It's Hard To Imagine A Classier Ad For Cup Noodles

There's a special place in most of our hearts for instant ramen. Whether you have no time, no money, or no will to live, Cup Noodles is a comforting Styrofoam haven in a cruel world. But it's definitely associated with sterile corporate break rooms and bare-mattress-on-the-floor apartments more than pastel animations… » 10/20/13 11:29am 10/20/13 11:29am

This Ramen-Making Machine Can Feed an Entire City

Manna may have come from heaven, but ramen comes from machines. In eight hours, Bullex's Bigger Automatic Instant Noodle Production Line produces nearly a quarter million bags of noodles. Enough to feed the citizens of Springfield, Illinois two (literal) squares a day—just like instant ramen's creator intended. » 6/22/11 12:30pm 6/22/11 12:30pm

Sony's X-Ramen Rader Finds Hot Noodles Wherever You Are

Here's an unexpected product from Sony: ramen radar. Yeah, it's a piece of software designed to help you find a ramen noodle shop wherever you are. Now, as someone who's gone on the record about his near-obsession with ramen, this sounds pretty amazing to me, albeit also kind of ridiculous. The X-Ramen Radar works by… » 11/01/07 1:42pm 11/01/07 1:42pm

Japanese Rube Goldberg Machine Makes Ramen in Six Long Minutes

While this bowl of Ramen may not be instant &mdash just the way Adam Frucci likes 'em &mdash its creation is utterly, butterly wonderful, if a tad long-winded. Six minutes in the making, this Japanese Rube Goldberg-esque machine uses skittles, model cars and what looks like miniature junk sails to make a bowl of steaming … » 10/22/07 6:27am 10/22/07 6:27am

The Vending-Machine Ramen Taste Test

» 10/16/07 11:00am 10/16/07 11:00am

Here in Japan, if you want a hot cup of ramen noodles in soup, you don't need to go to a restaurant or even to your kitchen. No, you just need about $2.50, a lack of respect for your taste buds, and to be near a vending machine. That's right: you can get hot ramen in a can from a vending machine. Sound gross? It is. I … » 10/16/07 11:00am 10/16/07 11:00am