Categories
Products

These Paleo Pods Let You Brew Broth In A Keurig

Beef-Broth-KCUP

It seems like there’s a pod for everything these days. The latest addition to the K-Cup-familar line is one that brews beef broth. No, you heard right. Beef Broth.

Food Business News reports that the company LonoLife are now offering bone broth K-cups that come in both beef and chicken flavors. A few flavors in development include another variety of chicken, mushroom and a vegetable medley.

While not a part of Keurig, the product can be used in Keurig brewing machines. LonoLife hopes to differentiate from the K-cup brand by making their pods recyclable.

The broth pods are designed to be great for paleo-based diets.

Categories
Restaurants

This Restaurant Serves Hot Pot With A Side Of Dragon Balls

Dragonball-Nabe

Typically, it takes years (even decades) to collect the seven Dragon Balls. If you’re dining at Japan’s Danke Dinning, however, expect to find them all in your hot pot.

Based on the beloved anime series, the restaurant serves seven orange balls made of collagen jelly with little pieces of carrot cut into stars inside. They’re call the dish Dragon Ball Nabe, Kotaku reports.

Nabe, also known as hot pot, features uncooked meat and vegetables in a seasoned broth that’s boiled to the customers’ preference. It’s typically served a dipping sauce.

The magical dish has garnered the restaurant some media attention. Though sources say there has yet to be an appearance from Shenron.

Unfortunately, the only wish these gelatinous balls will grant you is a full stomach. Unless you’re sharing.

Photo: dadakone0310

Categories
Features

5 Reasons Why People Are Suddenly Bathing In Ramen

Ramen-Bath-Jane

Instagram: @foodsofjane

When one says that they could swim in a bowl of ramen, it’s usually just an idiom for how much they love eating the Japanese soup dish.

Turns out, it’s actually a thing you can do.

A south-eastern town in Japan, Hakone, has a spa that lets patrons bath in ramen, Time reports. The trend his been dated back as far as 2007, however, it seems it’s beginning to reach a hype status more recently. Now, quite a few places in Japan offer this unique service.

So what on earth could convince someone to pay money to sit in a hot ramen broth and stew with other people? Here are five reasons.

Ramen-Bath-01

Photo: HappyPeopleHappy

Relaxing

As with most spas, folks pay to come in and relax. The hustle and bustle of the working person means they only have time for a quick shower before heading out to a 9-5. This means, there’s hardly any time for them to sit and relax themselves with a bath. Ramen bath resolves this issue.

Meeting new people

If you’re open-minded enough to try sitting in a giant bowl of ramen, especially with a group of strangers sharing the same bath, you probably enjoy trying new things. Why not take the opportunity to meet some like-minded people that are bold enough to try the same things you are? You might leave that ramen bath with some new friends.

Improves skin

The baths use a pork-based broth that is packed with collagen believed to improve the skin of patrons. Collagen is known protein said to enhance skin by protecting it from preventing the absorption of toxic substances. This allows skin cells to rejuvenate and stay healthier.

The experience is complete with synthetic noodles used to get that collagen in every “nook and cranny” of your body.

Metabolism

Let’s face it. After a certain age, most metabolisms just crap out. Unless you’re a super exercise fanatic, chances are your metabolism could use the boost. The ramen baths are said to provide that boost in metabolism.

For the story

Not many people can say they took a bath in a bowl of ramen. If anything, why not just do it to say you did it? If it eventually becomes a trending practice, you were one of the first to try it out. If it fizzles, you can say you were one of the few to try it out. Either way, you paid to sit in hot ramen.

We doubt you can should add additional ingredients to your bath. Though we don’t think extra chill sauce and runny eggs will make the experience any better. Prices for the experience vary depending on the location.

Categories
Hit-Or-Miss

Creepy Craigslister Wants to Pay $175 for ‘Woman-Flavored’ Ramen

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

If a stranger offered nearly $200 just for you to sit in a tub, you might think he was a pervert. A Peeping Tom. A creep who’d recreate the ending of Psycho faster than you could ask why on earth the tub has ramen noodles in it. But judging by a recent ad on Craigslist, it would seem there’s actually a totally legitimate, totally non-murdery reason someone would make such a request. Like, say, wanting his dinner to taste like “woman.”

A few days ago, a Craigslist posting surfaced in New York offering (under “talent gigs,” no less) $175 for a woman to sit in a bath full of ramen noodles wearing nothing but a bathing suit. The lucky gal would pick up the keys at another location, proceed to the poster’s home, and enjoy the next 30 minutes alone in sweet, salted, slippery bliss. She wouldn’t even have to taste good, per se. As the ad notes, the poster would season the sauce himself prior to dinner.

ramenbath2

Assuming no one was killed in the end, this actually doesn’t sound like too bad a gig — $200 for 30 minutes worth of work. It might be worth noting though that similar ads have popped up before back in February this year and again in 2009, which tells you a lot about the job security. Eeek.

Categories
Products

Chopstick Straws Forever Change the Soup Game

ku-bigpic

Let’s file this under “things we’ve been waiting our whole life for.”

Being able to literally have your ramen and drink it too is a reality with these Soup Straws. Imagine chopsticks, now think of them hollowed out with an opening at each end and a series of holes at the tip. This is some serious next level sorcery right here.

An innovative idea by designer, Julian Lechner, these Soup Straws mean the end of awkwardly slurping up your broth while simultaneously trying to shove noodles and meat into your mouth. Because trying to get that perfect ramen bite is a real life struggle.

SONY DSC

Unfortunately, this invention is only a concept for now. We’re hoping that some food-loving investor will see how necessary this is and pony up the funds to get Soup Straws at ramen restaurants everywhere. Until then, maybe just pop a straw into your bowl of soup to get at that broth. Or you could use a spoon, that might work too.

H/T Gizmodo + PicThx Julian Lechner