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Japan’s first instant chicken ramen and a bento!

Today is Chicken Ramen mascot Hiyoko Bento packed in a white Monbento bento box. Hiyoko character was made from thin egg sheet, cheese, seaweed, carrots.

Hiyoko is the lovable chicken mascot of Nissin’s Instant Chicken Ramen. Do you know Hiyoko or Nissin's Instant Chicken Ramen?

From Nissin's website, one will read that back in 1958, Nissin had introduced "Chicken Ramen", the first instant ramen. Ironically, it was considered a luxury item, since Japanese grocery stores sold fresh Japanese noodles (udon) at one-sixth the cost of the instant ramen noodles. How interesting...

I personally have fond memories as a child sneaking to the convenience stores to eat Nissin cup noodles. I would save up my pocket money just for the cup noodles! :P

Do you know that in Yokohama you can even visit the Nissin Cup Noodles Museum! 

The museum is also one of the most popular among visitors/tourists, one of their popular exhibits is the Cup Noodles Factory, where visitors can choose their own cup, soup and toppings to create a unique new flavor, and the Chicken Ramen Factory, where you can try whipping up the noodles by hand. How cool!

Shirley - Bento specialist, Singapore

Hello :) I am Shirley, a bento artist/chef and blogger. I started making bento back in 2011 as getting lunch was very inconvenient at work, and in 2012 my blog, Little Miss Onigiri was born. Bento making is a passion that I am fond of, and excited about. My head is often bursting with ideas on what to make. Even when I visit the supermarkets, I often imagine what I can make out of an ingredient or food product. Character bentos are my forte, but I also enjoy making usual bento lunches, bread, sweets and other decorative food items. If you like kawaii and and fun creations, I am sure you will enjoy my blog postings. I will continue to do my best and thanks for staying with me.

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