I have to say the packaging for cup noodles in Japan is pretty nice as you can see from the picture below. The nicer packaging is because the instant noodles can have a premium cachet that exists in Japan and not elsewhere much of the time. Instant noodles are not just a cheap food in Japan. If you've been to Japan you know that even their fast food is usually a cut above what you can get at home for quality and flavour which are really important to the Japanese. This competitiveness also applies to their instant noodles.
|Cup noodle for a size comparison against the noodle bowl.|
|A closeup of the lid. The whole thing comes shrink wrapped and the bowl shape sure gives it the appeal of a real bowl of ramen.|
|Some side details with ingredients and nutritional information. The side of the bowl is finished in a glossy printe so it looks like a really nice looking bowl even if it is Styrofoam.|
|Another view of the ingredients.|
|You can tell the noodles are air dried from how they look.|
|I added the ingredients into the bowl and added boiling water for four minutes.|
|The noodles rehydrated nicely along with the vegetables. You need to give it a good stir to make sure all of the flavours are mixed together. There was a nice pork and soy aroma coming off of the soup.|
|Here I am enjoying my noodle outside in the yard where I was watching my cat.|
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