Rediscovering Ramen

13 July 2006 · 7 comments

In college, like most folks, I was an enthusiastic devotee of ramen: that quick and delicious (and cheap!) meal of noodles and salt. Oh, how I loved to boil the water in those little plug-in appliances (the name of which now escapes me), to split the cake of noodles in two, two add the seasoning packet. What camaraderie to slurp a bowl of noodles with a friend. A tasty meal for only ten cents.

With actual adulthood came actual meals, though, and ramen noodles faded into memory. That is until I bought a couple packages on a whim a few weeks ago. Why not? It was a twenty cent gamble. Since then, I’m hooked: So savory! So delicious!

Why, I’m enjoying a bowl this very moment…

1 J.D. July 13, 2006 at 12:27

That’s not me in the picture, by the way.

2 John July 13, 2006 at 15:00

Then, my friend, you need to know about this site!

John

3 Kris July 13, 2006 at 15:03

NOT healthy.

4 Dave July 13, 2006 at 15:36

I think the name of the device that you’re searching for is “hot pot”. At least, that’s what we called them.

5 Kristin July 13, 2006 at 18:46

Listen to Kris. Mysteriously, last week on our office floor I discovered a Diet Analysis computer printout of yours dated May 7, 1997- June 16, 1997. I’m pretty sure you weren’t eating ramen then–somehow you got your total fat intake down to 15.7%. I really don’t know how that paper made it to our floor . . .

6 jenefer July 14, 2006 at 09:28

Yum! We also love Ramen. However, we definitely limit the treat. I seldom am willing to pay more that 8 cents a package, so I only buy it on sale. Add a good helping of vegetables and share with more than one person and it becomes a much better meal for you, only ingesting one-third of the salt, etc.

7 pril July 14, 2006 at 12:59

o i hate the stuff. Reminds me of being so broke a 7-11 hot dog was just a wish.

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