eli5: Why are ramen noodles yummy to eat raw but spaghetti noodles are not?

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eli5: Why are ramen noodles yummy to eat raw but spaghetti noodles are not?

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It’s because ramen noodles aren’t raw. They’re pre-cooked and then dehydrated, which is what allows you to prepare instant ramen in just a couple of minutes by rehydrating them, instead of having to boil the noodles for 15+ minutes like you’d have to do if they were uncooked.

Ramen noodles are precooked, they’re not raw any more. Spaghetti noodles weren’t cooked before yet.

Just to add on, IMO raw spaghetti noodles taste good to me, I’ll often grab a couple when making a pot to munch on while the rest cooks. But dry ramen noodle noodles taste absolutely terrible to me, so it is probably up to individual taste.


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