Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint (Google eBook)

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Ten Speed Press, Oct 29, 2013 - Cooking - 224 pages
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The end-all-be-all guide to ramen from Ivan Orkin, the iconoclastic New York-born owner of Tokyo's top ramen shop.
     While scores of people line up outside American ramen powerhouses like Momofuku Noodle Bar, chefs and food writers in the know revere Ivan Orkin's traditional Japanese take on ramen. Ivan Ramenchronicles Orkin's journey from dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker to the chef and owner of one of Japan's most-loved ramen restaurants, Ivan Ramen. His passion for ramen is contagious, his story fascinating, and his recipes to-die-for, including master recipes for the fundamental types of ramen, and variations on each. Likely the only chef in the world with the knowledge and access to convey such a candid look at Japanese cuisine to a Western audience, Orkin is perfectly positioned to author what will be the ultimate English-language overview on ramen and all of its components.

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The recipes are uniquely descriptive and detailed. - Goodreads
But dang, the recipes are so entertainingly written! - Goodreads
The book wasn't ALL recipes, but it was all fun. - Goodreads
And there's the obligatory recipes at the end as well. - Goodreads

Review: Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint

User Review  - jillbertini - Goodreads

While the writing is a little flat, I was riveted by Ivan's story. And now I want to head back to Japan to slurp more noodles! Although I may have to start with some culinary tours stateside, first. Read full review

Review: Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint

User Review  - Lucy Burdette - Goodreads

I don't think I will ever make Ivan Orkin's recipes for ramen, but oh what great fun to read about his life story and how he came to be a ramen superstar! Read full review


Foreword by David Chang
The Complete Bowl
Shio Tare
Omu Raisu Ozoni
Ago DashiRamen
Steamed Rice
Lemon Sherbet
Pork andTomato Meshi Roasted PorkMusubi

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About the author (2013)

IVAN ORKIN is a native New Yorker. He spent a total of thirteen years in Japan, but now calls Dobbs Ferry, New York home. He lives there with his wife, Mari, and three sons, but returns to Tokyo frequently.
CHRIS YING is the editor-in-chief of Lucky Peach and the editor and designer of the highly acclaimed Mission Street Food cookbook. He lives in San Francisco, California.
NORIKO YAMAGUCHI is a Tokyo-based photographer specializing in food, travel, and still-life photography. Her work has appeared in Elle Japon and Bunshun, as well as in a variety of other Japanese publications.
DANIEL KRIEGER is a New York–based food and portrait photographer. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Time Out New York, and Food & Wine.

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