World's Most Expensive Ramen Created To Promote Yakuza: Like A Dragon
Ramen is a traditionally inexpensive dish, but that's not the case here.
To promote the upcoming western release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Sega's Australian distribution partner Five Star Games has created what it's calling the "world's most expensive bowl of ramen."
Five Star worked with the Sydney-based ramen favorite Gumshara for this unique promo. The bowl of ramen is filled with lobster, pork, and noodles, and it carries an estimated value of $400 AUD ($282 USD).
This special edition bowl is called the "Rags to Riches" ramen, and it's meant to symbolize Yakuza protagonist Ichiban Kasuga's story in Like a Dragon.
Specifically, each bowl was made using 15kg of lobster and pork bones, and Mori Higashida of Gumshara crafted the bowls in his kitchen. The dish also has a full lobster in it, complete with a head made to look like a dragon.
"Being given a chance to imagine such an over-the-top ramen dish has been fantastic, and I'm proud of what we've created," Higashida said in a statement. "My wife is actually a fan of the Yakuza series of videogames, so I'm familiar with the craziness of the game and hope to have captured its essence in our own way!"
Here is the full ingredient list for the Rages to Riches ramen:
- 5kg high-end lobster heads
- 10kg quality pork bone
- 1x full lobster: Tempura lobster tail and golden head fashioned as a dragon head for garnish
- Traditional ramen garnishes of soft-boiled seasoned egg, bamboo shoots, spring onions,
- Golden nori
One person in New South Wales will get to eat (and hopefully enjoy!) the Rags to Riches ramen as part of an Xbox ANZ sweepstakes. The winner will also get a custom Like a Dragon noren and a copy of the game on Xbox. 10 runner-ups, who don't need to live in Sydney but must be in Australia, will get the noren and a copy of the game.
You can follow the Xbox ANZ Twitter channel from today through November 10, which is when Like a Dragon releases, to enter for a chance to win.
For more on Like a Dragon, check out GameSpot editor Michael Higham's recent preview of the game's Xbox Series X edition, "Yakuza: Like A Dragon Is An Absolute Gift."