I’m not sure what came over us, but we got totally, uncontrollably influenced by Katamari Damacy while editing this video. It’s weird, when we think about it. In our videos, we often think of Simon and Martina as the characters, but there’s a third character as well: us as editors, who perceive the events a lot differently than we might have when we were filming the events. That’s so…meta…maaaan.

Mitt Rameny

Anyhow, we felt very much like including a King of the Cosmos. Except we can’t use him without copyright blablabla issues, so we made our own. We made Katamari Noodle music, and our King of the Cosmos is, instead – get ready for it – Mitt Rameny! Get it? Not Mitt Romney, but Mitt Rameny! It’s so genius! When I told Leigh and Martina about the name, they stared at me blank faced. OH COME ON! That was a perfect, perfect name. Well, maybe not perfect, but definitely something deserving a chuckle, at least! OH MAN! It’s brilliant! Ok I’ll stop now.

But, for real, this is one of my favourite video edits ever. Leigh was super motivated and did a rocking job of totally Katamari-ing the whole thing. The spinning around our ingredients made me a very happy Dothraki. But that could just be us. Let us know what you think and if you think it gets in the way too much.

Back to the video, we were actually inspired to do the video after we shot our Walking Tour of Hongdae’s Clubs, because – at the end of it – Martina did the lid-cup thingy, and we read a bunch of comments from people asking what in the blue horkadork she was doing. So we figured it’d make sense to show you what this was, as well as some special Ramen Hacks. I mean, come on: that chopstick thing is pretty badass. Do that in Korea, and they’ll give you honorary citizenship, like that. Ha! I wish. Hey Korea: you ever gonna let us, you know, umm, vote here and stuff?

I do think Martina goes a bit overboard with her ramen, but that’s only because she eats it for different reasons than most people. Ramen is most of the time a cheap meal. If you’re hungry and in a rush and only got a buck or two, you get some ramen and you’re set. But Martina eats ramen, not out of desperation, but out of passion for ramen. She loves this stuff. So, instead of just adding one thing to make it better, Martina will go all out to make her ramen masterful. You don’t need to do all that she does. Pick one or two that suit you best. You might not be a fan of the dried fish, for instance. I’m not a fan of the egg myself. Let us know if there’s anything you add to your ramen to level it up.

So, yeah! That’s it for this week. We’ve got some bloopers from the day as well. It really wasn’t easy filming outside. So noisy! So windy! And it seemed like it was gonna be a nice day, and then the weather got terrible. Eep!


Lastly, if you want free noodles, we have them, for you! Just click this button here, and they might come to you one day. Maybe not through us, but some way, some day, you’ll get them. Better click on this subscribe button here just to be safe:

  1. This was one of the first Eat Your Kimchi video I ever watched. I love this video, and I’m remixing Martina’s ramen, processed cheese, siracha and an egg, awh yeah baby! What ultimately sewed me attached to this channel was Leigh’s failed attempt at eating ramen :’D

  2. I love this video too much :’D and I also need the Ramen song!! hahaha :’D

  3. Oh my gosh, I just added a slice of cheese to my ramen for the first time, and woah dang, this is some of the best instant ramen I’ve ever had! And I live in Japan! X) Happy tummy~ Happy tummy~ ^^

  4. Who knew I was only a lousy amateur at ramen consumption! The chopstick trick is my favorite. You guys are truly the masters! ;D

  5. Haha I am a subscriber and I did get free noodles :) Someone gave me a bowl of rabokki which happened to be the exact same one as Simon has in this video. It was good timing that I re watched this otherwise I would have had no idea how to make it, never having seen the drainable kind before. I didn’t have ranch, so I put in 2 slices of cheese and a sachet of steamed vegetables (any extra nutritional value has to be a good thing right?). It was delicious, I love Shin Ramyun too but I think I’ve been converted :)

  6. I always make my shin ramyun with MOZZARELLA cheese, fried egg, and deli sliced black forest ham. DELISH!!

  7. I have to try the processed cheese. :D Sounds so weird yet so good. :D

  8. OMG! I can not eat my ramen plain ever again. ( have you guys tried this with kimchi flavoured ramen, it’s really good to.)

  9. holey moley that is one entertaining video, you guys are really good at what you do in front of and behind the camera <3

  10. Good Gawd, you guys have just changed everything! I feel like I was blind, but now I can see! :-P Seriously though, picked up some ramen in the local Korean shop, cheese & Kimchi, dang it was delish.

  11. I, for one, really enjoyed the editing on this video! It was very enjoyable! :) And now I desperately want ramen, but I also just ate my breakfast. Sigh.

  12. How are those bad nails? They’re much prettier than mine.
    Loved the editing!

  13. Mitt Rameny, absolutely brilliant! Brilliant!

    I like to add mushrooms and sliced zucchini to my ramen and then eat it with kimchi. Mmmmm. Delicious!

  14. uuughhh the cravings! thx giuse. (u_u”)
    Really though, it’s super gratifying to see this video justifying my need for ramen science. To the future of my MSG fuelled addiction! Awesome job on the editing too. Looks like you had a great time putting this together and it was a joy to watch. <3

  15. I freaking loved the editing for this! As a media student I’m getting all excited about the skills used in this video -flem- >~<

  16. This video saved my night. I was totally on my own making dinner for myself and instead of chomping down another boring bowl of cereal, I raided my fridge and made awesome ramen ^^ Mushrooms, spinach, cheese, an egg and hotsauce because I don’t have spicy ramen~ It was delicious

  17. for me the editing seemed like waay in your face but that’s probably because ive never played katamari other than that I really enjoyed the video and I like putting corn in my ramen mmmm

  18. You want a ramen hack, try David Chang making Cacio e pepe out of instant ramen. Now THAT’S a ramen hack!
    I found the recipe here: http://terriblemusings.tumblr.com/post/13113103475/this-is-david-changs-instant-ramen-cacio-e-pepe
    Video of the deed being done:

  19. I haven’t even watched the video yet, but I see processed cheese and ranch in the opening image, so I’m already inclined to skepticism.

  20. By the way, don’t think that I didn’t notice how you told us what it tastes like, ’cause I did. That was great, thanks.

  21. First, I am glad to know I am not the only one that looks at the passers-by and judges them on their relative hotness. They are pretty damn hot by the way (I’ve yet to see a person under the visual age of about 50 that was UNDER an 8….I NEVER see an 8 here…stupid Virginia)
    Second, I can’t be the only person who wants the ramen song as a ringtone.
    Third, my 2 year old Sophia LOVES you guys, Seriously, you come on and she calls you guys “Shee-moh and Pretty”. And she abandons her shows to watch you guys.

  22. Oh my goodness, this video was AWESOME!! I loved everything about it, katamari damacy, they awesome ramen hacks, the ramen ingredients song, american cheese made of corn… everything! Also really put me in my place since I thought I was pretty good with ramen adding egg and spring onion but you guys are in totally different level! :D Thanks for this! ^^

  23. Wow, guise. Every time I think your videos can’t get any better, they do. I am impressed, very, very impressed. And also worried a little bit. Is this level of awesomeness natural? Or is it caused by some freaky lab accident?

    I have two questions about the bloopers: 1 – Martina unni, is that Mr. Bean impersonation? I remember him doing similar stare-then-turn-away-and-then-stare-some-more thingy. 2 – What does “pinch one off” mean? Seriously, somebody, please explain this for me. I have no idea why its not appropriate thing to say.

  24. That looks so much better than the orange muffin I am eating right now. Wait, I am not sure what to make of those mixtures after seeing Leigh’s reaction. Did she like it or gag on it? Hmm…I guess I can look for some noodles and just add the cheese…for SCIENCE! By the way, what the heck were those swirly bits in Simon’s cup?

  25. I watched your first ramyun video years ago and remember seeing you put cheese into it and I was like “eeeeeeew that’s gross” but then one day I had a hankerin for cheese in ramyun and I tried it and it was the BEST THING EVER. I find though that it takes away a lot of the spice from Shin Ramyun. I can handle spicy food like a pro. Even in Chinese restaurants when the waiters tell me it’s spicy I’m like “No no, I’m fine.” and it’s never really very spicy. I’ve had other noodles which claim to be “spicy”.

    But when Korean noodle companies tell me their ramyun is spicy – I believe them.

    Anyway – because of you guys I like to add cheese and an egg and whatever else I have in the fridge. Leftover pulled pork in ramyun is amazing because it’s so tender. I actually prefer to add the dried veggies in at the end and mix it through because I like the crunchiness… :D The chefs in the background were funny. It’s like the camera pointed in their direction and they were like “Nope!”

  26. Strange that I had that particular brand of ramen bokki last week…I added some cheese, odeng and a hard boiled egg to it and it was yummy. Might go to the korean grocery store just to get another one…

    I have specific ingredients that I place depending on where the instant noodles come from:
    Korean ramyun: odeng, egg, cheese, spam, wet seaweed, random veggies I might have, maybe leftover hot pot meats i have
    Chinese brand ramen: egg, maybe spam, sometimes seaweed, sometimes a version of home made broth (this ingredient list depends if I’m eating it in the middle of the night or not.)
    Japanese brand: no clue (it’s strangely harder to get good instant noodles from Japan. Might not be looking at the right places, or it’s expensive)

    I used to put hot dogs and have them cut like octopi, but because I worked at a place selling organic, grassfed hot dogs, I just can’t bring myself to eat other hot dogs… unless they’re from Costco.

  27. At first I thought that short little ramen song was an f(x) song xD

    And wow the editing is great :D

  28. ..am I the only one who eats mushrooms with my noodles (just not instant noodles)?

  29. This video…. so many ingredient ideas…. and them hacks! I am definitely going to try the egg and the chopsticks idea in the future! My profile picture is also ramen, but it was ramen prepared at a restaurant, not the instant stuff.

  30. Good job keeping the beaming rays lined up with the Shin ramen. Don’t know if final sl-t pro has some kind of magic thing for that, but good work.

    Also, love the skilltesta / hungry Lee bit. Keep that up for sure lol

  31. Simon, do you walk around everywhere with a bottle of Ranch? :P

  32. Oh look, another FAPFAP where Simon and Martine eat delicious Korean food that I can’t -WAIT A SECOND THAT’S RAMEN! I HAVE RAMEN! FINALLY, SOMETHING I CAN EAT!
    I always add egg to my ramen, but I mix the egg up like I’m going to scramble it and then pour it in. Then I add whatever vegetables I happen to have, usually some combo of carrots, spinach, and broccoli. I recently figured out you can add a tablespoon or two of soy sauce for a richer, saltier flavor too.

  33. I do a cheese slice, egg and sriracha. Hashtag gourmet.

  34. They sell Shin Ramyun in some of the grocery shops here in Finland, but it’s the hot & spicy one and it’s way too spicy for me! It’s so damn delicious but too spicy! D: So I usually buy some other noodles that aren’t that spicy, and then add white mushrooms and some vegetables into it. It’s cheap and delicious~

  35. Ahh, I want ramen!!!!!!!!!
    But anyways, amazing editing indeed~~
    Sadly the ramyeon here in Belgium isn’t really good =_= (speaks out of experience)
    And please excuse my poor editing skills but I just couldn’t stop myself, kkk
    Yeah it sucks TT_TT

  36. I put dark soy sauce, hot pepper sauce. cheese, vinegar and 2 packets of different curry flavours.
    thanks for the cheese idea!!!!

  37. I add some mushrooms and green onions to my ramen owo

  38. I sooooooo eat my ramen 100% like martina. May try Simon’s way. Cheese +ranch sounds strangely appealing. I was thrilled when i discovered cup dobotkki and i bought it in bulk. Now to find the kimbap that yall get from the 7-11 but think its an exclusively korea thing…

  39. Martina doesn’t like ranch? Blasphemy!

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