How to Slurp on a Bowl of Ramen Noodles

Ramen noodles for slurping away at home. Slurping your noodles is polite in Japan. Did you know that? We love the idea of slurping on a delicious warm bowl of noodles! Therefore in this post, we’ll talk about food etiquette and why it’s polite to slurp your noodles. In the video we make our own free style bowl of ramen noodles for this demonstration. When we say freestyle we mean using any kind of local Asian ingredients that you have available. Keeping in mind that many people love ramen. And a large majority of us do not live in Japan. So we’ll add some ingredients that you might not see in a traditional bowl of ramen. Maybe we can even call it fusion ramen.

Ramen Noodles are the most delicious thing you can eat in the world

It’s also a completely unique experience, and it’s worth taking a few minutes to learn how to do it properly. Therefore in this post we will dive into what ramen is. Where it comes from. And how to eat it correctly.

What is Ramen?

Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish that comes in many different varieties like shoyu, miso & tonkotsu. It’s made from wheat flour, salt, water, and oil. The noodles are served in a hot broth that is cooked for hours on end. Giving it a rich unami flavour.

Why Is Ramen So Delicious?

Ramen has been around for centuries and is loved all over Japan. The reason why it tastes so good is because the broth is made with chicken or pork bones depending on the type of ramen. And vegetables like garlic, onions, ginger, leeks and mushrooms. The meat gives the broth a rich unami flavor while the vegetables add sweetness so that when you slurp your noodles up they go down smooth as silk!

Why slurp on a bowl of ramen noodles?

The sound makes a lot of people cringe, but slurping helps cool down your noodles—and it’s considered polite in Japan. So don’t be afraid to make some noise while you eat. It’s all part of the experience! Plus with the latest in research about ASMR. The sound of slurping can actually make you feel quite calm. And excited at the same time. Which is kind of what eating a bowl of ramen feels like.

How do I slurp my noodles?

Watch the video below to get that delicious slurping sensation! And see why we love it! Click the image to watch the video.

Slurping Ramen Noodles
  • Take a bite and quickly suck up some broth with it; then chew and swallow
  • Repeat until you’re ready for another bite
  • Slurp away
  • And continue slurping until you’ve finished all the noodles

You can also drink the broth. Because it is rich in unami. Therefore it is very common to see people drinking from the bowl of ramen. And when your noodles are done, you can drink the broth soup from the bowl. The chef will be impressed and might acknowledge that you know a lot about ramen. Plus the chef will also know that you really enjoyed the ramen and may even take it as a compliment. Because the broth takes so long to make. Slurping it up is in fact a compliment.

What is a freestyled bowl of Ramen Noodles?

Ramen is an age old dish. Traditionally from Japan. Although it has some roots in China too. In fact most Asian countries have similar styled dishes. Where it is kind of like a soup. But more of a broth soup. With noodles, meat and all other kinds of ingredients. Super delicious.  But ramen is unique. Therefore this video above we show you that you can make your own freestyle ramen at home. Because when we say freestyle, we mean we have used local ingredients available to us here in South Africa. Inspired by a traditional bowl of Japanese ramen. Many Japanese products are difficult to come by in Africa. And most large Asian grocery stores have predominantly Chinese & Thai food products. Hence freestyle homemade ramen is better than no ramen at all.

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