close menu
How Japan Has Gloriously Reinvented the Spork

How Japan Has Gloriously Reinvented the Spork

Ramen, the mana of college students everywhere, is the perfect meal for when you have no money and no time. The only thing holding it back from pure productive excellence has always been the spork. Sure, it seems like a simple solution to combine both devices into a single tool, but too often this means that the spoon element isn’t big enough to gather soup and the fork element isn’t long or strong enough to gather noodles or meat. Which leaves the ramen eater having to fall back to two utensils, which isn’t optimal for food on the go.

That’s where Masami Takahashi came in.

moma-ramen-spoon-fork-m72602

Back in 2007, Takahashi was hired by the Sugakiya Japanese ramen chain to re-invent the spork into something more useful. As an art director and designer, she’s made a name for herself based on the complex and comprehensive ideas she’s created based on the concept that everything is connected. And that Dirk Gently style of thought led to the creation of a little known advancement in the utensil world: the Ramen Spoon + Fork.

Boasting a greater radius of spoon size and much long fork prongs, this device makes a great replacement for disposable chopsticks and for the much lesser Normal Spork. This allows for a much better Ramen experience, all while making you look like you’re a time traveler from a much better future, where we’ve cracked this whole spork issue.

You can grab the Ramen Spoon + Fork on Amazon. If you aren’t taking our word for it, check out the recent piece from New York Magazine on what a life changing purchase this can be.

What do you think? Is a twenty dollar device for eating a one dollar meal really worth it? Or is this the Christmas gift to beat this year? Let us know in the comments.

Image credit: MoMa Wayfair

Action Figures Remixing Iconic Movie Scenes Will Blow Your Mind

Action Figures Remixing Iconic Movie Scenes Will Blow Your Mind

article
Red Velvet Cinnamon Roll Guts Will Fill You Up with Deliciousness

Red Velvet Cinnamon Roll Guts Will Fill You Up with Deliciousness

article
Cinematic References and Inspirations for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Cinematic References and Inspirations for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

article