Viral Food: These Ramen Bombs Are the Coolest Thing You Need to Try

Feb 18, 2021 06:36 AM EST | By Kristine M. (

What is a ramen bomb? The digital world is such an exciting and fun place, especially for food explorers, home cooks, and foodies alike. Trends like hot cocoa bombs, tea bombs, wine bombs, and broth bombs have infiltrated our kitchens, dining tables, and our social media lives in a remarkable way.

However, as we navigate through the digital world, more food trends are being discovered. One of which is the latest trend referred to as ramen bombs. There has been an explosion of various cultural dishes featured on the internet in recent years, and ramen is one of those. 

The Authentic Ramen

Ramen Bombs Are The Newest Food Trend Causing A RAMENtastic Explosion
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According to Yamato Noodle, ramen is not a purely Japanese dish contrary to what most people believe, but it is a fusion cuisine from China. The authentic Japanese ramen was initially created by Chinese immigrants in Japan about 100 years ago.

Soon after, it was crafted to perfection by the Japanese and has long been part of their culinary history. An intense taste and flavor characterize the perfected Japanese ramen that a person can enjoy from eating a combination of soup with the motodare as well as aged seasonings and noodles.

The foundation of the taste of ramen is a base soup stock that is a high-density broth. It is typically made of the following ingredients, seafood, livestock or animal bones, vegetables, fruits, etc.

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On the other hand, the motodare, a condiment made by mixing various ingredients, also has various kinds: the shoyu-type, shio-type, miso-type, tonkotsu-type, tonkotsu-shoyu-type, and tsuke-men. It is made of base ingredients, soy sauce, sugar, mirin, or sweet sake.

Additionally, the salt used for the base is infused with dried marine products like shrimp, scallop, clam, sardine, mackerel, small sardines, etc. Finally, authentic Japanese ramen is not complete without the koumi-yu or flavored oils.It adds impact to the soup's flavor and is usually made of animal oils, fish oils, and vegetable oils.

Similarly, these oils are infused with dried fishes, shrimp, scallop, clam, sardine, mackerel, small sardines, vegetables, onion, garlic, ginger, celery, spring onion, and so on. 

Ramen Bombs

   @foodiemy I can’t stop watching this ramen bomb. Turn on your speaker #foodie #ramen #fyp #viral  ♬ original sound - Foodie     

 Fast forward to this day and age, ramen has evolved dramatically. There are a wide variety of versions in terms of flavor and how it is presented. For the millennials, the hot topic today is ramen bombs.

Popularized in TikTok, just like the hot cocoa bombs and tea bombs, the ramen bomb is another food trend that exploded with goodness, which is why almost everyone is eager to try it. Thankfully, someone ingeniously incorporated the tasty flavors of ramen in a convenient and fun way.

According to Totally The Bomb, each of these ramen bombs consists of ramen noodles, spices, seasonings, and then usually enclosed inside a hard shell. The only thing required for you to do is to pour hot water over the ramen bomb to reveal its flavorful goodness.

In one TikTok post, user @foodiemy gave viewers a mesmerizing video of how ramen bombs explode into a delicious bowl of tasty ramen. If you want to try this trend, you can DIY or do-it-yourself your ramen bomb and experiment with flavors to your liking.

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