The INSIDER Summary:
- You can customize your own package of instant noodles at the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum in Ikeda, Japan.
- It only costs about $2.74, or 300 Japanese Yen.
- To make your own Cup Noodles, choose from four soup flavors and 12 different toppings.
- There are 5,460 possible unique flavor combinations.
The country is home to some of the most innovative, unique attractions we've seen. Chief among them is the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum, located in the city of Ikeda in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
The interactive food museum is named after Momofuku Ando, who invented the world's first instant noodles in 1958 and founded Nissin Foods, the company that makes Cup Noodles.
The coolest exhibit in the museum? A fun, hands-on workshop called My CUPNOODLES Factory that lets visitors create their own package of instant noodles.
Here's how it works.
First, you have to buy a styrofoam cup from a vending machine for about $2.74 (300 Japanese Yen) and decorate it using colorful markers.
Then, you get to choose one out of four soup flavors — standard, seafood, curry, or chili tomato — for your instant noodles.
Finally, you choose four out of 12 different ingredients for your noodle toppings. Currently, these ingredients are shrimp, roast pork, egg, long green onions, Hiyoko-chan fish sausage, potato, green bean, cheese, crab-flavored fish sausage, corn, kimchi, and flavor roast pork (for a limited time only).
Altogether, there are 5,460 possible unique flavor combinations.
Your custom package of noodles is then sealed and shrink-wrapped for you to take home and enjoy.
Take a closer look at how the Cup Noodles are made in INSIDER travel's video below, which has racked up over 18 million views and 180,000 shares since we featured it on Facebook last year.
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