A Crazy Food Challenge
Tokyo is famous for the absurd amount of monster food challenges in restaurants. From the monster gyoza to the 1-foot tall 8 flavored ice-cream, you can find so many varieties of food challenges across the capital. Chris Broad from the channel Abroad in Japan went with his pal Natsuki to try out a Monster Ramen Challenge in the heart of Akihabara, also known as Electric Town.
Chris having previously lost a bet against his friend on the Wanko Soba Challenge (a challenge that involves eating 100 bowls of noodles..yes..100..), this was the chance for him to redeem himself! The bet: The one who can eat the most wins 10.000 yen (100 dollars).
The shop: Yarou Ramen. A variation of the famous chain shop Jiro Ramen, famous for the huge amount of garlic and beansprouts they put in their bowl. Our two friends wait as their monster size Ramen is being prepared:
First, the noodles! That’s a huge portion of noodles, but wait till you see the rest..
Next, an infinite amount of bean sprouts!
Top it with gigantic slabs of pork, add pickled bamboo shoots, a soft boiled egg, seaweed, and…..
VOILA! The Monster Ramen is ready! Let’s see if our 2 friends can handle it.
The first reaction from Natsuki: “It’s like a Jungle!”, a jungle of beansprouts of course. For Chris, he just doesn’t know where to begin! And it’s quite understandable when you size of it.
Now there are two strategies you can use in order to finish the bowl. Either you do like Natsuki and eat all the beansprouts, making your way slowly towards the noodles (but there’s a risk for the noodles to become soggy), or you do like Chris and eat a bit of everything.
But eating all those beansprouts ain’t so easy. Like Natsuki says:
Or maybe all this ramen is just making him completely delirious, who knows..?
But how did the bet end? Who managed to eat the most Ramen? Check out the video to see!
If you are interested in Monster Food Challenges, how about a 1-foot tall ice-cream challenge with Where’s Stu?
Or how about seeing Chris try to eat 100 bowls of Wanko Soba?
|Addresses||3-2-11 Sotokanda Chiyoda Tokyo|
|Getting there||5 minute walk from Akihabara station|
|Open||Everyday from 11am to 10pm|