Besides the standard ramen there are several common variations.
The noodles are served seperately and the soup in a little bowl. Before eating
the noodles are dipped in the soup and eaten.
Noodles with cold soup.
Usually only served in the summer, this is cold ramen noodles with a chilled vinegar-soy sauce soup. This is served in a shallow bowl and topped with cold ham, sliced scrambled egg, and sliced cucumbers. Can be a very nice lunch in the summer time.
Ramen in a spicy sesame soup topped with ground beef/pork with a lot of garlic.
The spicyness ranges from OK to hot enough for Godzilla flaming breath impressions. While normally passing on rice with ramen, spooning the soup over white rice is a good side dish for TanTan-men.