ra·​men ˈrä-mən How to pronounce ramen (audio)
: 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 Tonkotsu ramen, miso ramen, and signature Gonzo ramens are on the menu, along with a pork chashu bowl, chicken karaage bowl, and several appetizers. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 14 Aug. 2023 Social media users had a lot to say when a Taiwanese restaurant shared images of their latest dish: a ramen with a large crocodile leg appearing to crawl out of the broth. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 12 July 2023 Menkoi Sato, a ramen place, has a tiny shack adjacent to a kind of open-air rubbish depot where scavengers sift trash for eventual resale. Curbed, 24 Oct. 2022 Her stall will feature ramen bowls and bento boxes filled with Spanish patatas bravas, dumplings and tayoyaki (snack-size octopus balls). Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 5 July 2021 Choose from any of their options that come with the lunch special and get a bowl of ramen of your choice as well. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Feb. 2023 Asahikawa even features its own Ramen Village, where there are eight ramen restaurants on one strip. Chihiro Tomioka, Bon Appétit, 12 Feb. 2023 Further inside Moodaepo, a zippy dining room showcases a row of ramen machines next to a toppings bar. Dallas News, 8 Feb. 2023 The restaurant has also innovated over time, recently adding new menu items like seafood ramen and turkey neck dishes. Alexandria Jack, Chron, 8 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History


Japanese rāmen

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ramen was in 1962

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“Ramen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramen. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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