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The Ramen Taco Exists, But the World Didn’t Need It

Instant ramen noodles have gone through a bit of an identity crisis, especially since the introduction of the ramen burger. Thanks to the folks over at The Vulgar Chef food blog, the noodles…

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Lunch Inspiration: Ramen

For some people, ramen brings them back to their dorm room days of slurping down ramen while cranking out 15 page papers into the wee hours of the morning. Clutching onto the styrofoam cups…

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NYC Restaurant Takashi Announces Secret Late-Night Ramen

Takashi—a popular grill-your-own-meat Japanese restaurant in NYC's West Village—has just announced (via Facebook) that it will begin serving a secret "late night ramen" starting this Friday, by…

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F*ck Ramen Burgers: “Ramen Cake” is Now a Thing in Japan

Japan is pretty much murdering every other country in the cake and pastry department. And now, Japanese bakeries are making "ramen cake" (ラーメンケーキ), which is cake that's shaped like everyone's …

Get a virtual boyfriend. iPhone app Kare to Gohan (Dinner with My Boyfriend)—or its english version, PlusBoys—has photos of young men, each with a personality profile and a back story. For example, Biker and college student Tatsuya is friendly, but likes going to rock festivals by himself. The young man of your choice will whip up a meal for two, accompanied by screens of cheerful “welcome home” banter. Warning: If you check in on more than one character in a short span of time, it might lead to jealousy.
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What The Japanese Can Teach Us About Dining Solo

If there's one salient piece of advice for those who dine alone, whether out of choice or necessity, it is this: “Never be daunted in public.” The fact that this quote comes from Hemingway,…