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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?!


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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.

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Give Game Day A Kick Of Flavor With This Quick Elote Dip Recipe

If you’re a fan of elote, this dip is going to be a game-changer in your party recipe lineup.

This dip combines the typical ingredients of the Mexican street corn with Dean’s French Onion Dip for an added savory kick. It serves as the base to combine together corn, jalapeños, cilantro, MORE Dean’s Dip, and chili powder for a punch of flavor.

This Elote Dip is also incredibly easy to make, as it doesn’t take more than 20 minutes to chargrill the corn, mix everything together, and bake it off. As a result, it makes for a great recipe idea to have when in a rush.

It takes the standard chips and dip to a whole new level, and makes for a great shareable platter to take to your next big party.

You can view the entire recipe for this Elote Dip below.

Servings: 4-5

4 large ears of sweet corn
1 ½ cups Cotija cheese (fresh if possible)
¾ cup Dean’s French Onion Dip
¼ cup jalapeños, sliced
Small sprig of Cilantro
Chili powder


Step 1
Preheat your grill. Alternatively, you can cook the corn on the stove.

Step 2
If using the grill, place corn cobs on grates and cook, turning every 2 minutes until done. If using stove, place a large skillet on high heat. Allow skillet to heat completely for 3 minutes. Place corn cobs directly on the skillet (do not use oil). Rotate corn in pan until char is even around the cob.

Step 3
Allow corn to cool slightly, then cut kernels off cob and place into a large bowl.

Step 4
Add Dean’s French Onion Dip, jalapeños, and half of your cotija cheese. Place mixture into an 8” cast iron skillet or other ovenproof dish. Cover with the rest of the cotija cheese. Place skillet into oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

Step 5
While your dip is baking, chop cilantro for garnish. Once done, remove dip from oven and top with chili powder, an additional scoop of Dean’s French Onion Dip, and cilantro. Serve hot with your favorite chips or other vessel of choice!

Photos by Pete Pham

Created in partnership with Dean’s Dip

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‘Elotots’ Are The Elote And Tater Tot Hybrid We All Need

These aren’t your average potato toddlers tater tots. These bad boys are called “Elotots!”

The staff sergeants at the Mess Hall Canteen food truck in Orange County, California have put together the machine gun of tater tot dishes. The tots — blanketed over creamy eloté style corn and dubbed “Elotots” — are filled with bacon crumble, diced jalapeños, mayo, parmesan and cotija cheese, and garnished with their signature napalm sauce and hot Takis chips. Your tastebuds won’t know what hit them.

Mess Hall’s tater tots are deep fried to a perfect crisp, even with the rich and creamy eloté sauce enveloping them, while all the ingredients are in perfect sync, creating a complementary texture with each bite you take.

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Can You Handle This Hot Cheetos Eloté Burger?

There’s nobody in this world who has ever said that they prefer small and neat burgers with the least amount of ingredients as possible. Well, I guess that’s what you call a slider — but that’s beside my point. One of the major charms of a great burger is how messy it can get.

This burger topped with an avalanche of eloté corn and crushed Hot Cheetos comes from Lock & Key Social Drinkery (LKSD) in Downey, California. Complete with two grass fed beef patties and adobo crema sauce, you’ll be scraping up every single kernel off your plate.

If eloté and Hot Cheetos dust is not for your palate, LKSD has burgers for just about anytime of the day:

  • Breakfast — The BAE Sandwich: an aged sharp cheddar cheese omelet, sunny side egg, avocado, applewood smoked bacon, and chipotle adobo mayo between a buttery croissant.
  • Brunch — The FML Burger: two grass fed beef patties, American cheese, applewood smoked bacon, maple mascarpone, all between a French toast battered bun, and drizzled with hot maple syrup.
  • Dinner — The End All Burger: two grass fed beef patties, a secret sauce, American cheese, applewood smoked bacon, New York-style pastrami, shredded duck confit, sunny side egg, lettuce, tomato, and onion, on a buttered bun.
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Internet Helps Street Vendor Rebuild After Man Destroys His Cart In Viral Video

The internet has come to the rescue of a Hollywood street vendor, who filmed a heated confrontation between himself and a man who pushed his food cart to the ground. A GoFundMe account has been set up, and already surpassed the goal of $1,000. Currently, the account, set up on July 24, has more than $3,000 in donations.

The now viral video, which has more than 4 million views, shows street vendor, Benjamin Ramirez, being berated by a man and woman walking a dog.

The argument apparently started after the assailant, identified as Carlos Hakas by the Huffington Post, told Ramirez he was taking up too much space on the sidewalk. The video shows Ramirez telling him he has enough room to walk around his cart.

It should be noted that the identity of the suspect has not been confirmed by Los Angeles County authorities.

The video, posted by Imelda Reyes on Facebook, shows the men arguing in Spanish, then shows Hakas try approaching Ramirez with a stun gun in his hand. However, in self defense, Ramirez quickly grabs a jar of chili powder and throws it in Hakas’ face, staining his black Guns N Roses t-shirt red.

The video, which was recorded on Ramirez’s cell phone, shows Hakas pushing over Ramirez’s food cart, sending food, spices and other debris into the street.

“He kept telling me that there was no room to walk on the sidewalk, and I said, ‘There’s plenty of room to walk around,'” Ramirez told ABC7 Eyewitness News. “I was afraid he was going to hit me with something because he came at me with something, so I grabbed my bottle of chili. I meant to throw it in his face but it landed on his chin.”

Due to the vitality behind this isolated incident, it’s safe to say the Internet is livid. Now, there’s even a Facebook “Review” account for Carlos A. Hakas, with more than 4,000 people leaving 1-star reviews on the page.

For now, Hollywood law enforcement officials have yet to officially name a suspect, but if it’s not the aforementioned Hakas, he has yet to come out and explain that he’s innocent.

This case is now under review at the office of the Los Angeles City Attorney, where it will be determined if the suspect in the video can be prosecuted for misdemeanor vandalism, according to ABC7 Eyewitness News.

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Check Out Disneyland’s New ‘Elote Style’ Deep Fried Corn on the Cob and Chicken & Waffles Skewer

Just when you thought Disneyland had run out of ways to keep you from having money in your pockets — I’m kidding, that will never happen.

In their latest food offerings that will have us gladly shelling out the cash, the Paradise Garden Grill inside Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim, CA has once again developed quite a stir all over social media.

Enter the ‘Crispy Battered Corn on the Cob’ and ‘Chicken and Waffles Skewer’.

As you may know, many Californians are all about their eloté style corn and chicken & waffles so its no surprise that this exclusive dish is deep within the California Adventure park.

Photo by: Peter Pham

The buttery corn on the cob is lathered with the same famous batter they use on their corn dogs, but is then topped with cilantro-lime mayo, lots of parmesan cheese and other seasonings.  While its not “technically” eloté, you still have a way to kinda satisfy those cravings inside the park.  Or you could just ask for a knife and whittle down the kernels.

Photo by: Peter Pham

The skewer on the other hand is a juicy chicken breast covered in waffle batter, deep fried to golden perfection, topped with powdered sugar and accompanied by a rich, delectable sage,maple and bacon bits-filled syrup that just steps the flavor up multiple notches.

In classic theme park fashion, DCA has taken the deep frying to a fantastic level, delivering more variety and deliciousness within the company’s many parks.  Who knows how long these menu items are going to last, though… so get going!


Hot Chee-lote Makes Its Debut At Noodle Festival, Thank You 2017


It was but a few months ago I reported on a crazy concoction that an Internet junk food star created: a Hot Cheetos-crusted corn-on-the-cob. Now, there’s something officially called a Chee-lote, a Hot Cheetos x Elote hybrid.

In my initial report, I thought food creator Tym Bussanich was a crazy genius for his bastardizing of elote. The dish was not something anyone would ever serve at a restaurant, but genius enough as click fodder for my fellow Foodbeast readers. Then sure enough, it happened — a restaurant announces they will be serving something similar, an homage to the Internet, Hot Cheetos and a stoner’s fever dream all in one.

Low Key Poke Joint is at the helm of the creation, an Orange County-based poke joint that has already made a name for themselves with their Hot Cheetos Sushi Burrito. The Hot Cheetos Elote will make its debut at the upcoming Noods Noods Noods festival presented by Cup Noodles (full disclosure, it’s a Foodbeast festival).

This is all according to their Instagram photo that went up a few hours ago:

The debut of this item begs the question — where are we in the Hot Cheetos trend cycle? The very beginning? The middle? Tail end? The Low-Key Poke Joint seems to be doubling down, their second Hot Cheetos creation in but a few short months.

If the Noods festival is any indicator, the myriad of available Hot Cheetos-inspired items seems to tell a serious story. It looks like the folks at well-known Orange County sandwich shop, The Kroft, are taking the festival to debut a Hot Cheetos-crusted bao bun, filled with Philly Cheesesteak ingredients: