Ramen is becoming more and more popular the world. It is a noodle dish Chinese-style wheat noodles served a rich broth. Common flavours are soy sauce and miso, and common toppings include sliced pork, dried seaweed, bamboo shoots and spring onions. A restaurant Taiwan has added a new ingredient – a crocodile foot. The Witch Cat Kwai restaurant Yunlin has named its dish "thick witch crocodile ramen". Photos the ramen have gone viral social media. Internet users are calling it "Godzilla ramen". The restaurant's owner told CNN Travel that the ramen is very popular. There is a long waiting list to eat the restaurant. It is fully booked the end August.
The Godzilla ramen is not cheap. One bowl costs $50. The chef said the soup and the crocodile foot take three hours to cook. He prepares just 10 feet a day. The chef uses 40 types fresh ingredients. First, he cleans the foot and rubs it alcohol. Then, he covers it with a variety spices. Finally, he puts the foot in the ramen broth two hours. The owner said some customers were "afraid" to try the dish. However, many others really want to try it. The chef said: "A lot customers say crocodile meat tastes chicken, but it is more springy, soft and elastic than chicken." In Taiwan, it is legal to farm and eat crocodiles that are not protected species.