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Day in the Life of a Japanese Ramen Chef

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This is Tokyo life working in Japan at a Japanese Ramen Shop as a Ramen Chef. Japanese workers are often portrayed as Salarymen but in this video we focus on Japanese food services industry and what it is like to work in a Japanese restaurant. This is a day in the life of a Japanese Chef, Tetsuya, 41 years old, working in Japan at a ramen store, karashibi miso ramen Kinkanbo. It's a popular spicy ramen shop in Tokyo Japan serving a devil ramen. We see Japanese working hours as well as Japanese workers in a Tokyo ramen restaurant, a peek into Japanese life. Tetsuya starts the day in his apartment and as an average Japanese worker, he commutes to work in Tokyo via train. It only takes him 20 minutes to get to work, but soon after arriving, he's busy working at the Japanese food restaurant and preparing Japanese ramen noodles for customers. His main duty is the manager of the ramen shop, but he also creates new gentei limited time menu items as a Japanese ramen chef. Life in Tokyo is amazing and part of this is because we have dedicated workers in Japan that keep the city running. To be a Japanese chef you must really have a passion for what you do. If you are ever looking for a spicy food challenge or spicy ramen challenge in Tokyo, then the Kikanbo ramen shop should be you first destination. But don't worry, if you can't eat spicy ramen, the ramen shop also prepares non-spicy version of the ramen bowl. Customers can choose their level of spiciness from low all the way to Oni level, aka Devil ramen. Enjoy this Japanese food tour of a Japanese ramen shop. Help support my channel, Toe-ky Merch here: - https://teespring.com/stores/paolofromtokyo My Japan Day in the Life Video Series Playlist - https://bit.ly/2FXYTwz Karashibi Miso Ramen Kikanbo - https://goo.gl/maps/fECGpMgeaZKZiwZ26 - http://kikanbo.co.jp/english Video Notes: - Hong Kong (Causewaybay) Shop scheduled to open Aug 13, 2019 - Limited Time Cold Karashibi Oyster Oyster Ramen available until Aug 31, 2019. --- Channel Support --- Want to help SUPPORT my channel, buy me a BEER or Maiko and I DINNER? Thank you in advance! - PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/paolofromtokyo - Venmo: PaolofromTokyo (venmo.com/paolofromtokyo) - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/paolofromtokyo - Bitcoin: 1AUZW1Emio4qtRiBir3EUDey1zi3ssoRsw OR Check the SHIRTS I wear in my videos - https://teespring.com/stores/paolofromtokyo ----- Business ----- Want me to feature your business in my video? business@tokyozebra.com Want to send me stuff? For ADDRESS - https://goo.gl/QB1Fnq ----- For more info about me ----- I'm from TOKYO JAPAN, I've been living here for a long time. I'll be your Tokyo Travel Guide, taking you to the spots I love as well as showing you what to do all around Japan and maybe sometimes overseas. I'm also into Tech so you'll see a few videos about my drone and other cool toys I discover. In short, the channel is all about what I Love, Japan, Food, Travel, Tech and most likely coming FROM-TOKYO, my home. -Website https://www.tokyozebra.com/about - Instagram: http://instagram.com/paolofromtokyo - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paolofromtokyo - Twitter: https://twitter.com/paolofromtokyo ---- Help me with Translations? ------ - http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UCixD9UbKvDxzGNiPC_fgHyA ----- My Film Gear ----- - Main Camera (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2GlSvyy (International) http://geni.us/pyBIG7S - Main Wide Lens (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2Q1rsiV (International) http://geni.us/KmUsuoV - Main Portrait/Night Lens (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2NzjcCd (International) http://geni.us/TahYv4x - Powered Mic (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2B7HnUM (International) http://geni.us/ZaFl4a - Mic (USA Link) https://amzn.to/30VtlPV (International) https://geni.us/lVurdzT - Wireless Mic (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2NFngkI (International) http://geni.us/WPtio9w - Portable TriPod (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2LKhM6e (International) http://geni.us/DfeI - Gimbal (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2Fgniw7 (International) https://geni.us/wzivSA0 - Drone (Original) (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2K6qrAW (International) http://geni.us/UFAFl3c - For a complete list of my gear: https://www.tokyozebra.com/my-gear/ Access to Music in video: http://share.epidemicsound.com/zsbS8
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Paolo fromTOKYO (5 months ago)
My Day in the Life Video Series Playlist - https://bit.ly/2FXYTwz Love your feedback! Comment on what other Day in the Life vids you want to see!
The Silent Service (2 days ago)
@Paolo fromTOKYO Paolo, please contact me at lllsceo1@gmail.com regarding this video. I have connections here in the US to help them open shops, and it would be an excellent idea for them not to mention a boost to the local economy. Thanks.
assalamu alaikum Usman (4 days ago)
Mark weins come to this shop
gin fue (24 days ago)
How about a day in a life of a police officer.
Thomas Casavana (27 days ago)
Fuck u rat prick bastard
Kinglysb23 (1 month ago)
I really enjoy how you always start off the day literally off bed haha of course right?
Bad Company (1 minute ago)
Moving 100 chashu... into the sauce, which is actually called chashu/char siu? Makes no sense, but you do you bro. Those looked like blanched pork belly to me that he was moving into the chashu sauce.
Cyber Punk (55 minutes ago)
Japanese people very hard working as well as dedicated towards their work..
Gulitz Tse (2 hours ago)
what? australia please do, we have many ramen shops here, but so generic.
Ross Leonen (4 hours ago)
I find it weird that his umbrella never touched the ground while he was walking. i would use mine as a walking cane.
E M (5 hours ago)
Ramen chef here. Actually at 4:37 dropping the raw bones in cold water and making the water blood it's considered a bad practice. Bones are like cured first, oven in the momofuku style or you use boiling water. This removes the blood and that water and residue is tossed. Later you boil them for the 16+ hours to get all the collagen from the bone tissue.
rockydonet (5 hours ago)
amazing! that's why Japanese Ramen Shop is the best : D
Lisa Razabi (6 hours ago)
Does anyone else hate this guys voice
Faiz Fuad (7 hours ago)
and here I thought the 400 servings from Tasty YouTube channel was hard enough
Might King (7 hours ago)
WOW 38 DEGREE, its like me living in this god damn forsaken country .-. with reaches 38 degrees everyday, big whoop
gui bene (8 hours ago)
Hard work for sure...
120 Clicks (8 hours ago)
All the downlikes are from Vegan Lefties.
vashpinuno vash (8 hours ago)
Why your face expression is like that
Daniel Perez (9 hours ago)
That's a pretty huge establishment!
Cyanide (9 hours ago)
Feel a bit sorry for the guys. waking up t 6:30am and ending at 11:30pm means they either have no outside life, or are severely sleep deprived.
Gamerz Grip (10 hours ago)
Life seems like such a big rush compared to life in the states.
SkyeKingdom (10 hours ago)
when he hopped on the computer I thought he was gonna open steam lol
jonathan hernandez (11 hours ago)
Did anyone else get a mini panic attack when you heard the alarm go off?
Erik jj (11 hours ago)
Did he end up opening his Hong Kong location? (p. s. HK strong!)
Tysonslayer (11 hours ago)
Do I hear Paladins' Shore Patrol Battle Pass music at 7:22
. (12 hours ago)
41 years lol niqqa looks like 28
Sandeep Kamath (12 hours ago)
Awesome video! Respects from India! ♥️
Game Master Lilu (12 hours ago)
Japan seems like a great country to live in if you can speak the language and earn a living. They always think about others and are very considerate not to inconvenience anyone. It's so safe that even little kids can run errands and even take the train to school. Pretty amazing.
Alex Povolotski (12 hours ago)
Back breaking labour.
Anthony Init (13 hours ago)
I love you Japan 🇯🇵 😍🤗
FENRIR-ART (16 hours ago)
I like Ramen. Very fun.
J R (16 hours ago)
Looking forward for more day in the life videos. Thanks for sharing.
Edwin Felix (18 hours ago)
I used to live 5min walk from that shop, but never ate there as i didnt want to wait +1 hour ramen. I'm sure it's good, but too many always tourists clouds the line. Plenty of other great shops in the neighbourhood
Valon129 (18 hours ago)
Damn his hours are crazy
Chel F (20 hours ago)
Ah I was hungry while watching this and now I want ramen lol
DGPG LIFE (21 hours ago)
Me encanta la responsabilidad y el arte
Lovie34 9 (23 hours ago)
this channel makes me happy 😂👌
cemildc (1 day ago)
Excellent series, can you kindly consider a day of AE doctor at Tokyo/Japan.Domo Arigato in advance.
Nobiatsu Gamer (1 day ago)
man i really like your video, hope to see more of this, i subs
Twisted Bunny (1 day ago)
am i the only one who's seeing the cleanliness of the kitchen,
Hitoshi (1 day ago)
41? This dude looks 25
M (1 day ago)
Pots on the floor would give you a huge fine in almost every developed country.
anime for 9 year olds (1 day ago)
Naruto approve this
jukijunk (1 day ago)
I sleep 10+ hrs a day, and get pissed off when I have to wake up to my alarm clock.
Ma. Eira Clara Baccay (1 day ago)
This is the first time I'm learning about the Noren
nBaqi (1 day ago)
Tetsuya is so handsome!
xbatusai (1 day ago)
The owner is literally "the final boss" to satisfy
Mar Win (1 day ago)
My dream is to be a ramen taster 😁
Lourdes Medina (1 day ago)
Can you do a Day in a Life of a Preschool Teacher that lives in Osaka? I'm thinking of moving to Osaka with that kind of mindset of a job...I live in Southern California and I am earning my certificate for Preschool Teaching and Infant/Toddler Teaching...this would be a good thing to build a mindset on my job planning as a citizen transferring to Osaka
Chryss (1 day ago)
You should do A Day in The Life of A Japanese Seiyuu (Voice Actor)
Ezequiel Gembi (1 day ago)
ufff, él vive para el trabajo :(
M VGA (1 day ago)
Japanese Ramen Chef is a brutal job! 6:30am to 11:45pm. Wow!
Wanderlust (1 day ago)
I wanted to see the results for the next week testing with his boss
Wanderlust (1 day ago)
Wow! He is really busting his ass off. He seems like he enjoys what he does. Hopefully, he receives the deserving appreciation & perks for all that he do.
sohrab noor (1 day ago)
How the fuck do you reach the station before the others? Messes up my mind everytime. 🤔🤔🤔
Rapscallion (1 day ago)
You don't see a lot of tattoos on Japanese folks do you?
makaan1932 (2 days ago)
I wonder how much he gets paid for having zero free time and less than 6 hours of sleep every day
shonenlad one (2 days ago)
Food looks so good. Also, what are those masks on the wall called? I've wanted some of those for a while.
Xero Lag (2 days ago)
@3:35 this guy's right arm is a lot stronger than his left arm ! ;)
Jonnie Bangkok (2 days ago)
Fcuk all that work...I'd rather work at Micky D's or Charbucks 😁😁😁
Infentdegree 211 (2 days ago)
We need a sequel of this episode.
sarah alhosani (2 days ago)
this, this is dedication and passion, i love it
justin ching (2 days ago)
that's a really nice apt for a ramen chef...
Anastasia K. (2 days ago)
That working shift is too near to slavery. 8am to 11pm shift leaves no time to actually live. I understand that people that work and study might end up with the same amount of work hours but when you are actually living your professional live this is just insane.
Semya (2 days ago)
this was far more interesting than i expected, you had my undivided attention the whole video (well except for now bc i’m writing this comment while watching lol)
Jeffery Williams (2 days ago)
A teenager party in Japan they all go to the supermarket and buy ingredients and then go to one of the persons houses and make soup and hang out all night in America they go drink and do drugs and cause trouble okay got it
Jeffery Williams (2 days ago)
Wait a minute that's cool food? Are you kidding me right now! It looks amazing
Jeffery Williams (2 days ago)
Omg they are opening in the u.s. where and when
It's me ANU P K (2 days ago)
Hi guys ineed a job Iam a Indian plzz Help me My WhatsApp No:7593965909
Nice Person (2 days ago)
The broth and miso sound bang bang🙌🏼
Elier Herrera (3 days ago)
I admire how hard working they are!
Ahmad Izham (3 days ago)
He has good hair
Tactavious (3 days ago)
The shop and food look amazing, but holy shit that day is insanely long to work.
Marthin Adhyaksa (3 days ago)
I love your video, nicely done
Syangjali Thito Magar (3 days ago)
wow that's lots of hard work.
Elie Frossard (3 days ago)
He's working from 8 to 23h... damn I hope he doesnt do it all week long....
bea legata (3 days ago)
Beet series ever. Please keep making day in the life videos
yazilliclick (3 days ago)
Do people only go to places like these solo or with such limited seating when it's busy how would it be handled if a group of 3 or more people showed up as a group?
Northern Rails (3 days ago)
I've always wanted to try genuine Japanese ramen. I've heard its so good
j u s s y m o n t e r o (3 days ago)
All your videos of Day in the Life are awesome! Could you make a video explaining how do you make them? Like behind the scene :)
Garnizzle (3 days ago)
This is where Mark Wiens went for spicy ramen!
*So this where NARUTO gets his food!*
tarun tosh (3 days ago)
How about a day in YOUR(Paolo) life?
Robert Wayne Vernon Jr (4 days ago)
This is so unkosher, I am not completely Jewish, but I had Hebrew roots friends in the past and they would say that. It is okay though they do a good job.
BisPro (4 days ago)
thats a very long work hour.
Rounak Paul (4 days ago)
Daryl Dixon's side work.
KillerTacos (4 days ago)
He reminds me of Daigo haha. Anyway, if he's planning on opening a shop in Australia, I hope it's Melbourne because that's where I live haha
ファンガールやおい (4 days ago)
Damn he’s cute
Chris (4 days ago)
The one kitchen staffer was happy to bust out his awesome English.
Nvrynsyah (4 days ago)
it's pop-up on my recommendation list. well, it's an interesting content you got here. keep it up. i'm your new subscriber.
m 74 (5 days ago)
like robots these people
senoraraton (5 days ago)
It brings me joy that kitchens around the world are all the same. This just as easily could have been shot in most kitchens around the United States and it would be exactly the same video, just in a different language.
Dian Septiana Chandra Dewi (5 days ago)
41 years old but looks like 30 yo omg
_Clutchability (5 days ago)
His boss is the Asian Gordon Ramsay “Presentation is good, but oil needs more work...”
John Mark — (5 days ago)
1:05 them airmax though 👀
Cuzzin Man (5 days ago)
That is a lot of work man I respect them
Douglas Wilken (5 days ago)
Obrigado pela legenda em português, aqui é Botafogo
Alexander T. (6 days ago)
Norman Reedus hair?
Sebbe (6 days ago)
Real hardworkers !!
Darkem Knight (6 days ago)
at 0:18 you can hear the devil scream
Ryan Neese (6 days ago)
The fact that your teeth are so big that you apparently can't close your mouth when you talk is disturbing
elldaimo the Geilo (7 days ago)
He looks like asian norman reedus
karahan vehbi (7 days ago)
HK Staff doesnt talk in anime
Wolfman12395 (7 days ago)
I went to this ramen restaurant last year, IT WAS SO AMAZING!!!! You absolutely have to try this place out if you are ever in Tokyo. :D
Jake DesArmo (7 days ago)
6:41 6:54, no thanks