Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Instant Ramen Museum

Do you like instant noodles? Today I visited "Instant Ramen Museum" in Ikeda, next to my hometown.  On August 25, 1958, Momofuku Ando invented the world's first instant noodle product, "Chicken Ramen" in a small shack in the backyard of his house in Ikeda. He is the founder of Nissin Foods.

This is "Instant Noodles Tunnel."  Various types of the major Nissin products are displayed in a large volume.

 I am standing next to the giant Cup Noodle. Many elementary students came here as a school excursion to experience "My Cup Noodle Factory" where visitors can create their original, only "Cup Noodle" in the world. They can design the cup freely, choose the soup flavor, and add the ingredients they prefer. It is 300 yen.
There is also a tasting room where they can buy, make and eat various instant noodles.

According to the information, Mr. Ando loved his Chicken Ramen so much as to keep eating each day until a few days before he died. Such a ramen freak!


  1. This is amazing, beagleAnnie! Ramen is a staple for college students here, because it is quick, easy, and inexpensive.

  2. I didn't know there was a place dedicated to them, very interesting.

    I even wrote about them on this post:

    Just have too much salt in for me...

    Gill in Canada