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Extreme Foods

Flaming ramen takes noodles to the extreme

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Ramen is one of the hottest foods on the culinary scene right now.

But at Menbakaichidai restaurant in Kyoto, Japan, master ram chefs are serving a dish that's literally living up to its name “Fire Ramen.”

According to First We Feast, the father-son-duo who run the popular restaurant thought of the idea 30 years ago.

The dish starts out with a soy-based broth, green onion, pork, and ramen noodles. After the bowl is brought to your table, stand back. Patrons are given a paper apron—and a hair tie for those with loose strands—before the bowl gets a few spoon fulls of hot oil.

Then the chefs ignite the soup, causing flames to shoot up.

Menbakaichidai currently has a five-bubble rating on TripAdvisor and the restaurant even offers classes on how to perfect your own ramen skills—without the fiery endings.

Fire Ramen at Menbakaichidai costs just 1150 yen (about $9.34). Get your fire extinguisher and check out the too-hot-to-handle action below.