Ivan Orkin is one of those Chef's who knows who he is. There is no pretend here. He is happy in NY and he is happy in Tokyo because he is cooking what he likes, how he likes. It's refreshing and a joy to film and watch.
In a 4-hour shoot in NYC, we interview Chef Orkin, filmed two quick Ramen dishes, and walked around the Lower East Side reminiscing about his upbringing.
He also told us why ramen should be slurped immediately.