Nick Patterson Takes On The Spicy Ramen Challenge

Nishiki Ramen joint just put the word out you can win $100 if you finish a bowl of their spiciest ramen they have to offer. Their Super Spicy Death Ramen challenge is made with the world's spiciest pepper, the Ghost Pepper. But wait, it comes with ice cream whether you win or lose, so if you don't get the $100 you win ice cream. And I forgot to mention, you have to finish the bowl in 15 minutes or less. 

I posted the video on Facebook two days ago and already my friends are talking about who's gonna take the challenge. Nick was the first out of my friends to say he'll do it. We met up with Nick and his friends at Nishiki Ramen restaurant just before 5pm (cut off time) located in Kearny Mesa near Book Off and Mitsuwa. When I walked in the restaurant there were two girls doing the challenge. One had already tapped out, I didn't notice this at first but the second girl was my little cousin who was trying her hardest to hold the food down. She finished the noodles but had a hard time keeping the broth down and I guess she threw up a little in her mouth. Kinda look like blood since the ramen broth was so red. Ultimately she tapped out as well, but they all get ice cream! We all sat down and order our food and I left my Gopro on a salt shaker in front of Nick recording the whole thing while we ate. The table across from us were trying the challenge too. One of them threw up on another customer while running to the bathroom. It was not safe for anyone inside the restaurant so proceed with caution my friends. Oh by the way, their ramen was pretty good, it was greasy (what do I know), but it was very fresh. I'd go back again and again till I try everything on their menu. 

After completing the challenge I was taken away by how calm Nick was. Nick shared stories about his last challenge in Pacific Beach. Hot wings that was hotter than the ramen. It was nothing to Nick, in his own words, "It was temperature hot. First couple bites warmed up, spice wise. Halfway through it, the sweat started along with nose running. Noodles were gone, and the spice started to get through the lower intestines. Broth was the hardpart. This whole time I didn't really touch the water. Til I got to the broth. Water was needed! After 5 minutes of being champ, the spice was felt in the stomach. That was the hard part. Ice Cream didn't really help. Had milk about a 30mins later and frozen yogurt, I was good to go!" 

Nick's game face. 

Nick's game face. 

This is my ramen, Tokyo Shoyu Ramen #8. I can really taste how fresh their ingredients are. 

This is my ramen, Tokyo Shoyu Ramen #8. I can really taste how fresh their ingredients are. 

Nick's ramen has arrived. 

Nick's ramen has arrived. 

He look calm to me. Congrats on completing the Super Spicy Death challenge and live to tell about it. 

He look calm to me. Congrats on completing the Super Spicy Death challenge and live to tell about it.