Why Slurping Is The Best Way To Eat Ramen Noodles

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:

  1. It cools off your mouthful of noodles just enough to let you enjoy them while the rest of the bowl stays piping hot, and
  2. 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.

Slurping’s Mandatory: Why Getting Messy with Ramen Makes It Taste Better [WonderHowTo]


  • As a very white Euro kid that grew up with a heavy Asian influence I am offended when white people don’t make horrible noises when eating Asian. The one kind of food where it’s acceptable to be noisy and they are silent (for once!).

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