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

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In 2007, Orkin, a middle-aged Jewish guy from Long Island, did something crazy. In the food-zealous, insular megalopolis of Tokyo, Ivan opened a ramen shop. He was a gaijin (foreigner), trying to make his name in a place that is fiercely opinionated about ramen. At first, customers came because they were curious, but word spread quickly about Ivan’s handmade noodles, clean and complex broth, and thoughtfully prepared toppings. Soon enough, Ivan became a celebrity—a fixture of Japanese TV programs and the face of his own best-selling brand of instant ramen. Ivan opened a second location in Tokyo, and has now returned to New York City to open his first US branch.

Ivan Ramen is essentially two books in one: a memoir and a cookbook. In these pages, Ivan tells the story of his ascent from wayward youth to a star of the Tokyo restaurant scene. He also shares more than forty recipes, including the complete, detailed recipe for his signature Shio Ramen; creative ways to use extra ramen components; and some of his most popular ramen variations. Written with equal parts candor, humor, gratitude, and irreverence, Ivan Ramen is the only English-language book that offers a look inside the cultish world of ramen making in Japan. It will inspire you to forge your own path, give you insight into Japanese culture, and leave you with a deep appreciation for what goes into a seemingly simple bowl of noodles.

Title : Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint
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ISBN : 1607744465
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224 pages


Yodamom rated it ★★★★★

October 29, 2013

Ramen, so delicious with so many variations. Yes, I am a committed fan of ramen. I search for restaurants serving ramen when I travel. I make my own noodles at home. I work on perfecting the right balance for my broth and seasoning. I am a raman addict. So when I saw this book I did my happy danc...

Frank rated it ★★★☆☆

January 29, 2014

First half of the book tells the interesting story of Orkin, a kid from Long Island who took his degree in Japanese Lit and moved to Japan with no real plans. He eventually got married, moved back to the States, went to cooking school (the CIA), lost his wife, moved back to Japan, got remarried,...

Bert rated it ★★★★★

September 08, 2013

From my book review blog at: http://kickinbooks.wordpress.com/2013... Ten Speed Press was kind enough to make this eGalley available, through NetGalley, for the purposes of having it read and reviewed. Although it was provided to me at no cost, I am under no obligation to give it a positive review....

Jim rated it ★★★★☆

January 01, 2014

Ivan Orkin wrote a cookbook as much as he penned a piece on motivation. He wrote about the nuance of subtle, nearly unperceivable flavor as much as he composed a book on survival. He wrote a lesson for cooks as much as he scribed a lesson for living. Ivan Ramen is a timely prescription for bringi...

Jesse rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 11, 2013

the epitome of fussy. i appreciate him pulling out all the stops and listing the recipes the way he makes them in japan and i appreciate him giving a list of things you can do with all the leftover ingredients but these are intense project cooks with a lot of ingredients you might not be able to fi...

isana rated it ★★★☆☆

January 22, 2014

Orkin's book is part memoir part complex detailed recipes geared toward foodies and ramen aficionados looking to replicate his ramen bowls. I appreciated the tone Orkin established in the memoir portion of the book. He recognizes and freely admits that his success is not all toil and trouble and h...

Christa rated it ★★★★★

October 06, 2013

http://www.examiner.com/review/ivan-r... Cookbooks with a tale is one of my favorite book genres. Ivan Orkin, known to many - this writer included - as Ivan Ramen. A few years ago, my business school friend, Michael Vito, introduced me to ramen and let's just say it was love at first slurp. Michae...

Kat rated it ★★★★☆

August 22, 2013

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for review. The book opens up to a hilarious foreword from presumably, a friend of the authors. I sent 10 minutes giggling while I tried to read it. The impression of Americans is so true in some ways! I will say, I'm a huge fan of ramen in...

Josh rated it ★★★★★

May 25, 2016

Ivan Orkin, a Jewish guy from Long Island leaves the United States for a journey to find himself, going to Japan. He doesn’t only find a wife and a few computer salesman jobs, but he finds his passion for Japanese ramen and is inspired to start his own style of the dish. Although half of this boo...

Tania rated it ★★★★★

June 03, 2014

Mr Orkin has done something that not a lot of people have done. Setting up shop in Japan and pretty much being taken to their bosom. I love that the decision to open Ivan Ramen was as easy as "there were no expectations, I was free to fail". I love that he spent months developing his own ramen re...

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