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  • Oh my god,

  • this is bigger than I thought it would be.

  • Maybe I'm going to hell.

  • Since the beginning of time, man has looked up at the stars and wondered

  • Is there a portion of ramen so large you could potentially die from a ramen overdose?

  • And it seems like there is.

  • Tucked away in Akihabara in Tokyo, there's a ramen shop called Yarou ramen,

  • serving up a ridiculous portion known only as Mega buta yarou ramen

  • Which literally translates as Mega pork ramen.

  • It looks like a fucking mountain,

  • and it's the sort of portion that could feed a family of four,

  • with the bowl overflowing with over a kilogram of food.

  • Now, it's not something I'd ever normally attempt to eat,

  • but this is my chance at getting revenge against my friend Natsuki.

  • A few years ago we did the Wankosoba noodle challenge

  • - a challenge that involves eating as many bowls of soba noodles as possible.

  • And he not only won, but walked away with the 10,000 yen bet we made.

  • Wow! I have a money!

  • Before mocking me with his questionable rendition of we are the champions.

  • I am a champion! I am a champion!

  • It was a bitter outcome and this is chance at redemption

  • This is my chance at regaining my honor back.

  • This is a chance of getting my 10,00 yen back.

  • So let's go to Akihabara and let's get this shit done.

  • No!

  • Oh my god, this is bigger than I thought it would be.

  • Judging by the picture I saw.

  • We've got 30 minutes to eat this.

  • And the first person to finish wins the bet.

  • Again!

  • Do you remember?

  • I can get!

  • No.

  • This is one of the first time I've looked at dish and not known where to even begin.

  • Jungle!

  • Like a jungle.

  • Alright, 30 minutes.

  • Almost straight away Natsuki and I embarked on two different strategies for tackling the mountain of ramen.

  • He's been eating beansprouts, I've been working my way through the pork.

  • I'm trying beansprout only.

  • Second noodle.

  • He tends to eat fast and get full quickly so I reckon he'll get ahead

  • and in about 10 minutes, I just overtake him.

  • I saw first time noodle.

  • He just discovered the noodles.

  • Maybe I'm going to hell.

  • I'm still at the beansprout stage after 15 minutes. This is getting worrying.

  • You can't eat the noodles.

  • I can't get to the noodles

  • 'cause there is a pile of beansprouts the size of Spain on top.

  • He is sweating.

  • Sweating.

  • He's so gone ahead so he's taking 5 minutes rest.

  • I'm just on holiday.

  • Hello

  • again

  • pork

  • Delirious, he's gone delirious!

  • Crazy thinking.

  • I'm fucked. I'm fucked now.

  • Noodle nightmare tonight.

  • We've eating for 25 minutes.

  • and it barely looks like I've even touched my bowl.

  • That's ridiculous.

  • He's not a man.

  • Chicken boy.

  • Very disappointed.

  • When I said " I'm gonna win."

  • I genuinely believed that, I thought I had a chance.

  • I thought he gets full really quickly but he's still eating.

  • He really wants that money.

  • Oh no...

  • I'm a winner again.

  • Again.

  • Thank you, Jack.

  • I am a champion! I am a champion!

  • I don't know what I hate more, beansprout or you.

  • Don't stop.

  • I failed….again.

  • For fuck's sake.

  • It wasn't even staged for the purpose of having some kind of narrative structure.

  • I genuinely lost and I tried so hard.

  • I'm not a man.

  • I'm just… I'm just a….

  • chicken boy.

  • Chicken boy...

  • I don't know what's going.

  • That was very difficult. I…don't…

  • What are you doing?

  • Power! Ramen power!

  • I don't know what's going on - this has suddenly got quite weird.

  • On a scale of 1 to shit magic trick.

  • Get out. Get out.

Oh my god,

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B1 ramen akihabara noodle champion chance portion

Monster Ramen Challenge | Akihabara, Tokyo

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    Summer posted on 2020/10/24
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