Here’s one of the waning few left sent by Nissin Hong Kong for their Meet The Manufacturer. Last year was the 45th anniversary of the Cup Noodle! Let’s see what wikipedia has to say about their history:
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. In 1978, Nissin Foods offers new varieties of Top Ramen and Cup O’ Noodles. The product was known as Cup O’ Noodles in the United States until 1993.
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.
As I said before, this one is from Hong Kong. What’s more, it’s a mini variety. I’ve seen now mini, regular, big and king variants. Let’s check Cup Noodles Mini!
Nissin Cup Noodles Mini Spicy Seafood Flavour- Hong Kong
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add water to fill line and microwave at 800W for 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Loose seasoning and solid ingredients from the cup.
Finished (click to enlarge). The trademark thin and flat noodles that are found in Nissin Cup Noodles are again found here. Indeed, there is a decent quantity and a light chew. The broth has a seafood taste with a light bit of spiciness. Moreover the included bits of egg and seafood as well as corn make everything nicer. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878640027.