so, i don't really have any real soup but i have ramen. seems that when you aren't feeling too good you usually eat soup. in this case i made ramen.
then i got to thinking.
what exactly constitutes "vegetable" flavour? i mean, it's a little package of powder, not mashed up peas and carrots.
is it like essence of objects grown in the dirt?
and who decides which vegetables get to contribute?
notice how there's never any ingredient listings on the flavour pouches?
honestly, if i taste this, it does not taste like vegetable. and comparatively, it tastes much the same as the beef and chicken flavour.
so is it like beef flavoured vegetable?
you think there's some dude at the ramen company who sits there all day and mashes up veggies and turns them into powder and snorts it and says to himself "aaaahsooooo! this taste good in watah!"
and like, what about the vegetables that don't make the cut?
i bet there's no potato in this. im also sure theres no like...eggplant...in it.
what about rutabaga?
or turnip? which is gross anyway.
if i were a vegetable in the veggie sense and not in the brain dead sense, i'd totally feel shunned if no one turned me into a powder to be added to 36 cent noodles.
or what if it's like a hierarchy?
cause you have to admit that out of all the ramen you can buy Ichiban is by far the fucking tastiest. so there's like this vegetable hierarchy from Ichiban down to Mr. Noodle down to Safeway brand, and each step down you get the more outcast vegetables to use.
so by the time you get to the bottom all that's left is like brussels sprouts and artichoke.
which, you know, i never really understood why people don't enjoy those. i like them.
you kno which ramen flavour really sucks though? shrimp. it's disgusting.
if i want shrimp flavour i'll walk over to the fucking frozen foods and get some. powdered shrimp is just nasty. if they powder the vegetables for the flavour what do you think they do with the shrimp?
i bet the ones they use are the ones that get left on the boat and dry up and stick to the deck and then they peel them off and they're easier to powder cause they're already dried out.
apparently there's and official ramen homepage
then there's the fact
that "College kids love ramen noodles as much as they love sexing each other up, plain and simple, and we typically sell new flavors off like hot porn-cakes."
what about ramen flavoured ramen? simplest idea ever.
you know what i want to try? you remember that commercial where the dude makes KD in the washing machine at the laundromat? yeah, i wanna try that sometime.
i don't think it really matters about what flavour of ramen you buy anyway. the only reason people buy it is to eat the noodles.