Did you know that there is an Instant Noodle Museum in Japan, completely dedicated to the famous and popular food?
Whether you like to admit it or not, we’ve all dined on Nissin noodles at some point. In fact, if you went to college, there’s little chance you missed out on them! A quick and easy smaller meal or snack, instant noodles can now be found in many parts of the world.
Celebrating 40 years since the creation of the first snack, the museum, located in Yokohama (near Tokyo), displays the interesting history of the noodle. It takes visitors on a journey from its invention to its cultural influence within Japan and the rest of the world.
Instant Noodles Galore!
Be amazed by the sheer number of different varieties available – you are sure to spot several flavors that you had never even heard of before!
Visitors can have fun while creating their own instant recipe from thousands of combinations at the My Cup Noodle Factory. Go beyond simply pouring water into the pot and actually see how the dried noodles are made whilst having a go yourself.
Kid’s Fun at the Instant Noodle Museum
The attraction is suitable for both adults and children, with giant instant noodle play areas built inside the complex. There are plenty of interactive displays and exhibits too, letting curious minds get some fatastic hands-on experience. It is certainly a totally novel attraction when visiting the wider Tokyo area!
Nissin’s founder Momofuku Ando invented the first instant noodle snack, chicken ramen noodles, in 1958 after he saw customers lining up to buy soup noodles during post-war Japan. Since then, the company and its product has risen in popularity with millions of people purchasing the on-the-go meal all across the world.