Now you can have your sandwich and eat your ramen, too. In the latest episode of the country’s ongoing Unnecessary Food Innovations saga, Yamazaki Bread has revealed its ultimate creation: crustless “Lunch Pack” sandwiches filled with Yokohama ramen, a style made with soy sauce and, often, garlic-seasoned pork broth. The company had stuffed its white bread with pedestrian fillings like pork cutlets and — who would’ve thought? — peanut butter, but that was the past. This is the future. The ramen sandwich, a collaboration with Yokohama specialist Yoshimuraya, features noodles (because carbs on carbs), chasu-mimicking pork chunks, and a sauce modeled after the shop’s broth. The only question: Where to from here?
Totally necessary. Photo: Yamazakipan