have soft-boiled
    Shoot; I can't remember if he said soft or hard-boiled.

    REGO DE JENIRO Month ago

    I thought he was vsauce xD

  • Paul Liapis
    Paul Liapis Month ago

    Insane. Thank you sir.

  • Tentacles XOX
    Tentacles XOX Month ago

    Shio Butter Corn Ramen please Babish XD You know you want to eat it

  • Braden Ramirez
    Braden Ramirez Month ago

    Where’s the Naruto (🍥)

  • Jose Arturo
    Jose Arturo Month ago

    That looks delicious!!! You should make ramen bowl from Naruto

  • Rogelio Tirado
    Rogelio Tirado Month ago

    Thank you for this I love ramen and I just started cooking !!! Hope I can make it!(:

  • Ryan Lewis
    Ryan Lewis Month ago

    The video would have been better without your annoying side comments.

  • Vyrus
    Vyrus Month ago

    Sorry Babby but I'm gonna stick with Juns recipe for this one :)

  • Frostleaf Vlogs
    Frostleaf Vlogs Month ago

    Your intro is bugged

  • persnickety demon
    persnickety demon Month ago

    You forgot the noodle bath

  • Julius Caesar Animates

    i dont get it. why not just cook pork until edible with some vegetable and some fish and some soy sauce and some mirin, make pasta and add it in??

  • TimeGivenBase
    TimeGivenBase Month ago

    Question for you for the day: would you open your own restaurant?

  • Chris Podcast
    Chris Podcast Month ago

    Onion sundae from spongebob, please.

  • ChunHimself
    ChunHimself Month ago

    Why do you use BF for the dusting but the noodles are made of AP flour?
    PS: we got our pasta attachment set for our wedding 😂

  • ian johnson
    ian johnson Month ago

    You don’t even show how to make the broth.