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Video: the cutest possible way to learn about ramen

Here’s a video for new recruits to the cult of ramen who are still having trouble telling their tamago from their naruto. In this handy primer, the genial Mr. Ramen gets a gang of ingredients together—including Mr. Chashu (that’s barbecue pork) and Mr. Negi (green onion)—for a dip in a hot bowl of broth that’s inexplicably set out in the middle of a street. The clip is actually an adorable trailer for an Indiegogo campaign from a group of Torontonians who are, no kidding, hoping to produce an instructional app for pre-schoolers called Ramen Party, along with a companion e-book series. They’ve already raised nearly half of their $20,000 goal. After finding ourselves playing this catchy video on repeat, we can see why. [Indiegogo]