Monday, July 16, 2007
The Shot: Ramen Noodle bath
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Anderson Cooper looks at the shot of the day -- a 'soup'er bath in Japan.(Click image at left to play video)
Posted By CNN: 2:53 PM ET
  14 Comments
This is so funny and one of the better shots. The ickiness of lounging in what is basically beef broth in your swim suit is exceeeded only by the thought of lounging in soup in your birthday suit. And let's not even think about the nooks and crannies where those tiny noodles can go.
Posted By Charlotte D, Stockton CA : 3:57 PM ET
AC360:
Ramen noodles are like chicken soup except nastier.

Maybe the soup has some redeeming healing value like mom's secret chicken soup receipe. I know I always felt better.

But to bathe in her soup rather than eat it would have been insulting to my mother.
Posted By Sharon D., Indianapolis, IN : 3:59 PM ET
This was the most disgusting thing I have seen in a long time! It looked like a soup bowl for Hannibal Lector!

I loved the banter between Anderson and Tom; it was hysterical!

Keep them coming!
Posted By Jo Ann Matese, North Royalton, Ohio : 6:37 PM ET
Mmmm....noodles.
Posted By Barbara, Las Vegas, NV : 6:48 PM ET
Ok, what I wanna know is how many of those little flavor packets did they have to add?
Posted By Jennifer, Washington DC : 8:59 PM ET
The fist thing kids might do in a pool... pee You mentioned barley soup and pee soup, which is attractive? Yikes!

And my name is "Mio" not "Mai-Oh."
Posted By Mio, Oita, Japan : 10:13 PM ET
When I was in college, the (sometimes) funny paper, The Onion, had an "article" that extolled the virtues of Ramen and was called something like, "Ramen Is the Name of the Lord." I think about half my dorm posted it on their doors.

I still get occasional cravings for Ramen, ironically when my stomach acts up or I have the flu. Hmmm...does that make Ramen health food? Mind you, after seeing the Ramen hot tub, it might turn my stomach instead.

My Ramen method: I cook it with the spice packet, drain it, put a little butter, fresh pepper, and some good soy sauce. (Alas, I can't recall the name of the REALLY good soy sauce an ex used to have in his house.)

And, yeah, I agree with Tom Foreman and Anderson Cooper: the kids were probably sneaking a bite or sip. Yuck!

P.S. I like it when Tom Foreman is on the show, doing the back-and-forth.
Posted By Norah, West Chester, PA : 10:34 PM ET
Yuk! I don't want to soak in that stuff or be in a tub with that many people. Talk about germs. How much do you want to bet that the little ones peed in the tub? It could truely be called pee soup. I repeat-yuk!
Posted By Kathy Chicago,Il : 11:46 PM ET
The viedo was so funny that we were all in convulsions. It was so funny that I could not help laughing. :D What a Funny sight itis!!
Posted By jung-hae kim, seoul south korea : 2:40 AM ET
360~
This video is sick and gross! These people were bored out of their MINDS!
Posted By Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX : 11:13 AM ET
One of the morning shows (CNN of course) showed this and everyone had the same thoughts: How many kids urinated in it (or worse) or ate /slurped up some.

Then they ruinrd it by telling viewers that the ingredients were actually bath products made as Ramen noodles are. Question~Do they really think THAT solved the problem? I think not!

I agree about getting real food as a bath. Suppose you have really hairy legs, etc. That crap isn't going to float off, it's far more serious than that. The other possibilites will not be discussed!

Funniest clip I've seen, except for the pandas!

Maggie
Posted By Maggie, Grain Valley, MO : 1:01 PM ET
That was disgustingly funny!!That same day,I was kidding with a friend,saying that I found it stupid to make people wear a cap on their heads for sanitary reasons in public pools when we all know that people pee in them!!!
But that was beurk!!To float around in broth and ramen noodles?!??Nah,I'll pass!
One thing's for sure,if there is a restaurant in that spa,I wouldn't eat the soup!!!!Where's the bathroom,quick!!

Joanne R.
Laval Quebec
Posted By Joanne R.Laval Quebec : 1:58 PM ET
This was the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. Why would anyone want to soak in Ramen Noodle broth? Why would anyone think that is fun? UUUUGGGGHHHH!!!!

By the way, what is meat and barley?
Posted By Madeliene Bolden; Atlanta, Georgia : 2:07 PM ET
My two daughters, who went through college eating Ramien as their staple food and now won't touch it, saw this shot and said "Finally a use for Ramien that fits its disgusting taste!". We all thought it was hilarious!

Thanks so much for showing this shot - it gave my family much enjoyment.
Posted By Annie Kate, Birmingham AL : 7:59 PM ET
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