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  7 months ago +3701

    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.

    • MrJackMan
      MrJackMan 27 days ago

      Binging with Babish this was the video that made me sub and tell literally my whole school about you

    • Boomstick1911
      Boomstick1911 Month ago

      Question: Why the need for "alkaline" salt over your basic kosher/table salt?

    • Ninja Kitty
      Ninja Kitty Month ago

      Binging with Babish how to make sushi in japan binging with babish

    • Richard Harding
      Richard Harding Month ago

      Looks amazing but I live super close to a Domu ramen shop. This makes me want Domu.

    • Joe Biden
      Joe Biden Month ago

      Binging with Babish hello sir I’ve actually learned how to make most of what I can cook (not much) from you so thanks

  • Hash Brown
    Hash Brown 6 hours ago

    What can i subtitude the pork with

  • Taya Sigerson
    Taya Sigerson 11 hours ago

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

  • Richard Sweetman

    Fuck Korean shop sticks

  • jabelway
    jabelway 2 days ago

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

  • heyitsyaboisamantha
    heyitsyaboisamantha 2 days ago

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

  • Mlg Squeaker
    Mlg Squeaker 2 days ago

    The puns in these videos are god tier

  • Dragos Daniel
    Dragos Daniel 3 days ago

    was triked by how to basic and now i got the tast for it

  • Tracy Eden
    Tracy Eden 5 days ago

    I'm still having trouble with the term "fish tea".

  • spider man
    spider man 5 days ago +1


  • S.P.A.R.T.A. Fishing

    I did something similar with soup dumplings all from scratch one time. Took 2 days to make, but worth it.

  • Nasher1805
    Nasher1805 6 days ago

    3:26 but can I dissolve a body in it? Asking for a friend

  • Joshua Bales
    Joshua Bales 7 days ago

    This looks incredible!!! but too much work :/

  • Anju Maaka
    Anju Maaka 7 days ago

    5:26 *DAMN!!* That meat is making me drool just looking at it!

  • Kg Fernandez
    Kg Fernandez 8 days ago

    I could only focus on the one stray Benito flake the whole time

  • Mi chi
    Mi chi 8 days ago


  • stuart stevenson
    stuart stevenson 8 days ago +3

    3:31 4oz (28g) plus 2 tablespoons (15g)? So 5oz then?
    P.S. Please just switch to metric.

  • Weirdo
    Weirdo 8 days ago +3

    Starting with some soft-boiled eggs; I have here some soft-boiled eggs which we have soft-boiled
    Shoot; I can't remember if he said soft or hard-boiled.

    REGO DE JENIRO 8 days ago

    I thought he was vsauce xD

  • Paul Liapis
    Paul Liapis 9 days ago

    Insane. Thank you sir.

  • Tentacles XOX
    Tentacles XOX 9 days ago

    Shio Butter Corn Ramen please Babish XD You know you want to eat it

  • Prodigy NHL
    Prodigy NHL 10 days ago

    Where’s the Naruto (🍥)

  • Jose Arturo
    Jose Arturo 10 days ago

    That looks delicious!!! You should make ramen bowl from Naruto

  • Rogelio Tirado
    Rogelio Tirado 10 days ago

    Thank you for this I love ramen and I just started cooking !!! Hope I can make it!(:

  • Ryan Lewis
    Ryan Lewis 10 days ago

    The video would have been better without your annoying side comments.

  • Vyrus
    Vyrus 12 days ago

    Sorry Babby but I'm gonna stick with Juns recipe for this one :)

  • Frostleaf Vlogs
    Frostleaf Vlogs 13 days ago

    Your intro is bugged

  • persnickety demon
    persnickety demon 13 days ago

    You forgot the noodle bath

  • Julius Caesar Animates

    i dont get it. why not just cook pork until edible with some vegetable and some fish and some soy sauce and some mirin, make pasta and add it in??

  • TimeGivenBase
    TimeGivenBase 15 days ago

    Question for you for the day: would you open your own restaurant?

  • Chris Podcast
    Chris Podcast 15 days ago

    Onion sundae from spongebob, please.

  • ChunHimself
    ChunHimself 16 days ago

    Why do you use BF for the dusting but the noodles are made of AP flour?
    PS: we got our pasta attachment set for our wedding 😂

  • ian johnson
    ian johnson 17 days ago

    You don’t even show how to make the broth.

  • Ender[REDACTED]
    Ender[REDACTED] 18 days ago +1

    The guy in my icon was once accidentally named katsu... Until I found a good enough name. My friends will joke about it forever. :{

  • Killswitch Lord
    Killswitch Lord 20 days ago

    So this is what they call “real life”
    From where am from everytime a random guy with red hair cook something a girl would have a orgasm

  • Emily Joy
    Emily Joy 21 day ago

    Maaaatte. Totally made this meal. First time round with my own ramen noodle recipe. Second time with yours...wasted a fair amount of baking powder... hmmmm

  • MayuriKurotsuchi
    MayuriKurotsuchi 21 day ago

    fucking hell, that's a lot of steps

  • Andrew Hall
    Andrew Hall 24 days ago

    how many people here from the sous vide episode

    OG_DEADPOOL2002 24 days ago

    I love you vids

  • ProblematicManiac
    ProblematicManiac 25 days ago

    Im sure Akali is looking for you

  • otniel rajendra
    otniel rajendra 27 days ago +3

    I just realize that babish is kratos if you give him the costume and the red mark on his body 😁😁😁

  • XiaoFury
    XiaoFury Month ago

    I'll feel super accomplished once I make my own noodles or pasta. Lord willing.

  • Jimmy Heckin' Neutron

    Intermediates with Babish

  • Hamilton Cabales
    Hamilton Cabales Month ago

    Great video and the instruction how to make a simple and dilecios ramen nice and thank you

  • Shinobu Sakurazaka
    Shinobu Sakurazaka Month ago

    Oh, so you put the broth in the bowl first and then put the noodles into the broth. I always thought the noodles when in first followed by the broth and then finally the toppings at the end. I'll have to try that next time a made proper Ramen like this in future, I've learned so much from the cooking world's answer to Saitama ;)

  • y not
    y not Month ago


  • Send Nukes
    Send Nukes Month ago

    *and a gun*

  • Kalvus
    Kalvus Month ago

    I heard umani, I’m sorry but that word can only be used while watching food wars anime

  • ogarza3
    ogarza3 Month ago +1

    if you are already spending two days making ramen, why not make a proper shoyu tare and a dashi instead of this combo of fish and soy? Dough seemed a bit wet for ramen

  • Brady Lake
    Brady Lake Month ago

    Naaa I’m just gonna stick to mr.noodels

  • ツPixel
    ツPixel Month ago

    naruto, babish is calling you

  • MecchaKakkoii
    MecchaKakkoii Month ago

    Where did the broth come from?!

  • Sebastex Playz
    Sebastex Playz Month ago

    why do people dislike helpful content

  • Edgar Santos
    Edgar Santos Month ago

    Ichiraku Ramen!

  • 1777DK
    1777DK Month ago

    Next time I have two days, and nothing to do, I can make this. I have two kids, an old house and a job, so it might be 15-20 years, but then I’ll get right on it.

  • Nathaniel Thomas
    Nathaniel Thomas Month ago +1

    The slurping isnt really a thing.

  • coreyxhalo
    coreyxhalo Month ago


  • Above Average Gaming

    The fact that this isn't called "Basics with Babish Test Day" is disappointing

  • Jonathon Pankhurst
    Jonathon Pankhurst Month ago

    Isn't there one where he uses a bunch of pigs feet?

  • Carson Vlogs
    Carson Vlogs Month ago

    What the heck USclip. Why did you hide this from me for five months

  • Son Goku
    Son Goku Month ago

    I'd make this but I don't have the mental fortitude to cook half the meal and leave it sitting in the refrigerator to sit and cool whilst cooking the other half and creating my own alkaline salt.

  • Lame Reality
    Lame Reality Month ago

    There must be some relation to Seth MacFarlane somewhere in your ancestral lineage.

  • The Dombi Hill
    The Dombi Hill Month ago

    What about a Fugu Pufferfish? :)) you could die cooking tho, but it.s worth dying for :)).

  • dummygood kills
    dummygood kills Month ago

    I wish i wasnt 16 and could buy all these ingredients and cook like i love food but i have no motivation

  • Stegosaurus
    Stegosaurus Month ago +7

    "Basics with Babish"
    This ramen takes 2 days to make, ideally requires a professional pasta cutter and sous vide cooker, as well as making salt that can burn you.
    This is anything but basic.

    • Anthony Broderick
      Anthony Broderick Month ago +2

      Chemically speaking, alkaline salt is literally "basic"

  • George Antonelis
    George Antonelis Month ago

    Ho-ly shit.

  • Alvin Anis
    Alvin Anis Month ago

    Ichiraku ramen from Naruto pls

  • Socially_Mute
    Socially_Mute Month ago

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

  • no one
    no one Month ago

    Babish.. You are too good for us. ❤️

  • Keith Shusterman
    Keith Shusterman 2 months ago

    Recipe is missing the gun

  • Kimathi Washington
    Kimathi Washington 2 months ago

    Jun vs quang vs babish
    Who wins?

  • Angela Quach
    Angela Quach 2 months ago

    damn ok I’m gonna try to make this

  • JT James
    JT James 2 months ago


  • Umberto Cevenini
    Umberto Cevenini 2 months ago

    Looks great, nice channel!

  • Manucu Claudiu Mihai
    Manucu Claudiu Mihai 2 months ago

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

  • Georgiie
    Georgiie 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Ethan OClair
    Ethan OClair 2 months ago

    Lol he make weeb spaghetti

  • Symbol Szaby
    Symbol Szaby 2 months ago

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

  • Hiddledwhovien
    Hiddledwhovien 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Alphas Anime Kitchen
    Alphas Anime Kitchen 2 months ago

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

  • Alex Ramnarine
    Alex Ramnarine 2 months ago +1

    chocolate covered eggplant burger - scooby doo

  • Josh Zeidner
    Josh Zeidner 2 months ago

    Baking soda is naturally alkaline

  • Joshua Spector
    Joshua Spector 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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)

  • Gayboi Carti
    Gayboi Carti 2 months ago

    More Advanced Techniques with Babish

  • Peter Lopez
    Peter Lopez 2 months ago

    Can you do ichuraku ramen from naruto please

  • Jae Lee
    Jae Lee 2 months ago

    Great video my man.Great intro too.

  • Rawiri Pickering
    Rawiri Pickering 2 months ago

    @QUANG TRAN for ramen making master.

  • Artie Sanchez
    Artie Sanchez 2 months ago

    Hipster headass

  • Fair Play
    Fair Play 2 months ago

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

    JAGUART 2 months ago

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

  • Aeris Ricaplaza
    Aeris Ricaplaza 3 months ago

    I came here for the *ramen*

  • Juhjay Brums
    Juhjay Brums 3 months ago

    Dear sweet baby Jesus

  • kaiser sozay
    kaiser sozay 3 months ago

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

  • Tormentr Malphus
    Tormentr Malphus 3 months ago

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

  • Eita Suzuki
    Eita Suzuki 3 months ago

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

  • Elizawitch
    Elizawitch 3 months ago

    I am rigorously shook