[VIDEO] See How Chef Ivan Orkin Went from Long Island Kid to Japanese Culinary Student to NYC Chef Elite

Ivan Ramen is a Japanese noodle shop with Jewish diner flair, blended perfectly with the culinary expertise of chef/owner Ivan Orkin to create one of the best bowls of Ramen in the City. In this video from Zagat, watch as host Jessica Sanchez spends a day with the Chef, learning more about how he went from Long Island Jewish kid to Japanese culinary student to NYC ramen master.

Ivan Orkin's journey from Long Island to Japan is a journey of self-discovery, and not just because the chef finally found a way to enjoy soup. Jessica Sanchez caught up with NYC's ramen rebel to find out how legends continue to craft an identity long after they've reached star status.

via Zagat

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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