Another one from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer. This one is really popular overseas – I think I saw it on some list as a favorite. Here’s a little from wikipedia on the might Cup Noodles:
In 1970, Nissin formed the subsidiary Nissin Foods (USA) Co. Inc, to sell instant noodles in the United States. Nissin recognized that the bowls traditionally used to package instant noodles in Asia were not common in the U.S, so they used the paper cup designed by Ron R. Matteson. In 1971, they introduced instant ramen packaged in a foam cup. Originally, the product was known as Cup O’ Noodles in the United States until 1993. In 1978, Nissin Foods offers new varieties of Top Ramen and Cup O’ Noodles.
In 1998, Cup Noodles Hot Sauce Varieties introduced (Beef, Chicken, Pork and Shrimp).
Today, instant noodles in Japan are often sold in foam bowls, sometimes with plastic utensils. Foam bowls are inexpensive, disposable, light, and easy to hold, since they insulate heat well.
German Cup Nudeln (Spicy flavor), old packaging
Different flavors are available in other parts of the world, such as tom yum in Thailand, curry in Japan, crab in Hong Kong, and brazilian barbecue in Brazil.
In 2016 the US version was changed, reducing sodium and removing MSG and artificial flavors.
Let’s have a look at this Cup Noodles Big variety.
Nissin Cup Noodles Big Seafood Flavour – Hong Kong
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, remove lid and add water to line. Microwave at 800W (I set mine to power level 8 instead of 10) for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles come out of the microwave piping hot and with a quick stir, ready for action. They’re flat and thin and there’s a huge amount of them. They feature a soft chew. The broth has a kind of light and buttery seafood flavor. Garnishes such as vegetables, seafood and scramble egg are everywhere and add nicely. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878630011.
A Nissin Seafood Cup Noodles TV advertisement from Hong Kong.