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Meal Wheel 2: Beans, Rice, Maruchan Ramen, and Disappointment - A Taste of Destitution

Meal Wheel 2: Beans, Rice, Maruchan Ramen, and Disappointment

Even our heroes make mistakes. The wheel had spoken. It decided that beans and rice would be the next Maruchan Ramen Noodles experiment. However, disaster struck! I had the wheel projected on a huge screen, I went out and bought supplies, and then I went through the whole routine. All the footage leading up to the taste test is A1. But, for some reason, the main footage of me actually eating this concoction got distorted and lost! A few choice words later and I decided to write about my experience instead of showing.

The Construction

We didn’t have any beans in the pantry, so I had to go to Walmart and get some. After looking around for several minutes, I decided to settle for Walmart’s Traditional Refried Beans. I cooked the beans and rice with help from my friend Mike Rowaive. I’ve been working with him for quite some time, and I’ve really enjoyed it.

The final result was a layered beast of a thing. From top to bottom it went, beans, rice, and ramen. I felt it proper to place candles on top of it since it reminded me of a cake (I have no idea why). Two candles to symbolize the second Meal Wheel experiment. The final result ended up looking like this:

The Results:

It is with great honor to say that no one gagged this time! It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t great. I would have enjoyed normal ramen a lot more. I guess that means, considering the mission, it is a fail. The beans and rice were nice; however, it didn’t compliment the noodles at all. I think there was a lime taste in the beans that conflicted with the whole setup. Even if the lime taste wasn’t there, the beans and rice would serve no purpose with the ramen. I found myself subconsciously trying to separate them, which is problematic because the whole goal is to see what combines with ramen noodles. Overall, I give it a 5/10.

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