Dubbed a world-first, this terrifying noodle dish is made with 100-percent piranha broth

Back on 1 April, Japanese event creators Holiday Jack sent out a press release announcing it would be creating the world’s first-ever Piranha Ramen. Sadly, the news turned out to be an April Fools’ Day prank, but noodle lovers around the country went crazy for the idea, responding with sadness, and even anger, that they weren’t going to be able to get their jaws around a toothy piranha.

The response sent the Holiday Jack team into overdrive, as they attempted to win back the favour of ramen fans by finding a way to actually make this ramen dish a reality. So they went off and ordered a huge shipment of edible piranha from the Amazon River in South America, and when it arrived in Japan, the scale of the 300-kilogram (2,000 piranha) delivery came as a surprise to even customs officials at the airport.

As the largest delivery of edible piranha in Japan, this shipment marks a landmark moment in the history of the country’s rare cuisine. Why? Because it’s going to be used to create Piranha Ramen, in what Holiday Jack is calling a Japan-first, if not a world-first, for the ramen industry.

▼ “World’s First Piranha Ramen”

While we’ve taste piranha before, we’ve never had it in a bowl of noodles, and certainly never as a ramen broth, but this is exactly what’s going to be offered on the menu. Not only will the Piranha Ramen come with the option of being served with a large whole piranha, it will also contain a broth made from 100-percent piranha.

The “world’s first 100-percent piranha broth” is said to be a perfect partner for ramen noodles, but if you want to get a taste of the rare dish, you’ll have to get in quick as only 1,000 bowls will be made available over four days this September. The exclusive ramen will be served up to only 100 customers on day one of the event, with 300 servings available on each of the remaining days.

And if eating a fearsome predator fish with sharp teeth isn’t enough of a walk on the wild side for you, you’ll be happy to know that it’s being served up at the recently opened Ninja Cafe and Bar in Tokyo’s busy Asakusa tourist district.

That means you can follow your piranha meal with a shuriken ninja throwing star experience! In fact, there’s a whole array of ninja activities on offer at the Ninja Cafe and Bar, but if you want to try their Piranha Ramen, it will only be available for four days only, from 20-23 September inclusive.

The Piranha Ramen with 100-percent piranha broth will retail for 3,000 yen (US$28.20), with a whole piranha topping available separately for 2,500 yen. That means a complete set of noodles with a whole piranha will set you back 5,500 yen, but given that it’s not every day we get to taste such a fearsome looking fish, the steep price might just be worth it.

Restaurant Information

Ninja Cafe & Bar Asakusa
Address: Tokyo-to, Taito-ku, Nishi Asakusa 3-27-14
Piranha Ramen times: 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (Sept 20); 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. (Sept 21, 22, 23)

Source, images: PR Times
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