Author(s): Ivan Orkin
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 Ramen"chronicles 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.
IVAN ORKIN is the owner of Ivan Ramen, which has two locations in Tokyo and a third opening in Manhattan in 2013. He has been covered by the "New York Times," "Wall Street Journal," CNN, NPR, CBS"Sunday Morning Show," "Japan Times," and the Discovery Channel. His article on ramen was the centerpiece of "Lucky Peach's" first issue. CHRIS YING is the editor-in-chief of "Lucky Peach" quarterly and editor and designer of the "Mission Street Food" cookbook, which has been rewarded for its innovative approach with spots on both the "New York Times" Bestseller List and its list of 100 Notable Books of 2011.