33 episodes

Welcome to the Way of Ramen podcast! In this series I interview Ramen chefs and people in the industry to learn the secrets to make better ramen. Whether you are a home cook or an aspiring ramen shop owner, you should find something interesting in every episode! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wayoframen/support

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Welcome to the Way of Ramen podcast! In this series I interview Ramen chefs and people in the industry to learn the secrets to make better ramen. Whether you are a home cook or an aspiring ramen shop owner, you should find something interesting in every episode! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wayoframen/support

    Ep. 33 - Jamie MacAulay (@codaramen) - Creating a Kodawari Ramen Scene in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

    Ep. 33 - Jamie MacAulay (@codaramen) - Creating a Kodawari Ramen Scene in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

    In today's episode, I sit down with Jamie MacAulay the Chef and co-owner of CODA ramen in Halifax nova scotia. Jamie has been making ramen for a very long time both at home and professionally. He fell in love with ramen while living and working in kitchens in Vancouver, and later when he moved back to Halifax learned to make it with a mentor through trial and error. His kodawari shop in Halifax makes all the components in house and the success of his shops (first water and bone and now Coda Ramen) are a testament to the idea that diners in Halifax can tell when someone cares about their craft, even if they put ketchup on it sometimes.

    Follow Jamie https://www.instagram.com/codaramen/

    https://codaramen.com/



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    https://patreon.com/wayoframen

    https://wayoframen.com/shop



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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep. 32 - Interview with Food Historian Ken Albala on Dashi and Noodle Soups

    Ep. 32 - Interview with Food Historian Ken Albala on Dashi and Noodle Soups

    On today's episode I sit down with Professor Ken Alabala, A food historian from the University of the Pacific. Ken has written 25 books on the history of food, one of which was completely dedicated to noodle soups. Ken came onto my radar when I was doing research for my homemade katsuobushi project. Elivin in the discord server pointed me to Ken's blog and his appearance on Japanese TV where he flew to Japan to learn to make katsuobushi at a real factory there. I thought it might. be fun to get him on the show to talk about his own katsuobushi experiments and his 2 years of research on noodle soups and his experience in Japan filming a documentary-style TV show. Ken is not a ramen chef or nerd like many of us, but his takes on food and the industrialization of food were fascinating. I had a great time speaking with Ken and I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.



    Ken Albala on Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/ken.albala

    Ken's Blog

    http://kenalbala.blogspot.com/

    Ken on Japanese TV

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxAYbqetLjk

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    https://instagram.com/wayoframen

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    https://wayoframen.com/shop

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    https://youtube.com/c/wayoframen


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 31 - Erik Chiodo and Hella Ramen - What's it Like Working at a REAL Ramen Shop in the US?

    Ep. 31 - Erik Chiodo and Hella Ramen - What's it Like Working at a REAL Ramen Shop in the US?

    In this episode, I sit down with Tim and Erik, two ramen heads who both work at ramen shops here in the US.  Tim who is much better known online as Hella ramen works at Neighborhood ramen a craft ramen shop in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and Erik Chiodo works at Yume wo katare, a Jiro-inspired ramen shop in Cambridge Massachusetts that also has locations throughout Japan as well. Both of these guys are very passionate about making ramen and though originally I thought it might be fun to talk about the experiences of working in these shops, our conversation naturally drifted into standard ramen nerd talk about making ramen, theories of ramen, what's great about ramen. I had a blast and was very inspired to make some ramen after recording this one so without further ado here is Hella Ramen and Chiodo on the way of ramen podcast. 



    Follow Tim on instagram https://instagram.com/hella.ramen

    Neighborhood Ramen in Philadelphia  - https://www.neighborhoodramen.com/

    Follow Erik on instagram https://instagram.com/mynoodpics

    Yume wo Katare in Cambridge Massachusetts - https://www.yumewokatare.com/



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    • 2 hrs 37 min
    Ep. 30 Ernie Watkins (@konfuciouseats) - From Kits to Opening a Ramen Restaurant all during Covid

    Ep. 30 Ernie Watkins (@konfuciouseats) - From Kits to Opening a Ramen Restaurant all during Covid

    In May of this year, Ernie was a sushi chef who had just begun selling ramen kits to supplement his income due to his hours being cut by Covid-19. Fast forward 5 months later, he is in the final stages of opening Modesto's first craft ramen shop. In this episode, I wanted to catch up with Ernie and see how he's gone from kits to his own shop in such a short time. Covid has been incredibly difficult for so many in the restaurant industry. Ernie's story is one of the few bright spots of someone doing everything he can to make lemonades out of the lemons of 2020.

    If you'd like to support Ernie's dream you can visit his Kickstarter page. He's fully funded but he still has some sweet rewards.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/konfuciouseats/konfucious-eats

    For updates on his restaurant, you can check out his Instagram, @konfuciouseats



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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 29 Alex Ryutaro Aramaki (@gyopara) - Talking Ramen with a Third Generation Ramen Chef

    Ep. 29 Alex Ryutaro Aramaki (@gyopara) - Talking Ramen with a Third Generation Ramen Chef

    On today’s episode I sit down with Alex Ryutaro Aramaki who runs a shop in Vancouver British Columbia called gyopara. Alex is actually a 3rd generation ramen chef, with his grandfather actually operating a ramen shop in post war Japan in the 1950s which I thought was quite rare.  After he helped open a few ramen franchises in the BC area, namely Jinya and Danbo, Alex brought back Gyopara which was his dad’s restaurant from the 90s with the intent of making food from scratch which if you listen to this podcast a lot you’ll know isn’t all that common with many ramen restaurants outside of Japan. In this episode we get into his family’s history with ramen, his work with opening up past ramen shops, maki and also his tips for making better ramen.

    https://gyopara.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/gyopara/



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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Ep. 28 - Alex Park (@darth.gastrameny) Chatting with one of the OGs in the Western Ramen Scene about burnout

    Ep. 28 - Alex Park (@darth.gastrameny) Chatting with one of the OGs in the Western Ramen Scene about burnout

    In today’s episode I still down with one of the OGs of the little internet ramen community. Alex park, who also goes by @darth.gastrameny on Instagram, is a traditionally trained chef who has been the ramen scene for around 10 years. With 17 years working in professional kitchens, Alex has skills that many of us home ramen cooks are pretty far from developing on our own and it really reflects in the ramen he makes. In this episode, he talks about his philosophy for making ramen and what senses he uses to critique his own cooking. He also opens up on the realities of working in these high-pressure kitchen environments.  It’s rare for anyone to be as honest as Alex is in this interview so for any aspiring chefs out there, this might be a great listen for you.

    just as a heads up, There’s a lot of swearing in this episode, if you have kids and don’t want them to hear that stuff, best listen to this one with headphones.

    Follow Alex:

    Https://instagram.com/darth.gastrameny

    Https://instagram.com/ramentayosei



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    • 1 hr 34 min

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kadazan88 ,

So interesting

Ramen who knew there was this much to learn. Amazing pod cast. I feel hungry every time after, I listen to your pod cast!

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