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Old 11-11-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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I recently discoverd this. No MSG or other additives but still a bit high on the sodium. Quite tasty.

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Old 11-12-2014, 09:36 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Ramen - Means Asian style noodles that were pulled and stretched to make it elastic.

Most Americans assume Ramen = instant noodles.

They are not the same. All Asians would refer to instant ramen as packaged ramen and not to confuse with fresh ramen.

It's the same as Italians comparing boxed and fresh pastas.
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:17 AM
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I've never figured out what that white and pink swirled slice of something that they sometimes put in the ramen is.
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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Default Pink and White Swirled Slice

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I've never figured out what that white and pink swirled slice of something that they sometimes put in the ramen is.
In a ramen package, that is a dehydrated imitation of fish meat, but in the restaurant it is the real deal. Well, that's what I always thought it was
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Location: DFW
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My ramen consumption has drastically plunged after seeing a Youtube video of a scientist who showed the process of digesting it (instant noodles can't completely digest in the stomach, supposedly.) I still crave it from time to time and eat it maybe 1/10 of how much I ate in college. Back then, my staple was shrimp flavored ramen topped with shredded carrots and LOTS of black pepper (for some reason, the pepper made the ramen taste 100x better.)
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:08 PM
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In a ramen package, that is a dehydrated imitation of fish meat, but in the restaurant it is the real deal. Well, that's what I always thought it was

No, I'm not talking about packaged ramen. I'm talking about Japanese restaurant Ramen:

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Old 11-14-2014, 02:13 AM
 
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No, I'm not talking about packaged ramen. I'm talking about Japanese restaurant Ramen:
Yes, in the restaurant it is real fish, like in a fishcake, rolled up and then they slice it up and put it on top of the ramen. Surimi and another word that starts with K, but I don't remember, but it's fish.
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Old 11-14-2014, 02:20 AM
 
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No, I'm not talking about packaged ramen. I'm talking about Japanese restaurant Ramen:
Naruto, is a type of kamaboko surimi (fish paste/cake), with pink swirls to resemble the whirlpools at a place called Naruto.
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Old 11-14-2014, 03:28 AM
 
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It was amazing to me when I learned that people will pay up to $20.00 a bowl at an actual ramen restaurant when I can buy packages(Maruchan or Top) that I can microwave for 33 cents each plus the cost of electricity, tap water, and whatever else I choose to thrown in the soup.

It was even more astonishing when I learned that true ramen chefs complete extensive training to be qualified in their craft.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: NYC
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It was amazing to me when I learned that people will pay up to $20.00 a bowl at an actual ramen restaurant when I can buy packages(Maruchan or Top) that I can microwave for 33 cents each plus the cost of electricity, tap water, and whatever else I choose to thrown in the soup.

It was even more astonishing when I learned that true ramen chefs complete extensive training to be qualified in their craft.
To your point then... amazing that people pay $15-20 for Olive Garden Pasta dish when I can cook the same pasta at home for $1 a box that feeds 8 people. How about $30+ for a pasta dish at an Italian place.

Same with frozen Pizza and anything that is served at the restaurant can be found in the frozen TV dinner section..
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