We Love Our Ramen Noodles
These days, between a tough economy and rising grocery bills, it seems like we are looking to save money anywhere we can. One inexpensive way to cut our food bills is with the occasional helping of ramen noodles, a Japanese favorite that has captured American taste buds. Long a favorite on college campuses the tasty noodle dish is fast becoming a family staple as well. According to TheCampusSocialite.com some 95 billion servings on ramen noodles were eaten in 2011 or enough to feed 260 million people every day for a year. A few other ramen noodle factoids,
* There is actually a ramen noodle museum in Osaka, Japan.
* The length of the noodles in one package stretch out to 51 meters — or the length of two tennis courts.
* If you ate nothing but ramen noodles every day for a year, your entire grocery bill would be only $142.
* Japanese citizens voted ramen noodles the most important invention of the 20th century.
So if you are running short of cash on grocery day use your noodle (sorry, couldn’t help myself) and pick up a package of ramen. Check out a few ramen noodle recipes here.