The Rainbow Ramen dish offered by Chef Alan Valera from E.A.K. Ramen in Los Angeles was created to support the LGBTQ+ community during Pride month this year.
The dish lives up to its name by offering an array of colors in the form of various dishes, and its wide range of toppings makes it look more like a poke bowl than it does a ramen dish. The dish is served chilled with a spicy and sweet base that contains soy milk, sesame and chili. The vibrant toppings that make up the rainbow theme of the ramen include tomatoes, broccoli, red peppers, carrots, lotus root, sweet bean paste and ground pork.
The important cause behind the inspiration for this Rainbow Ramen dish, coupled with its media-friendly aesthetic, makes it effective in its goal of appealing to Millennial and Gen Z consumers.