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eating ramen noodles raw

InquilineKeaInquilineKea Posts: 2,309- Member
edited January 2008 in College Life
I am SO serious about this question.

what IS the purpose of cooking ramen noodles, other than making them softer? I think ramen noodles have been pre-prepared already. So it's not as if microwaving them/cooking them is going to make much of a difference. Just soak them in water and eat them. they still taste as good (in fact better since your tongue doesn't have to avoid the scalding hot water).
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  • GoldShadowGoldShadow Posts: 6,160Registered User Senior Member
    Heh, something about the thought of it is disgusting.

    Are you saying you eat raw Ramen?
  • OKgirlOKgirl Posts: 2,134Registered User Senior Member
    Umm theres a flovor packet too, and it wouldn't work too well with cold water. Theres something called letting them cool so your tongue doesn't burn. Your way is gross.
  • InquilineKeaInquilineKea Posts: 2,309- Member
    the flavor packet works well with cold water (for me).

    also i get distracted when waiting for it to cool. once i pour the water in i just have to eat it asap.

    btw I'm not talking about the regular ramen noodle packages - I'm talking about something similar to ramen so we can call it pretty much equivalent to ramen.

    also hot water isn't always available, in which case cold water is the only option

    also im naturally lazy and less effort is always better :D

    i'd like to see a better objection than "it's disgusting", in case there is one
  • kwymlkwyml Posts: 168Registered User Junior Member
    My very serious answer to your serious question

    Whether you eat it cooked or uncooked. You will have consumed the same amount of hydrogenated palm oil, refined flour product that satisfy your body's whole entire day's requirements of saturated fat + more. Very healthy!

    Btw, each packet is for 2 servings......
  • InquilineKeaInquilineKea Posts: 2,309- Member
    Whether you eat it cooked or uncooked. You will have consumed the same amount of hydrogenated palm oil, refined flour product that satisfy your body's whole entire day's requirements of saturated fat + more. Very healthy!

    Actually the type of noodles I eat are all natural vegan noodles (not ramen noodles). I avoid hydrogenated oils. I just used the word "ramen noodles" since more students here can identify with them.
  • 43212344321234 Posts: 926Registered User Member
    when i was little, kids would take the ramen packet flavors and eat it straight up! they'd dip their fingers in there like it was candy!

    i thought you meant just eat the noodles dry. but to soak it in cold water then gnaw on it? ew!
  • QuaintRavenQuaintRaven Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    Doesnt uncooked [not microwaved or whatever] ramen upset your stomache? then again, prob. not.., b'cause its like.....eating chips!
  • NarcissaNarcissa Posts: 3,935- Senior Member
    HAHA! I LOVE RAW RAMEN! BETTER THAN REGULAR RAMEN. just put in the sauce and mush it and eat it =)
  • jackht27jackht27 Posts: 714Registered User Member
    heck yes i love dry ramen. except the beef or pork flavors. blech
  • krnpsychopathkrnpsychopath Posts: 1,288Registered User Member
    Get some real Ramyun.

    Get Shin Ramyun, boil water, put in mix, add noodles and also eggs. let it cook but don't let it cook for too long or else it'll be too soft. Make it a little bit raw.
    it is THE BEST.

    You can eat it raw too. Crush it and add 1/4 of the mix into the bag and shake. Goes well with cold Gatorade.
  • GoldShadowGoldShadow Posts: 6,160Registered User Senior Member
    i'd like to see a better objection than "it's disgusting", in case there is one
    Okay, let me try again...

    "Every time you eat raw ramen, god kills a kitten."
  • JahJahwarriorJahJahwarrior Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
    The heat helps them absorb water quickly....


    Once, a buddy and I went camping. He brought a camp stove. I brought ramen. He forgot to put gas in the stove. We ate RamenBarsTM. It sucked.
  • silverbulletsilverbullet Posts: 161Registered User Junior Member
    i eat them dry as snacks all the time. I've nver done the cold water thing though.
  • brillarbrillar Posts: 1,089Registered User Senior Member
    I think one of the best things about ramen is that they're actually hot. I like hot foods that you can make without much work.

    That being said, I don't eat ramen (but I would probably eat the vegan noodles you talk about). I like those little microwaveable healthy soup things. They definitely aren't as cheap as ramen (so it sort of defeats the purpose) but they taste amazing and they're actually good for you.
  • kwymlkwyml Posts: 168Registered User Junior Member
    i'd like to see a better objection than "it's disgusting", in case there is one

    How about this one, if you don't sanitize your food by heating it to 100 C `, you run the risk of ingesting harmful bacteria/germs... which can make your sick??
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