College is more than just the classes, it’s about growing up, meeting new friends, but most importantly, it’s about the ramen noodles. In fact, ramen noodles are so popular in college that practically a whole subculture has developed around them to the point that they’re almost idolized!
The term “ramen noodles” is usually just shortened to “ramen” to make it flow better like, “Hey man, let’s have some ramen right now,” and so forth. The reason why they’re so popular in college is because of three reasons: they’re dirt cheap, taste great, and are as easy as heck to prepare.
The great thing about ramen is that you can still eat it even if you’re too lazy to cook it or if there’s no electricity. Just take a bag, crunch it, pulverize it, shake it, smash it, and then sprinkle the flavor powder in the bag, and instantly you have something that tastes like potato chips, only it’s delicious raw ramen!
Before eating ramen, a lot of college people have certain rituals that they do with it such as ramen hockey, ramen tennis, ramen wars, ramen confetti, or ramen baseball. It’s a great sight to walk in a dorm and see ramen bags flying all over the place!
In addition there’s tons of different ways to eat ramen… ramen with tabasco, ramen with cheese, dry ramen, ramen for breakfast, ramen in class, ramen burrito, etc. The list could go on and on, but I don’t think you’d like reading an entire page of different ways to indulge on ramen.
Finally, ramen has even been used as currency in college campuses before, which isn’t a bad idea until the day some fool tries to purchase an iPod from Wal-Mart using ramen… then it’s gone too far. But in the meantime, ramen is practically a college icon, and if it were ever taken away, World War III would break out.