ra·​men | \ˈrä-mən \

Definition of ramen 

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

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Sugimoto notes the proliferation of ramen shops in Seattle, almost all of which serve tonkotsu (pork broth). Leora Y. Bloom, The Seattle Times, "Yuta Sugimoto introduces diners to lesser-known Japanese dishes," 16 Oct. 2018 The Hidden Pearl Nestled behind a ramen shop in Greenpoint is The Hidden Pearl, one of New York’s most stylish new speakeasies, accented with navy blue, tan leather, and brassy gold fixtures. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The New York City Restaurants to Know This Fall," 31 Aug. 2018 Georgia thieves escape with nearly $100,000 worth of ramen noodles, police say. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump suggests Russia in revoking Brennan's clearance; Mass overdose mystery in Connecticut," 16 Aug. 2018 Chan, who has been making noodles from scratch since 2011, originally trained as a ramen chef at the International Ramen School in Yokohama, Japan. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Story of Ramen, a do-it-yourself ramen restaurant, to replace George’s BBQ," 4 June 2018 Bill Murray as 'Boss' in a ramen bar in Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs. Time, "During Facebook's Senate Hearing, Reddit Reveals It Banned Almost 1,000 Russian Trolls," 10 Apr. 2018 One ramen uses smoked brisket from Boucherie, the contemporary Southern restaurant a few blocks up Carrolton Avenue. Todd A. Price, NOLA.com, "Former Sake Cafe owner opens Riverbend restaurant: Opening Alert," 21 Sep. 2017 Chicago's popular ramen joint, Furious Spoon, is blessing (or cursing) us with an entire month of all-you-can-eat. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Furious Spoon resurrects all-you-can-eat ramen in July," 30 June 2017 Other menu items include chicken wings and chicken sandwiches, and ramen is a regular special. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "It's National Fried Chicken Day! Phoenix restaurants for best fried chicken," 6 July 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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English Language Learners Definition of ramen

: very thin, long noodles used in Asian cooking

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