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Ivan Orkin’s Ramen Noodles Recipe (Recipe)

Learn how to make the famous ramen noodles at home from Ivan Orkin, considered a ramen revolutionary chef in Japan.

How to Make Ramen Noodles

When I first started in the world of ramen, I used to opt for those ramen noodles that they sell prepared because it was the only thing I could find.

However, I soon realized that if I wanted to enjoy ramen similar to the ones I had in Japan, I was going to have to learn how to prepare ramen noodles.

Ivan Orkin’s Noodles

After a lot of trial and error and after trying countless recipes, discover the book Ivan Ramen by Ivan Orkin. In it, Ivan shares the recipe for the ramen noodles he served at his ramen shop in Tokyo. Since then, I haven’t made any other recipes.

Who is Ivan Orkin?

Ivan Orkin is an American chef famous for his mastery of preparing Japanese ramen. Despite not being Japanese or having an initial culinary background in Japanese cuisine, Orkin took a deep dive into ramen culture and became a respected master of this traditional dish.

Orkin gained his experience in Japan, where he moved to work in the ramen world. He opened his first ramen restaurant in Tokyo, called “Ivan Ramen,” and quickly gained recognition for his ability to fuse traditional Japanese techniques with his own Western style and influences.

His focus on ingredient quality, attention to detail in preparation, and passion for perfecting every aspect of the dish has earned him a great reputation in the culinary world. In addition to his restaurant in Japan, Ivan Orkin has expanded his presence by opening locations in the United States, sharing his love of ramen with wider audiences.

His history, learning, and ability to reinterpret a dish so deeply rooted in Japanese culture have contributed to his renown as one of the world’s leading ramen chefs.

Ivan Orkin's Ramen - a bowl of ramen noodles prepared with chef Ivan Orkin's famous recipe - delicious homemade ramen noodle recipe

Differences Between Ramen Noodles and Pasta

Ramen noodles differ from Italian pasta by containing alkalizing salts that give it its characteristic texture and color. These salts, known as Kansui, can be purchased.

If you can’t find them, don’t worry, you can prepare them at home by cooking baking soda in the oven at 130ºC for an hour. You’ll know it’s ready when its weight has been reduced by a third.

What do I need to prepare ramen noodles?

Ingredients

The ingredients to prepare ramen noodles are simple:

  1. Kansui or sodium bicarbonate
  2. 3 types of flour:
    1. rye flour
    2. bread flour – with 14-15% protein
    3. pastry flour – with 7-8% protein
  3. Water
  4. Salt
  5. Cornstarch

Team

In terms of equipment, it is highly recommended to use a Kitchen Aid style kneading machine. But as you can see in the video, it is not essential and can be done perfectly by hand or alternating a hand mixer with kneading by hand.

Ramen de Ivan Orkin - un bol de fideos ramen preparados con la famosa receta del chef Ivan Orkin - deliciosa receta casera de fideos para ramen
Cómo hacer fideos para ramen de Ivan Orkin
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Aprende cómo preparar en casa los famosos fideos para ramen de Ivan Orkin, considerado como un revolucionario del ramen en Japón.
Prep Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Noodles | Noodles
Cooking method: Equipo específico, Olla
Servings: 10
Calories: 358kcal

Recipe Equipment

  • Máquina para pasta
  • Báscula
  • KitchenAid
  • Olla

Ingredients

Kansui (saldrán 33gr)

  • 50 g bicarbonato sodico baking soda

Fideos para Ramen

  • 75 g harina de centeno
  • 620 g harina de pan 14-15% de proteína
  • 300 g harina de repostería 7-8% de proteína
  • 1.5 cdita. kansui
  • 430 ml agua
  • 13 g sal
  • maicena

Instructions

Kansui

  • Vertemos el bicarbonato de sodio (baking soda) en una bandeja con papel de aluminio.
  • Calentamos el horno a 130ºC, y lo cocinamos durante una hora.
  • Pasada la hora el peso del bicarbonato de sodio se debería haber reducido un tercio.
  • Lo vertemos en un bol con cuidado (!) Al ser una sal alcalinizante, es importante evitar el contacto con los ojos y minimizar el contacto con la piel.

Para los Fideos

  • Empezamos tostando la harina de centeno en una sartén durante unos 4-5 minutos.
  • Tan pronto empecéis a notar su aroma, retiramos del fuego.
  • Al tostar la harina, esta pierde agua, así que hará falta pesar la cantidad necesaria tras este proceso.
  • En un bol añadimos los tres tipos de harina: La harina de centeno, la harina de pan y la harina de repostería.
  • En otro recipiente, añadimos el agua y mezclamos el kansui hasta que esté totalmente disuelto. Seguidamente, añadimos la sal y removemos.
  • Añadimos el agua poco a poco y amasamos. Poco a poco la masa debería empezar a amalgamarse.
  • Si tenéis una kitchen aid o similar, os recomiendo usarla – os facilitará el proceso, ya que esta masa no es tan fácil de trabajar, pero, como podéis ver, estas máquinas no son imprescindibles, podéis hacerlo todo a mano o, como yo prefiero, ayudándome de una amasadora de mano.
  • Cuando la masa se haya amalgamado, seguimos amasando unos 10 minutos más. No os preocupéis por la textura de la masa, esta no está pensada para quedar suave y uniforme como esperaríamos cuando hacemos, por ejemplo, pan.
  • Tras ese tiempo, cubrimos la masa con film y dejamos reposar durante 30 min.
  • Pasado ese tiempo, la masa se habrá vuelto más suave y fácil de trabajar.
  • La aplastamos, y cortamos tiras de unos 4-5 cm de ancho.
  • Aplastamos la tira y la pasamos por la máquina de hacer pasta en su mayor grosor. Doblaremos la masa y la pasaremos por la máquina. Repetimos tres veces más.
  • Seguidamente, ajustamos el grosor de la máquina al número 3, pasamos la masa por la máquina y volvemos a ajustar el grosor de nuevo al número 5 para que tenga un grosor de milímetro y medio. Pasamos la masa por la máquina una última vez más y ya está lista para ser transformada en fideos.
  • Para evitar que estos se nos peguen, los espolvoreamos con maicena.
  • Llegado el momento de cocinar los fideos, solo hará falta verterlos en una olla con agua hirviendo y cocinarlos durante 1 minuto.

Video

Nutrition

Calorias: 358kcal | Carbohidratos: 72g | Proteina: 12g | Grasa: 2g | Grasas saturadas: 1g | Sodio: 508mg | Potasio: 120mg | Fibra: 3g | Azúcar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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