I visited to the Cup Noodles Museum at Yokohama yesterday. Cup Noodles was invented at 1971 by Japan, 13 years after the invention of the first instant noodles in Japan by Momofuku Andou.
Me Talking a photo with the Big sized Cup Noodles
The Cup Noodles Museum is located at [2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0001 Japan] and it is just about 8 minutes walk from Minatomirai Station/ Bashamichi Station.
Google Map: here.
Inside the museum, you can watch theater on the invention of Instant noodles and how Momofuku Andou clear the hardship on succeeding become the number 1 instant noodle maker in the world.
Nothing worst than dropping a cup of Instant noodles you are going to eat. lol
You also got to see the History of Instant Noodles all the way from 1958. There are about 3000 types of instant noodles on the display room so you can see how they developed from the old times to now.
Not to Mention that the Main Attraction of this Cup Noodles Museum, is to create the ONE OF THE KIND CUP NOODLES IN THE WORLD of your own!
You got to draw on the Cover and you got to choose your own soup flavours and the topping which you would like to eat.
You need to pay 300 Yen for the ingredient and then you got to make your own Cup Noodles! The whole process took about 45 minutes from Drawing the cover art to putting the noodles inside, adding soup flavours and topping to seal off the cover and put into the plastic seal.
Lots of kids drawing on their Original Cup noodles Cover.
Unlike the ones made in the real facilities, this one only last for 1 month. So be sure you eat it within 1 month or you will need to keep it as antic. lol
Time to turn the handle to put the noodles inside your cup.
This is called the “Hiyoko-chan Naruto”. Yes, everyone know the famous ninja Anime called Naruto but in Japanese, Naruto actually meant fish cake. This one is the fish cake with Hiyoko shape on it(hiyoko meant little chicken).
Righthand side. My Cup Noodles after adding Chili-Tomato Soup flavours and topping. I had Hiyoko-chan Naruto, Kimchi, Crab meat and Chedar Cheese.
After that is the Sealing Off process. You got to see them sealing off the top cover and putting it inside a plastic wrapping.
The heating machine to put on the cover.
The staff told us that in real factory, this machine can seal 10 covers in 1 second!
The staff is putting it inside a plastic wrapping and let it pass through a heating machine to shrink the plastic wrapping.
The out come:
Lastly, Photos with friends. We made our own Original Cup Noodles!
Visiting the museum was really fun and I think I will bring my friends to this museum again when they come visit to Japan. It was really a great place to enjoy in Yokohama.
One more point. I often heard that people saying those Cup Noodles are cheating cause the cup looked so big but inside, the amount of noodles was very few. After visiting this museum I had learned that it was designed so to prevent damage to the noodles during delivery, and to ensure the noodles will be cooked evenly when you pour in hot water. So it is not really cheating but they putting in effort to make the Cup noodles even more tastier!
The explanation on why the noodles is put in the middle of the Cup.
I will leave the rest of the picture below:
Do you feel like to take a visit to the museum?