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Instant Ramen Vocabulary and Phrases


Have you ever wondered what the little packets in an instant ramen package say? For example, the packet that says かやく? Or why some don’t have any? 

Learn instant ramen vocabulary and Japanese phrases through the process and steps of making instant noodles.

What is the difference between 熱湯 (ねっとう) and お湯(ゆ)? How do you say “boil water” or “wait for three minutes” in Japanese?

Find out in the video!

This video is full of everyday Japanese so I’ve included the transcript below. Hope it helps!


Instant Ramen Vocabulary

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袋麺

(ふくろめん fukuromen)
packaged noodles

カップ麺
(かっぷめん kappumen)
cup noodles


(めん men)
noodles

粉末スープ
(ふんまつすーぷ funmatsusūpu)
powdered soup

液体スープ
(えきたいすーぷ ekitaisūpu)
liquid soup

かやく
(kayaku)
extra ingredients

調味油
(ちょうみあぶら chōmiabura)
seasoning oil


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How to Make Cup Noodles: Steps and Phrases

カップ麺(めん)を作(つく)ろう
(kappumen wo tsukurō)
Let’s make cup noodles.

お湯(ゆ)を沸(わ)かす
(oyu wo wakasu)
Boil hot water.

ふたを開(あ)けて、粉末(ふんまつ)スープやかやくを入(い)れる
(futa wo akete funmatsusūpu ya kayaku wo ireru)
Open the lid, and add the powdered soup and extra ingredients.

内側(うちがわ)の線(せん)まで熱湯(ねっとう)をそそぐ
(uchigawa no sen made nettō wo sosogu)
Pour boiling water up to the inside line.

ふたをして、3分(ぷん)待(ま)つ
(futa wo shite sanpun matsu)
Close the lid and wait for three minutes.

あと2分(ふん)
(ato nifun)
Two more minutes.

あと1分(ぷん)
(ato ippun)
One more minute.

できた!
(dekita)
Done!

液体(えきたい)スープや調味油(ちょうみあぶら)を入(い)れる
(ekitaisūpu ya chōmiabura wo ireru)
Add the liquid soup and seasoning oil.

いただきます!
Itadakimasu!


How to Make Packaged Instant Ramen: Steps and Phrases

袋麺(ふくろめん)を作(つく)ろう
(fukuromen wo tsukurō)
Let’s make packaged instant noodles.

鍋(なべ)でお湯(ゆ)を沸(わ)かす
(nabe de oyu wo wakasu)
Boil water in a pot.

麺(めん)を茹(ゆ)でる
(men wo yuderu)
Boil the noodles.

火(ひ)を止(と)めて、粉末(ふんまつ)スープなどを入(い)れる
(hi wo tomete funmatsusūpu nado wo ireru)
Turn off the heat, and add the powdered soup and supplementary packets.

どんぶりに盛り付ける
(donburi ni moritsukeru)
Arrange in a bowl.

Other Types of Instant Noodle Goodness

味付(あじつ)け麺(めん)タイプの場合(ばあい):
(ajitsukemen taipu no baai)
 For the ajitsukemen type:

> What is ajitsukemen? Find out in the video!

どんぶりにん麺(めん)を入(い)れる
(donburi ni men wo ireru)
Place the noodles in a bowl.

生卵(なまたまご)を入(い)れる
(namatago wo ireru)
Add a raw egg.

熱湯(ねっとう)をそそぐ
(nettō wo sosogu)
Pour boiling water.

ふたをして、3分(ぷん)待(ま)つ
(futa wo shite sanpun matsu)
Place a lid and wait for three minutes.

ネギを足(た)して、できあがり!
(negi wo tashite dekiagari)
Add some scallions, and it’s ready!

ごちそうさまでした
Gochisōsamadeshita


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