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#1 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (1192 posts) -

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#2 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (1192 posts) -

I made a thing of Maruchan ramen and saw a pot full of rice on the stove. I then thought to myself what was better. Rice or noodles?

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#3 Posted by CatsAkimbo (771 posts) -

The Vietnamese place near me lets me choose between rice bowls or noodle bowls -- I always choose noodles.

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#4 Posted by underworld (47 posts) -

depends on the dish I'm having.

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#5 Posted by RPGee (775 posts) -

@underworld2086 said:

depends on the dish I'm having.

This is true. However, I find noodles to be more versatile, plus I prefer the flavour.

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#6 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1219 posts) -

Noddles brah. You can make a spread like you're in prison... those were the days.

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#7 Posted by Sanity (2133 posts) -

Rice for me but i eat noodles far more often as i like my rice fried and that takes way more effort then just microwaving some ramen.

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#8 Posted by gametrkr (76 posts) -

=/ I have to flip a coin. I love both.

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#9 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

Rice, but noodles are good with me too.

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#10 Posted by Loafsmooch (542 posts) -


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#12 Posted by AjayRaz (12757 posts) -

i'm good with either one. it depends on the meal, really

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#13 Posted by TobbRobb (5782 posts) -

Noodles! Rice is fine for some dishes, but I'm not really fond of it.

Noodles on the other hand, is just awesome all the time.

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#14 Posted by Deadmanforking (587 posts) -

Rice on noodles! BOOM!

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#15 Posted by NaDannMaGoGo (338 posts) -


But good ones, if I'm not mistaken you cannot really compare general American noodles to something you usually get in Germany or Italy for example? Not sure though, but that was always my impression.

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#16 Posted by Sploder (918 posts) -

Noodles because they're like spaghetti that isn't shit.

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#17 Posted by kgb0515 (427 posts) -

Depends on the quality of either. My wife only had minute rice before she and I met, and she was blown away by the higher quality rice that I eat having not really liked rice before that. I really love both though.

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#18 Posted by billyhoush (1257 posts) -


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#19 Posted by Deusx (1942 posts) -

Noodles man. I can't have my Ramen without them!

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#20 Posted by DeF (5319 posts) -

noodles all the way!

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#21 Posted by BBAlpert (2383 posts) -
Why choose?
Why choose?
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#22 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2428 posts) -

I vote vermicelli, rice noodles biatch.

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#23 Posted by Brandino (271 posts) -

Love both.

Depends on what i am eating. Just Rice or Just noodles? Rice with beef/chicken? Noodles with beef/chicken? One of those with veggies and meat? Just veggies? Just plain?I don't care for that packaged ramen bullshit so i guess i have to go with Rice because i can eat it steamed, fried, mexican style with nothing and i love Rice Roni/Rice Roni express.

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#24 Posted by wrecks (2630 posts) -

If I had to choose just one, Noodles.

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#25 Posted by Wraith1 (608 posts) -

Depends on my mood

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#26 Posted by Jack268 (3370 posts) -


But that's not saying Rice is bad or anything. They're pretty even.

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#27 Posted by jmfinamore (1092 posts) -

@NaDannMaGoGo said:


But good ones, if I'm not mistaken you cannot really compare general American noodles to something you usually get in Germany or Italy for example? Not sure though, but that was always my impression.

Barilla is one of the most popular pasta brands in the US and it's probably Italy's #1 selling pasta (if not, it's top 3 - I've never actually run the numbers, ha). So, I'd say we're almost equal in terms of mass market, though there are some generic/store brands that aren't very good.

And I say noodles, though rice has it's place.

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#28 Posted by ShrimpDino (118 posts) -

I vote for Noodles

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#29 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

I like both, but I like fried rice better than noodles.

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#30 Posted by hawkinson76 (420 posts) -

I don't find them interchangeable, at all.

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#31 Posted by Hector (3544 posts) -

Rice for sure!

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#32 Posted by Soapy86 (2723 posts) -


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#33 Posted by bybeach (5435 posts) -

I love noodles, but brown rice has become a staple with me. I finally can eat brown rice, and yes it's the best thing for you. especially with some wild rice which I understand isn't a rice at all...

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#34 Posted by Bane122 (960 posts) -

Like others, I enjoy both but would have to go noodles in general. I find them not only a bit more versatile, but also easier to be versatile with, if that makes sense. Though in the OPs situation, I'd take the rice over packaged ramen. Ultimately, I'd agree with the dude above and say rice noodles are the absolute best. Mei Fun... yummy.

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#35 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (1192 posts) -

This is really close. Who will win? Noodles or Rice? Only time can tell.

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#36 Posted by DoctorTran (1595 posts) -

Rice noodles.