Category: ramen tidbits

spicy noodle challenge

Think you can handle spicy foods? Wanna get in on the Nuclear Fire Noodle Challenge? The folks at Send Noods Fast have got you covered. Order their Spicy Noodle Challenge gift pack and serve your friends (or yourself) with an “official challenge summons”! Mmm, so this is what the 7th level of hell tastes like! Tip: keep a glass of… Read more →

noods! noods! noods! ahem…

Got a hankering for instant noodles but don’t have a good source? Check out Send Noods Fast! Their web site sums it up neatly: Everyone Loves Noods Give someone a smile with a discreet black gift box of noods! Or satisfy your guilty pleasure and explore new flavors. Regardless of whether or not you live near an Asian or International… Read more →

make your own instant ramen

Alex French Guy Cooking loves instant ramen but wants to cut down on some of the salt, MSG, and fat that a lot of instant ramen come with, so he decided to make his own. Watch the intro video here, then watch the rest of the videos for the actual instructions. There’s a bit of work involved, but if you’re… Read more →

brain ramen

I…hmm…this article…has the most interesting combination of words and phrases…neuro-noodles…brain broth…panda hole… …wait, what was I saying? Oh yeah, while in Japan, pick up a pack or two of Village Vanguard’s “No-Men”, or “Brain Noodles” (“tastes just like chicken–I mean miso!”. They recommend that you…err…serve it fresh out of a girl’s noggin… You know what, a picture is worth a… Read more →

white dragon noodle bar ramen

If you’ve never seen Blade Runner, stop what you’re doing, put down that bowl of ramen, and go see it. Now! It’s one of the best movies ever made, sci fi or not. And if you want to make some noodles to help celebrate its 35 anniversary, head over to Nerdist for their recipe for Blade Runner Ramen. Yeah, I… Read more →

kiki’s (ramen) delivery service

I’m not sure how I feel about teenager Kiki (a high school version of Studio Ghibli’s classic Kiki’s Delivery Service) peddling Cup Noodles, but the animation is gorgeous enough to make me wish/hope for a full movie than a commercial. Turn on Closed-Captioning for subtitles, and head over to Rocket News 24 for more background info and behind-the-scenes sketches. Read more →

“white egg” chikin (chicken) ramen

A bit of background…there’s a tradition of eating Nissin’s chicken (chikin) instant ramen with an egg that’s cooked by the boiling water. As the egg white cooks, it turns…well…white…therefore the “white egg”. Nissin Japan created several ads bringing the “white egg chikin ramen” into the modern age…kind’a. Youtube provides machine-translated English subtitles. If you need them, click through to Youtube… Read more →

logan slurps ramen

A tutorial in slurping with the one and only @ramenjunkie ! A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on May 30, 2017 at 4:23am PDT Because I just watched Logan (great movie!) and because Ivan Orkin is cool, here’s Ivan teaching Hugh Jackman how to slurp ramen. Sure, why not? Read more →

somen (not ramen) fun!

I just saw this (really pricey, but really cool!) toy and had a flashback of a really fond memory. I spent one Summer in Japan for a study abroad program and I stayed with a wonderful host family (we still keep in touch!). One early evening, my host Dad took me and the kids for a walk in the neighborhood.… Read more →