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 The highlight of my cooking last week was Andy Baraghani’s new vegetarian ramen recipe, a good reminder to stockpile packages of Sun Noodle fresh ramen noodles, which freeze amazingly well. Christina Chaey, Bon Appétit, "When I’m Feeling Chaotic, Gentle Food is There for Me," 14 Mar. 2020 Her neighbor brought her over ramen noodles and Mexican food and a cookie one day. Mallory Moench, SFChronicle.com, "Surviving coronavirus self-quarantine in California: ‘Thank goodness for the internet’," 28 Feb. 2020 On every surface were books and trinkets and junk — Civil War histories, annals of the county, dictionaries, empty beer bottles, packages of ramen noodles. Tim Arango, New York Times, "Meet the Unlikely Hero Saving California’s Oldest Weekly Paper," 10 Feb. 2020 When the broth is ready, cook the ramen noodles (discard the flavor packet) according to their directions. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, "How to Make Ramen with Venison Shank Meat," 20 Feb. 2020 As the protests gathered force last year, Rocky Siu watched as an orderly column of demonstrators, miles long, marched past one of his ramen restaurants. New York Times, "Yellow or Blue? In Hong Kong, Businesses Choose Political Sides," 19 Jan. 2020 Then Ky got connected with Lupin, who originally started the vegan ramen as a pop-up inside Bubble Noodle. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "Why you need to try Mesa's build-your-own ramen restaurant — before it's gone," 29 July 2019 Here's an Instagram post showing the extreme mountain ramen that used to be served at Men Macho Ramen in Niigata, Japan. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "One of the most ridiculous ramens ever is coming to a new ramen shop on Indy's north side," 12 June 2019 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

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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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29 Mar 2020

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“Ramen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramen. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ramen

: very thin, long noodles used in Asian cooking

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