Ramen is extremely popular, both at home and in restaurants, but you might be eating it wrong. The best way to eat ramen is by slurping, despite the affront to traditional table manners.
WonderHowTo explains why slurping is key:
- It cools off your mouthful of noodles just enough to let you enjoy them while the rest of the bowl stays piping hot, and
- It aerates the noodles and the broth, allowing the flavours to mellow out and fully develop before you chew and swallow.
Plus, if you eat your ramen daintily, the process can take a long time and the noodles will get all mushy.
If you're eating the cheap stuff, slurping won't help the flavour much, but it's still good practice. Check the link for details on how to properly slurp and enjoy the higher-end noodle soups.