Season 7 Episode 15

Mix It, Stretch It, Boil It Up! Burn, Copper Pot, Burn!

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM May 24, 2008 on TV Tokyo
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Mr. Ichiraku, the owner of the Ichiraku Ramen shop, is in trouble. His daughter Ayame was kidnapped and he only has two ways to get her back: hand over his Legendary Ramen recipe or win a cooking contest by creating a whole new ramen dish. After learning of his plight, Naruto, Chouji and Sakura choose to help Mr. Ichiraku win the contest and get his daughter back. Can the three ninjas with little cooking experience help Mr. Ichiraku win the contest or will he have to hand over his Legendary Ramen recipe?moreless

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  • If only all of the fillers were this awesome.

    It seems that after a bad filler arc, an awesome slice of life episode like this one appears out of nowhere. Having these awesome slice of life moments with our most lovable cast of characters is a lot better than dumb poorly paced and constructed action arcs. First off it was actually pretty funny; the whole gag of Ayame getting fat and the diet ramen was pretty funny, and the ninjas getting fat and being unable to execute missions properly was also funny. Though overall, what made this a pretty good watch is the slice of life moments with Chouji, Sakura, and Naruto, and the fact that it didn't come up with some deus ex mechanica bs where the gang learn how to master making ramen noodles overnight. I guess incorporating ninja techniques does constitute a little bit as DEM, but it was just an overall very enjoyable episode.moreless
  • Hate it

    This is the big sh17, never watch this episode. If somebody shows it to you then simply take an axe and destroy the display and the cd/dvd/hdd/tape that contain this crap. Just please do not i repeat do not wath this thing. Go out and play with your mmom fot 22 min, and taht will be a lot more exiting then this so called great naruto episode.

    Is like what were they thinking, it's really the worst episode of them all cartoons/animes out there. It was a real effort there dut they'v made it, it's a record "the worst ever to be made episode"

    So just please delete this episode from the face off the earth and greenpace will be happyer.X(moreless
  • An episode about ramen...... And another filler

    Well Yeah it's an episode about ramen!! The Ramen guy's (forgot his name) daughter Ayame gets kidnapped by some guys who want the Ramen guy's recipe, and won't give her back until they get it. The Ramen guy doesn't have a clue what they are talking about because his recipe was called something different. So then Naruto, Choji, and Sakura help him to make the best Ramen ever, so they can get Ayame back. They practiced all night and when the time came they made the Ramen perfect and served everything right on time. The guy loved the Ramen but it turned out that the Ramen guy's secret recipe or whatever, wasn't called what the other man thought it was called and it was all a big misunderstanding. So they got Ayame back and she was really fat but then went on a ramen diet!!moreless
  • differrent...

    well at the beggining ichiraku guy (ill call him bob) says his daughter has been kidnapped. for a ransom they must fork over a recipe or make some great ramen. choji sakura and naruto( of course) help him out to make ramen. after a full night of practice everyone meets the kidnapper so he cann taste the ramen. they use jutsu to make the ramen as best as it can be. the kidnappers like it returns bobs daughter to him. this was astrange episode sometimes i liked the humor sometimes i didnt. they definetly made a way to big deal about the food. plz view my profile and comment on the blogs!moreless
  • It was a nice change of pace.

    After all of that must find sasuke stuff this was a good change. Naruto showed alot more intelligane then in most episodes. Choji finally got another episode. this was a good filler. Choji and naruto help their favorite ramen shop owner win a cooking contest and get his daughter back. This was very interesting the way it was all written. I hope they plan on making more episodes like this one. The way those ninja looked all fat was hilarious. Ninja as cooks was a very funny and good idea for the show. I think sakura is finally over sasuke now. End of review.moreless
Eddie Frierson

Eddie Frierson


Guest Star

Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey

Ayame Ichiraku

Guest Star

Lex Lang

Lex Lang

Teuchi Ichiraku

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Choji's hair seems noticeably shorter in the scene where they are tasting the new ramen recipe.

    • When Naruto does the Shadow Clone Jutsu for the second time, when he serves everyone at the same time, instead of the clones disappearing in white smoke, they disappear like holograms.

    • During the last part of the episode when Sakura, Naruto, and Chouji are going by Ichiraku's, there is a few familiar girls in line: Kurenai, Anko, Hinata, Ino, Tenten, and Temari. Isn't Temari supposed to be back in the Hidden Sand Village? ;)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Naruto: I can't imagine Ichiraku without Ayame there. It'd just feel empty. That settles it! We're going to help you win this challenge, Teuchi. We'll give those guys the best ramen ever.
      Choji: Because that's the way we're going to get Ayame back.
      Sakura: Yeah, let's do it!
      Teuchi: You guys...

    • Teuchi: A chef's thrown down the culinary gauntlet, I have to answer the call.

    • Teuchi: Goodness, you boys sure went through a lot of trouble to get my ramen. Sorry about braining you like that.
      Naruto: It's cool that you want to add new stuff to the menu and all, but next time, do it after you've closed for the night.

    • Choji: Hey, that smells like ramen.
      Naruto: Huh? (Sniffs the air) Yeah, you're right.
      Choji: No doubt about it, there's definitely ramen afoot somewhere in that restaurant.

    • Naruto: I haven't chowed down on Ichiraku Ramen in like forever. Thanks to all these missions, I haven't been home much.
      Choji: (Laughs) Yeah, a bowl of ramen after a mission is the best. Spreading its noodlily goodness throughout your body, revving you up.
      Naruto: No kidding! Feed me some ramen and I'm ready to go!

    • Naruto: I think there is such a thing as being too thin.

    • Naruto: Hey, Sakura, tell me...
      Sakura: Huh?
      Naruto: The last time I checked, the three of us were shinobi, right? I'm thinking we should show them how to do those noodles ninja style!

    • Choji: Experience is cool and all, but real cooking know-how comes straight from the heart.

    • Ayame: Did I fatten up that much?

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: We're ninjas, right? Then let's make the noodles ninja style! Kage Bunshin no Jutsu! Rasengan! Ichiraku version!

      ~Japanese version

    • (Naruto makes a noodle image of Kakashi)
      Naruto: Hey, Sakura, look! It's Kakashi-sensei!

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (10)

    • YTV Airdate: January 17, 2009

    • Hakaku: I came here to ask a favor of you.
      Teuchi: Go ahead. If it's anything within my power, it's as good as done.
      Hakaku: This wondrous phantom recipe that you're said to have developed, I must possess it.
      Teuchi: My phantom recipe you called it? I'm sorry, but you've lost me.
      Hakaku: Recipes are more important than life itself for ninja chefs. You're feigning ignorance is understandable, but please, give it to me. I beg of you!

    • Choji: The party's over guys, the noodles are outclassed by the soup! The soup is rich and full of flavor, well heeled, with this you've taken Ichiraku's Ramen to the next level. However, the noodles are the same, the usual, and you know they're never going to see eye to eye. I cannot give it a passing score.
      Teuchi: I was afraid you'd say that.

    • The women lined up for the diet ramen are: Ino, Hinata, Tenten, Temari, Kurenai, Anko, and Sasame.

    • Danielle Judovits does not reprise her role of Ayame in this episode. Instead, Laura Bailey voices her here. This was because Danielle Judovits wasn't available at the time.

    • Original Episode Title: Burn Zundou! Mix, Stretch, Boil!
      Romaji Episode Title: Moero Zundou! Mazete nobashite yude agero!
      Kanji Episode Title: 燃えろ寸胴!混ぜて伸ばして茹で上げろ!

    • Original Airdate: January 18, 2006

    • At the end of the episode, Sasame from the Fuuma clan is seen standing in the line for diet ramen.

    • Sakura is starting to show the insane strength that Tsunade has, which is kind of a spoiler from the manga.

    • New footage is added to the opening theme song beginning with this episode. The song itself still remains the same.


    • The contest where Mr. Ichiraku must prepare a ramen dish that is delicious and unique is somewhat similar to a cooking show called Iron Chef that originated in Japan.