The people of Hakone, Japan don’t mess around when it comes to ramen—but they don’t just eat ramen. Patrons of Yunessan Spa House know that a noodle bath is good for the skin and can increase metabolism, which is why they bathe in ramen too.
Owner of Yunessan spa, Ichiro Furuya, says, “Lately people are very concerned about having beautiful skin, and they know the effect of collagen, which is contained in our pork-based broth. At this bath, everybody can have fun and take advantage of the healthy elements of ramen noodles.”
But not everyone is a fan. One American bathing in the noodles said, “It’s gooey. It’s weird.” The trick is not to think about those nooks and crannies where the noodles can go.
Maybe collagen—and not being apprehensive about bathing in soup—is what keeps Japanese peoples’ skin looking so smooth and radiant. A new beer containing collagen has recently come out in Japan. The new drink, from Suntory, is called “Precious,” and it contains two grams of collagen per can.
Excuse us while we go sip on a collagen beer while taking a ramen bath. #TypicalSaturday