Brittany Murphy (RIP) starred in the 2008 film The Ramen Girl (Amazon), playing Abby, an American dumped by her boyfriend in Tokyo who finds her true calling: to make ramen. Brittany Murphy was actually pretty well-cast as a whiny privileged expat determined to learn the way of the noodle from the tyrannical master ramen [...]
Somen are a Japanese wheat noodle which are usually eaten cold, with a dipping sauce. During the summer, they're occasionally eaten out of a long bamboo trough flowing with fish or seaweed broth in which diners must pluck the noodles with chopsticks as fast as they can. As added pressure, noodles that aren’t caught [...]
Here's a totally mesmerizing four-minute video of Danny Yip, executive noodle chef at Mr. Chow in Los Angeles, making noodles by hand. Alton Brown narrates, saying, "This may be the best culinary magic trick you've ever seen."
This is from the extras to the DVD of Kung Fu Panda (buy at Amazon). Watch the video below [...]
Here's a video report from Reuters on the next generation of ramen robots at the Fua-men ramen noodle shop in Nagoya, Japan. Kenji Nagoya, the owner of the noodle shop is a robot manufacturer, and he's using the noodle robots to showcase his latest technology. He extols the robots' precision over their human counterparts: "The [...]
Welcome to Retro Recipes! Brought to you from the capable kitchen of Eat Me Daily's Stephanie Butler, each week revisits a preparation from the past that straddles the line between ingenious and absurd. This week: Tagliarini.
As I look back on these Retro Recipes, I see a disappointing lack of that most vilified and clichéd of [...]
Momozono Robot Ramen shop in Yamanashi, Japan is gaining popularity thanks to a robot that mixes ramen based on customer preferences reports Mainichi Daily News. Japanese engineers seem hell-bent on replacing human chefs with robots.
Ramen revelers can customize their orders, via a computer screen, by choosing different levels of levels of soy sauce, salt, and [...]
"Noodles" comes from the photography section of A Nice Idea Every Day, an art project by Vivien Weyrauch and Fabian Röttger. Their about page says: "Our work is inspired by pretty much everything, mostly bad tv shows, video games, goulash and ponies." [via]