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)
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  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  Year ago +6362

    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.

    • Fadi Alzammar
      Fadi Alzammar 2 months ago

      @Thomas Adams They were just giving advise though?

    • ECHO༄
      ECHO༄ 3 months ago

      "yes thats what i meant to say" xD

    • Blood D. Yami
      Blood D. Yami 4 months ago

      Can cook a dish from food wars? I Recommend It

    • Ericson De Leon
      Ericson De Leon 4 months ago +1

      It has to be pronounced as 'ton-koht-su' and not 'ton-kaht-su' since tonkotsu and tonkatsu are 2 different Japanese meals

    • FormalFistFight
      FormalFistFight 4 months ago

      "yEs ThAt's wHaT I MeAnT tO SaY"

  • DragolianX
    DragolianX 10 hours ago

    I've finally found him. The sage of 6 Ramen

  • Darkchaos95
    Darkchaos95 19 hours ago

    I’m a big fan of your videos and have been watching them for a while, but I gotta say that had to be the worst way to make chazou pork my man. You didn’t even season it with the right ingredients.

  • Bex Yaw
    Bex Yaw Day ago

    It’s be awesome to see lembas bread from lord of the rings

  • AJ
    AJ Day ago

    Hey dude make chicken katsu

  • Sl4yeRs RzL
    Sl4yeRs RzL Day ago

    link for broth is wrong ?

  • gameking8748
    gameking8748 2 days ago +1

    I would actually like to see his take on beef/chicken/pork jerky

  • David Millán
    David Millán 2 days ago

    So like is this the Naruto episode

  • demonheart13
    demonheart13 3 days ago

    Is it possible to make this ramen without the Tare? My boyfriend is allergic to fish but I love ramen and want to learn to make some for us. Am I destined to only enjoy ramen alone? TTxTT

    • demonheart13
      demonheart13 2 days ago

      @Qtnguyen9 ooh. I love green onions.

    • Qtnguyen9
      Qtnguyen9 2 days ago

      demonheart13 make the tare with soy sauce, mirin, msg and salt with chicken fat (or green onion flavored oil) as an alternative.

  • Lael Wildgoose
    Lael Wildgoose 3 days ago +1


  • brutus brutalis
    brutus brutalis 3 days ago +1

    Babish should get a Japanese honorary citizenship for this.

  • Mansour Almansour
    Mansour Almansour 4 days ago +1


  • Sarah Em
    Sarah Em 4 days ago +1

    well now it's 2am and i want a bowl of homemade 2-day ramen.

  • Vicodyn
    Vicodyn 6 days ago

    Who did it better, Bab-y, or Josh Weissman?

  • Alexander Agcaoili
    Alexander Agcaoili 6 days ago +1

    Fuck yes

  • Martin Goltermann
    Martin Goltermann 6 days ago +2

    dude you could just have made this as "ramen from naruto"

  • Raphaël Gracia
    Raphaël Gracia 7 days ago

    First really good ramen recipe I find online.

  • Zachary Southard
    Zachary Southard 8 days ago

    I believe your video links for the broth and chachu are incorrect and lead to alternate videos you've made.

  • Mr. Sleepy Cat Pussy

    Not really

  • Ben Foong
    Ben Foong 11 days ago

    Dare you to make foxtail ramen

  • Steven Arceo
    Steven Arceo 11 days ago

    Is it really 240 grams!?

  • Jacob McGuire
    Jacob McGuire 12 days ago

    "A couple tablespoons of Sake"

  • Joshua Broussard
    Joshua Broussard 12 days ago

    Man this sh** takes a year to make

  • Orioned
    Orioned 12 days ago

    My chashu pork is about double the size, would cooking it for 170 for 9 hrs be okay??

  • SimplyRegina
    SimplyRegina 13 days ago

    Where is the broth recipe video? The link leads to a chocolate sauce recipe.

  • 91Jarmstrong
    91Jarmstrong 14 days ago

    “Roll it in 3’s like you know what.” I love this guy!

  • Something Original :3
    Something Original :3 14 days ago +6

    what I find interesting is that everything he makes could be absolutely disgusting and we'd never know

    • Uwewe Wawewewowe
      Uwewe Wawewewowe 3 days ago

      if you know anything about cooking - you just know that this stuff is really good.

  • Gabriella Parsons
    Gabriella Parsons 15 days ago


  • Chew stew
    Chew stew 16 days ago +4

    Is it just me or does that intro music cause mild anxiety

  • Aaron Wolfenbarger
    Aaron Wolfenbarger 17 days ago

    It looks gross except the pork belly. I make ramen using the cheap ramen noodles but I throw out the packet and use knorr chicken beef or fish base I out in veggies meat and other herbs and I mix in an egg like a drop soup and I call it ramen supreme. I have been doing this for longer than those stupid ramen restaruants and such. Its like my binder that came up missing and ended up as an adventure pack on DDO with the same elements just slightly changed so they could say it wasnt mine.

  • Kase Baird
    Kase Baird 17 days ago

    I prefer shoyu ramen

  • Olivia Dixon
    Olivia Dixon 17 days ago

    What if I don't know what...?

  • Jared Jeanotte
    Jared Jeanotte 19 days ago +1

    When you are a bit older and have moved on from epic mealtime. This👆

  • Ultimate Dio
    Ultimate Dio 19 days ago

    I might consider making this, IF it can actually cure my fucking Back-Problems

  • Arick Reifenstal
    Arick Reifenstal 20 days ago

    wtf did i just watch! that is not how you make and prepare a ramen.

  • Luke Amparo
    Luke Amparo 20 days ago +1

    Please make Ramen Teh from Ramen Shop (2019)

  • pdid427
    pdid427 20 days ago

    Basics? Umm yea I’ll stick to the Ramen Restaurant around the way LOL 😝 Great video though looks good and VERY entertaining.

  • aohige
    aohige 23 days ago

    Soy sauce + Mirin is basically the foundation of nearly every Japanese dish, btw.
    If you make Japanese meal regularly you will always keep them in stock!

  • REPUBLIC Shall Endure
    REPUBLIC Shall Endure 23 days ago

    thanks babs. it came out teets.

  • vitriolicAmaranth
    vitriolicAmaranth 25 days ago +1

    superior nippon noodles, folded over three times

  • HoneyLavender 01
    HoneyLavender 01 25 days ago

    God, I love this motivation

  • Dtrav thstud
    Dtrav thstud 26 days ago

    Casa bonita

  • ninjedi
    ninjedi 27 days ago

    this guy is better than gordon ramsay

  • Rob Bob42069
    Rob Bob42069 Month ago +17

    If this was true basics, he’d go down to 7/11, buy a pack of instant ramen and eat it straight out of the pack in his car.

  • Paula
    Paula Month ago

    Thank goodness for you babish. Not joking. I needed someone to just break this down for me.

  • Carlos E
    Carlos E Month ago

    Why are there so many dislikes?

  • Souparna Roy
    Souparna Roy Month ago

    Please make the ramen from Naruto!!

  • GhostHostMemories
    GhostHostMemories Month ago

    Says to slurp. Does not slurp.

  • Paul Gibson
    Paul Gibson Month ago


  • Ian Lovay
    Ian Lovay Month ago

    I love the Borussia Dortmund pizza thingy in the back

  • EchZero YT
    EchZero YT Month ago

    To be honest, i never tasted Remen in my life, only instant ramen but not ramen.

  • Kyle Howard
    Kyle Howard Month ago


  • Man Upon the Precipice

    Blaspemous. Where’s the narutomaki or kamabako!

  • Nikolaj Haun Hansen

    Why the holy hell are you mixing imperial/american measurements with standard? Just use deciliters etc. For fucks sake!

  • Don Kyle Fernandez
    Don Kyle Fernandez Month ago

    Fun fact: Ramen sides face towards the center and sit on the side of the noodles. How you eat it is up to you. I like a lil bit of everything in my big spoon

  • Deric Koop
    Deric Koop Month ago

    What happened to the broth episode?

  • Nickyhasnolife
    Nickyhasnolife Month ago +1

    Anyone reading this, could you please tell me what kind of ramen I should try first? I’m thinking about maybe misu or shoyu, but I have no idea how they taste. Also I’m not a great fan of soy sauce

  • Rezolt
    Rezolt Month ago

    Basically a noob naruto ramen noodle...fair play

  • Miles Herr
    Miles Herr Month ago

    Just a heads up, the link to the broth video goes to the arrested development video

  • T ZS
    T ZS Month ago

    well, the 39 cent stuff is still welcome in my cupboard