The second I heard there were two museums near me dedicated to the ramen noodle, I knew I had to go. It was around a two-hour train ride to Yokohama which is home to the Shinyokohama Raumen Museum and The Cup Noodle Museum.
Below is a piece I wrote about my visit for Stars and Stripes:
Growing up in a home in which both parents worked and the older siblings took care of the younger ones, I found Nissin’s Cup Noodles a welcome regular after-school meal.
Though choosing a commuter school for college and earning stove cooking privileges drew me away from the instant lunch, the cup still holds a place in my cupboard in case of a zombie apocalypse or other disaster.
Imagine my joy when I found out that Yokohama houses two unique museums dedicated to the noodle that changed it all: the Shinyokohama Raumen Museum and The Cup Noodle Museum.