What's trendier right now than a bowl of ramen? A bowl of ramen with unconventional ingredients. Kimchi and pork belly in shoyu are so passé. Right now, it's all about unconventional twists on this Japanese comfort food: think Jewish (matzo balls and pastrami), Creole (crawfish and andouille), and Tex-Mex (cilantro, avocado, and tortilla strips). Buckle your seat belts: it's time to take your palate for one heck of a ramen ride.