Ramen for a Cause: Ivan Orkin and Shigetoshi Nakamura Raise Funds for Sandy Relief at Smorgasburg

[Photographs: Laura Togut]

We got pretty jazzed when we had our first taste of Ivan Orkin's ramen. While we're left waiting on tenterhooks for him to secure a space for his first NYC shop, last weekend he gave everyone a chance to both try his ramen and help those hit by Hurricane Sandy. Orkin teamed up with noodle master Shigetoshi Nakamura (of Sun Noodles) to serve hot, steaming ramen at Williamsburg's Smorgasburg, with all proceeds benefiting the Brooklyn Recovery Fund. On a crisp fall day, we couldn't think of a better way to fill our bellies, help the community, and get a chance to see some of the world's top ramen masters at work.

Click through the slideshow to see how a perfect cup of ramen is made!