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Japanese ramen
(/ˈrɑːmən/)
(拉麺, ラーメン rāmen)

was manifested between the 17th and 20th centuries. Legends say that scholor Shu Shunsui brought the recipe with him when he escaped Manchu rule in China to serve as an advisor to feudal lord Tokugawa Mitsukuni.

arrived in Japan with Chinese tradesmen
in the nineteenth century

During the Cold War, U.S. occupied Japan, importing wheat as a way to contain Communism.

Increase of Instant Ramen in the 70's in Japan

- 1958 -
1st packaged
Instant Chikin Ramen hits shelves

- 1973 -
1ST CUP O'NOODLES
COMES TO AMERICA

And the rest is history.

"Without ramen, there'd be darkness and chaos."
-Unknown