Instant Ramen

Japanese tennis player Nishikori Kei lands himself on a cup of instant noodles

Japanese tennis player Nishikori Kei lands himself on a cup of instant noodles

Runner up in this year’s US Open, Kei Nishikori, is Japan’s golden boy at the moment. As the first male player from an Asian country to reach a Grand Slam singles final, Nishikori is not only a hero in the eyes of Japan as a whole, but of his hometown of Shimane, “Japan’s least popular prefecture.”

Much like successful athletes in the US can look forward to seeing their face on a box of Wheaties cereal, Kei Nishikori can now smile knowing that he’s reached the top of his career as a Japanese athlete by landing his likeness on a styrofoam container of Cup Noodle.

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We try Thai and Indonesian “Ethnic” Cup Noodles, one of them tastes like spicy Fruit Loops

We try Thai and Indonesian “Ethnic” Cup Noodles, one of them tastes like spicy Fruit Loops

Cup Noodles are an iconic part of the Japanese food landscape and of course they’re no stranger to the Japanese custom of adding unusual new flavors to stuff. This time around their maker Nissin has been inspired by some of their international partners and developed two flavors in the “Ethnic Series” of Cup Noodles based on Thai and Indonesian dishes.

The first one is modeled after the spicy Thai soup tom yum goong, and the other is said to resemble Indonesia’s savory noodles mie goreng. Having just been released on 14 April we went straight to the supermarket and picked them up to bring you the Asianiest taste that only a Chinese food made by a Japanese company based on South East Asian dishes can provide.

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Newly Released Emergency Ration Cup O’ Noodles Last for Three Years

Newly Released Emergency Ration Cup O’ Noodles Last for Three Years

The Cup O’ Noodles that “saved your life” in college may now actually save your life in an emergency situation.

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Would You Like Some Floor Ramen? China’s Leading Ramen Company, Ting Yi, Thinks You’ll Love the Extra Flavor

Would You Like Some Floor Ramen? China’s Leading Ramen Company, Ting Yi, Thinks You’ll Love the Extra Flavor

Pictures of the inner workings of the Ting Yi factory, one of China’s largest food companies, have surfaced on the internet this week, shocking many ramen fans.  If you happen to find yourself enjoying an exceptionally delicious bowl of instant ramen with a flavor that you can’t quite put your finger on, take a look at the following pictures.

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