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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  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  5 months ago +3191

    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.

    • neeka malin
      neeka malin 18 days ago

      There's times of trial and error but you're inspirational and awesome asf Babish!!

    • Aj Buildz
      Aj Buildz 20 days ago

      Binging with Babish are u how to basic

    • Hentaiweeb69
      Hentaiweeb69 28 days ago

      So you didnt mean that

      SILVERBULLET 793 Month ago

      You should open a restaurant. Not like 5 star but 3.5 - 4 star restaurant.

  • George Antonelis
    George Antonelis 11 hours ago

    Ho-ly shit.

  • Alvin Anis
    Alvin Anis 15 hours ago

    Ichiraku ramen from Naruto pls

  • Socially_Mute
    Socially_Mute Day ago

    Why the fuck this shit sound like Shokugeki no Souma? 😤

  • no one
    no one Day ago

    Babish.. You are too good for us. ❤️

  • Keith Shusterman
    Keith Shusterman 2 days ago

    Recipe is missing the gun

  • Kimathi Washington
    Kimathi Washington 4 days ago

    Jun vs quang vs babish
    Who wins?

  • Angela Quach
    Angela Quach 5 days ago

    damn ok I’m gonna try to make this

  • JT James
    JT James 6 days ago


  • Umberto Cevenini
    Umberto Cevenini 6 days ago

    Looks great, nice channel!

  • Manucu Claudiu Mihai

    i so like this motherfucker ! his voice is buttery , and his skill is impresive i have the utmost respect for him !

  • Georgiie
    Georgiie 7 days ago

    Can you show us how to make it without all the fancy appliances and tools? I’m too poor for a sous vide machine.. and a stand mixer...

  • CTronOmega
    CTronOmega 7 days ago

    The way you say tonkotsu sounds very similar to tonkatsu, which is very different from ramen.

  • Ethan OClair
    Ethan OClair 8 days ago

    Lol he make weeb spaghetti

  • Symbol Szaby
    Symbol Szaby 10 days ago

    Just put a paper towel directly on top of your eggs and you don't have to mix them any more

  • Hiddledwhovien
    Hiddledwhovien 13 days ago

    I love this as I do all your videos but I would quibble with the use of the word 'basic' here!

  • Hayden Lau
    Hayden Lau 14 days ago

    You should have shook your noodles to the floor for true authenticity

  • Alphas Anime Kitchen
    Alphas Anime Kitchen 14 days ago

    Followed the link, can't find where he makes the tonkotsu broth :(

  • Alex Ramnarine
    Alex Ramnarine 15 days ago +1

    chocolate covered eggplant burger - scooby doo

  • Josh Zeidner
    Josh Zeidner 19 days ago

    Baking soda is naturally alkaline

  • Joshua Spector
    Joshua Spector 19 days ago

    Is there a good guide to making this without sous vide? i dont have one and I dont feel like investing in one just yet i dont think.

  • Toby dog
    Toby dog 19 days ago +1

    To (all my 100% loyal friends/real family and etc.....)
    Just a “quick follow up post”
    Oh ok and about the ESTJ.
    I want to “get in back in contact” with her. during my next visit to Boston (possibly earlier, but I do not know yet)
    Well particularly because I have a lot of things I need to work on when I get back.
    Just saying.
    Ok, that is all for now.

  • Ivan Sihombing
    Ivan Sihombing 22 days ago

    Good asmr voice. Subscribed even if I think I would never cooked the recipe. Eating instand ramen (indomie actually) while watching ramen cooking is my passion for now (and satisfying enough)

  • Call Me Danny
    Call Me Danny 22 days ago

    More Advanced Techniques with Babish

  • Peter Lopez
    Peter Lopez 25 days ago

    Can you do ichuraku ramen from naruto please

  • Jae Lee
    Jae Lee 27 days ago

    Great video my man.Great intro too.

  • Rawiri Pickering
    Rawiri Pickering 28 days ago

    @QUANG TRAN for ramen making master.

  • Artie Sanchez
    Artie Sanchez 28 days ago

    Hipster headass

  • Fair Play
    Fair Play 29 days ago

    Yeah, it's a steaming bowl of something....

    JAGUART 29 days ago

    This is exactly how they make it on the International Space Station.

  • Aeris Ricaplaza
    Aeris Ricaplaza Month ago

    I came here for the *ramen*

  • Juhjay Brums
    Juhjay Brums Month ago

    Dear sweet baby Jesus

  • kaiser sozay
    kaiser sozay Month ago

    Wow! Sadly, I have nothing more than WOW! I just.....I dont, cant.....not sure......WOW

  • Tormentr Malphus
    Tormentr Malphus Month ago

    WOAH I thought it was Simon Whistler at first when I was scrolling by

  • Eita Suzuki
    Eita Suzuki Month ago

    One of the best recipes I´ve watched. Good job!

  • Elizawitch
    Elizawitch Month ago

    I am rigorously shook

  • 9100 DuraAce
    9100 DuraAce Month ago +1

    I'm Japanese

  • Mr. Dingo
    Mr. Dingo Month ago

    Advanced with Babish :P

  • Dalton Reid
    Dalton Reid Month ago +4


  • am_ smish
    am_ smish Month ago

    These are some high class basics

  • MashedPotatoesGamer

    Im sure Naruto would love this.

  • Sarah Post
    Sarah Post Month ago +2

    Anyone else want to see clam chowder at some point? Manhattan or New England, or both! :) it’s a struggle to make either, (for me LOL), and I’d love to watch a Basics with Babish on chowder!

  • Jade Ball
    Jade Ball Month ago

    I appreciated this video. :) Especially about how to get the water for ramen because that has puzzled me.
    I've heard the slurping is more about not burning yourself than insulting or not insulting anyone though. XD

  • Escobar Randomness
    Escobar Randomness Month ago

    I don't have mirin

  • people's republic of liberland

    *Ramen* for *Wamen*

  • KingKazma
    KingKazma Month ago

    Naruto would be proud

  • Cryptic99
    Cryptic99 Month ago

    you forgot the *NARUTO*

  • Alberto Cid Manresa

    Supert but you talk a lot to fast

  • That Iraqi kid 420
    That Iraqi kid 420 Month ago

    I thought he eggs were gonna be marinated in piss...

  • Kanan awa
    Kanan awa Month ago

    why don't you go for masterchef

  • Korey Williams
    Korey Williams Month ago

    Have you done naruto raman?

  • Darker Souls
    Darker Souls Month ago

    800 People disliked because of the fish pun

  • islander680 Palau1
    islander680 Palau1 Month ago

    Pls make a Naruto Ramen Bowl!!

  • Raymond Lo
    Raymond Lo Month ago

    5:30. Epic fail. I wish he can invite a real person who knows how to handle everything in.

  • Sam T.
    Sam T. Month ago

    I don’t thing any recipe that uses a sous vide can be called “basic.”

  • Joanna Wagoner
    Joanna Wagoner Month ago

    i loved watching this

  • Phthalo Band
    Phthalo Band Month ago

    Now why wouldn't Po want to persue this as a career?

  • Grainne Mhaol
    Grainne Mhaol Month ago

    Nice video Babish, but would you ever consider going vegan?

    Just kidding.

  • noémie maurice
    noémie maurice Month ago


  • Kevin Zhang
    Kevin Zhang Month ago


  • PastaParty
    PastaParty Month ago

    Vietnamese pho from curb you’re enthusiasm! The episode where larry asks the waiter if the chef “made a face” when he wants his fish broiled instead of fried.

  • The Zohan
    The Zohan Month ago

    Dude! You are awesome! I just developed a complete Ramen bowl recipe for almost everything from the Hanjuku to the yakitori and would love your opinion on them. I take my Tokontsu and cut it with my Dashi to pull more umami. It's no rum ham but fml! Lol

  • 3zk1I_
    3zk1I_ Month ago

    Looks delicious, but it’s way to much work for some ramen

  • zimThuet
    zimThuet Month ago

    didn't think you liked football or dortmund, but apparently you're a fan of the bvb ;)

  • Hannah Gary
    Hannah Gary Month ago

    "It is a mild skin irritant so make sure not to touch make your noodles with it to eat"

  • zeldafreak701
    zeldafreak701 Month ago +1

    I did get my pasta roller thing for Christmas lmao

  • Yeruham the Deep-Fried Goldfish

    Just go to college lmao

  • Kit Kat
    Kit Kat Month ago

    Using chinese soy sauce for japanese ramen. Sacrilege

  • Sour Candy
    Sour Candy Month ago

    I want to become a good cook like you some day. Ive never cooked once in my life so i will be starting from scratch once i get my life together.

  • Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen

    The Dark Souls of food. Harm yourself until satisfaction is achieved

  • Cory Kendrew
    Cory Kendrew Month ago

    I’m eating Taco Bell while watching this. I hate myself

  • MrPcanfly
    MrPcanfly 2 months ago +23

    *Naruto wants to know your location*

  • Toxic reaction
    Toxic reaction 2 months ago

    I love this channel so much 🤩😍😍

  • Javier Padrón Morales
    Javier Padrón Morales 2 months ago

    I feel insulted that you havent made the stew from The Hateful Eight :(

  • DaGreatWatahMelone
    DaGreatWatahMelone 2 months ago


  • DonaId Trump
    DonaId Trump 2 months ago

    I'll take a T-bone steak

  • Emily R Wade
    Emily R Wade 2 months ago +7

    "I think that's the only way you can get one of these, as a Christmas or wedding gift."
    NOT TRUE. I'm getting it as a graduation gift.

  • spicy MILK
    spicy MILK 2 months ago

    Daddy bab.

  • Steff A
    Steff A 2 months ago

    Please make a video on Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings) please 😅

  • Lavender
    Lavender 2 months ago

    I'm beginning to question my definition of the word 'basics'...

  • OvaltineForLife
    OvaltineForLife 2 months ago

    "Like a fish tea"
    proceeds to dump the contents of the pan into a tea strainer

  • Emma Beal
    Emma Beal 2 months ago

    Make Studio Ghibli food

  • Omar Delawer
    Omar Delawer 2 months ago +1

    If you slurp that shit “loudly and proudly” at my house, my immigrant drill sergeant mom will slap you so hard you will travel directly to Japan and start a grassroots movement to stop making slurping sounds at noodle restaurants.

  • Ashley Rodriguez
    Ashley Rodriguez 2 months ago

    I literally went out of my way to see how much the kitchen aid attachment was and I’m shook.

  • The Undead Alpha
    The Undead Alpha 2 months ago

    Next time, make some Ramen from Naruto xD

  • Myers Win
    Myers Win 2 months ago

    Needs takana, but good luck finding that.

  • Green Ghouls
    Green Ghouls 2 months ago +1

    Japanese cooking is always so bland compared to Chinese and South East Asian cooking.

    • Lord Muhehe
      Lord Muhehe Month ago

      I wouldn't say bland, but sure as shit needlessly complicated and really not worth the effort.

  • Antonio Norman
    Antonio Norman 2 months ago

    You may or may not started making coke with the baking soda part.

  • Niki m
    Niki m 2 months ago

    Where the hell's your video to your broth?

  • Jake
    Jake 2 months ago

    I know its cooking and it so it doesn't count, but the mixed measuring standards drives me nuts in cooking. 4Oz+2Tb water and some grams of something... tablespoons, ounces, and grams all in 5 seconds. Every standard measure in the world finds its way back to the metric standard in the end so can't we just use metrics for everything?

  • chardvnnay
    chardvnnay 2 months ago

    Theres a local ramen restaurant downtown where I live and my first encounter with traditional ramen was Tonkotsu ramen. Definitely worth every cent. Unfortunately I had a stomach bug that day but I still powered through.

  • NC 13582247
    NC 13582247 2 months ago

    You COULD go two days of prep for this kind of bowl of noodles...
    But why? Why would you do that?

  • The Fomads
    The Fomads 2 months ago

    you should make udon next!

  • Bebe Leche
    Bebe Leche 2 months ago

    Advance with Babish! 😋

  • Draguilar18 Aguilar
    Draguilar18 Aguilar 2 months ago

    I couldn’t find the broth process video

  • Hannah Belle
    Hannah Belle 2 months ago

    This looks amazing. I need it

  • Lia Bruno
    Lia Bruno 2 months ago

    A. can you please post a recipe for this?!?! and B. Can you do one for pho?

  • ImJustHereToWatchVideos

    I don't have the resources or the wallet to make this ramen but the end result looked hella satisfying

  • Courtney Rae
    Courtney Rae 2 months ago

    You’ve inspired me to try cooking some more! I have a fussy husband but this is sure to impress! Arigato Babish!

  • Marissa Cote
    Marissa Cote 2 months ago

    Is alkaline salt similar to washing soda? You can also bake baking soda to get washing soda (change the pH).