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Definition of ramen

: quick-cooking egg noodles usually served in a broth with bits of meat and vegetables

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Recent Examples on the Web The fast, casual Asian restaurant offers many Asian cuisines, including ramen bowls and General Tso’s Chicken. Paul Wedding, Houston Chronicle, "Business roundups: Restaurants opening in Spring," 24 Jan. 2020 Senbazuru Miami, an Asian fusion tapas eatery specializing in hearty ramen bowls. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "A sneak peek at Fort Lauderdale’s first food hall," 15 Aug. 2019 While some menu items overlap, the four ramen bowls are unique to Dragon King’s Daughter’s Southern Indiana location. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Dragon King's Daughter New Albany's originality makes it shine over its Highlands sister," 14 Aug. 2019 In a 12-quart pot, boil two gallons of water and cook the ramen noodles. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "Turkey and mashed potatoes galore. So what do you do with your Thanksgiving leftovers?," 27 Nov. 2019 Between those walls of unpacked boxes of ramen noodles, drinking buddies may be made and last-minute studying may happen. Nile Fortner, sun-sentinel.com, "From dorm to design: FAU student creates Spicy Wear," 18 Oct. 2019 Bust out the ramen noodles and save those flavor packets for another day. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "7 slurpable noodle soup recipes to keep you cozy," 7 Nov. 2019 At this size, each DNA molecule—a chromosome—is as wide as a ramen noodle. Erez Lieberman Aiden, Scientific American, "Untangling the Formation of DNA Loops," 12 Mar. 2019 The ramens are a little smaller and more refined than usual, which may not be top priorities for the average ramen fiend. Pete Wells, New York Times, "Masa’s Chef Comes Out From Behind the Truffles, at Tetsu," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of ramen

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ramen

Japanese rāmen

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16 Feb 2020

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“Ramen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramen. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ramen

: very thin, long noodles used in Asian cooking

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