this is a Dan of life in a Japanese ramen shop [Music] this is Tatia a 41 year old ramen chef living in Tokyo and he’s just waking up for work I guess this is his breakfast petia where’d that come from Kenan Liotta is what the water can also easily I found a copy of us do you have enough time to get to work this morning [Music] [Laughter] so Teddy has quite a bit on his mind this morning because today he’s creating a new bowl of ramen for the owner but a lot still has to happen before this so let’s see how the day goes all right I think his train is arriving right now how would you sleep last night oh I would you gonna leave us now so did Tina manages a ramen shop called kick combo just a few minutes away from condensation it’s one of the most popular spicy ramen shops in Tokyo [Music] how this is great inside of the kitchen you can see that they actually have the port phone right there to my right and then to my left they have that horrible chashu it looks so great you like you can just eat it right now how this mail here is amazing so one of the first things that you need to do is check that that ramen broth is being prepared correctly at the central kitchen [Music] widget so what do you check for I think I’m on all of it the soup is now ready to be emptied into smaller pots which then gets distributed to the shops and all consumed in one day plus just about nine o’clock right now and Ted Tita had to go out to get the shop ready the shop actually opens at 11:00 so let’s just go around and explore a little bit and check out the shop before it gets a super busy when it opens so real estate in Tokyo is quite expensive you’ll typically find many ramen shops like this one with limited counter seating this means for a Tokyo ramen shop to survive it needs to get customers in and out as quick as possible to make room for new customers what does it take to clean every morning Wow you guys take cleaning seriously so if you guys haven’t noticed already they have the ramen shop right here and then right across the street they have the kitchen and then back over this way they have the Maz a soba shop all right next to each other so Tetsuya tells me that these days it’s quite common to have a separate kitchen from the ramen shop since the boiling pot that makes the ramen shop extremely hot and steamy and too uncomfortable for the customers oh by the way key combo is opening up a new shop in Hong Kong so the 80s staff must train here for several weeks to master the art of making Japanese ramen are you excited about the Hong Kong opening Oh qetsiyah’s back what are you doing now mono came biking it was 30 although he’s responsible for all the employees and the day-to-day of the shop his other task is to create a new end pain menu which means it’s only offered for a limited time at the shop my game thing we got you got all me I’ve never heard of something like this did you come up with yourself gig unlike the boys apparently petia has created for limited time only ramen bowls in the past and now he’s working on his fifth which is scheduled to be released by the end of this summer now that the oil are cooking front up and emptied out yet SIA and his team begin preparing for tomorrow’s batch although the process for making the animal broth will take 110 plus hours even live throughout the day that this is only part of the final soup that served as its later combined with a separate fish broth miso and other ingredients every morning before the shop opens Tet CMS tester ama to ensure the quality and flavor meet the shop standards first they blend the animal and fish broth and tasted ensure that blend ratio is correct so when I’m in the kitchen it me to wear a hat and not even know what kind of attendance take him on oh so this is the fish broth I didn’t get to film earlier what’s in it and you’ve Osito full CC you know you don’t love with you guys the shop uses a special sonshouko gomen noodle which means a mix of three different noodle thicknesses and we’re not done yet now it’s time for Japanese call ken chiku the sampling of food damn there’s a lot of food testing going on so apparently the conditions of the ingredients and flavors may vary slightly day by day so it’s critical for the shop to taste the finalized bowl before opening its doors to its customers so for the foodies out there let me take a moment and explain what key combo khureshi be miso ramen is all about kata means that chili spicy while she B means a numbing spicy the shop uses a unique blend of six different chili wakayama Buddhist on show and Szechuan sancho combined with the natural Shinshu me so that’s matured in a 100-year old barrel mixed with cheese peanut paste and other spices all joined with a slow-cooked animal and fish broth producing a rich deep and light flavor or in other words its fire Ted Tia can you even eat spicy food oh they have to make another bowl again well what’s wrong with the first one nice look like the bull passed the final test now petia is checking on the katana shop next door which specializes in scheming and Mazda soba so they haven’t lived only ramen that’s coming out tomorrow there so they’re actually having a meeting right now to make sure that everything is correct the way to let’s be said it’s pretty cool to see like this entire process so every morning the staff have a meeting before the shop opens they share updates and the new menu items and discuss ways to improve the quality of food and service [Music] Oh finally the store is opening I feel like so much has happened already but the day is only beginning the seeds are already filled this is gonna be a busy day so the ramen kitchen is quite a buzz to serve all the customers and all the staff must work as a team to create each bowl of ramen I almost feel like I’m watching a Formula one pit crew everyone seems to know their part nice time to cook the Cheshire Cat CEO says if we use a hundred and fifty blocks of pork each day maybe up it over you know love it the bunny’s puppet of love is what that just a little bit afternoon he gets a bit more time to work on his Gynt day ramen but he has to present the new ramen bowl to the owner at 5:00 so I hope he has enough time so we ordered three different sample noodles for the new ramen you’ll need to test each one out with the soup to find that perfect balance one thing about being in the kitchen is it gets so his actually 38 degrees in there right now oh and that’s the owner so even more than the ramen shop the central kitchen appears to move at a quiet precision there’s not a lot of verbal communication but everyone just knows what to do and where to be at each moment this is one of the keys Teti I mentioned for a successful ramen shop and now back to the daily routine Betsy has to really trust you from the large cooking pots to the marinade [Music] Wow he looks like he still has more than a hundred chassis to go so let’s go check on the ramen shop let’s ask a customer what he thinks incredible it’s our favorite did you get the hi spicy I got the hi yeah I think it’s I think it’s good it’s actually taste for sure what’s nice is that the customer can customize the level of spiciness and numbness but be careful that Pony level ended me so heam up at our game Thanos who prevails have a thingy amia pony pigma the Hinkel medicine I got even I’m a yoga Joe is one of the largest and historic food markets in Tokyo it’s known as a popular street food spot but there’s actually a huge ethnic food market in the basement floor oh it seems like he’s a regular here now he has to pick up some dry squid on the Main Street finally back to the shop it’s just after 3:15 so he needs to get cracking in order to prepare the ramen on time what I got him again tada me video cam you means a combination of various Japanese herbs and spices such as ginger green onion wasabi and yoga sometimes you see popping to bring out the flavor of a dish so creating new ramen is actually Tet CEA’s passion he feels lucky to find a shop that allows him the freedom to create he also says that he especially enjoys that making people happy by eating is robbing no he’s completed the first sample ball for ecology myostatin women he must Africa Makita they don’t move to model by suitable apparently what may pass that other shops won’t pass with the owner [Music] just on time now the moment of truth good job I wonder at CS feeling right now let’s listen in you tell me that’s a good start well I want meat I don’t know put them up or push in there okay oh whoa although the ramen didn’t make the cut I thought the owner was gonna be a lot more harsh but he was quite constructive oh yeah yeah the light so he thought like myself well I don’t could you think that what I’m thinking is let’s take over so after that intense showdown what are you doing now if you mean them she’s going in order to track staff work hours the shop uses time cards it’s pretty common in Japan especially in the food industry [Music] finally the broth is in its final stages you can see them separating the froth and the bones the think the process started from 9:00 a.m. this morning and it’s still not complete as there’s also an overnight process before it’s served tomorrow petia says that there’s quite a bit of bone marrow remaining so it would be a way it’s not used again tomorrow as it’s the seeds of umami [Music] so it’s 7:30 right now and it’s still a busy there’s people waiting in line on the morning ship is gone and if you’re having new people here so part of opening the new Hong Kong shop is sourcing the ingredients they need to see if they can source local chilli slices and replicate the Japanese flavors but in order to do this they’re gonna need a taste and rate all of the chilli on the table I believe they’re also looking to open shops in Australia and the US good luck with that tat SIA where did you go it’s about 9:15 right now and ramen shop it closes at 9:30 you can see behind me intensity I was just doing some office work checking people’s schedules and then we’ll probably have to clean up after this the fabric sign pizza is taking down now is called not in it’s commonly used in restaurants of Japan to indicate when a shop is open for business taking it down means that shop is now closed it’s about 10 o’clock right now the last customer has and everyone is just kind of like finishing up they told me it’s gonna take about another hour and a half for them to clean up this whole entire place just on his day doesn’t end until 11:30 11:45 in every land but basically that is a day in the life at a Japanese ramen shop if you guys like he’s stayin alive series I’m coming out with so many more videos so definitely hit the deaf travelin and velbon so you guys don’t miss the next videos if you want to help support the channel then check out my Tokyo merch and that I’ll say I’ll catch you guys in the next one

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100 thoughts on “Day in the Life of a Japanese Ramen Chef

  • August 3, 2019 at 12:00 am
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    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!

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  • August 22, 2019 at 11:55 pm
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    Now you know why Japanese people always busy

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    5 hrs of sleep? 😓

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  • August 23, 2019 at 6:08 am
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    Nice vid. I would fucking kill myself if I had to work those hours. I thought he was googling directions to that suicide forrest after the failed ramen test.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 11:16 am
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    Unnecessarily busy

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:50 pm
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    Can Tetsuya leak his skincare routine

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  • August 23, 2019 at 6:50 pm
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    Paolo fromTOKYO, love your Day in the Life Series. Great work. You do a really good job deciminating the day. Other ideas … Sumo, Baseball Athlete, Martial Art Training School, traditional farmer (Terra Farming), Courier Depot

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  • August 23, 2019 at 8:13 pm
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    Good one. Kindly make a video on best practices in cleanliness in Japanese culture. How do they inculcate these in Japanese kids.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 11:42 pm
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    Too much working 😐😐😐😐😐😐😐

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  • August 24, 2019 at 7:42 am
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    he has no life with these long hours daily..that's rough..hope the pay is worth it.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 8:18 am
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    i'd be half dead on 5 hours of sleep lol

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  • August 24, 2019 at 9:08 am
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    Damn your video camera is on point 👌

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  • August 24, 2019 at 9:43 am
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    Wow, he's such a cute chef! I feel like there could be an anime about his life 😊

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  • August 24, 2019 at 9:43 am
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    0:16 the most hated noise in my life 😭

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  • August 24, 2019 at 10:24 am
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    ramen is like an art to me only expert should serve the dishes!

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  • August 24, 2019 at 10:58 am
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    I love videos like this! So interesting to see how japanese people work everyday.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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    Pretty tough life in the f&b industry

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  • August 24, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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    9:46 I was right at this spot!!!!! damn I miss Japan…..

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  • August 24, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    41???????!!!!! Nani!!!!!!

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  • August 24, 2019 at 7:39 pm
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    Mana kumis mu lagi sebelah weiii… Siapa yang faham like ya..

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  • August 24, 2019 at 7:45 pm
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    Well done! One of the episode series I enjoyed. Keep them coming… Hello from 🇫🇷.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 6:59 am
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    Looks like i missed you in HK. Went and had the DOUBLE ONI, the day after you visited HK! Hope you can visit again!

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  • August 25, 2019 at 10:00 am
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    Hey Paolo, love this Series , Can you make a video about Japanese Countryside!!!!!!

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  • August 25, 2019 at 10:02 am
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    Hey Paolo, There is no GOOD video about Japanese Countryside, Can you please make one!!!!!

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  • August 25, 2019 at 10:03 am
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    Just like me, more people like Japanese Countryside, Can you make a video about it!!!???

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  • August 25, 2019 at 11:09 am
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    I love your Day In The Life of ……… series so much, pls make more of them!!!

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  • August 25, 2019 at 11:59 am
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    His face shows such a passion with what he do.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 1:03 pm
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    This guy thinks he’s Mark Wein type

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  • August 25, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    What is Tetsuya's background? Specifically, his culinary training? Just OTJ or formal?

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  • August 25, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    How much they get paid? Wake up early, get home late night.. no life

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  • August 25, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    As Indian I want to try these spicy ramen…..we love spices…😍😍

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  • August 25, 2019 at 6:46 pm
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    At 1:40 I smell that kitchen from the video

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  • August 25, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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    People in Japan are very hardworking, do they even take breaks? Just wondering🤔
    I love everything about Japan ❤️❤️❤️So amazing! Dedication to their Job1💯😍
    Thanks Paolo! Your videos are awesome!!! Your name should be Pauloawesome!!! 😊

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  • August 26, 2019 at 2:23 am
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    Japan is all about food.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 6:11 am
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    0:14 You just triggered my anxiety with that God awful noise

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  • August 26, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    Has anyone heard of someone complaining that the chashu is too fatty? A complaint like that is absurd to me, saw a couple of bad reviews with that complaint for Ramen shops here in San Francisco..

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  • August 26, 2019 at 8:36 am
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    try holding the camera a little farther away from yourface

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  • August 26, 2019 at 11:32 am
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    I have gone to this ramen shop in Hong Kong yesterday and ramen tastes delicious!

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  • August 26, 2019 at 11:54 am
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    Phew! I feel so tired with Tetsuya. I think this is so much dedication. He is living the busy real life which is good because he loves his work! Niceeee video love from the Philippines.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 4:36 pm
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    Please do a video about a day in the life of Japanese Prime Minister

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  • August 26, 2019 at 4:47 pm
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    The work load,work ethics,daily task and responsibilities..this chef really love his work..

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  • August 26, 2019 at 5:50 pm
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    He looks beaten – he should get a few days off and some gym time 🙂

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  • August 26, 2019 at 9:00 pm
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    Love these day in the life videos! Looking forward to more Paolo, really takes me back to Japan in one way and makes me appreciate all the hard work these people do 🙂

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  • August 27, 2019 at 12:49 am
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    the japanese are all so polite and hardworking. we could learn a thing or two from them

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  • August 27, 2019 at 2:36 am
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    Dude, however the hell much soy you are eating, you need to reduce it by about 99%

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  • August 27, 2019 at 8:18 am
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    The dedication and amount of hard work put into this is amazing, just thinking about living like this for 1 day make me feel tired already, kudos to them, that's what being passionate about your work is

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  • August 27, 2019 at 9:25 am
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    I have no idea how you manage to film your day in the life series like how you get the pass to the workplaces without annoying their work since Japanese are mostly work culture oriented. BTW I like this series, keep making more of it!

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  • August 27, 2019 at 1:02 pm
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    Deus ex machina shirt. Nice touch

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  • August 27, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    41 year old he looks like 20 maybe 25 at most.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 12:35 am
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    Hong Kong opening is now closing

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  • August 28, 2019 at 1:02 am
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    Paolo, a day in the life of a karate master? awesome content! 🙂

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  • August 28, 2019 at 11:10 am
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    what i love about the Japanesse is everything is an art, total dedication! i wish we have ramen like that here

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  • August 28, 2019 at 11:57 am
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    Hi are you a filipino guy?

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  • August 28, 2019 at 2:54 pm
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    This video reminded me of a children’s TV program lol! I loved it

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  • August 28, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    Put sheets on your bed, fella. That’s nasty.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 9:04 pm
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    It may seem like he’s working too much for some people but it’s a choice most japanese make because of their passion. It may look like he doesn’t have a life but this is his life, it makes him happy. I have nothing but respect for this guy. 😊
    You’re videos are really interesting. Makes me wanna eat spicy ramen now! 😁

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  • August 28, 2019 at 11:51 pm
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    As a food service veteran, it's refreshing to see people that care about their craft.

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  • August 29, 2019 at 4:34 am
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    how about a hotel worker in Japan?

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  • August 29, 2019 at 5:49 am
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    I wonder if they sell tortillas at this market
    probably not tho

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  • August 29, 2019 at 6:16 am
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    👉SUBSSCRIBE🅿️ush

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  • August 29, 2019 at 8:30 am
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    Great video. Lots of unique insights, and most importantly: Pablo is a modest host/reporter, for he doesn't push his personality in the foreground, but makes everything about the topic and the person depicted. Keep up the good work!

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  • August 29, 2019 at 12:20 pm
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    More "day in the life" series!! Is interesting!

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  • August 29, 2019 at 1:16 pm
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    I like Ramen

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  • August 29, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    Love the Japanese aspect of their culture which respects quality and craft. Something which is being lost in parts of Western culture.

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  • August 29, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    The chef is cute but has no Love life 🙁

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  • August 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm
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    Many Japanese Youth go into the Bar place’ its a reality’ and stand there’ and make some easy money’ But look at this Japanese Guy’ this is a Hardworking 41 years 0ld Japanese Person’ and he is real person’ he make money in a nice way not into bad’ working strategy’

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  • August 29, 2019 at 7:35 pm
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    Why does he have to run the restaurant, handle quality control, get ingredients, create new recipes and handle all that office work? That's crazy! And the owner is the one getting almost all of the money no doubt.

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  • August 29, 2019 at 10:26 pm
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    Loved this video👍🏽 and the ramen chef is such a dedicated,(cute😳), and hardworking individual👏🏽 I wish him the best with everything❤️

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  • August 30, 2019 at 6:14 am
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    Dear god… I'd be honored to eat at any of these guys place. They put more work into what they do than most of the places I've seen in three cities.

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  • August 30, 2019 at 6:17 am
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    #Sugoi, Paolo! Tetsuya makes it look easy! That ramen… 🤤

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  • August 30, 2019 at 11:02 am
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    Health is Wealth..
    Take good care Mr. Japanese Ramen

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  • August 30, 2019 at 11:52 am
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    Love all your content!!! 😍

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  • August 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    how is he able to work like that

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  • August 30, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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    the way you smile into the camera drives me insane. but hey nice video

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  • August 30, 2019 at 4:12 pm
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    Tetsuya is very adorable by the way and handsome too.

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  • August 30, 2019 at 8:17 pm
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    Top video, love ramen. Thank you. 👍

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  • August 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    its like he has no life out of the restaurant poor guy

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  • August 30, 2019 at 10:35 pm
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    I dont know why I watched this one so many times

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  • August 31, 2019 at 12:35 am
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    Good grief, my mouth is hungry for real Tokyo ramen! And real sushi! REAL, AUTHENTIC JAPANESE FOOD! Not this American crap.

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  • August 31, 2019 at 2:18 am
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    Japanese are perfectionist

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  • August 31, 2019 at 7:57 am
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    I like the man's hat, and his place is nicer than mine if far more compact in a zero acreage way, but where are his wife and kids? Japan should rethink the whole boss- worker dynamic. The nation is not served by extinction, so submission for the good of the nation is no longer a survival trait. Maybe mandate everyone to carry pistols and whiskey. What good is money if you die alone?

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  • August 31, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Imagine that!! They HOT clean their entire restaurant EVERY SINGLE night!! 😂 No one in the world compares to Japanese discipline. Simple as that…💯

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  • August 31, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Day in the life of a hentai artist

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  • August 31, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    My dream to do that

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  • August 31, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    狭いからというより、ラーメン屋は狭い店のほうがお客さんが入りたくなるんだ。
    流行ってる店は広くない店が多いはず!

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  • August 31, 2019 at 1:23 pm
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    Day in a life of a Japanese auditor, thanks 😄😀

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  • August 31, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    Do you brush your damn teeth

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  • August 31, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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    I'm always amazed how Japanese are so passionate about what they do

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  • August 31, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    I want to work in a similar restaurant😅

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  • August 31, 2019 at 3:32 pm
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    When does he get to eat lunch/ dinner?? That's one tough job. Kudos for him!

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  • August 31, 2019 at 9:22 pm
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    he shirt too small

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  • August 31, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    Does anyone else get chills every time you here the alarm in the beginning

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  • August 31, 2019 at 11:29 pm
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    oh Man,,,,tis hard the life in Tokyo 😮 😀

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  • September 1, 2019 at 12:54 am
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    He’s kinda cute with that age. Cab i have his facebook name? 😂

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  • September 1, 2019 at 1:40 am
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    Damn man didn't know so much effort was put into making a simple bowl of ramen, big respect for these hard workers

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  • September 1, 2019 at 7:50 am
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    犯罪を犯す観光客〜! すべての外国人を追放〜! 日本の国境を閉じてください〜! 多文化主義へのいいえ〜!

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