Enjoying a bowl of ramen noodles to the fullest doesn’t mean just slurping them—there are several things you can do to truly enhance your ramen experience.

5. Don’t Miss Out on Toppings

After you’ve mastered the above steps, the next time you order ramen, you can add some toppings and garnishes. Ask the chef for topping recommendations based on the type of ramen broth you’ve ordered. They can definitely enhance the dish and give you greater umami.

Learn how to make authentic ramen at home here!

6. Drink With Your Ramen

The broth in a ramen dish is usually very salty, so be sure to drink plenty of water (or beer) along with it. You’ll feel better for it.

Oh, and it’s okay to finish the broth by drinking right from the bowl! Enjoy!