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Ramen Jiro Noodles: A Test of Greatness

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Ramen Jiro Noodles: A Test of Greatness

Ramen Jiro Noodles: A Test of Greatness

Ramen Jiro Noodles: A Test of Greatness

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A Sign of Strength: Men line up outside Ramen Jiro in Tokyo, waiting their turn to face the challenge of finishing a whole bowl of noodles. Andy Raskin hide caption

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Success at the Tokyo restuarant Ramen Jiro starts with knowing yourself: Can you handle the large size? It's a sign of greatness to finish the bowl of pork-laden noodles. But if you fail, you face the wrath of the chef. Producer Andy Raskin tells the tale.

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