Tonkotsu Ramen | Basics with Babish

  • Published on: 04 October 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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  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   1 months ago

    BAKING. SODA.*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.

  • Roob Trulso
    Roob Trulso   2 days ago

    Good thing shin sen gumi is just around the corner.

  • mistertee
    mistertee   2 days ago

    There just isn't anything more satisfying than ramen. Sometimes I eat two bowls back-to-back, and the owners of the ramen shop think i'm nuts.

  • Nick F
    Nick F   3 days ago

    That looks really good, but I'm too scared to try and make it. I'm just gonna stick to putting frozen peas and corn in chicken top ramen. Maybe add some canned chicken if I feel like I need some protein.

  • Aj Yee
    Aj Yee   3 days ago

    Come on guys, we know this. Always love for a nice Hard dough when you’re making ramen noodles

  • Christopher Murray
    Christopher Murray   5 days ago

    Honest question for anyone who knows; will Baked Soda turn back into Baking Soda if not stored correctly (i.e. allowed to rehydrate)?I have heard it's the dehydration of baking that turns sodium bicarbonate into sodium carbonate, but but haven't seen anything about the reverse process.

  • Nicholas Parker
    Nicholas Parker   5 days ago

    Just wanted to check, I remember seeing you make these noodles before at your old place. You had some trial and error but it was a fun video. I just wanted to check my sanity of existence because I could not find it.I assume you removed that video and put this one up to prevent confusion?

  • abreaD
    abreaD   6 days ago

    I like that you can slurp in japanI have heard it means you like the food

  • Jacob Cooper
    Jacob Cooper   1 weeks ago

    I'm assuming you can just replace the pork with chicken and or beef for the meat inclusion. Would I be correct in that sense?

  • jarvGM
    jarvGM   1 weeks ago

    "And really isn't loving yourself the most important technique I can teach you?" - Babish, my man, don't make me cry

  • Pan S.
    Pan S.   1 weeks ago

    the video for making tonkatsu broth is not there anymore. the link leads to how to make tampopo ramen

  • A Dorito
    A Dorito   1 weeks ago

    You should make a series called bindged with babish were your review previous video that improve on the recipes from the past thank you for listening love the videos

  • BitsyTheNinja
    BitsyTheNinja   1 weeks ago

    You need cats in the kitchen to ensure safety and health code compliance. 😂 I've been binge watching Jun's Kitchen and Kitchen Supurrvisor Haku & Junior Chef Nagi are just amazing. Jun actually managed to out extra Andrew but only because Jun literally makes everything that can be made at home fresh. Babby-kun is leveling up though. 💖

  • Lily Vuong
    Lily Vuong   1 weeks ago

    I have to pay like $13-$15 for this every time I crave tonkatsu ramen ;-;

  • Bradley Sorrentino
    Bradley Sorrentino   1 weeks ago

    I saw one video where he made tonkotsu ramen broth, but it was pork bones that he cleaned and then boiled for 12 hours, instead of the chicken broth he made in the video linked in the discription. Anybody know what video that was or am I just making shit up?

  • Anime Reviews
    Anime Reviews   1 weeks ago

    This recipe is great but why make your own noodles? Seriously, most ramen shops in Japan buy pre-made noodles from suppliers. As a person who made ramen noodles from scratch more than once trust me when I say that it is just a hassle and will not taste better than store-bought noodles.

  • The Dragon Champion
    The Dragon Champion   2 weeks ago

    Hey babish, do you think that you could make some homemade pepperoni rolls??

  • glitch s
    glitch s   2 weeks ago

    you did miss one important component of any ramen and that is fat(chicken and/or pork). its a huge part of the ramen and really shouldnt be omited

  • ONG YU TENG S3-01
    ONG YU TENG S3-01   2 weeks ago

    Hi is there a way to make the ramen noodles without a pasta machine?

  • Edwin Samuel
    Edwin Samuel   2 weeks ago

    I love how you added air quotes when saying 'basic'

  • mhc 121
    mhc 121   2 weeks ago

    Why is your bowl so small? lol

  • Andromedas
    Andromedas   2 weeks ago

    I can't seem to find the link for how to make the broth. It just goes to the tampopo recipe and that's not the same video.

  • A Majestic Goose
    A Majestic Goose   2 weeks ago

    I love the show but I cannot stand when you refer back to older recipes instead of just supplying the recipe again.

  • C K
    C K   2 weeks ago

    Anyone think this guy is a serial killer in his free time?

  • C K
    C K   2 weeks ago

    Anyone think this guy is a serial killer in his free time?

  • mgalovic
    mgalovic   2 weeks ago

    Traveled to NYC this past weekend and had my first ever bowl of tonkotsu ramen at ichiran. Was amazing and I have no idea if it is true to form but your video made me seek some form of it out. Thanks for all that you do.

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