instant noodle

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Etymology[edit]

Calque of Japanese 即席ラーメン (sokuseki rāmen)[1]

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instant noodle (plural instant noodles)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) One of a mass of dried precooked noodles fused with oil, usually soaked in boiling water for a few minutes before being eaten.

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  1. ^ Chinatown News, vol. 17, no. 1, 1969, p. 55:
    INSTANT NOODLES FROM JAPAN “Sokuseki Ramen,” or instant Japanese noodles cost 25 yen (7 cents) per meal. They take less than five minutes to prepare and serve piping hot.