Japan’s Nissin Foods opened a cup noodle museum charting the history of the speedy snack where visitors even get the chance to create their own tasty version.
About 500 adults and children queued up before the museum opened in the port city of Yokohama near Tokyo with celebrity guests ranging from a former prime minister to a retail business tycoon. “We opened this place… as a factory that gives children experience and a museum for corporate activities,” Nissin Foods Holdings president Koki Ando said.
Ando, whose late father Momofuku Ando invented instant noodles more than half a century ago, said visitors could knead flour, roll out noodles, steam and fry them to make chicken ramen which is then put into bags. Children in aprons set to work making noodles under the watchful gaze of guests including former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese premier from 2001-2006.
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