If you are able to, have a quick bite at the store or if you can't have it this way, come back another day!
Having a fresh bowl of noodles is a comforting experience like no other. A restaurant in New York took it to another level with detailed instructions on how to enjoy their dish and the internet is applauding the level of detail and commitment to their noodles. "Xi'an Famous Foods," a Chinese food chain, began as a stall in Flushing, New York, and has since expanded to 12 popular restaurants throughout the city, with rave reviews. A poster advising customers who want to take their food to-go explains why it's so popular. One can imagine how much care they must put into cooking their food if they care that much about how you eat it.
There is only one correct way to have them and no other. While warning us what would happen if we did not obey the instructions, in black and red ink, the poster read, "Are you sure you want to take those hand-ripped noodles to go? They will not taste as good as fresh, dine-in noodles. We allow take-out orders of our hand-ripped noodles dishes due to popular demand, but please heed this warning. The noodles cool down within 15 minutes (or less when it's cold out). As that happens, the sauces will soak into the noodles, causing them to bloat and lose their texture, flavor and vibrance. The noodles may be reheated, but the original taste and chewiness will be gone."
It continues, "So please eat the noodles right away. If you are able to, please have it in the store, or at least take a quick bite from the take-out container to know how it is intended to taste. Or just come back another day when you can enjoy the noodles correctly. It's that important. Thank you."
I genuinely love everything about this sign. The messaging, the intent, the typography, the layout, the color choices. pic.twitter.com/B6K9wJJx7m— Eize Basa (@PonchoRebound) June 5, 2023
Turns out, satisfied customers loved getting instructed on how to enjoy a meal at this restaurant. Here are a few Twitter reactions that say it all.
this is the right level of noodle commitment https://t.co/4ALtiNnIb6— Juliette McIntyre (@juliettemm) June 6, 2023
honestly JUST COME BACK ANOTHER DAY WHEN YOU CAN ENJOY THE NOODLES CORRECTLY is excellent life advice in almost any situation https://t.co/mcfF6qf4Df— Ami Berger (@AmiBerger) June 6, 2023
This. These are my people. https://t.co/QAzr37k6mU— @firstname.lastname@example.org / milagadai 🌈 (@_drongo) June 5, 2023
This is what profound commitment to craft looks like https://t.co/waI0RfxBP8— Bryan Cheong (@bryancsk) June 5, 2023
I truly love working from home and I'm not sure I could go back to a daily commute at this point, but one of the things I do miss about working in Manhattan is the ability to walk 10 minutes from the Vox office and get lunch at Xi'an Famous Foods https://t.co/wkKgq0nXTd— Samit Sarkar (@SamitSarkar) June 5, 2023
From anyone who has ever sat in a restaurant or bar and had a server apologetically tell you that your order was taking a while because the kitchen was swamped by takeout/delivery orders: HELL YES. https://t.co/k4jdhKVri4— Georgia is a Verb (@georgiaisaverb) June 5, 2023
This is a message written out of love for the food— Joshua Bailey (@JoshuaBailey184) June 5, 2023
Would definitely convince me to try their noodles
I never thought that I might be enjoying my noodles incorrectly, but now I'm not so sure— The Dad (@thedad) June 5, 2023
This definitely has the energy of my tiny Chinese mum, may she Rest In Peace. https://t.co/gaoLupsIgc— SillyWhatWell😷💉💉💉💉💉🏳️🌈🎹 (@sallywhitwell) June 5, 2023
I dig the hell out of this, taking a swing for the craft— Crass Mazov (@popeguilty) June 5, 2023
all I want to do is move to whatever city contains this restaurant, pitch a tent on their doorstep, and eat fresh noodles all day long. https://t.co/Yz2mDdjzzH— Rosamund Hodge ✨💀⚔️🦋 (@rosamundhodge) June 6, 2023
As a cook I get it, cooking is an art and you ultimately want them to know what your art is like when consumed as intended at least a little. https://t.co/fHQ7xX4NYX— Transcatgirls4Jesus (@theluppijackal) June 6, 2023
These are both from the same place (Xi’an Famous Foods)— pool (@pool_two) June 6, 2023
While Xi'an Famous Foods certainly demands a specific way to eat their noodles, content creator Jake Fischer also learned the same but in completely different circumstances and unfortunately the hard way as well. In a video uploaded by content creator Jake Fischer on Instagram, he can be seen having icicles on his mustache, his cap, and on his bowl of ramen. He then says in the video, "I came outside to eat some ramen. And, it got a little too cold.” His spoon and bowl of ramen also seem frozen.
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People on Instagram were curious to know how he managed to do this to himself. @jangralmon said, And why did u come out if u knew it's freezing outside 🥴😒" @elijahtronic_arts wrote, "Rumor has it that his still waiting on for ramen to melt till now." @bacalaito_ said, "Dying to know how that affects the consistency of the ramen once it cools."@chloemorgan844 pointed out, "I want to see how you warmed back up😂 I feel like the ice would be dripping everywhere once it starts melting!"