While we were in Osaka, we visited The Instant Ramen Museum in Ikeda. This is where the humble packet of instant noodles started. This museum is every 2 minute-noodle fan’s dream, there’s no admission fee and there’s lots to see, do and eat (the eating part costs ¥).
It was inspiring to learn that Momofuku Ando invented instant noodles and later the cup noodles during a post-war food shortage. Momofuku’s intention was to create something that was affordable, accessible, delicious and had a long shelf-life.
All we had to do was put ¥300 into the vending machine to buy our cup then it was all about drawing our cups to make them look pretty.
The Instant Noodle Museum
8-25 Masumicho, Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture 563-0041