Man's 'Expert' Way of Eating Ramen Leaves Internet Baffled

One man's "expert" way of eating ramen has baffled online commenters.

A video of the method, originally from TikTok, was re-posted to Instagram on Tuesday by Memes by Joe, a popular Instagram meme page, who wrote: "How to eat ramen 101." The video has amassed more than 1.7 million views and hundreds of comments from confused viewers, many of whom called the method "inefficient."

In the video, the man—named Jahn Kov—holds a chopstick in each hand and dunks them into his bowl of ramen. He then uses the chopsticks like sewing needles to wind the noodles into a tight ball. Once the noodles are securely woven over his chopsticks, he takes both utensils in one hand and takes a bite.

"Are you joking?" asked the woman recording. "Wow."

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One man's "expert" way of eating ramen has baffled the internet. kazuhide isoe/istock

According to Delish, eating ramen is a "two-handed effort;" however, the publication recommends that diners hold both chopsticks in one hand and a spoon in the other.

"When it comes to eating ramen, it's a two-handed effort. Pull the noodles out and thread them loosely over your chopsticks, using your soup spoon to loop them over. Then dip the noodles back into the broth and use your spoon to soak up the soup," Delish advised.

"Bring both to your mouth at the same time—ideally with some green onions in the mix. The dish is best enjoyed when you're getting broth, noodles, and toppings all at once," the publication concluded.

Delish also advised against twisting the noodles together in the broth, as this could create a "soup shower" when trying to take a bite.

The text overlay in Memes by Joe's video called Kov's ramen-eating technique "brilliant," but many viewers disagreed.

"That takes too long," said nick.james27.

"This is a lot of work," agreed nsadhwani. "I just lost my appetite lol."

"How is this pro?" asked instantshinobi. "So inefficient lmao. I would have finished most of the noodles by then eating it the normal way."

"That's amateur hour...put that bowl up to [your] face and use the shovel/slurp method," wrote nate.doyle03.

Mariaalonna added: "But the noodles would be cold as heck by the time he reaches halfway...also how would he go about drinking some soup with the noodles at the same time? That's the best part."

Kov's ramen method isn't the first food-eating "hack" to go viral online. In May, a woman's "life-changing" pineapple-eating hack went viral on TikTok, as did another woman's ice cream-serving tip.

And last August, a woman named Sheena Marie amassed over 127,000 likes on her hot dog-eating hack to avoid "messy lips."