Why Ramen Is The Best Meal Ever
Now any single claim of X being the best meal ever is going to be rooted a great deal in subjectivity and personal opinion. Yes, yes, different strokes for different boats and all. However that doesn’t mean there is no room for people to enthuse about particular meals, no less myself, so even while knowing that tastes differ I’d like to take the time to put a case forward for the humble dish of ramen being the best meal ever devised in the kitchen of humanity.
Joy in the Simple Things
While it’s true that ramen tends to be the stereotypical fare of students who are so poor they consider a bottle of ketchup to be the height of luxury, this is actually not true ramen. Since its importation to the USA in the 1970’s, ramen has become a catch-all term for any type of instant noodle. Genuine ramen is a little different. However, the stereotype is useful in that it pretty much underlines the dishes’ main strength: it’s extremely simple to make and very cheap to buy. As long as you have some suitable noodles (not udon or soba) and some broth, you have some ramen. For those with gluten intolerance, egg-based noodles are a suitable alternative. This means it can quickly make a meal even if the household is really struggling for funds. Even on its own, noodles in a meat broth with some soy for flavour can make a very tasty and hearty meal.