| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

LEGENDARY Ramen Noodles in Tokyo Japan: Taishoken Ramen Shop


What’s up guys, I’m in Tokyo at the legendary Taishoken Ramen Shop, and this is a dream come true right now. I’ve been wanting to come here ever since – I don’t remember Years ago, I was sitting there watching Netflix, you know. Of course, I was watching food shows and I saw this particular episode with chef David Chang, and he went to this Ramen place in Tokyo. And my memory is pretty bad, but I remember this very clearly. He went to this Ramen place. He ordered through a vending machine and got what looked like some of the most beautiful ramen I have ever seen. Here’s why I thought it was beautiful. First of all, it looked delicious. The way he was describing the noodles, sounding really yummy. It was dipped ramen which I really, really love. Also one of my biggest complaints, whenever I go to a ramen shop is the quantity. It’s just never enough. I always have to add extra orders of ramen noodles, but not here. The portion he got was ginormous! So to me, as soon as I saw that, it was love at first sight. I knew I had to go there. I knew I had to go to that ramen shop. I wanted to use the vending machine to order ramen, and I wanted that glorious, massive pile of noodles sitting in front of me. And today, finally, I’m here. My dream’s gonna come true. First of all, ordering my ramen, which is a very unique process, you order everything uh.. utilizing this vending machine here. Everything here is in Japanese. They have a matching English menu so you know what to push. and the top is, as you can see, cold noodles dipped in hot soup. That’s what I want. I want cold noodles in hot soup. First thing what we’re gonna do is put in our money. Next, we’re gonna choose our noodles. We’re gonna get the very famous morisoba. And here for 200 yen, I’m gonna get a extra large size. This is supposed to be a massive proportion of ramen. I wanna get it spicy, and I want a boiled egg on it. These tickets are gonna pop out. Give it to them, and you can go pick up your ramen. Wow, my noodles just came, and oh my god, words cannot express my emotions right now. because, if you guys have ever wanted something for so long, you imagine what it would be like when you held it for the first time, but when you do, when that moment is finally here, it’s almost like, I can’t believe I’m sitting here right now about to eat something I saw on Netflix years ago. Okay, that sounded really dumb, but I am super, super excited about this. First of all, look at this, guys. Look at this massive bowl of beautiful, beautiful looking noodles. This way, I can tell you, I mean just from the texture, as I’m pulling it with my chopsticks, these noodles are thick, they’re chewy, they’re all fancy, I know, I know this are gonna be so, so good. When I was looking at this online, most people said that they would usually get the smaller version. And even that is pretty big. This is the largest size possible. And I’ll tell you, this size, and me? This is the perfect match right here. You’re looking at a perfect pair. Mike and this bowl of ramen, we fit together. Look at this soup. This soup looks so beautiful. Definitely has a strong porky aroma. Let me just taste this. Wow, this soup is very concentrated. And that makes sense, because this is dipped ramen. There’s definitely an array of flavors in here. I definitely taste pork, I can taste the seafood, and I think there might be a little bit of chicken in here as well. Spicy already, before even adding any of the spicy paste that they brought for me. And it has such a nice smoky flavor to it. One thing this soup is not, is it’s not fatty at all. A lot of times when I eat ramen, the broth, you can tell, is very oily on top, and it is fatty. It’s got pieces of pork belly inside, and you can tell, that soup is going to be very gelatinous. But this, this soup is actually very crisp. Although there is a massive piece of pork in here. But you know what? Enough talk. I’m gonna go ahead and try this. Take my noodles… dip it in the broth… Again, when you fantasize about something, and for me, 99% of everything I fantasize revolves around food you think about it so much, you don’t know what it’s actually gonna be like when you take that first bite. I gotta do this again really quick. I was right: this soup is not fatty at all. And it tastes very simple and yet complex at the same time. I know there’s so many ingredients in this soup. Like I said, definitely taste some pork, some seafood, a hint of chicken but the flavors are all not really heavy. It’s the type of broth that I could just keep eating and not feel like it’s too much for me. And the noodles, look, oh my god. The noodles I feel like they’re a lot thicker than the typical noodles you’ll find at a ramen place. It’s chewy, it’s bouncy, it’s made fresh in the restaurant. Ooh, just found this sitting on the table. Mmm, wow, this is hot oil made with sesame oil. This is very aromatic. Gonna dump this into the soup. Hot oil infused ramen. Whoa, that’s got some heat to it. Not only did this kick the heat up by a lot, it added such a nice sesame flavor to the noodles. And you know, sesame and noodles, they’ve always been really good together. Trust me, add this to your broth. It’s gonna elevate your ramen noodle experience even further. I’ve kinda neglected this huge piece of pork sitting in my bowl. So good! I was gonna say that it didn’t really melt in my mouth like normal pork belly does, but this, as you guys can see, is a very lean piece of pork. I don’t know what they did to this. My first bite, I was like, ah okay, it’s just okay. But as I chewed, and the flavor released, this is really good roast pork. I feel like the common theme here is noodles are thicker, and definitely the pork is a lot thicker than you’ll find at regular ramen places. But believe me, the flavor is there. Alright, that’s it. I finished it. Hey, there’s still a little piece left. I’m sorry about that. Take care of that right now. Finished it. It was that good, and I’ll tell you guys this, honestly, I could go for round two, which I did. I got another smaller bowl on top of the big bowl that I finished because seriously, I just, I mean, I can’t stop eating right now. Somebody please stop me; this is getting to be a problem. I wanted another piece of the pork, which I loved, and definitely some more of this ramen. I mean, hey look, I don’t know when I’m gonna come back to Japan again, so I gotta eat all I can. So if you guys been here before, let me know in the comments below whether you like it or not. If you haven’t, definitely come and try this place out. Also I heard that they started their own brand of instant ramen, which look, that’s not gonna be the same. But this meal has been so awesome for me, as you can tell. Because basically, I’m living out a dream. And what I had today, it did not disappoint. Alright guys, thank you all so much for watching. See ya.

100 Comments

Whyinem

Jan 1, 2019, 6:31 pm Reply

That looked so good!!!

Trish Sgroi

Jan 1, 2019, 12:36 am Reply

The way you throw yourself into the wall after each bite in the beginning….lmao

CLASH GIGA

Feb 2, 2019, 12:54 pm Reply

Who got watering mouth every time

treznich

Feb 2, 2019, 8:12 pm Reply

You’re awesome dude, thanks for the videos. I’ve traveled to Japan many times. May I suggest you try the ORIGINAL and first Curry Ramen at Aji-no-Daio, in Muroran (Hokkaido) and while in the north maybe the classic Sapporo style with Miso, Crab, and Corn. I’m sure you’ve tried these styles before, but would be nice for your audience. Well done.

Shodanime

Feb 2, 2019, 9:20 pm Reply

I've eat here twice its 10/10

Dark-Angel Star Spiritual Dragon

Feb 2, 2019, 6:00 pm Reply

i love your food video a lot have a Good day i love you a lot

Dark Killer

Feb 2, 2019, 2:42 pm Reply

I know you are. A foodie

namyooni

Feb 2, 2019, 1:48 am Reply

they are pretty lejindary

Akarshana Rajesh

Feb 2, 2019, 9:47 pm Reply

You mean LEJINDARY

Yoshi playsacnl&more

Feb 2, 2019, 9:08 pm Reply

At 5:04 ?

galihindra

Feb 2, 2019, 12:16 pm Reply

Im so jealous…. of that guy dating a girl like that.

ShinjiIkariFTW

Mar 3, 2019, 1:37 pm Reply

Imagine if mike liked drugs, he’d od in a month

Toshitoshi MM

Mar 3, 2019, 2:29 pm Reply

麺が伸びるだろ。四の五の言わずさっさと喰え。

Antoine Gayer

Mar 3, 2019, 11:55 pm Reply

Look at the back at 3:09 thru 3:16

SilentNoise103

Mar 3, 2019, 3:42 am Reply

lol japanese customers be like why is the foreigner talking to himself

Insane Lucifer

Mar 3, 2019, 5:58 am Reply

is there like a non-pork ramen shop

Elizabeth Silva

Mar 3, 2019, 3:38 am Reply

That thing that Mike talked about with wanting something for so long and finally getting it and the moment you get it thing is right now happening to me in the I want something for so long part with popin cooking don’t question me

Andrew Witham

Mar 3, 2019, 12:49 am Reply

This man is sooo passionate about his food. It's rather refreshing!

Glassy Cat

Mar 3, 2019, 1:30 pm Reply

Thicc

Astro Yuki

Mar 3, 2019, 4:45 am Reply

Why you always eat food with spicy sauce? ?

Kinang Eagle

Mar 3, 2019, 8:13 am Reply

Iv been looking at that girl at 3:38 since she got there until she left

lAwNOG

Mar 3, 2019, 5:05 am Reply

4:20
Did you just killed yourself? ? ? ?

CLASH GIGA

Mar 3, 2019, 8:17 am Reply

Overacting every time ?

Kevin Wong

Mar 3, 2019, 5:22 am Reply

From the PBS series The Mind of a Chef; episode 1: Ramen, hosted by Anthony Bourdain

That was such a great episode because David Chang cooks Cacio e Pepé using Instant Ramen.

Bada Bing888

Mar 3, 2019, 7:10 am Reply

I much prefer a thicker broth to dip the noodles in. Also Chuka Soba noodles.

Pratik Saha

Mar 3, 2019, 9:00 am Reply

u r my fav?

Tanish Naik

Apr 4, 2019, 4:22 am Reply

Anime brought me here

Bryan Frantau

Apr 4, 2019, 2:35 pm Reply

To much talk ?

Eric Manzhiev

Apr 4, 2019, 1:20 am Reply

Yo go to naroodle plz it’s naruto thing

ross fraser

Apr 4, 2019, 6:09 pm Reply

I literally just watched that video spooky

Sara Lovely

Apr 4, 2019, 1:20 pm Reply

Your channel makes me want to travel and try out these foods

AMAB Charat

Apr 4, 2019, 3:53 am Reply

Te gustan lugares bonios y comida sabrosa y diferente todo lo mio

King Crimson!

May 5, 2019, 3:34 am Reply

" Ingwedians "
-Made fresh from Mike.

Emmanuel Suarez

May 5, 2019, 4:41 pm Reply

Honestly, how can you maintain that built when you eat so much ramen? I'm just asking for a friend?

Dylan Loo

May 5, 2019, 2:52 am Reply

4:27 Then what's the other 1%? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Soul Godz

May 5, 2019, 1:57 am Reply

3:06 lmao

Mylappy B

May 5, 2019, 6:57 am Reply

Control your emotions and don't get hyper

Tovi Sema

May 5, 2019, 9:57 am Reply

Why do u like hot oil and vinegar

Busrat Lamisha

May 5, 2019, 6:43 am Reply

Your videos are very good?but u talk a lot?

SealMusic

May 5, 2019, 4:29 am Reply

I once thought he was the son of Jackie chan

Brayden Le

May 5, 2019, 12:16 pm Reply

6:13

D Chambers

May 5, 2019, 8:59 pm Reply

When your eating with your family and see that one awkward guy talking to himself into a camera while eating….

Khải Lê

May 5, 2019, 3:08 pm Reply

Is this what you call tsukemen ?

KingDUKLING 126

Jun 6, 2019, 5:19 am Reply

My dude was about cry saying the pork was so good

rnavarrojr7

Jun 6, 2019, 4:03 pm Reply

His portions are for Man vs Food. That's a lot of noodles. A bit too much.

Damage

Jun 6, 2019, 6:08 am Reply

Please please dont get butchered by a canadian psycho

inago hatsu

Jun 6, 2019, 12:09 am Reply

Todoroki Shouto's favorite meal ❤?

Axe Hole

Jun 6, 2019, 1:41 am Reply

4.30 99% of his thoughts are of food…….Gay

Crystalactic

Jun 6, 2019, 11:56 pm Reply

Gosh Dangit Why Did I Have To Move From Japan

Vire

Jun 6, 2019, 11:57 pm Reply

The guy sitting behind probably thought you have autism because you were talking to yourself

Gawd Awful

Jun 6, 2019, 7:08 pm Reply

The first strictly dumpling video I ever saw almost 3 years ago.

Secret Diary of a Foodie

Jun 6, 2019, 11:42 pm Reply

That overcooked ramen egg you didn't mention… ???

10,000 subscribers with no videos?

Jun 6, 2019, 8:22 pm Reply

He is eating this and I’m eating ?… 2 minute noodles

Finesse

Jun 6, 2019, 6:09 am Reply

Naruto noodle

Rania Osman

Jun 6, 2019, 8:00 am Reply

I'm so glad you did this! I saw the Netflix episode and wanted to see a more hands-on experience. Gr8 video

Suhasini Jacob

Jun 6, 2019, 10:12 am Reply

Mike talked about the bowl of noodle as if he was holding his own baby ???

Janae Boyle

Jun 6, 2019, 6:19 am Reply

Sooooo jealous!!!! ❤️❤️❤️???

Márk Kovác

Jun 6, 2019, 10:46 pm Reply

4:20 he banged his head tho

Brian Bowers

Jun 6, 2019, 6:04 pm Reply

You are probably my favorite youtuber man

LtThompsonCS

Jul 7, 2019, 4:33 pm Reply

What's the name of the restuarant? Taishoken Ramen? Address? Cant seem to find it on Google maps

Ray Mentor

Jul 7, 2019, 12:26 am Reply

Yo shout out to the guy in the back

Andrea Manning

Jul 7, 2019, 7:35 am Reply

It is 3:00 in the morning for me in la americas and I am freaking starving!! I HATE YOU FOR DARING TO REMIND ME OF MY DEPRESSING HUNGER ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Iridessa DragonPaw

Jul 7, 2019, 4:21 pm Reply

Man now I want ramen noodles but I’m having pizza for dinner tonight

John Doe

Jul 7, 2019, 7:00 pm Reply

This guy looks like a young jackie chan!

Daniel Dieni

Jul 7, 2019, 7:32 pm Reply

naruto leaf xD! love em!

Dougie

Jul 7, 2019, 4:05 pm Reply

I cant stand how he eats thosse noodles.

Parth Saxena

Jul 7, 2019, 8:13 pm Reply

Just because of him i am just in love with ramen

Nayely Moran

Jul 7, 2019, 3:27 pm Reply

Food is the greatest blessing~

Jonathan Antoine

Jul 7, 2019, 11:35 pm Reply

This guy should get high before every meal

boii

Jul 7, 2019, 1:31 pm Reply

jackie chan

tdsrk

Aug 8, 2019, 10:14 pm Reply

Ramen looks great but why is the egg well done?!?!

Espresso Warrior

Aug 8, 2019, 11:32 am Reply

Watching this while eating Nissin cup noodle lol

johnny buttcrust

Aug 8, 2019, 11:29 pm Reply

I see you here in Austin one day and in Tokyo the next… I'm hooked

lifeofwoe

Aug 8, 2019, 4:28 am Reply

love the way you slump against the wall upon biting into the food lol

pratik kumar dash

Aug 8, 2019, 9:47 am Reply

Try indian food u forget all

RonaLs SND

Aug 8, 2019, 11:26 am Reply

Love ramen because Naruto

BRUCE JEANDUC

Aug 8, 2019, 1:22 am Reply

I cant eat noodles w/o a condiment.

Annoy Your Mouse

Aug 8, 2019, 2:10 pm Reply

Find a girl that loves you like how this dude love his ramen

Ester Dahlan

Aug 8, 2019, 8:25 am Reply

Omg that so much ramen

Baku

Aug 8, 2019, 5:06 am Reply

?️ONLESS PiZzA

ThatGirlAkira

Sep 9, 2019, 5:29 pm Reply

I’m so hungry now

Anonymous

Sep 9, 2019, 1:45 pm Reply

The egg Looks terrible

Sil 0811

Sep 9, 2019, 11:28 pm Reply

“Again, when you fantasize about something and 99% of what I fantasize is about food——…”.
Me: I can relate~ lol ?

Rotha Nhek

Sep 9, 2019, 1:35 pm Reply

complains about it being fatty and oily….adds chili oil

Antonio Luz

Sep 9, 2019, 2:06 am Reply

It wasn't Chng who ordered the extra large order of noodles. It was the fool who was eating with him and couldn't finish the order.

Mei Lyn

Sep 9, 2019, 2:13 am Reply

wow just saw this and you have improved so much in your video editing!! I plan in going here when I get to Japan!

123junerey

Sep 9, 2019, 11:48 am Reply

What your seconds channel name I just to watch you there you make top ten mysterious or scary things something. ?

Chris

Sep 9, 2019, 5:13 am Reply

is it bad that i basically just swallow the noodles

wcclark

Sep 9, 2019, 6:31 am Reply

Mike, thank you for understanding my noodle texture plight. I need that chewiness. That firmness. That BITE.

Here in Florida, it's so very hard to find any noodle places that can give you that texture.

10,000 subscribers with no videos?

Sep 9, 2019, 8:07 pm Reply

Eating 2 minute noodles rn. ????‍♂️

Kaya Jung

Oct 10, 2019, 8:58 am Reply

"This is gonna be a problem but hey I'm gonna eat"
?? Point

Uncovered Gaming

Oct 10, 2019, 8:04 pm Reply

Imagine seeing this man at the restaurant talking to a camera

Ariana Reid

Oct 10, 2019, 8:50 pm Reply

Eating cereal being jealous…never had ramen

Yarie

Oct 10, 2019, 5:14 am Reply

I want my boyfriend to talk about me like Mike talks about his Ramen.

Sam Goal

Oct 10, 2019, 3:10 pm Reply

Form is okay in this one ??

Javee Tagle

Oct 10, 2019, 5:05 am Reply

Asmr be łike

letspiggi piggio

Oct 10, 2019, 10:23 am Reply

What is btw the white thing with the pink spiral ?

Ngoc Quang Truong

Oct 10, 2019, 12:43 pm Reply

Jackie Chan. have you retired and started eating noodles?

Sid S

Oct 10, 2019, 2:57 am Reply

I’m not crying. You’re crying.

Bryan Scott

Oct 10, 2019, 3:54 pm Reply

Which Simply Dumpling was it ,when he came across a, Butter Corn noodles restaurant?

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