Japanese apparel company designs T-shirt that repels ramen stains made by even the messiest slurpers
- A Japanese apparel company has designed a t-shirt meant to resist ramen stains.
- The company released a demonstration video where a man wearing a white T-shirt with ramen stains pours some water on the shirt and wipes off the stains with a napkin.
- Pricing and availability have not yet been announced by the company.
For the messy ramen enthusiasts out there, a Japanese apparel company has created a T-shirt that purportedly repels ramen stains.
Ziorich, an apparel company that specializes in men’s suits and dress shirts, released a demonstration video showing off the power of their T-shirt’s resistance to ramen stains. In the video, a man passionately eats a bowl of ramen, slurping the noodles in slow motion as the broth splashes onto his shirt.
- Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Malta, Croatia, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the Netherlands have all separately initiated a recall of items from the Lucky Me! product line of Monde Nissin, a global food company based in the Philippines.
- The recall came after food safety authorities of the EU members were notified that the products contain traces of ethylene oxide, a harmful substance often used to manufacture pesticides and disinfectants.
- The products that were recalled include Lucky Me!'s Beef Mami Instant Noodle Soup and Instant Pancit Canton Noodles Hot Chili Flavor.
- In response to the controversy, Monde Nissin issued a statement on Thursday stating that ethylene oxide is not added to their products.
- The company further clarified that ethylene oxide is a “commonly used treatment in spices and seeds to control microbial growth typical in agricultural products” which may still show traces “when processed into seasoning and sauces.”
- The Philippine FDA released an advisory on Thursday stating that they are conducting an investigation on the matter.
At least 10 European Union (EU) countries have issued health safety warnings against the consumption of a popular Filipino instant noodles brand due to “high levels of ethylene oxide.”
The governments of Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Croatia, Greenland, Malta, the Faroe Islands and the Netherlands have all separately initiated a recall of items from the Lucky Me! product line of Monde Nissin, a global food company based in the Philippines.
Man filed for divorce because his wife served Maggi instant noodles for every meal, says Indian judge
- Principal district and sessions court judge ML Raghunath recounted the “Maggi case” during a press conference at a court in Mysuru, a city in the Indian state of Karnataka, on May 27.
- The case involved a husband who filed for divorce because his wife could only cook Maggi instant noodles.
- “The husband said his wife did not know how to prepare any food other than Maggi noodles. It was noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” Raghunath said. “He complained that his wife went to the provision store and brought only instant noodles.”
- Since the couple sought divorce by mutual consent, they needed to prove that they “have been living separately for a period of one year or more, that they have not been able to live together and that they have mutually agreed that the marriage should be dissolved,” in accordance with the Special Marriage Act of 1954.
- Indian courts purportedly receive divorce cases from couples with a variety of issues, such as using the wrong side of a plate for salt. Sometimes, these cases are filed a day after a couple gets married.
A district judge in India recently recounted a previous case in which a husband filed for divorce because his wife could only cook instant noodles.
Principal district and sessions court judge ML Raghunath recalled what he described as the “Maggi case,” named for the brand of the noodles involved, during a press conference at a court in Mysuru, a city in the Indian state of Karnataka, on May 27.
- A man identified as Jahn Kov has gone viral on social media for treating his chopsticks like knitting needles while eating ramen.
- TikTok user Irina Kovtunovich first posted about Kov on April 2, and popular Instagram meme page Memes by Joe reposted the viral video on Wednesday.
- In the video, Kov can be seen holding one chopstick in each hand as if they were knitting needles before twirling his ramen noodles into a ball and consuming them in one bite.
- Kov’s unique way of eating ramen has garnered several differing comments on Instagram and TikTok, from “I wonder if this will help me with all the splashes when I have Pho??” to “This is a lot of work, I just lost my appetite lolll.”
A man has gone viral on social media for the way he uses chopsticks to eat ramen.
TikTok user Irina Kovtunovich first posted about the man, identified as Jahn Kov, on April 2. In her video, which has accumulated more than 10.2 million views and 1.2 million likes, Kov can be seen holding one chopstick in each hand as if they were knitting needles before twirling his ramen noodles into a ball and consuming them in one bite. The video’s text overlay reads, “Y’all look at this professional ramen eater.”
- Japanese gadget company Thanko has created My Ramen Pot, or “Ore no Ramen Nabe,” with a cube design to allow consumers to conveniently cook blocks of dried ramen noodles.
- To use this single serving cooker, pour water into the pot before turning it on. Wait six minutes for the water to boil, then cook noodles according to the package instructions.
- The clean-up is also designed to be convenient, as the top and inner sections of the hot pot can be removed easily to be washed.
Instant ramen lovers no longer have to share, thanks to one Japanese company’s invention of a personal ramen hot pot cooker, which is also conveniently designed in the shape of a cube to account for square-shaped dried ramen noodles.
Japanese gadget company Thanko is behind the latest invention, which they have named My Ramen Pot or “Ore no Ramen Nabe.” According to Thanko, “the size design allows you to put all kinds of bag noodles without breaking them, and we are particular about heat and heat retention.”
Japanese Burger Kings are offering customers the option to substitute their french fries with dried ramen snacks amid a global potato shortage.
Japan is among the many countries to experience potato shortages, as a result of supply chain interruptions and declines in demand amid the pandemic and weather issues in recent months.
- As a part of its e-4ORCE RAMEN Counter research project, Japanese automobile company Nissan has developed a self-driving car that delivers bowls of ramen to customers.
- The car is designed to be around the same size as a large shoebox and includes a wooden tray on top to hold the ramen.
- After the chef prepares the food, they place the bowl on the tray, and the car drives itself to deliver it to the designated customer.
- Nissan used an e-4ORCE electric motor that allows the vehicle to deliver the ramen without any spills or mishaps at high speeds.
- The same electric motor is used in some of Nissan’s normal-sized vehicles, such as the Ariya electric car.
Japanese automobile company Nissan has created a self-driving car that automatically delivers ramen to dine-in customers.
The vehicle was designed with the company’s new e-4ORCE electric motor and is approximately the size of a large shoebox with a wooden tray built on top. Using two motors to operate the all-wheel driving system, the vehicle is able to make quick stops and turns without spilling the ramen’s contents.
A Japanese woman featured on a food entertainment YouTube channel has gone viral.
The ramen master: A video of the store manager of Ramen Chonmage in Tenjinbashi-suji 6-chome, Osaka, preparing a bowl of ramen and egg fried rice went viral with nearly 1 million views within only five days of being uploaded.
A ramen restaurant in San Francisco has postponed its grand opening after burglars broke in and threw a party.
What happened: The burglars trashed a new Ramen Hiroshi restaurant that was set to open on Kearny Street in San Francisco’s Financial District on Dec. 10, reported SFGate.
Drew Barrymore adds to TikTok’s popular trend of #ramenhacks with not a new way to cook ramen, but rather, a new way to eat it. She shares the food hack she calls “ramen scissors” with her guest, Martha Stewart.
The Ramen Scissors: In Barrymore’s TikTok video, she picks up the ramen with her fork and demonstrates cutting the long noodles with scissors in order to avoid slurping. Her instructions specifically include, “Be careful to keep scissors horizontal and a few inches away from your face and hair.”
Matthew Smith, a former contestant of “MasterChef Junior,” recently shared how to make his Crispy Chicken Ramen dish inspired by his grandmother’s Vietnamese heritage.
100 days: On Sept. 21, the 11-year-old cook appeared in the first episode of TODAY’s “Kids in the Kitchen.”
Japanese scientists develop groundbreaking technique to make instant noodles taste like fresh-cooked noodles
Japanese food scientists have reportedly developed a new technique that could bring the taste of instant ramen closer to that of freshly cooked noodles’ than ever before.
What’s new: Ajinomoto Foods has come up with ready-to-microwave “frozen ramen bowls” which promise to give customers a more authentic taste experience than current instant noodles, reported the BBC.