If you thought ramen noodles were just an affordable, easy dinner, you may have thought wrong.
A video that purportedly shows someone using dried ramen noodles to fix a gaping hole in a porcelain sink has gone viral this week — and it's making soup lovers all over the world question everything.
Since then, the hack has been reposted across the internet on various social media platforms and received plenty of international attention.
So how does one perform said hack?
In the video, a large hole on the front of a white sink is first packed full of dried ramen noodles (and, inexplicably, seasoning), which are then smashed down into the porcelain to loosely fill up the cracks. The DIY-er then squirts a liquid on top of the noodles, then grabs a tool and sandpaper to smooth out the noodles until they are in line with the contoured shape of the sink. After letting the noodles dry into the surrounding porcelain (we suppose), the unidentified fixer-upper spray paints the area until it seamlessly blends with the white material.
Even model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen was floored by the post.
"why the seasoning!?)????!!&," Teigen wrote, to which she received some solid replies.
"For the flavor to sink in," one person wittily replied, followed by a round of applause from fellow tweeters.
More joked about the person in the video being a "seasoned plumber."
Shockingly, other tweeters shared more examples of ramen allegedly being used to repair serious damage, like a ding on a BMW. A car ... really?!
Another showcased using the hack on a hole on what appears to be a metal table.
A lot of people speculated as to why someone would even resort to ramen.
So should home improvement novices be heading to the grocery store instead of Home Depot when they need to fix something? Probably not.
"It's a bandaid. That's what it is," Stephen Boehler, a Mr. Handyman franchise owner based in New Jersey, told TODAY Food. "I can see it looking good, but it won't last any amount of time whatsoever."
Boehler explained that the liquid any DIY-er squirts on the ramen would have to be some kind of epoxy resin, a form of paint-like glue, for the trick to actually work. The quick fix could even potentially be waterproof if the right type of paint or a sealant was used on top.
Still, Boehler told TODAY, "it wouldn't be durable or hard enough to resist water over time."
So, when you're ready to fix up a serving of ramen, it's definitely better to skip starting any household repairs and just stick to lunch.