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  9 months ago +4338

    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.

    • Thomas Adams
      Thomas Adams 9 days ago

      Audrey Moon You’re a pompous asshole🤣🤣

    • Simon Falkner
      Simon Falkner 18 days ago

      As you are merely converting the sodium bicarbonate (which baking soda is) into sodium carbonate (also called washing soda), when you put it in the oven, you could also just use sodium carbonate directly for the noodles. You can also use normal noodles and just put the soda in the water.

    • Eggsaladstuckcrafts
      Eggsaladstuckcrafts 18 days ago

      Can you change it in the recipe in the description? It still says powder

    • Secrecy
      Secrecy 28 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

  • The Curtis Group
    The Curtis Group 17 hours ago

    He sounds like that other high tech chef guy. What was his name?

  • Aewant5
    Aewant5 21 hour ago


  • Rayhan Ilham
    Rayhan Ilham Day ago

    Next ramen ichiraku

  • JediPlaysMinecraft
    JediPlaysMinecraft 2 days ago

    Shoyu Ramen next

  • burningxdimx
    burningxdimx 2 days ago

    Wouldn't 4oz plus 2tbs just be 5oz?

  • R Y
    R Y 2 days ago

    RAMEN FROM NARUTO, but no improvisation just the ingredients from the show

  • ecsagun
    ecsagun 3 days ago

    where's the Naruto???

  • immoralq
    immoralq 4 days ago

    I got my Kitchen Aid as a Christmas present one year, and then the pasta making set for it as a Christmas present the year after. The one time I went to make pasta with it.....the power went out.

  • zTheMonsterz
    zTheMonsterz 4 days ago

    Watching this without audio is like trying to learn how to cook from a wizard.

  • Ruby Alessia Henley
    Ruby Alessia Henley 5 days ago +5

    "Isn't loving yourself the best technique I can teach you?"

  • Bigbear TheBeardedbaron

    A great way to completely cover the eggs in the marinade is to cover a paper towel with it and place over your eggs.

  • joshua corcoran
    joshua corcoran 5 days ago

    I love this but I like to make tea eggs over the soy sauce and mirin marinade

  • Nickolas Ganadakis
    Nickolas Ganadakis 6 days ago

    My biggest disagreement is, well, why cook the pasta in plain water instead of that beautiful, beautiful stock you have?!

  • gemini
    gemini 7 days ago

    holy craP IT'S ART

  • TechnoGuz GD
    TechnoGuz GD 7 days ago

    Is it mirin or urine

  • Greg
    Greg 8 days ago

    Did he just make an Oingo Boingo reference? 6:15

  • Captain Cronk Jr.
    Captain Cronk Jr. 9 days ago +1

    Koizumi-san would be proud.

  • Lexi Uzumaki
    Lexi Uzumaki 11 days ago

    You forgot the fish cakes!

  • annie kate lipscomb
    annie kate lipscomb 11 days ago

    4 ounces plus 2 tablespoons. So.... 5 ounces....

  • Tom Risely
    Tom Risely 12 days ago

    I'd do anything to be eating that right now. And it's nearly midnight. Holy crap I love food

  • Dare Run
    Dare Run 14 days ago +2

    Not really a basic, Andrew.

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  • Obalatan2010
    Obalatan2010 15 days ago

    Wonderful. It is a little too rich for my blood -- for the moment, I shall stick with buying it at a restaurant. But getting to see the steps involved and demystifying it, for that I thank you. :) I'll have to try it someday. Once I can persuade someone to sort me out for a stand mixer... :D

  • LoLo Nicole
    LoLo Nicole 16 days ago

    Maybe a video explaining it from start to finish next time. That tampopo video isn’t how you make tonkotsu broth.

  • WyattDraws Decently
    WyattDraws Decently 24 days ago

    and *a* *_GUN_*

  • steven rohan
    steven rohan 24 days ago +1

    That's some real fuckin bs that's not basic at all way to stick with your word

  • sk8ter4fun
    sk8ter4fun 26 days ago

    You should do a basics with vegetarian or kosher meals. I love watching your videos and I wanna cook your stuff which I've done a little but I don't eat pig and I'm allergic to seafood

    • Lucas Laster
      Lucas Laster 25 days ago

      Hey as long as you still eat steak your still a human

  • William LePoint
    William LePoint 26 days ago

    "More Advanced Territory" with Babish

  • Kaleb Smith
    Kaleb Smith 28 days ago

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

  • Call Me Bam
    Call Me Bam 29 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 29 days ago

    So. Much. Work.

  • Vega kM
    Vega kM Month ago

    Making my mouth water

  • Multimedia M73
    Multimedia M73 Month ago

    Until I prepare this meal and my life is over

    UB-SCFI Month ago

    Basics? Fuck off!

  • Jacob
    Jacob Month ago +1

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

  • DonFrog22
    DonFrog22 Month ago


  • Bianca Aletti
    Bianca Aletti Month 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 Month ago

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

  • RayZ3489
    RayZ3489 Month ago

    Make kimmchiii plzz and plz relpy

  • Léger De Main
    Léger De Main Month ago

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

  • Cliff Simeon
    Cliff Simeon Month ago

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

  • Amateur Asian
    Amateur Asian Month ago

    It’s summer so why the fuck not.

  • Sagar Arza
    Sagar Arza Month 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 Month ago

    Do naruto ramen from the anime naruto

  • Tashay Taylor
    Tashay Taylor Month ago

    I love the pasta maker I remember using it in class

  • Chaye Bidois
    Chaye Bidois Month ago

    Can you make hot pot one day pleaseee

  • The epidemic Of life

    Where can we get the ingredients lmao

  • DarthParkee
    DarthParkee Month ago +1

    Song : Blue Wednesday - Mr Miyagi

  • Steve Chung
    Steve Chung Month ago

    Man you forgot to apologize to the pork

  • Peppy the Clown
    Peppy the Clown Month ago +1

    Add plenty of green onion, minced garlic...

    AND A GUN!

    • The Doctor
      The Doctor Month ago

      The gun is the most important part

  • Taj
    Taj Month ago +2

    "TOH N-KOH-TSU" not tonkatsu

  • sadboi
    sadboi Month ago

    You can replace the baking soda salt + water with Kansui

  • nick song
    nick song Month ago

    Nice try! 3/10

  • HK Kobayashi
    HK Kobayashi Month ago +9

    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 Month ago

    You pronounced toonkaatsuuu horrible. Noob. Get a laiife.

  • The Fake Slim Shady

    Can we start a kickstarter to give babish his own restaurant

  • Grace Jones
    Grace Jones Month ago

    u look like nick jonas ily

  • Xavier
    Xavier Month ago

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

  • aceofclubs002
    aceofclubs002 Month ago

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

  • 8 Gate Blunt
    8 Gate Blunt Month ago +1

    Naruto would be proud

  • Jo Zixuan Zhou
    Jo Zixuan Zhou Month ago

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

  • Debbie ThaMan
    Debbie ThaMan Month ago

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

    • peglegthered
      peglegthered Month ago +1

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

  • Light Runner
    Light Runner Month ago +3

    Andrew you’re missing the gun

  • JacobLZP
    JacobLZP Month ago


  • Glassix
    Glassix Month ago

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

  • Doge Blade
    Doge Blade Month ago +1

    You suck at cooking or binging or babish

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy Month ago

    Hey guys i found Fraser older brother!

  • zz zz
    zz zz Month 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 Month ago +2

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

  • Marco Túlio
    Marco Túlio Month ago

    starts at 1:00

  • Nehemiah Worthey
    Nehemiah Worthey Month ago

    Naruto would be proud of this ramen

  • Julian Fujita Olofsson

    I clicked to learn about basics not mission imposible

  • Youngame- Z
    Youngame- Z Month ago

    You should definitely do ichuraku ramen from naruto

  • A Dude That Draws
    A Dude That Draws Month ago

    Jun’s kitchen: *Noni?!*

  • Big Boi Chicken Strips

    1:48 was that a Stranger Things reference?

  • Sergio Barros
    Sergio Barros Month 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 Month ago

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

  • John Herrera
    John Herrera Month 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

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    neon_electrada 56 2 months ago


  • Mongopa
    Mongopa 2 months ago

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

  • Hash Brown
    Hash Brown 2 months ago

    What can i subtitude the pork with

  • Taya Sigerson
    Taya Sigerson 2 months ago

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

  • Richard Sweetman
    Richard Sweetman 2 months ago

    Fuck Korean shop sticks

  • jabelway
    jabelway 2 months ago

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

  • heyitsyaboisamantha
    heyitsyaboisamantha 2 months ago

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