Monday, August 15, 2016

MARVEL x Ippudo Event

Marvel x Ippudo

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Are you Team Captain?

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Or Team Stark?

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Let the battle begin.

I was lucky enough to make it to the limited Marvel x Ippudo collaboration event with the relase of Captain America: Civil War. What does a six item, limited menu look like? How do you represent each side and all of their allies at a ramen shop?

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First, go download the Marvel version of Tsum Tsum. Do they have this smartphone game overseas? Board any crowded train in Japan, look over your neighbor's shoulder, and I give it a fifty fifty chance they are playing this game. (Editor's note, I wrote this before Pokemon Go was a thing).

I know this is sounding like a sponsored post, but it isn't. I wish this site was sponsored by Disney.

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Let the feast begin!

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A refreshing blue beverage (Captain) and some spicy fried noodles (Stark). I'm not a fan of sweet drinks, so the clear victor was Team Stark with their tasty snack. On to the ramen!

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Each ingredient in the bowl is meant to parallel a character in the movie. Breaking it down:
  • Pepper studded noodles, a.k.a. Ant-麺.
  • A fried chicken wing, from Falcon.
  • A Bucky bomb eggplant.
  • Bacon espuma. I was told this is a missile bubble. Not sure.
  • Scarlet Witch red magic tomato.
  • And of course the A for America.
This bowl was awesome. A very light chintan soup, with very firm, peppery noodles. The bacon espuma should make its way into more light bowls of ramen. Who doesn't love bacon!


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Over at Team Iron, a.k.a. Team Paitain:

  • Black Widow noodles, made with carrots for a red color.
  • Spiderman webbing, which was actually cotton candy.
  • Tony's arc reactor egg.
  • A mix of Vision veggies.
  • Black Panther's balsamic vinegar sauce.
  • War Machine's meatball.
I wasn't feeling this one at all! Actually, and I told this to the staff, the two corn chips made the whole bowl smell like, well, corn chips. I removed them and proceeded, but this bowl was just crazy. Definitely a win for Team Captain.


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After the bowls, a snack and desert.

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The parma ham sushi bites were meant to be little Tsum Tsums (is that even a word) from the game. Tasty!

Desert was a Captain America pudding.

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Tickets for this event were gone within four hours of it being announced on their Facebook page. You can check it out here so you never miss another event!

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