Unlike the typical fork-spoon hybrid design of a spork, Sugakiya’s version is essentially a fully functional spoon with four prongs extending from the outer rim.
The sporks, as we’ll refer to them hereafter, were originally manufactured in conjunction with Noritake, a Japanese tableware and technology company also headquartered in Aichi Prefecture. The company hopes to reduce environmental waste by eliminating the need for disposable wooden chopsticks, which are typically used to eat noodles.
Of course, the biggest perk for foodies is that their spork’s design allows diners to savor both the broth and the noodles at the same time.
In fact, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has already recognized their ingenuity, and has sold the sporks in the MoMA store under the name “Ramen Spoon/Fork Set” for the past few years.
Do you feel like trying out the spork for yourself? The good news is that you don’t have to go all the way to Aichi, Japan, or even New York City to purchase one: you can order them online in sets of two from MoMA’s online store or from the MoMa store on Amazon Japan. If you live in Japan, don’t forget to also order some Sugakiya packs of noodles to go with them!
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