Nowadays, instant ramen is usually associated with broke college students but that was not always the case.
The brainchild of Japanese businessman, Momofuku Andu, it was invented as a means of combatting the post-World War II hunger crisis that plagued much of Japan.
The challenge was to create a simple, non-perishable recipe that retained the robust flavours that people were used to.
Next time you slurp down a cup of ramen, remember that you're enjoying a piece of history!
Source: Great Big Story