Ramen Museum? My cup runneth over!
Okay, kids, I got the tickets for our big vacation trip today, and you’re gonna love it!
Nope, better than that, kids. This year, it’s the Cup Noodles Museum!
WTF, Daddy? A noodle museum?
Sure, kids! It’s a whole museum celebrating the 40th anniversary of cup noodles, with a “Chicken Ramen Factory,” a giant noodle cup, a golden statue of the company’s founder…
It even has “Cup Noodles Park” and a “virtual fryer,” an interactive attraction “where children can experience the manufacturing process of cup noodles…”
Now kids, just look at it as sort of like “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” but with food you’d only eat at gunpoint.
Top: A boy makes noodles at “Chicken Ramen Factory”, where visitors can experience the process of making the world’s first instant noodles, installed at the Cup Noodles museum during a media preview in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, September 16, 2011.
Left combo: A girl plays at “Cup Noodles Park.”
Left combo: A man touches a statue of Nissin Food Holdings founder Momofuku Ando.
Right: A boy plays at a “virtual fryer”, part of an interactive attraction.
REUTERS photos by Yuriko Nakao