This guy, Josh Scherer of Culinary Bro-Down, decided to make a doughnut out of ramen because we haven’t massacred the once-delicious ramen noodle just yet.
— Josh Scherer (@CulinaryBroDown) November 13, 2014
And we don’t even think it’d taste all that badly, thanks to the horchata used and you know, fried things. We may have been willing to give this a go, had it not been for Scherer’s bro-down bro-mess of an explanation as to why anyone in their right mind would think to fry up ramen and eat it like a doughnut:
… I don’t want to consume food culture, I want to produce it. By recycling the same Pinterest recipe for red velvet kit-kat cheesecake over and over, you’re complicit within cultural stagnation; you’re taking things from the conversation without adding anything new. I’m just trying to spark up a few lines of dialogue. I want to do things that are unique, things that have never been done before, and whether they taste good or not is tertiary to the real goal of progress. I’m going to shotgun method the foodie frontier until I hit a fucking bullseye.
I’m Lewis and Clark and the ramen donut is my Sacagawea. No, that’s not right. I’m Clark, the ramen donut is Sacagawea, and anyone who reads this post is Lewis by association. Or maybe I’m Sacagawea and the ramen donut is just a metaphor for the unexplored Pacific Northwest and the sense of Manifest Destiny that defined a nation but left ashes and ruin in its wake.
If this is pinnacle food culture, we think we’re going to go home now. Like forever.
And it’s called a “ramnut.” If that’s not the most inappropriate-sounding name of a made-up food we’ve ever heard of, we don’t know what anything is. But make it at home, you (ram)nuts.
— Adam Layton (@NoshableAdam) November 12, 2014
(And sadly, this is not the worst food mash-up we’ve seen this week.)
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