Japanese Restaurant Serves Miso Ramen With a Soft-Serve Cone in It

A Japanese restaurant has been getting a lot of attention for its unique Miso ramen dish which comes with a soft serve cone melting in the center of the bowl.

If you were to make a list of ingredients that you think best complement Miso ramen, milk and chocolate soft serve probably wouldn’t be at the top. But that just proves you’re not a gourmet visionary, like the people at Franken, a restaurant in Osaka Japan. On January 4th, Franken started selling its unique sweet-and-sour red miso ramen dish with a soft serve cone melting in it. Apparently, they went through many types of desserts, and the soft serve was just unexpectedly compatible with the ramen dish.

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The soup itself is based on miso and gochujang red chili paste, and also contains pork, beef, and chicken extracts. Doesn’t sound like the kind of food I’d mix with milk and chocolate soft serve, but Franken claims you’d be surprised how well they go together. They’re so confident people will like it that they only serve their miso ramen with the soft serve.

“After trying more than 10 kinds of ice cream, I settled at a mixed soft serve with chocolate that is not too sweet compared to simple milk soft serve,” Mr. Shimizu, the creator of the unusual dish, told J Town. “It complements the spicy miso beautifully and doesn’t interfere with the taste of ramen.”

Interestingly, this isn’t Franken’s first foray into bizarre sweet-and-spicy combinations. Last year, they attracted a lot of attention for an equally strange miso ramen and cotton candy dish. I wonder what they will come up with next year.

If you find this miso ramen intriguing and wouldn’t mind giving it a try, you should know that it is only going to be available until the end of March.

Japan is no stranger to weird food. Remember alien dumplings, or this blue Clear Chicken Soup? They almost make this miso dish seem ordinary.

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