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:
Raise the noodles out of the bowl, a spoon can help guide the noodles.
Slurp to enhance the taste.
Enjoy the broth separately and the toppings as well.
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:
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.
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.
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.