ramen

noun
ra·​men | \ ˈrä-mən How to pronounce ramen (audio) \

Definition of ramen

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

Examples of ramen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the course of several weeks, our tester made a wide variety of soups and sauces, including split pea, lentil veggie, broccoli cheddar, ramen broth and tomato sauce. Allen Foster, chicagotribune.com, "Cuisinart review: How does this two-speed hand blender perform?," 10 Apr. 2021 The new Spicy Korean Ramen kit contains two portions of Sun Noodle's Momofuku-exclusive barley ramen noodles and a sauce packet that features Momofuku’s signature flavors. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, "New Momofuku Collab With Sun Noodle Is So Hot," 4 Apr. 2021 Recent Asian restaurant openings include powerhouse Cambodian cuisine at Golden Wat, great sushi at Shiro, plus ramen at Yokai. San Antonio Express-News, "Express Briefing: Revived Alamo Plaza plan will move forward," 2 Apr. 2021 The family already owned several other food businesses in the city, including a nearby Spanish wine bar, Manchego, that has a ramen joint, Koko, attached. New York Times, "How Covid Helped a Neighborhood Rediscover Its Restaurants," 16 Mar. 2021 Food specials include traditional shepherd’s pie and Irish ramen. Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, "Feeling lucky? Here are St. Patrick’s Day events and deals in Central Florida," 15 Mar. 2021 Additionally, Noodle Tree, which specializes in ramen, completely sold out on Sunday, according to Nguyen. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Asian restaurant vandalized with racist graffiti after owner speaks out about Texas ending mask mandate," 15 Mar. 2021 Modern Asian, where Executive Chef Thien Nguyen serves sushi and from-scratch ramen in the trendy Mid City neighborhood. Kelsey Ogletree, Southern Living, "17 Reasons to Plan a Trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana," 8 Mar. 2021 The menu cavorts from Spam sliders and Korean corn dogs to ddukboki, a medley of rice cakes, fish cakes, and ramen tossed in fiery chile sauce and topped with cheese. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "100 top restaurants for takeout in Boston and beyond," 11 Feb. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ramen.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of ramen

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ramen

Japanese rāmen

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ramen

Statistics for ramen

Last Updated

15 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Ramen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramen. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for ramen

ramen

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ramen

: very thin, long noodles used in Asian cooking

Comments on ramen

What made you want to look up ramen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!