Ramen noodle soup can be a great option to fend off the cold weather. Enjoy a quick bowl after work, or linger over a delicious midday meal with your family. Either way, you'll be sure to enjoy the unique Japanese food culture of ramen noodles.

Ramen noodles are a quintessential component of Japanese food culture, although their origin is unclear. Originally a cheap and filling dish from China, ramen is now seen everywhere from college campuses to trendy restaurants. If you’re looking for a deliciously warming (and authentic) meal for the chilly months, try one of these seven ramen recipes.

Caramelized Pork Ramen with Curry-Roasted Acorn Squash

Nothing says “autumn” like the flavors of smoky caramelized pork and roasted root vegetables. Try this recipe from Half Baked Harvest for a bowl of ramen noodle soup that will warm you from the inside out. Better yet? You can make it in a slow cooker for a quick and hearty workday dinner.

Spicy Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup

A little bit of spice along with everything nice is sure to have you feeling toasty. This easy spicy chicken ramen recipe adds a bit of a kick to your traditional chicken noodles, making it a great choice to open up the sinuses during cold season! The secret is in the sriracha, with a bit of ginger rounding it out for delicious flavor.

Thai Ramen Pumpkin Soup

Although ramen is typically considered a Japanese dish, the ramen in this recipe celebrates the enticing flavors of Thailand. It features a hearty pumpkin broth that pays homage to the fall, with traditional ramen ingredients like ginger, garlic and mushrooms also making an appearance. Coconut milk adds a Thai edge, which makes for a more tasty and unique bowl of ramen soup.