In the name of “bridging cultural gaps through fusion food,” adventurous home cook Josh Scherer—the brain behind Culinary Bro-Downhas created something we don’t need, but suddenly really want to try: Ramen poutine.

Inspired by The Vulgar Chef’s Poutine Sushi—an exemplary exhibition of “Canadian-Japanese diplomacy,” in the words of Thrillist’s Kristen Hunt—this bro wanted to “introduce some lesser-known cultures to the mainstream via fusion food.” Well, I guess we could all be more educated when it comes to Canadian delicacies.

BuzzFeed gets credit for unearthing the ramen poutine recipe. Here’s the ingredient breakdown:

  • ramen bricks, dressed in pre-packaged dressing and cut into fry shapes
  • a “miso oxtail gravy” (instructions for this are complex, so if you want, “just use the powdered gravy mix and some ground up beef jerky”)
  • cheese curds
  • scallions
  • a soft-boiled egg

The instant ramen “fry bricks” are quickly deep-fried to emulate actual fries.
An aerial view of the final product:
We wonder if ramen poutine will taste as good as it looks. Either way, it’s safe to say this isn’t the first poutine mashup creation of this nature.

Here’s some more stuff we loved from today:

Watch a trailer for the ‘Hunger in America’ documentary. [Eater]

Give your bae the gift of bacon jewelry. [Foodigity]

Longman & Eagle collaborates with Pipeworks on a Manhattan cocktail-inspired beer. [Longman & Eagle]

This origami measuring spoon is the shit. [Gizmodo]