Good Dorm Eating: Ramen Noodle Quiz
by Staff
You can find ramen noodles in studio apartments and college dorms across the world. But, this delicacy is not just a poor person's best friend. It's versatile -- an ingredient in hundreds of recipes aside from soup. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of all things ramen.

Ramen originally hails from what country?

  • Thailand
  • China
  • Japan

How much is a package of instant ramen noodles?

  • around .90 per package
  • around $1.25 per package
  • around $1.50 per package

What is NOT a brand of ramen noodles?

  • Nissin
  • Maruchan
  • Kikoman

True or False? Ramen noodles are used in many different entrée and appetizer recipes, but they can't be used in dessert.

  • true
  • false

What are options for eating ramen?

  • cooked as instant soup or as part of another recipe
  • raw, as a crunchy snack
  • any way you can think of

From what is the word "ramen" derived?

  • la mian
  • lamen
  • both are correct

If you ate instant ramen noodles for an entire week, 3 meals a day, what would your food budget be?

  • about $5.00
  • about $10.00
  • about $15.00

True or False? The ramen recipe is cooked the same throughout the various regions of Japan.

  • true
  • false

Recipes and dishes made up of ramen account for how many meals, worldwide, each year?

  • 100 million
  • 50 billion
  • 85 billion

What is NOT a reason ramen because popular in Japan after World War II?

  • It was cheap.
  • It was filling.
  • It was native to Asia.

Which is cheaper -- 24 ounces of ramen noodles or 24 ounces of mashed potatoes?

  • ramen noodles
  • mashed potatoes

Ramen noodle are high in what nutritional measure?

  • calories
  • cholesterol
  • sodium

Ramen noodles were the official soup of what major sporting event?

  • 2004 World Series
  • 1994 Super Bowl
  • 1984 Summer Olympics

Ramen is categorized based on its soup base. What is tonkotsu ramen?

  • soy sauce base
  • miso base
  • pork base

What is a popular side dish to serve with ramen?

  • egg rolls
  • white rice
  • dumplings

What is a ramen ya?

  • ramen for one
  • a supersized package of ramens
  • a ramen noodle shop

What is an easy way to add extra nutrition to your ramen noodles?

  • Include some veggies.
  • Include an egg.
  • Both answers are correct.

True or False: Chinese cooks prepared the first ramen noodles at a Tokyo restaurant.

  • true
  • false

Who was the founder of Nissin Foods, the first company to manufacture and package instant ramen?

  • Daichi Nissin
  • Hachiro Haruki
  • Momofuku Ando

Ramen was originally called shina soba, but with time, people dropped the "shina," meaning China. Why?

  • Japan wanted the credit for the dish.
  • political tensions between China and Japan
  • China didn't want their name associated with it because it wasn't born in their country.