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World’s First Michelin-Starred Ramen Is Coming To Singapore

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A tiny nine-seater noodle shop in Tokyo, Japan made international headlines in December 2015 after earning a star from the highly respected Michelin Guide. Next month, Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta, the first and only Michelin-starred ramen eatery in the world, will open its first branch in Singapore.

Tsuta Singapore is aiming to duplicate the success of the original store in Tokyo which sees a long queue of customers hours before it opens. Tickets are sold to patrons as early as 6 a.m. which are then quickly sold out by 8 a.m., three hours before the 11 a.m. opening.

A variety of soup bases are available to choose from: shoyu soba which features a soy broth; shio soba, which has a salty broth made from Okinawan sea salt; and miso.

Founded by ramen master Yuki Onishi, the Soba Noodles Tsuta noodle shop is home to meals prepared with freshly-made noodles and carefully selected ingredients. He is set to oversee the Singapore branch to ensure that similar standards are maintained, reports the Straits Times.

According to Michelin Singapore, the proposal to expand the business in Singapore began with one stranger’s message on Facebook. It read: “We would love to tell the world about your ramen. Have you ever thought about opening a restaurant outside of Japan…in Singapore?”

Chef Onishi recalled what piqued his interest, “I had never particularly thought of expanding abroad, but what distinguished the Singapore partner was simply the fact that he came, got in line, and actually ate my food. The other people who said they were interested in Tsuta didn’t do that.”

The partner from Singapore turned out to be from the same firm that partnered with the one-Michelin-starred Hong Kong dim sum chain Tim Ho Wan.

The new Soba Noodles Tsuta, which is set to house 18 seats, will be situated at the Pacific Plaza, at the heart of Singapore’s shopping district.

Written by Ryan General | NextShark

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Hit-Or-Miss Humor

Pornstar Pulls Hysterical Prank On Unsuspecting Pizza Guy [WATCH]

Every guy with access to a computer has likely seen a “pizza delivery boy” scenario that involves a naive pizza delivery guy with a huge penis delivering a sausage pizza to a sultry, buxom woman, who was apparently planning on eating an entire pizza all by herself.

One dreamer in particular thought he was walking into the best situation known to man when famed Asian pornography star London Keys was the one who answered the door and beckoned him to come inside (of the apartment, you perverts).

The gentleman delivering the pizza keeps a steady look of disbelief planted on his face the entire time, although his confusion is rivaled only by his tepid enthusiasm to get the show on the road. Of course, things take an even funnier turn for the worse when a surprise guest stops by for a visit.

What would you do?

 

 

Source: Tattoo Girlsss

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Fast Food

Here’s How Starbucks’ New Rewards System Will Affect Your Day

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Those who frequent Starbucks before their morning commute are in for some news. The coffee chain has announced that they’ll be making some major changes to their Star Rewards system so customers can get more out of their coffee-buying experience. Most customers.

Starbucks announced that they’ll be making a few modifications to their popular rewards process.

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Possibly the biggest change comes from getting a star. Initially, customers will get one star for every visit. If you saved up 12 stars, you can get yourself a free drink or item of food. Now, it seems that customers will get 2 stars for every $1 spent.

For those who like to order a drink that costs more than $5, that’s a lot of stars coming in.

Customers who typically go for the simpler drinks like black coffee, however, probably won’t see as many points. Twelves stars would typically get you that one free item at Starbucks. Now, folks will have to reach 125 stars to achieve the same goal.

With 2 points for every $1 spent, we’d have to drop $62.50 to get something free. For those like us who usually stick to a tall black coffee, that’s an extra 30 bucks to get that free item.

Lame.

Starbucks says that the system will be implemented in April.

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Celebrity Grub

Bobby Flay’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Event Was Awkwardly Interrupted By His Alleged Infidelity

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As the first celebrity chef to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, nothing could be better for Bobby Flay. Turns out, something always goes wrong.

During the ceremony Tuesday, as Flay delivered his speech, a plane flew overhead with a banner that read CHEATER. Also present in the crow was Flay’s 19-year-old daughter Sophie.

While it’s not clear whom the banner was directed towards, it should be noted that Flay has recently filed for divorce with his former wife of 10 years. The celebrity chef has been linked romantically to numerous women including his assistant as well as two female celebrities.

Us Weekly reports that Flay’s estranged wife denies having anything to do with the banner.

Photo: Bobby Flay Facebook

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Fast Food

Pizza Hut Korea Created a Surf ‘N Turf Pizza with a Dessert Stuffed Crust

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No one ever agrees on what toppings to put on a pizza, that’s for sure. Pizza Hut Korea doesn’t have time for this kind of indecisiveness, however, so they’re throwing om everything and then some with their new Star Edge Pizza.

The Star Edge Pizza (whose name likely comes from its star-shaped crust) is topped with calamari, shrimp, broccoli, peppers, bacon, sausage and steak. The crust is stuffed with cream cheese in the form of little turnovers. Each piece is filled with a different fruit: cinnamon apple nut or cranberry. While this doesn’t sound like the best combination of ingredients, we have to hand it to them for creativity.

Though it’s a tad on the pricey side, what would you expect from a pie that serves an entire three-course meal in one slice? A medium Star Edge Pizza is available for 28, 900 won ($27.09 US) and a large for 34,900 won ($32.71). The Star Edge is available at all participating Pizza Hut Korea locations.

H/T Brand Eating

 

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Restaurants

Taco Bell’s Parent Company Opened a Vietnamese Restaurant, Stupidly Features a Communist Star Logo

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Vietnamese residents in the proximity of Yum Brands’ new Banh Shop are upset over the brand’s use of a star in the logo. The Banh Shop Saigon Street Food features a not-so-subtle five-point communist red star as part of their official store logo.

Would you expect anything different from the place that refers to pho as “Vietnamese-Style Chicken Soup?”

The Dallas-based Vietnamese-American restaurant is Yum’s first foray into the world of Vietnamese food, and it looks like they’re off to an incredibly bad start. Anyone of Vietnamese descent remembers how bad things were under the Vietnamese communist regime. The star, whether red or yellow, represents that unforgettable era for Vietnam. It’s almost as bad as a swastika or the Hydra symbol.

Foodbeast reached out to Yum and they sent us this email between Yum Vice President Jonathan Blum and Vietnamese-American Community of Greater Dallas, Thanh Cung.

Dear Mr. Cung,

Thank you very much for taking the time to speak with us this morning.  We appreciate your time.

First, on behalf of all of us at YUM, please accept our sincere apology to you and to the Vietnamese community for unintentionally offending you with the logo of Banh Shop.  We have the greatest respect for the Vietnamese people and culture.  It was never our intent to offend anyone, but we see we have made a mistake and in hindsight, we should have recognized this logo could be offensive.  Therefore, and effective immediately, we are changing the logo and removing the red star from all materials and signage at the restaurant.  That will happen by end of day today.  We will design a new logo, and would greatly appreciate your reviewing it, along with other aspects of this restaurant, before we make a final decision.  We hope that you can let us know if there are any other elements in the new logo or aspects of the restaurant that could be perceived poorly.

We want you to know we have heard the issues raised by you and others in the community, and we are addressing those right away.  It is important to us that our restaurant is enjoyed by all, and we hope you can let others know of our sincere apology for the mistake we have made and the actions we are taking to address it.

Christophe Poirier, who heads up new concepts for YUM, will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time for the two of you to meet to review new logo designs within the next 24 hours.  We hope you’ll accept our apology on behalf of the Vietnamese community, and that you will feel free to contact either Christophe or me directly with any additional concerns or questions.

Thank you again for your understanding and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

Jonathan Blum

Senior Vice President

YUM Brands, Inc.

Let’s break it down:

First, on behalf of all of us at YUM, please accept our sincere apology to you and to the Vietnamese community for unintentionally offending you with the logo of Banh Shop.  We have the greatest respect for the Vietnamese people and culture.  It was never our intent to offend anyone, but we see we have made a mistake and in hindsight, we should have recognized this logo could be offensive.

We really want to believe it was an unintentional effort, Mr. Blum. The thing is, you’re responsible for one of the largest fast-food chains in the world. We know you respect Vietnamese culture and all, especially with a menu that dumbs down Vietnamese food to a bare minimum, but you have to have known throwing a huge red star on front of your shop would turn some heads. Seriously, don’t you have people who work for you spot-checking this stuff?

Therefore, and effective immediately, we are changing the logo and removing the red star from all materials and signage at the restaurant.  That will happen by end of day today.  We will design a new logo, and would greatly appreciate your reviewing it, along with other aspects of this restaurant, before we make a final decision.  We hope that you can let us know if there are any other elements in the new logo or aspects of the restaurant that could be perceived poorly.

Christophe Poirier, who heads up new concepts for YUM, will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time for the two of you to meet to review new logo designs within the next 24 hours.  We hope you’ll accept our apology on behalf of the Vietnamese community, and that you will feel free to contact either Christophe or me directly with any additional concerns or questions.

Oh awesome, you’re taking down the star today. Also a really solid move asking the President of the Dallas Vietnamese Community to look over your new designs. Should win over a few hearts if he happens to agree. Though maybe keep his phone number handy next time you open a Vietnamese-themed eatery.

Thank you again for your understanding and consideration.

WHAT.

H/T Culture Map Dallas Picthx Marc Lee