Note: this one is from the archives. not only is ramen cheap and delicious, but can be vegan if you choose the ‘vegetable’ or ‘mushroom’ flavor packets. as always, read ingredients, and remember, just because is vegan doesn’t mean it is healthy – ramen is overfull of sodium and can have a significant amount of saturated fat. but what a nice Fall treat it is!
as the weather turns cold and blustery, a girl’s mind turns to warm and comforting thoughts, i.e. a nice, steamy bowl of ramen noodles.
me and ramen, we go a loooong way back.
like many others, I first encountered ramen while in college. not knowing very much of the ways of ramen, and being a poor student, I spent some time with these guys
after graduating and getting a semi-decent job,
I became aware there was more to
ramen than what was available at the local
I was also able to afford more than 12½ cents
per packet, so I made the acquaintance of
Japanese ramen. a whole new world of ramen
culinary delights had opened to me.
I did eventually became wise to the pinnacle of the ramen art: Korean ramen. mmm, mmm, mmm. num, num, nummers. hot, spicy, with or without kimchee. zee best.
on the cultural front, one of my favoritest movies EVAR is about the quest for the perfect bowl: