Ivan Orkin at Ivan Ramen

About Ivan Orkin

Chef Ivan Orkin is the chef/owner of Ivan Ramen. A self described “Jewish Kid from Long Island”, he realized his dream of cooking while doing it in Japan on his terms. Armed with a degree in Japanese from the University of Colorado Boulder, he immediately moved to Japan upon graduating and cemented his love of everything Japanese.

Accolades

  • Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint
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  • Coolest New Ramen Shops in NYC
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Behind the Scenes

Chef Ivan Orkin reviews  at post.venue.name
"This weather inspires cooking which helps when you’re in deep recipe writing mode. In the final stages of Buri no Teriyaki, with the sugars and shoyu bubbling up. We ate this with a bowl of rice and tea, restorative! @chrisyingz @gaijincookbook #nesting #homecooking"
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"Marry Christmas to everyone celebrating. I did some celebrating myself with this crazy delicious Panettone, wait every year for Panettone season but rarely get to eat one this delicious! Love this time of year! And a white Christmas to boot!"
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"More recipe testing for my new cookbook with @chrisyingz Here I make Mentaiko Spaghetti one of the great hybrid Japanese Western dishes. Check out more as we put the book together @gaijincookbook"
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"The new-ish all chicken Triple Garlic Mazemen at Slurp Shop taking a sample bowl for a spin. I crushed this in like three minutes, it’s fantastic! #mazemen #comfortfood"
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"Book R&D Agedashi Dofu Version 1. In my early days in Tokyo this was one of my favorite Izakaya treats with a cold beer. Grated fresh daikon tops it off. #barfood #comfortfood #homecooking"
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Chef Ivan Orkin reviews  at post.venue.name
"Okinawan Style Pork Belly and Katsuo Udon. The broth is porky and smokey and the noodles are a thin style from Nagasaki that I received from a friend although any udon noodle would work. This will be in an upcoming cookbook that I’m excited to talk about more soon! #homecooking #comfortfood"
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