MENUDO RAMEN Makes Head-Turning Debut at LA Restaurant

Image courtesy of Don Chon Menudo

A Southern California menudo specialist, Don Chon Menudo, is turning heads on Instagram with the recent debut of their newest creation: Menudo Ramen.

Debuted just a few days ago, the Menudo Ramen takes Don Chon’s traditional red menudo and adds noodles to the mix. Each cup of the order also gets topped off with corn, lime, cilantro, onion, oregano, and chili peppers.

While the traditional menudo bowls Don Chon specializes in contain hominy, the ramen version swaps the hominy for noodles.

Don Chon, located in Pacoima, California, is known for specializing in both red and white menudo, but also makes their own handmade tortillas for dipping. They’re a sister restaurant to Birrieria San Marcos, a restaurant that sizzles on Instagram with their birria creations.

When it comes to the Menudo Ramen, the comments so far have been mostly positive, with folks on Instagram curious to try it or saying that it looks good. Others are curious about the addition of corn to the top of the ramen, while some would rather just have the traditional bowls.

Regardless of how you feel about menudo ramen, it’s definitely an interesting combo worth sampling.

Don Chon Menudo is only open on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 8 am – 2 pm, so those wanting to try a bowl should head there then.

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Guinness World Record Set For Largest Menudo At Nearly 2,500 Pounds

Menudo is one of the most well-known meals (and hangover cures) to come from Mexican cuisine. Made with tripe (the edible lining of a cow’s stomach), hominy, and plenty of warm chiles and spices, this soup has become a popular weekend staple. Recently, one Mexican food company stepped up big to pay tribute to the hearty, spicy menudo.

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Photo courtesy of Juanita’s Foods

Juanita’s Foods, a producer of hominy, posole, menudo, and other Mexican foods, set a Guinness World Record this weekend, for the largest menudo ever conceived.

It required a 300-gallon kettle to cook everything and weighed an astonishing 2,439 pounds.

Juanita’s Foods worked with culinary students and instructors from the Arts Institutes to make the record-breaking feat happen at their headquarters in Wilmington, California.

According to a press release, over 980 pounds of tripe, 600 pounds of hominy, and 171 pounds of spices and chiles went into making this massive menudo batch.

A Juanita Foods representative confirmed to Foodbeast that the minimum requirement to set the record was 1,100 pounds, meaning that just on the amount of tripe and hominy alone, the mark was easily eclipsed.

It took about 6 hours to cook the menudo at the event where the Guinness World Record was confirmed, and it fed approximately 800-1,1000 people who attended, including Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti. The rest was donated to local community service organizations, including The Dream Center Foundation, Food Finders, and Long Beach Rescue Mission.


Korean Girls Try Authentic Mexican Food For The First Time [WATCH]

You haven’t tried Mexican food until you’ve tried the authentic stuff. No, we’re not talking about a sizzling plate of fajitas, a pair of taquitos, or even a chimichanga. We mean the hardcore dishes like menudo with fat pieces of tripe and tacos with beef tongue.

The folks over at DigitalSojuTV are at it again, having Korean girls try foods from different cultures for the first time. You may remember the time they tried American BBQ and pizzas for the first time.

Now, they get to experience the magic of authentic Mexican food. Some of the dishes include tacos with various meats (lengua, chorizo, carnitas, tripas), horchata, seafood tacos, menudo and tamales.

Check out their reactions to the tasting experience.