Recipes Video

Elote Ramen Is The At-Home Instant Ramen Recipe Everyone Needs To Try

Instant Ramen is probably one of the easiest at-home foods to make because it lends itself to so many versatile upgrades that you really can’t go wrong eating it with some accouterments or simply on its own.

The Foodbeast team got together and came up with their own personal ways of cooking up instant ramen at home. Probably the coolest of the batch, if I was the sole judge, is this Elote Ramen made by our very own Oscar Gonzalez.

Using a container of Cup Noodles, Oscar combined the hearty flavors of instant ramen with the bold zest of Mexican street corn. Taking some canned corn, shredded cheese, milk, lime juice, hot sauce and Tajin, he wove together a masterpiece of instant noodles and elote.

Honorable mention also goes to Foodbeast Chris who ground up his Top Ramen into noodles, rolled them out, cut them back into noodles and cooked them. Super excessive, super delicious, and oddly soothing practice.

Rounding out the rest of the team, you can see how Costa made his Spicy Ramen Bake, Elie his Spicy Peanut Butter Pepper Ramen, and Marc‘s Cacio e Pepe Lemon Ramen. Those are seriously some mouthwatering recipes, I’d be down to try with some instant ramen.

Check out the video if you’re looking to enhance your instant ramen experience at home! What should the crew make next week, y’all?!


Packaged Food

Trader Joe’s ‘Everything But The Elote’ Seasoning Bottles The Magic Of Street Corn

With the ever-popular Everything But The Bagel seasoning Trader Joe’s released not too long ago, the grocery store chain has decided to keep their seasoning blend momentum going with their newest addition to the spice aisle: Everything But Elote.

You can find a typical elote, seasoned corn on the cob, from street vendors in Mexico as well as some cities sprinkled throughout the United States. The corn on the cob is covered in mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili powder, and finished with some lime juice.

Trader Joe’s seasoning blend boasts some salt, chili pepper, parmesan cheese, chipotle powder, dried cilantro, and cumin. Trader Joe’s mentions the idea for this item came after the success of both the Everything Bagel seasoning as well as the Organic Elote Corn Chip Dippers.

You can find this new blend at all participating Trader Joe’s locations across the US. We picked up a bottle ourselves, and so far its tasted fantastic on tacos, instant ramen, leftover chicken wings, and some strawberries Elie forgot to put his name on. It’s pretty amazing.

Culture Video

The Surprising History Behind Your Favorite Thanksgiving Foods [WATCH]

You’re sitting down to dinner with your family and and a bountiful spread of your favorite foods are sitting in front of you. The combination of aromas strike your very being every time a relative opens the door. You’ve got turkey, corn on the cobb, mashed potatoes, yams, and tons of other dishes that are sure to leave you full and sleepy long before it’s time to line up for Black Friday.

So where did all this food come from?

It’s Okay To Be Smart, a series from PBS Studios, created an animated short illustrating the origins of some of the most iconic Thanksgiving foods.

Corn, for example, went through about five different mutations over thousands of years before it came to look like the bright-yellow kernels we love today. Turns out, Benjamin Franklin fought pretty hard to have the turkey become our national bird as it was native to North America as much as the bald eagle.

Each dish has an unexpected history that not many people know about.

Before we plunge our forks into our Thanksgiving dinners this year, let’s take a second to appreciate the journey our food went through to get to where they are today. In another world, we could have been carving up bald eagles.

Definitely do not want to try that.


This Restaurant Used A Lobster To Brilliantly Reimagine Elote


If there’s one corn dish I’m always craving it’s the elote. The popular street dish in Mexico features a cob of corn that’s slathered with butter or mayonnaise. It’s then topped with a variety of flavors like lime juice, cheese, chili powder, or salt.

I didn’t get to try an elote until my early twenties. One bite, however, and I was hooked.

Before that, the closest dish I’ve had was the Vietnamese variation. This featured charred corn topped with a salty green onion oil. Still delicious in a different way.

Hop Phan, one of the co-owners of Dos Chinos and Sit Low Pho, came up with a dish that combined both the traditional Mexican flavors with some Vietnamese highlights. It’s called Lobster Elote and it’s beautiful.

Dos Chinos‘ Lobster Elote features a halved lobster that’s topped with a garlic aioli, fried shallots, green onions, shredded cheese, corn kernels and chili powder.

Check out how it’s made at the Southern California-based food stall.

You can find the Lobster Elote on the Dos Chinos secret menu. Your chances are better off at the brick-and-mortar location in Downtown Santa Ana’s 4th Street Market than at one of the truck’s, as they carry a limited supply.

They’re available for $27.75, unless there’s a promotion.

Hit-Or-Miss Video

This Idiot Drills Away His Two Front Teeth Eating A Cob Of Corn

Another unfortunate event comes out of the Rotating Corn Challenge this week, and I actually feel bad for the guy. 

Our parents taught us not to play with power tools for a pretty good reason, and now we have people out there putting cobs of corn on them, then into their mouth. Lets not forget that there’s a possibility of the drill bit actually hitting your teeth, mouth or face, and doing some serious damage. 

The full video is quite graphic, so viewer beware. It involves a lot of blood and a massive meltdown once he realizes what he just did.

Buh-bye two front teeth, hellooo massive dental bill! (and maybe even an ER visit with that much blood and any other damage the power tool did) 

My question is: What do you think is going to happen when you put something on a POWER DRILL that’s spinning that fast up against your teeth? This is one of the scariest challenges I’ve seen yet, and would prefer not to see any other people get hurt because they tried to eat something off of a power tool.

There could be a trick to it, like being sure to cook the corn so its softer, or not holding down the drill trigger all the way… or maybe you just need gums of steel. The cob definitely gained some speed wobbles too, so maybe the side to side motion combined with the ultra fast spinning is what popped his two teeth out so fast. 

I’m probably not going to try it to find out, and we are not condoning this nonsense.

People are definitely doing it successfully, unlike this girl who lost half her head of hair a few months back trying to complete the mindless challenge:

Photo Credit: Dentistry Forum

The Katchup

Budweiser’s Name Change And The Strongest Penis Ever [The Katchup]

“Ugh, The Katchup is FINALLY back. Took you guys long enough, geez.”

Yes, we can read your mind. We’re also really good at recapping all of the craziest stories of the week, so don’t feel bad if you missed out on them the first time around. Although you should still feel a teensy weensy bit bad.

How can one determine the strength of his penis? One man found out with the help of three cases of beer. Ja Rule has somehow managed to be relevant again, but only because somebody threw a beer can at his head, and it’s hysterical. Good luck getting me to ever buy Dr. Pepper again, not after the “prize” one little kid found in the bottle.

Budweiser took a shot for glory (and pretty much missed) when they changed their principal beer’s name to “America.”  Somebody finally created a device that can make tortillas. Taco Tuesday will never be the same again.

Welcome to…THE KATCHUP!


This Wombat Eating Corn Is The Most Adorable Thing On The Internet

Lately, corn on the cob seems to be a popular food choice for viral food videos. There’s the guy who ate corn on the cob while it was spinning on a power drill, and the gal who tried to recreate the corn on the cob drill and ripped her hair out. Well, here’s another “corny” video that’s much easier to watch.

A corn-eating wombat named Pete stole my heart. Pete the Wombat was featured on the BBC program Natural World 2016, where he was filmed getting his “favorite” snack of sweet corn.

Watching Pete eat sweet corn is hilariously adorable, because he looks pretty comfy. And perhaps a little gassy. His handler seems like a chill guy, too.

After his corn, Pete the Wombat seemed to enjoy his “banana-flavored” medicine and tried to eat the syringe. We’re glad Pete is being looked after so well, because without wombats like Pete in this world, there’s little hope for humanity.


The First Thanksgiving And What They REALLY Ate

Hint: no cream of mushroom soup or marshmallow topping


Yankee has provided a brief rundown of the foods eaten at the first Thanksgiving, which was celebrated during the fall of 1621 at the Plymouth Colony in modern-day Massachusetts:

venison was a major ingredient, as well as fowl, but that likely included pheasants, geese, and duckTurkeys are a possibility, but were not a common food in that time. Pilgrims grew onions and herbsCranberries and currants would have been growing wild in the area, and watercress may have still been available if the hard frosts had held off, but there’s no record of them having been served. In fact, the meal was probably quite meat-heavy.


(via Smithsonian)

Likewise, walnuts, chestnuts, and beechnuts were abundant, as were sunchokes. Shellfish were common, so they probably played a part, as did beans, pumpkins, squashes, and corn (served in the form of bread or porridge), thanks to the Wampanoags.

The magazine also mentions a few items that were not eaten at the feast: “Potatoes (white or sweet), bread stuffing or pie (wheat flour was rare), sugar, Aunt Lena’s green bean casserole.”

Written by Mary Miller // History Buff // Featured image via Community Links