Automatic Japanese Noodle Maker

Posted: June 30, 2014
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No need to knead, noodle lovers. Or mix, feed, or crank for that matter. Just pour water, flour, egg...and whatever other edible Eastern magic creates the kinky deliciousness that is ramen...into the Philips Noodle Maker and this masterpiece of contemporary technology will churn the ingredients and spurt out strings of fresh Japanese pasta for your subsequent boiling pleasure. In addition to ramen, the machine has swappable caps for shaping udon, soba, and spaghetti noodles as well.

Once appropriate ingredients have be dumped and poured into its agitation chamber, the Philips Noodle Maker will make a little over a pound of your selected shape of fresh pasta in 10 to 15 minutes. Instructions are in Japanese, but as everything is controlled by 4 easily-interpreted buttons on top of the machine, the process shouldn't require too much homework or training.

So far, Dutch electronics manufacturer Philips has designed the Noodle Maker exclusively for Asian markets. There it probably retails in the range of $300+, but if you live in the Western world and still want one on your kitchen countertop, Japan Trend Shop will do you the honor for double the cost. Alternatively, if you can wait a couple more weeks, the Japanese pop culture online store has another version coming out for a couple hundred dollars less. The Ouchi de Noodle home noodle maker appears to be a slightly smaller version of the Philips model with similar attachments for shooting out and pinching off ramen, soba, udon, spaghetti, penne, et. al. It is currently available for pre-order.

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