Taipei restaurant serves alien-like 14-legged large isopod on high of ramen for S$65

Sure, you learn that headline proper. When you’ve determined that you just’re bored of the same old ramen toppings like chashu and ajitsuke tamago, why not tuck into some isopod ramen as a substitute?

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A restaurant in Taipei, The Ramen Boy 拉麵公子 simply unveiled their latest dish: a bowl of ramen made with a 14-legged large isopod. For the initiated, the alien-like large isopod is a crustacean that may be discovered round 500 metres beneath the floor of the ocean. When it comes to size, they’ll attain over 30cm.

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The eatery revealed their new dish in a Fb publish on 22 Might 2023, the place the proprietor referred to the enormous isopod as a “dream ingredient”. The ramen, which prices NT$1,480 (S$64.74), is first ready by eradicating the innards of the isopod and steaming the meat and shell. Afterwards, the meat is added to Yusuke rooster bouillon soup. The large isopod shell on high of the bowl is simply used for adornment (whether or not or not the sight of it builds or ruins appetites is as much as the diner).

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The publish additionally defined that the enormous isopods used within the dish had been caught close to the Dongsha Islands.

The Ramen Boy states that the chicken of the isopod tastes just like lobster and crab, whereas its yellow glands have the flavour of crab roe. It additionally describes the isopod as being “unexpectedly contemporary and candy”.

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This restricted dish is simply obtainable to The Ramen Boy’s common clients, attributable to the truth that provides of the isopods are restricted.

This isn’t the primary time {that a} ramen restaurant has unveiled an unorthodox tackle this widespread Japanese dish. We’ve seen dishes like piranha ramen and matcha ramen and, extra lately, a restaurant in Malaysia even created a durian ramen dish served in an actual durian husk.

With ramen repeatedly being taken to new ranges of weirdness, I do marvel what different unusual twists different eateries will make to this dish sooner or later.

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