World’s Most Expensive Ramen Debuts In Sydney’s Gumshara

To promote the upcoming western release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon the Five Star Games has partnered with famed Sydney ramen purveyors Gumshara to create the world’s most expensive bowl of ramen. The Ramen dish is coming at a whopping AU$400 per bowl, the broth of high-end lobster, pork and noodles will be up for grabs via the Xbox ANZ Twitter channel from midday today until the game’s launch day i.e. 10 November.

With a regular bowl of ramen going for anywhere between $8 and $30, this special edition bowl called the "Rags to Riches" ramen flies in the face of the traditionally cheap dish to reflect Ichiban Kasuga’s story in Yakuza: Like a Dragon as he rises from rock bottom after being betrayed by the man he trusted most. Mori Higashida owner and head chef at Gumshara to reflect the sheer madness and over-the-top nature of the Yakuza series created each bowl of the Rags to Riches ramen is made from over 15kg of lobster and pork bones.

He says about the expensive ramen: “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. 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 list of ingredients includes the following:

·      10kg of quality pork bone (broth)

·      5kg of high-end lobster heads (broth)

·      An entire lobster – tempura tail, golden head (to resemble a dragon)

·      Golden sheets of nori

·      Traditional garnishes – seasoned soft-boiled egg cut in half, bamboo shoots, spring onions

·      Noodles (obviously)

Partnering with Xbox ANZ to offer the dish as part of the major prize, the Rags to Riches ramen will go to one lucky resident of New South Wales along with a custom-made Yakuza: Like a Dragon noren (Japanese restaurant banner) and a copy of the game on the Xbox platform, while ten runners-up from around the nation will receive a noren and a copy of the game.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon launches in Australia for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on 10 November 2020, and is available for purchase from most game retailers nationally.