The absolute best way to enjoy ramen

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The Best Way To Eat Ramen

Even though you may think of Ramen as your go-to college dorm meal, it's actually become much more than that. Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles and is typically served in a meat or fish-based broth. BuzzFeed sought out how to properly consume a bowl of ramen and here's what they found out.

Here's how ramen chefs say you should eat ramen:
  1. Raise the noodles out of the bowl, a spoon can help guide the noodles.
  2. Slurp to enhance the taste.
  3. Enjoy the broth separately and the toppings as well.
  4. Finish quickly for max freshness.
Now that you know exactly how to properly consume the Asian dish, this is the perfect time to step up your ramen game.

We've rounded up a couple ramen recipes to get you started:

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The absolute best way to enjoy ramen
Soba Noodle Soup

Pressure cooked mushroom jus, fresh soba noodles, sous-vide egg, microwaved baby bok choy, mushrooms, scallions, black sesame, black Hawaiian sea salt.

Photo Credit: Savory Nothings 

Coconut Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

This Thai-style dish isn't so difficult to make. It’s literally a “one-pot-meal.” Perfect for the weekends when you know you don’t feel like cooking an elaborate meal, but still want something delicious.

Photo Credit: Cooking and Beer

Southern Fried Ramen Noodle Bowl

Twist up the Asian classic big time with this southern take on the dish. Get out of the norm and make the East meet the South!

Photo Credit: Billy Parisi 

Turkey Ramen Bowls

You can totally make this with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Thank me later – after feasting for an entire day I’m sure you will crave something light, fresh and healthy.

Photo Credit: Savory Nothings 
Mirin-Marinated Strip Steaks with Scallion-Kale Ramen

An essential ingredient in Japanese cooking, mirin is a sweet rice wine that makes a wonderful addition to marinades, sauces and glazes. Combined with soy sauce, onion and garlic, it adds fabulous flavor to this recipe for grilled strip steaks. Serve with our Scallion-Kale Ramen for a simple, complete dinner with a Japanese flair.

Photo Credit: My Gourmet Connection

Healthified Homemade Ramen

Bulk up those noodles with vegetables. And a lot of them too! Protein? Sure. Toss an egg in that beast and you're done, son!

Photo Credit: The Skinny Fork 

Ramen Chicken Nuggets

This one is a simple no-brainer…right?! We’re ALWAYS looking for new and exciting things to do with Chicken, AND.. you just can’t ever go wrong with Ramen..right?? That’s right..NEVER!

Photo Credit: Oh Bite It! 

Veggie Ramen

The broth was rich and fragrant without overpowering the veggies and all together it was a surprisingly lite meal that was still hearty. It came together in about 30 minutes with minimal clean up, which adds to the probability of this dish becoming a regular main event.

Photo Credit: Beard & Bonnet 

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