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Chocolate ramen, a sweet treat for Valentine's Day

Friday, February 05, 2016 - 00:58

A Tokyo restaurant chain is introducing a flavor kick to sweeten Valentine's Day. It's part of a new dish described as a savory ramen noodle soup, but it's made of chocolate. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Nothing says romance like chocolates -- but chocolate noodles? Go for it! says one restaurant chain in central Tokyo, where in honor of Valentine's Day it's serving up Japan's popular ramen noodle soup with a generous helping of cocoa. The noodles are served in a lamb broth. Slices of pork, spring onions and black pepper add to the mix. A hit for some customers like student Tomoki Sudo who's on a repeat visit. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) MENSHO CUSTOMER, TOMOKI SUDO, SAYING: "I was afraid some strange food would be served up. But actually the different tastes worked well together. It was, how would you say, sweet and salty." In Japan, it's the GIRLS who give chocolates to the BOYS. This year, a bowl of ramen from a sweetheart could just replace that traditional box of chocolates.

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Chocolate ramen, a sweet treat for Valentine's Day

Friday, February 05, 2016 - 00:58