The ramen spoon

The ramen spoon

A couple of weeks ago Nicola and I were out for lunch. I had ramen which came with a small ladle to eat with, traditional perhaps but awkward to hold I thought so using older examples for inspiration I made my own . . .

Ramen spoon

In Japanese these are called Otamajakushi or Tadpole spoons from their shape. The bowl is oval, and can be larger than your mouth because you sip from the side. The bowl is deep to hold soup and noodles and the handle is quite angled up but not the right angle of a ladle so your wrist is in a more comfortable position.

Spoon made, all I have to do now is test and refine it . . .

Ramen with hand carved spoon

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