Category: ramen tidbits

noodle school

And now, for something just a bit different. We usually talk about Japanese ramen. But there are many many other noodle worlds out there. This short video from takes you into the world of Chinese la-mian (pulled noodles), where noodles are made by hand for each and every bowl. I never realized how intense trying to graduate from Noodle… Read more →

ramen-themed stocking stuffers

Need some stocking stuffers for your favorite ramen fans? Here’re a few things we’ve discovered! First, the big one. Nissin launched their fan shop earlier this year. They have everything from pillows to shirts, and even wrapping paper! Cute ramen keychain/cell phone charm Ramen bowl keychain Ramen bowl plush charm (or Amazon, if you prefer) Nanoblock Ramen Noodles Building Set… Read more →

look humans…ramen!

A friend sent this along recently. T-shirt web site has a pretty creative selection of ramen-themed shirts. I’m not sure how they work, but many (all?) of them seem to be available for a limited time. Looks like my wallet might become a bit lighter… Thanks to “Lenny” for the tip! Read more →

the ramen creator

Watch this gorgeously shot profile of “Ramen Creator” Tomoharu Shono, owner of Mensho Tokyo SF in San Francisco and many other ramen shops in Japan. Shono has dedicated himself to pursue new flavors to create an “umami explosion”. The short story of how he opened his first ramen shop when he had no idea of what he was doing was… Read more →

wear your ramen love!

Looking for something to wear with your ramen pin? Check out Uniqlo’s ramen t-shirt collection! The collection features designs based on 6 popular ramen chains, including fan favorites Santouka and Ippudo. No word on how long these $15 shirts will be available, so get ’em while they last! Read more →

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 →