Noodles

Can you make instant udon noodles with room-temperature water? We find out

We needed to know if the idea is worth the almost non-existent level of effort.

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We taste test the new Squid Ink Black Cup Noodle!

Could Nissin’s new instant ramen ever match the black-as-night colour of our souls?

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Does this instant “Japanese” soup from France really taste Japanese? We find out

Authentic or a knock off? Let’s find out.

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Pitch-black instant ramen added to Cup Noodle lineup to fill dark hole in our ramen-loving hearts

Special ingredient makes for an instant ramen that looks like no other.

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“Brain Ramen” instant ramen in stores now, best not to follow their serving suggestions

Why wait to be zombified before you can enjoy some delicious brains?

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All-you-can drink beer, cocktails, and udon noodle meals in Tokyo restaurant for just nine bucks

Self-serve beer tap and shochu bottles keep the drinks flowing and the prices low.

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Alien Ramen: In space no one can hear you complain…

Despite its name, Alien Ramen is based on a very regional delicacy…but it is green.

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Cute Japanese pet snake hunts bowl of cup ramen, coils around the hearts of the Internet

Not sure if cute…? Nah, it’s cute.

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Idols talk with customers as their noodles cook at new instant ramen cafe in Tokyo

Customers in Akihabara are happy to pay large markup on instant noodles for three minutes in paradise.

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We go Brazilian at Tokyo restaurant that offers “Brazilian-style ramen”

Smooth and slippery noodles are accompanied by some surprising sights.

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To eat or to play? Do both with a somen noodle slider from Japan!

No need to resolve the timeless dilemma when meal-time comes, as you can do both at the same time, and all in the comfort of your own home!

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New extra-thick instant tonkotsu ramen: Japan’s next stuck-working-during-vacation meal solution

Maruchan eases the pain of working while everyone else is playing.

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Are you game enough to eat Fire Ramen at this Japanese restaurant in Kyoto?

Fire ramen has the potential to singe your eyebrows but that’s all part of the appeal.

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Mister Donut teams up with Michelin-listed ramen restaurant for surprising new noodle range

The well-known doughnut chain is now the place to go for Michelin-quality ramen.

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Tokyo all-you-can-eat ramen buffet costs less than 10 bucks and is near city’s most famous temple

Perfect place to pig out on pork stock ramen is waiting for noodle fans in Asakusa.

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Udon chain’s awesome “Tempura Pass” deal works out to less than 10 yen per piece over five weeks

Prepaid tempura plan is totally the way to go, and even lets you choose fried chicken if that’s what your heart desires.

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Tokyo’s biggest ramen secret? This restaurant just might be the next Michelin star winner

It doesn’t have a star yet, but our research points to this Shinjuku restaurant getting the honor soon.

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Cute orange octopus from Japan is here to keep your instant cup noodles hot and tasty

The three-minute wait to make cup noodles just got a lot more exciting.

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Bottles containing flying fish now available from Japanese vending machines in Tokyo

Now you can get your flying fish soup stock at any time of the day or night in Japan’s capital.

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Chocolate ramen is back again at Tokyo restaurants for Valentine’s Day 2017, and we’ve tried it

Limited-time tsukemen-style ramen lets you enjoy chocolate three different ways.

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