Instant ramen is one of the world’s most ubiquitous cheap eats. But which international noodle brand reigns supreme? To help Sean Evans unpack the increasingly intricate world of mass-market noodle bowls, he’s enlisted the help of Andrew and David Fung, the stars of the wildly popular YouTube channel Fung Bros. While taste-testing noodles from across East Asian, Sean, Andrew, and David slurp up instant soba from Japan before sampling Samyang’s hot chicken flavor ramen—a dish made famous by last year’s viral “Korean Fire Noodle Challenge.” Finally, the guys taste-test Ichiran’s ultra-luxe ramen kit before stepping into the Japanese chain’s legendary solo dining booths. Does complete isolation really enhance the noodle-slurping experience? Is it ever worth dropping $39 on a three-pack of instant ramen? Is the Fire Noodle Challenge really all it’s cracked up to be? Find out the answers to these important questions—and more!—on an all new episode of Sean in the Wild.
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