You have the liberty to create your very own original flavored cup noodle from the 4 soup mixtures and 12 cup noodle ingredients of your choice. The catch is that the choosing of these choices are limited, and yet very generous. You may add one and no more of the soup flavor for your cup noodle along with the 12 different types of ingredients that allows the valued costumer to pick a maximum of 4 ingredients to put into your cup noodle creation. You have as many as 5460 cup noodle combinations possible to create from with possible 1 soup flavored powder and 4 ingredients per cup noodle in accordance to your desire. The choices that you may pick out of are limited, but they are lavishly quality graded chooses of flavors from spices to dried cup noodle style bite-sized foods.
If you enjoy art, you also have the opportunity to design your own blank noodle cup at the My Cup Noodle Factory. You get to draw and create colors around the plastic surface of your blank white container which this institution has prepared for creative usage.
Inside this museum, there also lies a Chicken Ramen Factory, separately from the My Cup Noodle Factory. Here, you will get help from the person hosting this wonderfully organized event and create the long noodle shape and length by working with soon-to-becoming noodle dough made from flour, and experience the making of this world's first instant noodle.
Even at this Chicken Ramen Factory, the Japanese staff generally has excellent service, especially in terms of friendliness, respect and humbleness. When I engaged myself in this particular department, the person who was in charge of frying the very noodle that I crafted, sincerely smiled at me when he handed me my freshly made noodles. It's a very friendly environment as the person smiled as people took photos of the museum worker to show that he is happy working there with the customers and staff.
At the main Instant Ramen Museum gallery which you can visit for free, you can see how the master cup-noodle craftsmen, Momofuku Ando, endeavored through the many trails of misfortune until he created his very first instant ready-to-go cup noodle, the chicken ramen.
In times of high customer volume, a waiting time may be applied, and in some cases, the cup noodle crafting services may end earlier than listed below. In order to combat that from happening, you may want to attend the museum as early as you can. For the Chicken Noodle Factory, you must make reservations prior to your visit.
8-25 Masumicho, Ikeda-shi, Osaka-fu
9:30am - 4:00pm (last admission 3:30pm)
Tuesdays, New Years
(If Tuesday is a National Holiday, the following Wednesday will be closed)
Entrance - free
My Cup Noodle Factory - 300JPY (No reservations needed)
My Chicken Noodle Factory - 500JPY (junior high and above), 300 JPY (up to elementary)
(Reservations must be made)
For more information, please visit their website.