Some days we just thank the universe for giving us this integral part of our daily lives—instant noodles. Instant noodles have been a saviour of many, from late nights in the office to sustenance during your dreary student days.
Did you know that instant noodles (or instant ramen) were first invented by Momofuku Ando in Osaka? Nissin Foods was the first company to create and distribute it to the masses.
To celebrate this amazing creation that many around the world are thankful for, the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum was born in 2011 and is open to the public to come forth and understand the history and significance of this iconic food.
Best part here? You can D.I.Y your perfect instant ramen bowl! Here is what you can expect from this mind-blowing museum.
Walking in, you will be greeted with a gift shop where every single merchandise proudly boasts the instant ramen. You can also catch a huge wall of instant ramen boxes where you can see the evolution of different types of the ramen and immerse yourself in a bit of its history.
Check out visual representations of milestones of Momofuku Ando and his journey to the success of his wonderful creation. Everything here is displayed beautifully and you can truly indulge in the story.
However, you should not leave the museum without heading down to the ramen counter, where you can personalise your very own bowl of instant ramen for a fee of ¥300.
First, pick your soup flavour, then move on to choose your preferred toppings; you get four choices. Then, they will seal it up and you can decorate your cup before bringing home your very own unique cup noodles. How cool is that?!
Customised Noodles: ¥300
Ramen Making Workshops: ¥500/ adult and ¥300/ child
Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
Address: Yubinbango 563-0041 Osaka, Ikeda Masumi-cho 8-25
Tel: (072) 752-3484
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 4pm (closed on Tuesdays)