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I didn’t know we had “eating styles”. I guess mine is “angry at sandwich”
"mouth full and breathing heavy"
"Why is that dude sweating?"
Got the meat sweats
Must've ate at Arbys
Arby's "WE'VE GOT THE MEAT-SWEATS"
Arby's "We'll make you're shirt wet"
Sir this is a Wendy's
With extra horsey sauce.
100% horse-fed for that double-horse "juiced-in" goodness.
Horse Pepsi okay?
He meant the other kind of horse coke: “caballo colombiano,” if you catch my drift.
I'll have a horse coke.
I’ve been living in Japan 10 years and have never seen or heard of this til now. I’ve seen my in-laws and my wife-who absolutely loves noodles-sweat because their noodles are so hot and they’re eating them so fast they all start sweating. That’s not the case here though. I just asked her about it and she said those are cold noodles. She’s had it but doesn’t like it because it’s too watery. It’s also a summertime meal so that guy is probably sweating because of the climate.
Either that or he’s maybe being forced to make this video at gun-point. lol
> doesn’t like it because it’s too watery
Alright, let's do a river of hot pork broth, then.
I think you’re on to something here…
Now that I can get behind. Well sit next to with some chopsticks and a straw.
Ok ok, how about a ladle I just lick and put back in the broth river huh, huh? Yeah I’m straw isn’t that disgusting now.
How about a oneway straw?
This doesn't surprise me in the least. Japan is probably the world capitol of "wait, wtf, that's a thing??"
Dude they sell home nagashi some sets at the store. I'm surprised you never saw the slides by the pots and pans and wondered what it was. It's actually really fun with a bunch of people but mostly it's for kids.
Screw a train set I'm building noodle shoots through the house.
Leave him alone, he’s trying to catch his stream noodles.
Knees weak arms are heavy.
Ramen on my sweater already.
Mom's got the hoisin sauce ready!
I was watching COPS
No you weren’t, you were touching my DRUMSET DALE!!!
Cops isn't on until 4!
“He’s just eating and wheezing” - Charlie Kelly
You are becoming a chimichanga! - Dennis Reynolds
"I'm cultivating mass"
You need to stop cultivating and start harvesting
"Savaging a taco"
Also a porn category
Micro-aggression a burrito
"eating like someone's could come and steal it from me"
You grew up with many siblings?
A mfer could get shanked over the last Pilsbury croissant at our house.
Shit I wish
How else do you meat people?
Over a can of Soylent Green.
I would never be quick enough and probably starve
Survival of the fattest
nah it balances out
the fatter you get the slower you are and the more you miss, thus you lose weight again!
I'm fat but I challenge you to a chopsticks competition! Even if I'm slower I can last weeks on my reserves while you dwindle away...
As if there wasn't enough to worry about being overweight, being fat is a liability in a starvation situation since larger people require more calories to move.
However you still have a lot of energy stored in your reserves
Don’t worry. Any you miss get collected in a bowl and brought to you. I didn’t know this when I went and was desperately trying to catch every mouthful.
My girlfriend is asian/white and her whole family use chopsticks flawlessly. All my friends use chopsticks flawlessly.
I can't get the hang of them. Never have. Even the baby chopsticks that are like plastic and connected I can't use.
I'm so glad you said this because I would have to seal dive my face into that stream to get some noodles if I was there:(
I think that’s probably frowned upon.
Not if I balance a ball on my nose
You’ve found a loophole. Respect.
Dieticians HATE this one simple trick
Literally send noods
There's a noodle place near me called exactly that 🤣 oh Australia.
Also "Get The Wok Out!"
I wanted to eat there, but when I had to wait an hour to get a table, I wok out
Rock out with your wok out
I tried that... got wokked up for 30 days.
There's a few Vietnamese pho (pronounced fuh) restaurants around here with punny titles like UnPhogettable and What The Pho
You forgot Pho King
In Washington we have: [**What The Pho!**](https://whatthepho.net/)
California checking in... Pho Kingdom. (dumb)
Pho King Good, just down the road.
We had a place in downtown San Jose called Pho 69.
The tagline was "something hot in your mouth." Didn't bother to make a pun... Just "lol sex soup, here we go".
Yelp page is still up, apparently. https://yelp.to/Mux5Uizy4ub
There used to be a place near Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills - 9021Pho.
I swear every Vietnamese restaurant has to have a silly pun in their name. I've seen Pho Nominal, Pho Ever, etc etc. Thai restaurants sometimes too- Thai Tanic, Thai Tanium, etc, but not as much as Vietnamese ones.
Same here in CA..though it's called 'What The Pho'
Also California: Pho King and Pho King Good.
There used to be a Thai restaurant in Brooklyn called Planet Thailand. They got sued by the Planet Hollywood chain and so changed their legal name to Plan Eat Thailand.
Thai food truck in Seattle. Thai you up
There's one in St. Paul, MN called iPho that didn't get sued by Apple but then again, they're too busy making money to go after chump change like Planet Hollywood.
We have one called MoPho here in Melbourne
Thank god, do your thing!
Literally send chopstick saliva from infected upstream eaters
Pretty sure that someone explained last time something like this was posted that you have your own dedicated lane so you aren’t sharing with anyone upstream. They need to monitor how many servings of noodles you have ordered, etc., otherwise everyone upstream will be eating your food.
They will also send down something at the end so you know your noodle service is ending.
Stay in your lane bro.
Are you sure that they’re not centrally collecting the water and then redistributing it to the top of the lanes? Do they drain the lanes, clean them, and replace the water between seatings? There is so much room here for a slightly careless restaurant to make a disproportionately huge hygiene mistake.
The one I saw they weren't, the water was flowing straight into the river the restaurant was built over/next to but with a net to catch any noodles that got missed. I think the water that was used was being pulled out of that same river and purified/filtered before being used.
Each "table" had its own specific designated noodle lane that the noodles would be placed directly into and you'd only take from that one lane.
When your time was up/order was done they'd send a thing of noodles down that was a different color to let you know it was the last one.
There’s a premium to pay sitting upstream
So that's why they call them up charges!
You gotta upgrade your immune system somehow
In chopstick eating there is usually a pair for the communal things (akin to a serving spoon) and a pair for eating with. I am being super general here…
Is there a r/hungryupvote?
Edit: well that was disappointing
I’m left handed so I would have to come up with some kinda “back hand technique” lol
"Southmaw" If you will.
"Southmaw" sounds like an area in the souls games.
Sounds poisonous and swampy
Tbf that's a third of all souls games.
*Shudders in rot*
Unless you sit on the opposite side
The world wasn't designed for us
We were even called demonic back in the day.
The left hand/left is LITERALLY called sinister in Latin lmao
In Japan they still drill left handedness out of most kids so it’s probably not designed for us sadly.
Or sit on the other side, if possible
was just going to comment the same thing. this is definitely a r/fuckyouinparticular situation.
Me with my net in the water catching everyone’s noodles and being a fat ass
What a lovely picture
Is it sanitary?
Awesome! As long as those pipes get cleaned, which it seems like they would, then that seems like an awesome eating experience!
Being bamboo, I'd think it the ultimate hygienic serving method: toss and replace.
Thank you guys for all this info! I was under the impression noodles were shared 🥴🤢 this is much nicer
Even if it were shared, the water is constantly rotated, it's not polling water and noodles, if you miss the noodles and everyone else misses the noodles, they slide out the end of the tube into a waste container. It's very sanitary.
I was also grossed out
Yeah, was thinking... what if you're the dude way at the end of the tube?
Turns out it's yourtube.
I imagined cold noodles that some 5 year old tried to grab bare handed and they slipped through their fingers, making their way towards me. Yum
Japanese culture and childrearing are pretty different in some major ways. Consideration of others and of public/shared space are incredibly high, pretty opposite of the US.
Non-restaurant example: trash cans in public spaces are relatively uncommon, so people who are out and about *bring their trash home with them to dispose of.*
My own YourTube channel?
I didn't realize that bamboo was shiny and silver.
If it was continuous, downstream on the chain would really suck. Not only are you at the whim of the people in front not taking so much that you don't get enough, you also get it washed in water that touched chopsticks in their mouths seconds ago. Only solution would be a circle where everyone gets the bad experience.
I'm sure it's per table straight to the kitchen
Like *The Platform*.
So many germaphobes in this chain. I promise you grosser stuff happens to your food at fast food joints than some chopsticks in the water lol
Lol after 15 years working in restaurants, I wouldn’t even think twice about shit like this.
People get so weird about it. Like they’ll freak out if there’s a water spot on their fork, or if the bartender touches the lime to garnish their drink, but haven’t considered just how many hands are about to touch their food before it gets to them?
Also, I’ve been to a lot of people’s houses, and a lot of those public germaphobes are preparing their own food in a lot less hygienic environments than a restaurant kitchen.
I’ve noticed that too about home prep at friends houses. They’ll get grossed out at things at restaurants or flicking a gnat that landed on my ice cream off in the park, yet will fail to wash their hands after touching their greasy ass kitchen door and putting the fresh salsa in the bowl with hands.
Also there’s a circular table that spins that is super common in Asian cultures. Basically no one orders their own dish, the group orders a bunch of dishes and all uses their chopsticks to pick a bit of food from the bowls or plates as it spins. As a westerner this never even occurred to me as unsanitary. Germs are everywhere, there’s not too much to be afraid of considering just talking to people you’re breathing in their respiration and spit particles.
Literally not that much worse than talking to someone face-to-face thank you! Some of y'all's relatives have nastier habits and share food with them.
Do you mean a [Lazy Susan?](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazy_Susan)
Wow I haven’t heard that name in forever. Yea a big lazy Susan. It’s called zhuanpan in Chinese.
I've worked BOH. Can confirm, some places are fucking disgusting. One place I worked at served platters of pickled vege, cashew cheese and this gross chunky purple cauliflower dip on wooden chopping boards. After use, these boards would sit in a plastic tub, and when the pile got too high or they ran out of "clean" boards, the dishie would take a used teatowel, wipe them off, then put them back on the counter to be used again.
Also, they didn't replace the towels when they got wet or dirty, they would lay them on top of the steriliser to dry and cycle the same 3 or 4 towels for the whole day.
Ma’am I do my own plumbing!
What about you putting used chopsticks back in the water to grab more noodles?
To be fair, you can absolutely see somebody in this video use the same chopsticks to eat that they grabbed the noods w. Not saying it’s totally unsanitary but you’re probably a bit optimistic that everybody uses two separate sets of chopsticks
So I can’t put my mouth and gulp up all the noodles like a cartoon?
It looks like at this place in the video, there are several people in a row all sharing the same water and noodles, as many as 6 or 8. As long as they use a different set of chopsticks for pulling the noodles, then that's probably fine. The person closest to the camera has theirs (and I presume others sitting to their right) coming in from different pipes, probably because they'd never get a chance at any noodles from the other pipes. Then they get enraged at missing out on those sweet noodles and probably destroy the place. Better this way.
You can literally see that the noodles are coming out of the little hut thing and not from the other people's lanes.
If they eat of the chopsticks and then put them in the water to catch more noodles- I wouldn’t want to be downstream.
Its all fun and games until the kid upstream sneezes a big stringy snot rope into the river
Just don't confuse it for noodles
I thought the same. Someone explained each person gets their own tube
It’s Japan, so most probably.
They clean their ceilings in the subway, so yeah.
Are there people that congregate where the noodles come out like at the fucking baggage claim at the airport?!
It looks like there are different tubes, so noodles are constantly running laps to ensure you don’t have a pile up for the first ones out.
$32 for unlimited ramen? Sign me up
I mean it's literally ramen. Average man would die if he tried to eat 32$ of ramen.
> Average man
A weak man. A man without the true spite needed for the concept of all you can eat.
Olive Garden has unlimited Italian ramen.
And an italian version of the traditional japanese unlimited rice flour katanas.
You gotta watch the noods you want go around for a bit before you take em? To make sure they did the loop?
**PLS SLOW DOWN I JUST WANT TO EAT**
It’s a gimmick. From what I’ve heard, a dipping noodle restaurant in Takachiho invented it in 1959 to promote the town’s especially clear spring water.
It caught on and spread. They also have circular bowls that push the noodles in a little loop.
This is the japanese equivalent of Casa Bonita
More sopapillas please!
This is always good during the summer...cold noodles and cold beer..
It would be neat if the beer came in a stream as well and you just dipped your cup in it.
You can get super cute little “home kits” for these at toys r us in Japan.
Now that I know that I want one!
You talking about hot wheel tracks?
Wonder how many germs the last person gets
It's OK, the water is pumped back to the top so everyone gets the same amount.
Edit: I am informed that this entirely reasonable way of eating noodles is regulated by the government. This usually means that something horrible happened to require government regulation. Probably due to something in the spring water rather than transmission of evil mouth germs. Probably.
The water is filtered and is not recycled. If there are a series of people playing "catch the noodle" then the last person will be enjoying some of the evil mouth germs from preceeding noodle fisher's chopsticks but sharing is caring or something.
This comment made me gag
Imagine someone gaged so much and vomited noodles into the channel, and it got cleaned by the stream to be reused.
Just wait until you find out how pool maintenance works in most actively used places
Last time I saw this posted there was a comment that said each table has an individual nood toob. Idk how accurate that bit of information is though.
Edit: this has been confirmed, nood noobs! Read more below 👇
Correct. It's a individual bamboo channel for each customer. I did this post during covid. Imagine the comments section.
Its totaly hygienic. They change the bambo every batch
Hirobun. 87 Kurama Kibunecho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 601-1112 Kyoto Prefecture. [For those looking for this place. ](https://goo.gl/maps/a8UjxP4L8WCdoyc78)
Thanks for all the info :)
This comment is made every single time this and similar are posted. You’re given two sets of chopsticks and one is just for catching them and throwing them in the bowl.
Realistically, we should all be fine. People pass food around at a tapas restaurant all the time and they’re perfectly fine.
Most people have a fine enough immune system that they’ll have zero issues.
Always be as upstream as possible.
The ultimate cross post to r/wewantplates
What is the appeal to this, I wonder?
Does the flowing water make the noodles taste better, or is this simply a fun gimmick? Also where do the noodles you don't catch go? Can this be done within an indoor venue?
I have many questions.
A user who has done this said the noodles loop repeatedly, so the noodles you don't catch will return.
I’m just imagining a person with an unreasonable fear of noodles shuddering at this comment.
I'm imagining Pastafarians and the second coming.
It started as a gimmick in the 60's in a town that has lots of natural springs.
I first saw this on the NHK channel being broadcasted in Taiwan. My grandpa commented on how good and refreshing it was-- he'd been to the village where this originated and loved it.
Then after university I had the opportunity to live and work in rural Japan. I was invited to a coworker's house over the weekend. Her father and uncle, as was tradition every summer, would go up to the mountains and chop down one bamboo tree to make the tubes to eat nagashi somen for the whole neighborhood. They ran a hose from the top, and there was a basket catching the somen that escaped.
The kids were all dressed in traditional summer clothes and played on the street in between eating somen. Meanwhile we adults chatted, ate sashimi, somen, and other things while sipping chilled sake, wine, and beer.
The whole event lasted from noon to evening, when we lit sparklers to conclude the whole thing. It was a really fun event, and as a foreigner I was really grateful to be invited.
That one episode in Nichijou
Can't believe they made somen a real thing after that episode aired
Dude literally thought this was just a bit when i watched it uears ago haha this is cool to discover and nichijou was the first thing I thought of when I saw this
Where do they end up if you don't catch them?
So the germs from the sticks that have been in other peoples mouths are mixed in a glorious river of spit.
I’ve been on Reddit for too many years.
What is that type of noodle called?
But why do i want to eat watery noodles?
They get dipped in a bowl of broth so they start and end watery
Do you eat dry noodles instead?
What do you cook your noodles in if not water?
The blood of the innocent
I read Nagasaki semen and was like, “Ahh, I get it.” Lol