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Ramen in the Dining Halls?

flopsyflopsy Registered User Posts: 8,368 Senior Member
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Replies to: Ramen in the Dining Halls?

  • Malishka31Malishka31 Registered User Posts: 2,971 Senior Member
    how is that stuff made btw?

    like do they boil the noodles then dry theM?
  • JinobiJinobi Registered User Posts: 1,184 Senior Member
    I believe they dry them through salting (you ever look at the nutrition facts for one of those instant noodle bowls? For mine, 1/2 of a bowl provides 52% of your daily intake of sodium!)

    I was in disbelief when I saw the Ramen Noodle Soup at Hedrick. "Great, they're serving us instant noodle ramen soup. How much lower can UCLA cafeteria food get?" :rolleyes:
  • sofakingwangstasofakingwangsta Registered User Posts: 457 Member
    they have ramen??? How cool! I need to go try that some time... that stuff is awesome! :P
  • VTECaddictVTECaddict Registered User Posts: 2,486 Senior Member
    i think its actually is pretty good (for ramen). i believe they serve it on the sushi days at hedrick. :)
  • sofakingwangstasofakingwangsta Registered User Posts: 457 Member
    oh shoot I'm definitely going then. I've still havn't been able to try the sushi in Hedrick yet either.
  • UCLAriUCLAri Registered User Posts: 14,740
    First of all...don't diss ramen.

    And by ramen, I don't mean that crappy instant soup kind. I mean the real, stick to your ribs 'cause it's made fresh, ramen bought at a ramen-ya. That's some good eatin', my friends.

    Kyushu Ramen in the Valley and Orochon Ramen in LA are two great choices.

    Trust me. You'll thank me later.
  • nikkei325inikkei325i Registered User Posts: 1,657 Senior Member
    Asahi Ramen....Mmmmmm
  • JinobiJinobi Registered User Posts: 1,184 Senior Member
    Ooh, I'm not dissing ramen; I've had some good ramen in the Bay Area.

    But I seriously think that the ramen at UCLA is of the instant kind. They look like instant ramen (too many waves in the strand, y'know?, and they're pretty thin noodle strands), and they TASTE like instant noodle ramen (I kid you not.)
  • Sam LeeSam Lee Registered User Posts: 9,449 Senior Member
    Instant noodles usually have hight fat content because they were lightly fried before packaged. Not all instant ones are like that though. But the non-fat (not fried before) ones seem to be only sold in Asian supermarket (like Ranch 99). Udon is another healthy alternative and sold at regular supermarkets as well as Ranch 99 though Ralphs sell it for much higher price, as if it's some kind of exotic delicacy.

    I don't think the noodle itself contains much sodium. I think the sodium comes mostly from the soup base (the powder). You take all that sodium listed only if you drink all of the soup.
  • JinobiJinobi Registered User Posts: 1,184 Senior Member
    Oh, yea. The udon they serve at Hedrick (and sometimes Rieber, for some reason) is decent.
  • vega07vega07 Registered User Posts: 331 Member
    they serve udon at Hedrick?!?

  • sofakingwangstasofakingwangsta Registered User Posts: 457 Member
    Just today, actually :)
  • VTECaddictVTECaddict Registered User Posts: 2,486 Senior Member
    yeah the udon isnt too bad.

    side note....i think they need to wash the plates and cups more thoroughly. a cup i grabbed today had some residue in it. one last night too. two salad bowls i grabbed had caked on food..the third one had a speck of something but i wiped it off. and earlier this year i had a cup with an imprint of someone's lips from chapstick that was still on the cup! in hindsight i should have reported that cup to management or something.
  • ckings86ckings86 Registered User Posts: 1,083 Senior Member

    Were you in De Neve on either of those occassions and showed it to some random girl by the fountain drinks area - more specifically the one closest to the dessert area?
  • bfired2bfired2 Registered User Posts: 721 Member
    don't all instant ramen noodles have atrocious levels of MSG? (i'm not knocking MSG, i love that stuff)
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