Ramen Pizza: Is It Actually Pizza? || Really Dough?

– [Scott] What does this look like? – [Man] I have no idea. – It’s ramen pizza. My name is Scott and I
live and breath pizza. Most days you can find me
leading pizza tours in New York, but other times I’m
hanging out with old school pizza makers like Mark Iacona. Mark is a pizza purist. – [Mark] It’s not a pizza. It’s not a pizza. I’m about to kick you out. – [Scott] But the game
is changing in New York, so I’m trying to bring him up to speed on the craziest pies I can find. They all claim to be pizza,
but are they “Really Dough?” (playful orchestral music) Mark. – Hey, what’s going on? Good to see you. – What are you doing here? You stalking me? What’s going on? – No, I heard uh, a buddy of
mine called me up this morning. He’s got this pizzeria in
Hoboken and he’s doing this ramen pizza thing and I’m
gonna go check it out. – Ramen pizza? – Instead of a crust,
like the crust is noodle and then all the ramen stuff is on top. – That’s not pizza, Scotty. – I don’t disagree with you,
but I feel like I gotta try it cause it’s like, I want to
broaden my own horizons. – All right, go get me a slice. Let me get inside, it’s freezing. – All right, fair enough, fair enough. I’ll see you later. – [Mark] Ramen pizza. Stalker. (playful orchestral music) – I’m at Tony Boloney’s
in Hoboken right now. I’m going to check out that ramen pizza we’ve been talking
about, see it for myself. Hello Mike. – [Mike] Hey, what’s up? – How’s it going dude? – My man. Scott Wiener, pizza extraordinaire. – [Scott] You know it.
– What’s happening? – I came by because I
heard that you’re doing a ramen kind of thing? – It’s a pizza. – This kind of day, you know,
it’s a little rainy outside. A bowl of ramen sounds good. – Yeah, it’s ramen pizza. – Okay, that’s– – [Mike] Oh, it’s a pizza. – I feel like I shouldn’t
judge it before I eat it, so. – You got a little time? – [Scott] Yeah, I got time, sure. If it’s gonna be good. – —–‘ slamming. Have a seat. I got you. – And while I wait, maybe
I’ll eat some pizza. – Perfect, Bangkok
Patay, Smoked Mozzarella, —- Faced Beer Battered Chicken, – [Scott] That’s weird. French Onion Soup, Escapist Mexican Corn. – Yeah man, you really
get weird with it, but– – Pinky’s Smoked Pepperoni Vodka– – I politely refused these
generous offerings and let Mike get back to work. As I took my usual seat by the window, I began to wonder, would
Mark approve of such an unorthodox pizza? Mark has a fixed set of rules upon which all pizzas are judged. – Sauce, cheese, and dough. You walk into a pizzeria, the smells should punch you in the face. Pizza tastes best served
right out of the oven, 500 degrees across the board. Make it really good. A pizza should look better than it tastes. Those are the rules with no exceptions. – Would Mark approve of
a pizza that has noodles instead of a crust? (upbeat electronic dance music) – All right, so ramen pizza. I use two different kinds of noodles. These are the fresh ramen noodles that we’ve soaked for like four hours. Then good old dried instant
ramen pack o’ noodles, take you back to your college days. Then we’re going to get
into the ingredients. I used to get really high in college and I used to make Buffalo
chicken ramen in a crock pot. I’m not even going to lie, I can’t pronounce half of this —-. and it was the —, everyone loved it. This is a kind of nutty, peanuty. This is like a Japanese hot paste. This, I have no —- idea what this is. Oh my God. Eggs are up. Put them in this ice bath
with a little cold water, let ’em chill. That component is done. Add a little more cheese. Mix these two up. I’m going to coat the pan. Once we put them down, we’re
going to spread them out, nice and even, got to
put it in the corner. And that’s the crust. Mozzarella. Then, soft boiled eggs. You got a little scallions,
sesame seeds, seaweed. Arigato. – [Cameraman] Just say done. – Done. (rain falling) (triumphant orchestral music)
– Oh my God. Seriously? This is like the most
anticipated moment of my year. So, okay, I want to take
a look at this slice. – [Mike] Go for it. – All right, so there’s a clear crust here with clear toppings added
after the crust has been baked. There’s discreet strata,
which I’m always looking for if something’s a pizza. It’s a pizza if I see
discretion among strata, so this is kind of testing my own personal definition of what is a pizza. – I tell people before they eat it, close your eyes, think of
ramen, you want to do that, and then focus on texture. – Okay. (crunching) I’m closing my eyes. – [Mike] Close your eyes. – I’m thinking ramen. I’m focusing, I need to listen. (laughing) When the lights are out,
everything’s a pizza. You know what I mean?
– [Mike] Yeah. So, my whole philosophy
behind this is that, is it a pizza, is it not a pizza? I say, why is it not a pizza? – [Scott] Well, because there’s no dough. – Right, well, there is dough. It’s the noodles that I’ve reconstituted into a dough form. – What is your cheese on top? I know you said there’s cheese
mixed in with the dough, but I see this other layer. – So, it’s a dry aged
Mozzarella that we make with Reyou and Japanese spices. We then let it sit in brick form, shred it and put it on the pizza. – What about sauce though? – So the sauce is a hot sauce. It’s rye, but there’s like
30 different spices in here. There’s a tomato base chile paste. – So you do have tomato in there. What if somebody comes up and says, I’ve never seen boiled eggs on a pizza? – Then clearly you’ve never
been to Tony Boloney’s. (laughing) Clearly you’ve never
been to Tony Boloney’s. That’s okay. – Walking into this, this
was the last thing on Earth I would have called a
pizza, but when I know– (clanging spatula) when you really do the math on it, it’s a pizza. I don’t know if Mark’s going to agree, but we’ll let him decide for himself. (upbeat jazzy music) All right, man. We got it. Check it out, ramen pizza. (dramatic percussion music) – It’s got hard boiled eggs on it. – Like ramen, right? – Where’s the noodles? – Maybe you’ll find that when we eat it. – [Mark] Wow, it’s heavy. – [Scott] Yeah, it’s dense, right? – Come on, get your slice. – [Scott] Oh wait, you know what? Slide the egg into the bite. Get some of the egg in the bite. – This is really good. – What do you taste? – The noodle. The scallion. And the heat, it has fantastic heat too. It’s really, really good. It kind of looks like a pizza, but it’s not pizza. – But hang on a second. – You don’t have an argument on this one. This is not pizza. – Like, when you close
your eyes and bite into it, doesn’t this feel like
a grandma pizza to you? – No, not at all. What are the flavors of ramen? – I don’t know. I just eat it. I don’t know what’s in it. – Point to each element
and tell me what it is. – I have no idea. – It is a wheat noodle though. Is dough not made from wheat flour? – Get out of my pizzeria. (laughing)
Please. – The ramen pizza from Tony
Boloney’s in New Jersey is absolutely delicious. – Fantastic. – [Scott] But technically not a pizza. Try it for yourself at Tony Boloney’s. Thanks for watching Thrillist
and check us out next time on “Really Dough?” Or really noodle,
or really spaghetti. – Macaroni.
(mumbling) – Macaroni, sorry, I keep
calling it spaghetti. My bad. But I’m not finished with
(mumbling) I love it, it’s good. – I love the eggs. – Is this like the spaghetti
pie you grew up with though? – Yep. – Oh come on. You had it with the egg on it? – I’m talking technical like, I’m Jacques Pépin of like the
jailhouse ramen noodles. I don’t think Jacques Pépin
would be too excited or proud of me for this one, but I don’t know. I never went to culinary school and I don’t really give a shit. I never went to culinary school and I don’t really give a -.

100 comments on “Ramen Pizza: Is It Actually Pizza? || Really Dough?”

  1. wade wilson says:

    next time donky pizza

  2. Vinod Kumar says:

    Mark looks like keanu reeves.

  3. Emrora M says:

    I could imagine Mark being a Tsundere nun

  4. jarigabram burnoks says:

    If you boil those it would turn into a pizza flavour ramen

  5. MKJay says:

    5:30 literally burnt

  6. Lucy LuLu says:

    Instant ramen pack and random Asian seasoning and sauce lol

  7. Dave Hawkins says:

    why would

  8. Tamara Dean says:

    That pause when he took out the pizza cutter lol 😋😂

  9. Chastin Gray says:

    It needs bonito flakes.

  10. Rosannara Sar says:

    You should try pho pizza !!

  11. Luke Beckstrom says:

    Noodles are made out of dough.

  12. Erika Poynter says:

    I feel like he's going to be the guy who collects pizza boxes

  13. Drawing On Record says:

    the chefs language was very offputting and the editing didnt do this episode any justice either

  14. William Huynh says:

    This is buzzfeed quality

  15. Fadhil Ramadhani says:

    I make this all the time at home!

  16. Daniel Wesley says:

    Brilliant use of Clair de Lune.

  17. A Random Guy says:

    Mark is just secretly Keanu Reeves.

  18. Earthbound says:


    ____________ is hard…

  19. Min Jo Byun says:

    A ramen purist would slap the shiit outta this owner..

  20. Sir Yodasbongsalot says:

    When they go through on how to make their own pizza, you could just easily make one at home and eat it.

  21. PhantomMatrix says:

    Would spaghetti pizza work instead of this nissin pizza?

  22. Harvy L Marquez says:

    this guy look like mike (situation) from Jersey shore

  23. Kundeling Srp says:

    Mark is 1 m*.*.*..F.** X- bitch …# i ❤ wolverine….

  24. Cirbstomp says:

    Is that a Home Slice Pizza of Austin Tx hat???

  25. Jingle Mix says:

    Ramen Pizza

  26. Wizard Of Do It Land says:

    you should have all the pizzerias sign the travel bag with like a silver spray paint marker – auction it off to charity/ nostalgia type of thing

  27. Wayne's Hammer says:

    I like Marc

  28. Wayne's Hammer says:

    This isn't pizza

  29. Sanskar Katiyar says:

    Broke out in laughter when Mark said: "I just eat it. I don't know what's in it."

  30. Bujumbura07 says:

    Mark is gonna go ham on Scott one of these days, haha.

  31. Marcelo says:

    Mark your car is leaking!

  32. phillip turner says:

    I would call it a pizza maybe a modern day pizza but a pizza all the same the dough is in noodle form but still pizza

  33. EXE Capital says:

    Thats more a pastichio

  34. BMW W. says:

    Burnt ass ramen Crust? ..gross dude

  35. Raffaele Irlanda says:

    No… A-Rigato-ni!
    Yes Rigatoni for me… Because I prefer eat any kind pasta, even disgusting creamy American overcooked pasta than taste this abominable mish mash… 🤦😬

  36. Allen Fepuleai says:

    I like Scott. He is a national treasure

  37. VOLT GAMING says:

    A pizza is pure with pizza dough pizza sauce and cheese with some different toppings not something like ramen noodles, I love ramen but in its original from it tastes the best and the same goes for pizza too

  38. Absolute Trash says:

    Scott mentioned this episode during the tour today so I decided to watch 😂

  39. Nattha says:

    "Bangkok ped thai"… If you can say Bangkok you should be able to say pad thai

  40. SaiyanPrideAMV says:

    I knew I recognized Scott from somewhere, he was on Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight – Season 2 Ep.4

  41. Lew Sterling says:

    It's unusual since I never ate ramen when I was in college or in a university.

  42. Vivek Banerjee says:

    Mark throws Scott out everytime he gets confused by his own definitions. But that is so much fun to watch.

  43. Max Minervini says:

    Watching this video while I’m there and eating it

  44. Trevor Hernandez says:


  45. R says:

    Why are those pizzas always so humongous?

  46. Zach Gogue says:

    Think of those RAW MEN

  47. jimmy chung says:

    1:06 all summarized in the video

  48. TheGamingGeek says:

    4:26 death stare bottom left near middle

  49. Eli R says:

    you used to get really high in college? i get really high every damn day.

  50. Christian Octoso says:

    Its not a pizza. But is it also a ramen? If not then what is it?

  51. Rachmatullah Parulian says:

    Stop the weird editing

  52. bert gunda says:


  53. charmanater says:

    2:50 im sorry a pizza should look better than it tastes? so it should taste worse than it looks? thats a terrible rule

  54. Dumplin says:

    what is draining out of marks car at 0:45

  55. vincent pistoia says:

    I've had ramen pizza before

    In jail

  56. jingle bells says:

    nice …. creative…..i like it though

  57. Ulises Loera says:

    Hahaha I like this Tony Dude guy makes crazy pizzas and makes even funnier statements.

  58. Thrillist says:

    Don't miss season 2 of InstaChef here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH6iYAJIYyN_Xy8Oskje8rHuuSgpOUtmp

  59. Willeh aka bloody legend says:

    lebanese pizza is amazing.

  60. Sleazy Jesus says:

    That guy isn't even italian…. He's canadian

  61. Entity 0910 says:

    3:16 didn't censored "fuckload", whoops

  62. No Name says:

    its not pizza..its snack ramen..available in korea..same thing..just visit the nearest GS shop

  63. Kobura says:

    Mark kinda looks like Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)

  64. NB says:

    are you joking me? "mike hauke"

  65. yubstep says:

    I've seen this like a dozen times and this is my favourite one

  66. Dandeeman26 says:

    Not pizza! Agreed

  67. Thomas Madaro says:


  68. GUTOM says:


  69. The Law says:

    Every time I watch one of these videos I have to eat pizza

  70. Amin Alani says:

    7:50 good philosophy.

  71. Nicky Nic says:

    0:12 Mark : questioning my existence

  72. Zycrus says:

    its not a ramen nor pizza
    its just baked noodles with toppings

  73. Titus Wolfe says:

    Ok i'm thinking of raw men. What about the fuckin' ramen?

  74. Ardit Hysaj says:

    Quella nn e per nulla pizza ma e pasticcio porca putta…. PASTICCIO !!!! ( that is not pizza but it is pasticcio ( another typical italian food that normaly is made with spagetti instead of noodles ))

  75. Eli Senzel says:

    His name is Mike Hauke. Say it.

  76. ふじわら明菜 says:

    Japanese hot paste?? 🤔🤔🤔

  77. Daniyal Rizwan says:

    Anyone notice how far mark parked from the curb and that his car was leaking

  78. Ricardo Galván says:

    Mark looks a bit thicccc haha I remember him on the pizza show with Frank !

  79. fanOmry says:

    Should have used tomato sauce.

  80. Isidore Finau says:

    Tony the Situation

  81. Mei Blaze says:

    … Are these people (Mark and Scout) so stupid that they don't understand what the difference between a soft-boiled egg and a hard-boiled egg is?

  82. Everyth1ng says:

    I dont care what anyone says thats not a fucking pizza

  83. Lilpeepee says:

    Wait that mans drives. A high lo

  84. Peter Walandouw says:

    that car…. damn beautiful..

  85. pixl princess says:

    Close your eyes, think of raw men, you want to do that 👸💖

  86. j787023 1 says:

    that "crust" is burnt like a motherfucker

  87. Mane Dingo says:

    I’ve been making ramen noodle “pizza” years before this episode. Only difference Is I’m familiar with just letting the ramen noodles sit in a bag in any form or shape, also I don’t use too much water just halfway enough to lock up and blow up. But Tony baloney went to another level and baked it. Really it’s been done in jail/prison for decades wether it is county/city jail to state & federal prison.

  88. Aaron D says:

    I'd rather just have ramen tbh

  89. Aka that asian kid单哲韵 says:

    At the end they were playing a variation of Clair de la lune by Debussy for all the classical geeks out there

  90. Fred Davis says:

    Gordon Ramsay wouldn't approve, you burned the bottom. Ramon pizza sounds like crap, unless you're in prison.

  91. Clive Mercer says:

    D I S G U S T A N G

  92. 48pluto says:

    Its not a pizza but a interesting new concept.

  93. swaggerbrian1992 says:

    Focus on texture….not taste lol

  94. Elvis Sanchez says:

    Lol, so bad. =(

  95. Rita Limehouse says:

    I usually skip everything Scott and go straight to Mark. Basically, I only watch the last minute of the video. 😂😂

  96. Kaney says:

    Burn pizza and rhis shit could get you sick

  97. Karanvir Singh says:

    the chef was awesome i have to say

  98. I C says:

    Looks disgusting, imagining eating pressed noodles is disgusting, but I guess I need to try to judge.

  99. Skeptic Fucker says:

    The old style videos so much better then the new over edited ones with bad acting and fake drama.

  100. BrandonHouseART says:

    this is the type of fusion thats just straight up disrespectful

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