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Ramen Noodle Guitar

Ramen Noodle Guitar

Guitar maker Artem Mayer of Copper Guitars created this crazy custom instrument using 36 packs of instant ramen noodles. After casting them in polyester resin – and adding some delicious seasoning packets – he shaped the body and added a maple wood neck, hardware, and strings.

The History of Ramen

The History of Ramen

Whether served fresh from a handmade noodle shop, or cooked up quick from a package of the instant stuff, Ramen is one of the world’s favorite dishes. Mental Floss digs into the origins of the dish, as a specific kind of noodle made its way from China to Japan, and eventually led us to the delicious meal we enjoy today.

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Ramen Notes

Ramen Notes

Back in the day, we lived off of instant noodles. After all, they’re dirt cheap, fill you up, and they actually taste pretty good. Now that we’re “adults,” we prefer fresh-made ramen, but we still dig Fred’s silly sticky note pad which looks like a brick of the dorm room mealtime favorite.

Udon Noodles Telecaster

Udon Noodles Telecaster

We’ve seen guitars made from pencils, skateboards, cardboard, and titanium, but this is definitely the first one we’ve seen made of noodles. Daniel Seidel of forward >> audio crafted this wild instrument by casting a resin body filled with Japanese udon noodles. As an added bonus, he made it glow in the dark with UV powder.

Making Gourmet Instant Ramen

Making Gourmet Instant Ramen

Claire Saffitz is back in the Bon Appétit test kitchen to replicate a classic junk food item. This time she turns her attention to something more savory than sweet, with the college dorm room staple of choice – those bricks of curly instant ramen noodles.

Ichiran: An Introvert’s Paradise

Ichiran: An Introvert’s Paradise

…but it’s gonna cost you. Japanese food chain Ichiran serves only tonkotsu ramen – noodles in thick pork broth. They let you customize it to your heart’s content, then serve it in private cubicles. Just you and your food. There’s one in Brooklyn, but again…

Making Suomian Noodles

Making Suomian Noodles

A look at a long-standing tradition in China’s Nanshan Village, where a handful of people have passed down the technique to create these long and skinny noodles, which are quite time-consuming and complex to make. We’re having some serious carb cravings now.

Ramen Burger

Ramen Burger

New York chef Keizo Shimamoto has replaced one carb with another, swapping the buns on his burgers with crispy fried ramen noodle patties. People line up for hours to get one, but we suppose it wouldn’t be hard to make at home.

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