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We all know and eat Japan‘s famous instant ramen (or noodles in English). They come in all sizes, flavors, types and shapes, and it is consumed globally as a quick snack, a late-evening meal, an affordable eat, or even as an emergency ration — even astronauts take the space version of instant ramen during their travels to space!(CupNoodles Museum)

With this in mind, it’s not far-fetched to say that instant noodles is an indispensable thing in our lives (or our kitchen cupboards for that matter). So when you’re in Japan, it might seem wacky to make a stop to the famous interactive CupNoodles Museum; but I’m telling you now: it will be a visit that will be worth your time as you get to learn more about its history!

FACT: To date, there are two CupNoodles Museum in Japan, but the branch in Osaka Ikeda is the first and original one since it is the birthplace of the instant ramen: “Chicken Ramen” — the first in the world that was invented by Momofuku Ando (he is also the founder of Nissin Food Products).

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