The Ramen Taco, France’s Conveyor Belt-Gourmet Restaurant, A U.K. Burger Full of Booze, and WeHo’s Got Fried Chicken Beignets

Flavorful World’s Friday Fourplay offers up a bite-sized tidbit of info on each of the four food- and drink-related things we found most interesting each week.

Image credit: The Vulgar Chef
Image credit: The Vulgar Chef

The Ramen Taco

This innovation from The Vulgar Chef may be neat, and probably tastes fair to good, but it’s really not that surprising, is it? Didn’t we all know, on the day we first saw ramen used for hamburger buns, that was where it was all probably headed? I suppose it’s only a matter of time before some mad genius finds a way to mash-up ramen with doughnuts or make ramen out of bacon or some such madness, and then ramen’s rhapsody of self-discovery will be complete. (By the way, if anybody finds a way to bring either of the above suggestions to fruition, you’re welcome. I’ll settle for a 30% cut of whatever you earn from it.)

Via FineDiningLovers.com

Image credit: RocketNews24
Image credit: RocketNews24

France’s Kaiten-Gourmet Restaurant

That’s kaiten as in “kaiten-zushi,” the Japanese term for sushi served to customers via conveyor belt. Paris restaurant Medi Terra Nea has taken to offering hors d’oeuvres and desserts to diners by way of revolving belt from which they can grab their selections. One still needs the aid of a server, however, when ordering entrées at this eatery whose chef was trained by Joël Robuchon. Regardless of not all menu items being literally up for grabs, it’s easy to understand why the appeal of conveyor belt food service in a stylish and comfortable setting crosses cultures. Could be time I saw Paris.

Via Foodbeast

Image credit: The DrinksBusiness.com
Image credit: The DrinksBusiness.com

Limited-Edition U.K. BrewBurger

The “BrewBurger” is the limited-edition baby of BrewDog co-founder James Watt and Honest Burgers co-founder Tom Barton. From March 3 to April 2, 2014, Honest Burgers diners in the U.K. can order this burger whose individual components get prepared with three distinct types of beer. The alcohol content of the finished product remains high enough that anyone wanting to taste it must present proof of being of legal drinking age. The phrase “more than the sum of its parts” feels apt here, given my love of burgers and booze and all the permutations by which to combine their best attributes. Ah, sweet, sweet adulthood.

Via The Drinks Business

Image credit: Glazed Donut Bistro
Image credit: Glazed Donut Bistro

Fried Chicken in a Doughnut

I…I can’t. I just can’t. I’m too overcome with joyful sobs to think of anything coherent to say here. Just click the link below and marvel with me at the delightful insanity (Be warned: the Fried Chicken Beignet is just the tip of the tasty iceberg.) coming out of West Hollywood’s Glazed Donut Bistro. Marvel, I said!

Via Thrillist

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