Ramen has been around since 1958, with it being the best college food and being so easy to make, it has became a big hit around the world. Ramen was originally from Japan, where men wanted to create an instant noodle, that still tasted good. The cup of noodles is less appealing than ramen that you would boil in water for a certain amount of time. The cup of noodles can be made by simply adding water and heating them up. Although some people may say they taste almost the exact same, I think they taste completely different. Ramen may take longer to cook, but the results are better than the cup of noodles. The cup of noodles are watered down, even when you drain the water. Ramen tastes like real noodles, while the cup of noKaylodles taste fake and water based. There are many different flavors of ramen and cup of noodles. My personal favorites are the “Oriental” flavor and the “Cheddar Cheese” flavor. I am a vegetarian, so the meat based flavors are not acceptable for my adjusted appetite. Overall, ramen tastes more noodle like than a cup of noodles. So, when shopping for food, I will always go for the packaged ramen over the cup of noodles.