The Original Ramen in Japan - Chuka Soba

  • Опубликовано: 12 ноя 2017
  • When you think of ramen in Japan, you most often think of Tonkotsu, or Shio, or Shoyu, or even miso, but how often does Chuka Soba come to mind? We’re going to show you the OG of Ramen in Japan, and take you to Katsumoto Ramen, where they make an incredibly delicious bowl of Chuka Soba.
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    Note: this video was paid for, but our opinions about the ramen are real. We really liked the ramen, and so we agreed to publish a video about this place. We’ll never publish a video that promoting something we don’t believe in.

Комментарии • 1 265

  • Alaina S.
    Alaina S. Год назад +752

    Thank you guys so much for doing what you do. I drove an hour to go to the international food store. It had so many Japanese goodies that I am excited to try. Tonkatsu flavored udon noodle soup, taiyaki, steamed vegetable buns, Ramune soda and so much more that I would have never considered trying if it wasn't for you guys. You have made me venture out of my tiny food bubble and I am thankful.

    • Mohammed Al-A.
      Mohammed Al-A. 4 месяца назад

      If you want to venture out of your tiny food bubble i got some middle eastern meat for you to try babe.

    • Philip Chi
      Philip Chi Год назад

      Ainiewainy I imagine most people when traveling. Will experience many foods they've never had before. Also stroopwafels are amazing. I had some Danish students give me some on Thanksgiving. Addictive

    • Ainiewainy
      Ainiewainy Год назад

      I love how in every country they seem to try so much new foods they didn't know before. They were in my country for a couple of days and tried some of the things we are famous for. Our cookies (stroopwafels) our meat croquets (kroketten) and so much more I can't remember. Food is so awesome, sadly we as humans seem to tend to stick to things that feel "safe" (i'm guilty too) because we know them so well, even if there is so much more awesome kinds of food!

    • Melissa Ann Rivera
      Melissa Ann Rivera Год назад

      That is awesome to hear! Dont be scared to venture out, as long as you tried it regardless if you like it or not!

    • Alaina S.
      Alaina S. Год назад

      Philip Chi Tonkatsu. The picture on the package is the breaded pork. I had the dilemma of which it was when I saw the shelf label for it so I picked up the package and sure enough breaded pork was shown lol

  • Melanie Monroe
    Melanie Monroe 6 дней назад

    Why do you guys always ruin your videos with some weird sexual comments that's lame 😐 if not for that I'd get a lot more enjoyment out of your channel

  • Andie
    Andie 12 дней назад


  • Sjivje
    Sjivje 13 дней назад +1

    I live for that ending HAHAHAHA

  • N Avery
    N Avery 25 дней назад

    If ive got it right, when japan invaded china (and korea) they adopted some meals and recipes; ramen being one of them. That was 1910.

  • Joseph Neutral
    Joseph Neutral 2 месяца назад

    And the cost per bowl?

  • Sadao Sasaki
    Sadao Sasaki 2 месяца назад

    Great food journalism guys!

  • Taka
    Taka 4 месяца назад

    You gotta be careful eating too much ramen 🍜 ‼️Otherwise, you gonna get gout or urinary stones in future. My doctor made me stop drinking up ramen soup😭❗️

  • yudikun
    yudikun 5 месяцев назад

    my roommate is a ramen otaku. he loves ramen. he's stated that if he ever gets to go to Japan he wants to hit all the big cities and eat ramen.

  • Len Kagamine
    Len Kagamine 5 месяцев назад

    Oh my gosh, I'm so hungry now. 😫

  • Shea
    Shea 5 месяцев назад

    So can I ask whether or not it is prominently men at ramen shops? I watched a documentary a few years back, and the narrator said that for decades, going out to get a bowl has been kind of a tradition among men. Has that changed? Do families ever go to ramen shops? And have you ever been to a ramen shop where a woman was the head chef?

    • battennagasaki
      battennagasaki 2 месяца назад

      Shea Decades ago we men tend to avoid where men dominate the place but no anymore. Of coarse families are welcome and some ramen shop particularly national wide chain restaurants are fully occupied by families.

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  5 месяцев назад +2

      I’ve seen many women eat at ramen shops. I would say I see more men still, but there’s always a bunch of woman at the ramen shops we go to. I haven’t seen any female head chefs though.

  • MrEmpireBuilder
    MrEmpireBuilder 6 месяцев назад +1

    I enjoy your videos. It really shows you are both having fun and that you are having a good life.

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  6 месяцев назад

      We're doing our best to have a good life, though there are challenges along the way.

  • Media Addict
    Media Addict 6 месяцев назад +1

    So much ramen so little time.

  • Chee Xiong
    Chee Xiong 7 месяцев назад

    Its interesting because Chinese, Korean, and Japanese's word for this noodle sou sounds the same

  • TrolledYouSilly
    TrolledYouSilly 7 месяцев назад

    6:46 Eugene from Buzzfeed

  • Ray Akiyama
    Ray Akiyama 7 месяцев назад

    Glad you're covering the roots of ramen. Ramen originated from Chinese cuisine. Old people still say Chuka Soba when referring to ramen.

  • Pill's Lifestyle Reviews
    Pill's Lifestyle Reviews 7 месяцев назад

    Ramen Originated from Chinese noodle soup, Y is this so hard to understand :(

  • Tsetsi
    Tsetsi 7 месяцев назад +1

    How many ramen dishes are in this channel?

  • lolsarahr
    lolsarahr 8 месяцев назад +1

    found your channel with the Mikey Chen collab on his channel and omg you guys are adorable and I'm so so so hungry now! lol

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  8 месяцев назад +2

      Welcome to our channel! I hope to see you in the comments more in the future :)

  • WY Xiao
    WY Xiao 8 месяцев назад

    any good Hiyashi Ramen? 冷やし中華.

  • Andi Rigan
    Andi Rigan 9 месяцев назад

    mi ayam .. pangsit ... bak mi 🇮🇩

  • bethzz lovemac
    bethzz lovemac 9 месяцев назад

    I have a love and hate feeling watching your fapfap vids. Love it cause love watching it.. hate it cause i know i cant taste it... 😥😥😥

  • Mikeztarp
    Mikeztarp 9 месяцев назад

    Ramen seems like to Japan what bread is to France. That's awesome.

  • jenriv89
    jenriv89 9 месяцев назад

    lmao i just subscribed a couple of days ago. y'all are so over the top i love it

  • Distant Light Productions
    Distant Light Productions 10 месяцев назад

    Watching this at 11:04pm in a small country town in Australia, a bazillion miles from any Ramen ........I am so hungry now!!!! Love your vids.

  • highstrengthconcrete
    highstrengthconcrete 10 месяцев назад

    so enjoyable to watch your video!

  • goshadowkenny
    goshadowkenny 10 месяцев назад

    I spent a month in Tokyo last year on my own planned ramen tour punctuated with convenient store meals. Don’t even regret missing out on all the other food.

  • Dominican Cassiopeia
    Dominican Cassiopeia 11 месяцев назад

    Im so dead with the last part, omg xDD

  • Rosemarie Ann Awa
    Rosemarie Ann Awa 11 месяцев назад

    Omg that looks orgasmic. 😍😍😍

  • heartbreakmanNo1
    heartbreakmanNo1 11 месяцев назад

    Think i wanna buy that bowl of ramen a dress :T

  • Liese Haley
    Liese Haley Год назад

    Is there a cookbook we can learn to make ramen(s) at home?

  • Ernest R
    Ernest R Год назад

    Food Porn!!!!!!

  • roxE-
    roxE- Год назад

    What diferent soba, ramen, udon, etc?

    • roxE-
      roxE- Год назад


    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  Год назад +1

      All different styles of noodle. Like spaghetti, fettuccini, macaroni, etc :D

  • kuritamobiletruth
    kuritamobiletruth Год назад +1

    in japan so many ramen shops are always starting and closing their businesses. ramen's very competitive and deep genre in japan.

  • Muy
    Muy Год назад

    Wow. I just learned about "ramen mania" through this video and a tear came to my eye. :*) thank you !

  • JoHanz DP
    JoHanz DP Год назад

    Saffron in ramen? 2:57

  • Kayla Marie
    Kayla Marie Год назад

    Martina, are you ever afraid Simon is just going to have a sudden, loud, crazy orgasm in the middle of these food reviews? Because I am. 😂

  • M Elizabeth
    M Elizabeth Год назад

    when she said kanto all i could think about was pokemon

  • Philippe Piché
    Philippe Piché Год назад

    Crush that Chuka Soba !!

  • Sarah Al-Fahad
    Sarah Al-Fahad Год назад +1

    Dear Simon and Martina;
    Once I stopped watching your videos every night, I lost weight. I love you guys but the FOOD VIDEOS you post are irresistible. 😭❤️
    I’ll try to watch your videos strictly during the day only 😂😂😂

  • SunAndMoonProductions
    SunAndMoonProductions Год назад

    I love the other chef's accent. :3 That ramen looks amaaazing...

  • Frank Uchiha
    Frank Uchiha Год назад

    Muchas gracias min por los sub español del video

  • Corn Chowder
    Corn Chowder Год назад


  • John Carlo Ruiz
    John Carlo Ruiz Год назад

    And here I am eating cup noodles

  • Richard Woo
    Richard Woo Год назад

    Make a udon video

  • DocodaEJ
    DocodaEJ Год назад

    Hey! It kinda annoyed me during the video, but it is Chuukasoba. 中華そば. ちゅうか is what you indeed say to food from China. So not a short 'a', but a long one :)

  • Nikki R
    Nikki R Год назад

    So I have a strong (STRONG) aversion to seafood, and can usually taste even small amounts in food. The only exception to this that I've found is shrimp paste in Thai curries. Wondering how much of a fish flavor is in Chuka Soba?

  • Amey Narkhede
    Amey Narkhede Год назад

    Time for my instant ramen seasoned by my salty tears

  • schalazeal07
    schalazeal07 Год назад

    Another great video once again guise!! :D XD Great thing I've eaten already!

  • kiikat
    kiikat Год назад

    Oh man I need to find me some good quality ramen in the Mississauga or Toronto now. You have me craving it!

  • Unlawfulness
    Unlawfulness Год назад +1

    Naruto would love this lmao

  • RTT Nguyen
    RTT Nguyen Год назад

    This looks amazing

  • Savage Truth
    Savage Truth Год назад

    After two videos, I love y'all.

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  Год назад +1

      Welcome to our channel! I hope you like our other videos in the future :)

  • Kalibie
    Kalibie Год назад +2

    Really interesting and inspired me to go on a history binge of ramen.
    fun fact: Lamian/ramen was first created by the Hui people (a Chinese Muslim ethnic group) during the Tang Dynasty along the silk road. look up lan zhou lamian, and beef noodle soup, you can definitely see the influence. Interestingly though Islamism is very rare in China, to this day Chinese varieties of lamian is predominantly beef, while ramen favors pork.
    shino soba or Chuka soba was the name they initially translated it as in the Showa period. Basically Chinese muslims invented lamian around 600~900 ce, then Japanese soldiers brought it back to Japan after the battle of nanking where, starting in the 40s japan experimented and went crazy with the recipes to become the varieties of Ramen we know today... food is awesome.

  • Six Petrified Trees
    Six Petrified Trees Год назад

    I love Simon's moustache and bald head!

  • Bianca Meyers
    Bianca Meyers Год назад

    So jealous. My boyfriend went to Japan this last summer and he just kept sending me food pictures. And all i could do was scream in frustration lol

  • Helen
    Helen Год назад

    Dont you guys like your noodles different from each other?

    • Helen
      Helen Год назад

      Sounds about right- OH! Are you going to put the sponsor button back up on your channel? Been looking for it today and can't find it

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  Год назад +1

      Yeah, Martina prefers hers soft while I prefer mind hard :D

  • steffistrawberry
    steffistrawberry Год назад

    Can't believe I found legit porn on RUclip.

  • War Violet
    War Violet Год назад

    This porn should be age restricted. 😍

  • Kelly M
    Kelly M Год назад

    Lol, you guys are awesome. I Love your vids! 🤗

  • MsLovelyCookie
    MsLovelyCookie Год назад

    Did anyone else went to get a snack? Every time I watch a food video I have to munch on something too or else I get hungry and wishing that Japan was just a walk, bus or train ride away.

  • kwmcathy
    kwmcathy Год назад

    You guys have come a long way, taking risks and diving into other cultures in different ways. So proud of your work. Always rooting for both of you and your educational food adventures. Love them.

  • Robert Taplin
    Robert Taplin Год назад +1

    Ramen so good ya wanna take off ya pants!

  • Karina
    Karina Год назад +1

    I've been on a noodle high lately. I know I'm gonna regret watching this ! 😂😂🍜

  • Brian Vue
    Brian Vue Год назад +1

    Lol Simon "holy shit!"

  • Ma/ Prz/
    Ma/ Prz/ Год назад

    Still not sick of consuming consumer goods and spending money around???!!! You've already been doing this for years though. Grow up, for Pete's sake...

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  Год назад

      You mean...we’re not sick of spending money to eat food yet? 🥘’re not sick of eating food yet.

  • MsAishiteiru
    MsAishiteiru Год назад

    the young ramen guy sounded like the one in cooking with the dog 😁😅😅

  • Server Corgo
    Server Corgo Год назад

    Based on Chinese food I.E.
    It’s probably some random stuff thrown together into a single bowl and somehow tastes amazing

  • Eang Thai Ngov
    Eang Thai Ngov Год назад

    hello, it is me.
    have you seen my food pics on facebook?
    what do you 2 think?
    if you are in love with food, you need to check out my food pics. it has a variety of cultures. please do ask questions,
    thanks, ETN...

  • ::star girl::
    ::star girl:: Год назад

    That awkward “Martina stares down into your soul while slurping noodles” camera angle 😂😂

  • animecrazylover09
    animecrazylover09 Год назад

    So quick question. If I ever went there could I ask them for no onions as I can't have them or would that be bad or against code or something? I can eat everything else on there, just can't eat onions (don't really like the taste either so it works that I can digest it well too haha) but it sucks because EVERYTHING has onions sigh... just wondering. Thanks :)

  • Nabek Babek
    Nabek Babek Год назад

    I came here cuz of naruto

  • David Lim
    David Lim Год назад

    Anyone else having instant noodles while watching?

  • Toadle
    Toadle Год назад

    Mind blow! And now I'm hungry 😋💯👌🏼

  • Re Baker
    Re Baker Год назад

    I love my instant ramen noodles but when I went to this oriental restaurant and ordered the chicken ramen........i did not take more than 3 bites. I wish I could've liked it but I'll keep with the fake stuff

    • KeTal
      KeTal Год назад

      Where and what restaurant was it at? Was it authentic Ramen from a Japanese restaurant made from a Japanese cook? I'm curious because you wrote "oriental" restaurant and not "Japanese." Not sure if you're aware that their are quite a number of restaurants that are owned or runned by non-Japanese. Therefore it might not have tasted like authentic ramen.

  • SaSa Flowers
    SaSa Flowers Год назад

    *in sexy voice* "Ooooo girl.... that ending is so nastay"
    Love your videos!
    *skedaddles off to eat food*

  • Sushi Rabbit
    Sushi Rabbit Год назад

    Would love to see you two eating that fire ramen in Kyoto!

  • AdLibby
    AdLibby Год назад

    me: *spends 10mins salivating over Chuka Soba*
    me: *searches kitchen for something to eat
    only has instant ramen* O_O,

  • sweetsmiler
    sweetsmiler Год назад

    I'm salivating

  • Laura Bretherton
    Laura Bretherton Год назад

    God I should not have watched this while I was hungry

  • Sushi Rabbit
    Sushi Rabbit Год назад

    Love! Thanks! Put Katsumoto on my bucket list but I need more!!! What other places do you recommend?



  • Mariana Castro
    Mariana Castro Год назад

    Question, does japan has food allergy warnings or options for people with food allergies?

  • K Tsa
    K Tsa Год назад

    do you guys call it "eat your sushi" this time?

  • GoslingLDG1
    GoslingLDG1 Год назад

    Naruto fans who with me?

  • Becca ベカー
    Becca ベカー Год назад

    Okay but the soft boiled egg is my favorite part so the ending was completely appropriate.

  • Yeaaoh
    Yeaaoh Год назад


  • The Lunar Era _
    The Lunar Era _ Год назад

    I wish I could be there!

  • Rafael Muniz
    Rafael Muniz Год назад

    OMG food porn

  • Abigale Richard
    Abigale Richard Год назад

    as that background track music began I was expecting Martinas AdLib Lyrics to Pop out somewhere ^^

  • 森 太翔
    森 太翔 Год назад +5

    Chuka (中華) means ''Chinese food''. So, Chuka Soba or 中華そば means ''Chinese noodles'' or ''Chinese soba''.

  • joymacL
    joymacL Год назад

    I love this.

  • Tinya's Trails
    Tinya's Trails Год назад

    Do you read comments that come one week later?
    Ramen magazine??? Are they serious??!? And did I spot an egg yolk?

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  Год назад

      +Namprikforall yes, we still do! We can’t answer all of them, but we read a bunch :)
      And we’re super serious about Ramen magazines. If you’ve got Netflix, check out the Chef’s Table episode, Season 3, on Ramen

  • Genevieve C
    Genevieve C Год назад

    The first time Simon looks to the side, I’m expecting a bowl of ramen to be standing there whispering “run away with me Simon” because the look on his face 😂😂😂 I think the ramen made him forget he was married for a sec

  • Rachel Rostkowski
    Rachel Rostkowski Год назад

    Hi Simon & Martina! I’m a longtime viewer & fan since 2010, and in one of your more recent podcasts you said that you actually read comments. I was very surprised because i always assumed all youtubers read a few when their video first comes out, and then move on with their lives. It’s so incredibly thoughtful that you try to read as many as you can, and it makes me sad that i’ve missed out on 7 years of commenting. so i’m going to try to comment more! here is my first comment:

    • Simon and Martina
      Simon and Martina  Год назад

      Of course we read comments! We can't read them all, but we do spend a lot of every day reading and trying to answer as many as possible.

      And so, welcome to the comment section! You'll find lots of nice people here :D

  • Gerald Frank
    Gerald Frank Год назад +1

    S & M & your vids are masterfully cooking happiness happening thru hippity hop-hop & ecstatic love dancing life with the tongue thing. Feel it baby! 👌🌊👏💕

  • Tapiboba
    Tapiboba Год назад

    How many people eat while watching this, just curious?

  • lindyher24
    lindyher24 Год назад

    I still can't get over the quality of Simon and Martina's videos, always putting out the best content!💗

  • Anthony Charles Morton
    Anthony Charles Morton Год назад

    the second chef looks like Morpheus...

  • PhillisWang
    PhillisWang Год назад

    The internet is so weird. Yes. This really young, super white couple knows everything about ramen. And if you thought you knew more, you’re sadly mistaken. And yes, they are so beautiful and thin o.0 Where am I right now? I need more coke and random rabbit-hole videos.