Ramen Lifestyle

Ramen-flavored foods highlight the pop cultural role of instant noodles

Implications - Instant noodle and ramen-flavored products are emerging that help to highlight its place in popular culture outside of the restaurant world and 'dorm room meal' stereotype. This progression highlights the new role that experience and preference is playing in defining new "flavors" that mimic familiar food dishes, rather than specific ingredients.
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Savory Soup Ice Cream - Salt & Straw's Ramen Ice Cream is Made with Stock, Soy Sauce and More
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This Year and Warm 582 Clicks Pub: Apr 6, 17
Savory Soup Ice Cream
Salt & Straw's Ramen Ice Cream is Made with Stock, Soy Sauce and More
Portland-based ice cream shop Salt & Straw recently introduced consumers to its newest creation—Ramen Ice Cream, which was dreamed up by a student from a nearby school. The savory ice cream... [More]
Ramen-Flavored Chips - The New Ramen-Flavored Pringles are Irresistibly Delicious
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This Year and Warm 378 Clicks Pub: Jul 7, 17
Ramen-Flavored Chips
The New Ramen-Flavored Pringles are Irresistibly Delicious
The new ramen-flavored Pringles have college students celebrating its release. This tasty new flavor mashup blends the love that cash-strapped youth have for inexpensive noodle soups and junk food.... [More]
Ramen Noodle Beers - The Cup O' Beer Noodle Flavor Brew is Made with Real Noodles
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This Year and Warm 407 Clicks Pub: Jul 6, 17
Ramen Noodle Beers
The Cup O' Beer Noodle Flavor Brew is Made with Real Noodles
Those who really enjoy ramen will be excited to hear of the new Cup O’ Beer from the Collective Brewing Project in Texas as a new way to enjoy the flavor of the favored noodle dish. The beer... [More]
Ramen Ice Cream Pints - Namco's 'Baby Star on Ice' Features Baby Star Noodles Mixed into Ice Cream
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This Year and Average 239 Clicks Pub: Oct 10, 17
Ramen Ice Cream Pints
Namco's 'Baby Star on Ice' Features Baby Star Noodles Mixed into Ice Cream
Baby Star is known as a popular dried noodle snack in Japan, but consumers now also have the chance to enjoy the snack in an entirely new format with ‘Baby Star on Ice.’ Baby Star on... [More]
Chocolate Ramen Dishes - Tokyo Restaurant Mensho is Offering the Sweet Noodles for Valentine's Day
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Untested 263 Clicks Pub: Jan 31, 16
Chocolate Ramen Dishes
Tokyo Restaurant Mensho is Offering the Sweet Noodles for Valentine's Day
Now that McDonalds is selling chocolate-drizzled french fries, it appears Japanese restaurant Mensho is doing something slightly similar by adding chocolate ramen to their menu. The sweet noodles... [More]
Ramen-Infused Cereal Bars - These Rice Krispie Treats are Made with Instant Ramen Noodles
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Untested 335 Clicks Pub: Dec 7, 15
Ramen-Infused Cereal Bars
These Rice Krispie Treats are Made with Instant Ramen Noodles
The ‘Joy the Baker’ blog recently published a recipe for homemade cereal bars made with instant ramen noodles. Most people are familiar with the sweet cereal bars made out of Rice... [More]
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