Through the museum’s many exhibits, you can learn about the creative thinking of Momofuku Ando, the founder of Nissin Food Products and inventor of Chicken Ramen, the world’s first instant ramen that revolutionised eating customs all over the world.
You will gather the knowledge that inspires invention and discovery here, and tap into your creativity by seeing, touching, playing, eating, and having fun.
-The Father of Instant Ramen-
Momofuku Ando dedicated his entire life to thinking about food in new and creative ways.
Throughout his 96 years, his practiced creative thinking and never quit until he achieved his goal.
Momofuku Ando was born on March 5, 1910.
He established Nissin Food Products and founded the Ando Foundation.
In 1958, Momofuku invented Chicken Ramen, the world’s first instant ramen, creating the instant ramen industry. In 1971, he invented Cup Noodles, the world’s first ramen served in a cup. Along with serving as the CEO and chairman of Nissin Food Products, Momofuku contributed to building the instant ramen industry as chairman of the Japan Instant Food Industry Association and as chairman of the World Instant Noodles Association. Dedicated to the healthy education of young people, in 1983, he used funds from his personal fortune to establish the Ando Foundation.