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There’s a new restaurant in town that just opened and, having sampled their amazing wares now, obviously, I’m reminded that not everyone knows what they need to know about eating ramen soup.
So, here’s my non-nonsense tutorial for anyone who, well, doesn’t know.
Ramen Soup is a two-fisted style of eating.
Look, we evolved with two hands. And even if something tragic has happened to a few of us (which is honestly a sad, but true fact–just ask my brother’s thumb, Stumpy), the vast majority of us have two hands still.
So, why are we not using them both to eat?!
What’s up with this silly European-style of keeping one hand in your lap?!
Why are we even using table manners from the 15th century anyway?!
The Ramen Soup? Totally goes in the face of all that goofy-ass table manners crap.
You use the right hand with the chopsticks–so you can pinch-up a handful of noodles to shove at your mouth, and you use the left hand for the spoon to get the soup to your face–or lacking a spoon, just hold up the bowl to get that broth up there.
You wanna fight me on this fact? I’ll show you–we’ll do a showdown of eating ramen soup and you can see just how much more efficient this two-fisted style of eating is over that one-handed-fork-BS.
Slurp it up.
You know how we’re double-fisting the soup? And we’ve got a little handful of noodles pinched-up in our chopsticks?
Does that at all work with spinning like spaghetti to get those noodles nice and tidy up to your maw?
Slurp that noodle up so fast it sprinkles your shirt with broth–that’s where enjoyment hits it’s maximum level right there.
Pile-on the Crap.
One of the biggest things you need to know about eating ramen soup is that the more crap the better.
I’m not kidding, the more crap you plop on top of the soup, the more enjoyable that’s going to be to you and your tummy.
Soup is not inherently stick-to-your-ribs.
It’s just soup, for goodness sake!
It’s just easy for your stomach to process and then pee out.
But you start adding a soft-boiled egg here, some bean sprouts there, maybe a little slice of meat and some mushrooms over there…and man, you’ve got a meal that will be with you all day long.
Some of my favorite ramen recipes? Oh, snap…
I don’t know if I’ve told you this, but I love cooking ramen soup. It’s fast and easy–and I genuinely love getting my two-fisted slurp on.
But some of my favorite recipes are seriously some of the beeeeest and you must try them, if you’re inclined to make a little ramen soup for yourself.
Here they are, fellow chefs:
- Spicy Shrimp Ramen
- Chicken and Mushroom Ramen
- Oyster Mushroom Ramen
- Tricked-Out Spicy Ramen Noodle Soup
- Simple Seafood Ramen Soup
Yeah, those are super easy and I love spicing up my cold winter meals with these amazing, fast dinners.
And the best part is that my kids slurp it all up without griping.
So, I’d call that a win–and that’s the real secret you need to know about eating Ramen Soup–everyone loves it and you better get on the train, friend, or you’ll be watching everyone else eat a bowl of noodles while you do a sad face.
So, don’t be a dweeb and get to your nearest ramen noodle soup restaurant and show them you know how to make a bowl of noodle soup disappear.