Instant noodles, known as "ramen" in Japan, are a popular and convenient staple of Japanese cuisine. They were first introduced to Japan in the mid-20th century and have since become a widespread and beloved food item!

Noodles have become an iconic part of Japanese food culture due to their affordability, convenience, and versatility. They are widely consumed by people of all ages, from students and office workers to busy households. Instant ramen can be enjoyed as a simple meal on its own or enhanced with additional toppings such as sliced pork, green onions, boiled eggs, and vegetables.

Some popular varieties include soy sauce (shoyu), miso, tonkotsu (pork bone broth), and curry!