Friday, September 16, 2011 at 3:03 p.m.
The Cup Noodles Museum opens today!
And no, I don't mean my old dorm room closet.
Forty years ago, Nissin Foods introduced to the world what would become a food staple of college students, stoners, kitchen klutzes and overworked cubicle rats. To celebrate the milestone, a noodle-lovers fantasyland has been unveiled in Yokohama, Japan. Yahoo! News
has a cool slideshow.
Some of the attractions, according to CNNGo
A make-your-own instant-noodle bar. You get to choose the flavor and ingredients, and design your own packaging.
History Cube, highlighting the journey of Cup Noodles from its original "Chikin Ramen" to today's oodles of flavors.
Momofuku Theater, featuring CG movies about the life of Nissan Foods founder and instant-noodle inventor Momofuku Ando.
Cup Noodles Park, a playground where kids become the noodles and pass through the production process, from creation to shipping.
In other words, my dream world.
Japan also has the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum and the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum. All three are on my bucket list.