Lately, I have been watching a lot of Korean Soap Operas. This has done two things to me including 1) Taken over my life, and 2) Made me constantly crave ramen.
Still, while I would like nothing more than to inhale a cup o’ noodles right at this moment, the concept of bathing in noodles is beyond me. However, just because I don’t get it, doesn’t mean someone isn’t doing just that somewhere around the world.
In Hakone, Japan, the Yunessan Spa House is now offering ramen noodle baths for its patrons. Why on Earth would anyone want to do that? Owner, Ichiro Furuya, says that the bath is good for the skin and can increase metabolism, stating:
“Lately people are very concerned about having beautiful skin, and they know the effect of collagen, which is contained in our pork-based broth.”
Hmmm… OK. While we can’t verify these wonderful benefits, we do have a potential concern… Just how sanitary would this be? Apparently you have no reason to worry about rotting noodles, because the spa house only uses synthetic, non-edible noodles.
Whether you think you would enjoy it or not, you have to admit that it’s fairly intriguing. Take a look below for an in-depth view of the Japanese Noodle Bath you might (maybe, just maybe) have to check out on your next trip to Japan.