Definition of ramen in English:

ramen

plural noun

  • (in Japanese cuisine) quick-cooking noodles, typically served in a broth with meat and vegetables.

    • ‘For breakfast, I had instant ramen noodles and coffee.’
    • ‘A bowl of ramen noodle soup, for example, is more than enough food for one person, and will set you back about $5.’
    • ‘The vegetable ramen noodles at this family run neighborhood fixture are worth a stop all on their own.’
    • ‘I was less taken with the pan-fried seafood ramen.’
    • ‘Yes, this is what happens when you spend a little too much money on Chinese food every week and are eventually reduced to instant ramen noodles.’
    • ‘Sara and David stared at the bowls in front of them; Mr. Taylor had made ramen noodles.’
    • ‘Their fare includes dumplings, udon noodles, ramen and even sticky rice.’
    • ‘Kitsune grabbed a bag of instant ramen, and started eating the crunchy, uncooked noodles.’
    • ‘Brown bread and ramen noodles crowded the table.’
    • ‘Whenever you are cooking something like, say, ramen noodles, which calls for water, use your broth instead.’
    • ‘And you're less likely to eat foods that you have to prepare - like ramen noodles, soup mixes, and microwave popcorn.’
    • ‘The noodles, most of which we left behind because we were so full from the meat and vegetables, were ramen and rice noodles.’
    • ‘I'm twenty-six now, living off ramen noodles and canned chili.’
    • ‘He filled the kettle with water and set it on the stove to boil, opening a pack of instant ramen noodles after he had finished that.’
    • ‘I really can't wait to get working on this one and I plan to start as soon as I finish these ramen noodles.’
    • ‘My reclusive fourth housemate's nightly meals of canned ravioli or packets of ramen noodles are stunning.’
    • ‘He then started sucking up the noodles from his ramen.’
    • ‘Besides the soup, you can also rehydrate other items with water such as instant potatoes and ramen noodles.’
    • ‘As a small Aiki ramen noodle shop owner, I am free to do many things, and this is one thing I wish to share.’
    • ‘I don't live off of ramen, but I don't eat out either.’

Origin

Japanese, from Chinese lā to pull + miàn noodles.

Pronunciation:

ramen

/ˈrɑːmɛn/