Remember a few weeks ago when I shared with you a new way to eat cupcakes? Do you also remember how I stated that the process changed everything?
That didn’t change anything. The Ramen fork changes everything.
Seriously, this thing is like a more professional version of the already serviceable spork. We here at Epic Portions are big supporters of the spork. A fork with both tine for noodles and a small bowl for soup base. Brilliant.
In case you are a curious person like myself, here is more information than you ever wanted to know about the ramen fork. This was stolen from SukiYakey.com, which is apparently the “world’s portal to cool japan”. Some call me an internet ninja for being able to find this stuff.
Ramen Fork was invented by Sugakiya, a Ramen restaurant in Nagoya Japan, aimed to eat the noodle and soup at the same time. This artistic shape was highly admired by The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) and was introduced to their museum gift shop. The museum says that it is making within the top 3 sales. It is 14 dollars for a piece.
Sugakiya started introducing Ramen Fork since 1978. It was good for the environment as well as cost reduction, but many customers preferred the wooden chopsticks. For their 60-year anniversary, Sugakiya decided to completely renew it to a easy-to-use design. They asked Masami Takahashi for the new design and Sugakiya’s CEO Shinichi Sugaki gave him only one request which was to create a sophisticated design that MoMA would exhibit it. It took an year for Mr. Takahashi to reach the final design. The difference from the previous design is the number of tynes and where they are placed.
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