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19 Rad Ramen Innovations

From Luxury Instant Noodles to Undercover Air Purifiers

— March 8, 2012 — Lifestyle
These rad ramen innovations prove that the traditional dorm room cuisine is a whole lot more than a quick hunger fix. From air freshners to luxury noodle brands, the ramen aesthetic and taste has crept up in a slew of unexpected places. Sure to have you reminiscing on the days when a slice of veggie pizza was the closest you got to a salad, these rad ramen innovations will have you craving the convenience of a meal in a cup.

From accordion-inspired packaging to noodle-infested hot tubs, these rad ramen innovations are sure to raise a few eyebrows and satisfy some tummies. The perfect celebration of blissfully cheap and fuss-free eating, these neat noodle creations are full of fun and guilty indulgences. Ditch your food snobbery and pay tribute to the food that fueled you through your impoverished university years.

Kitschy, fun and delicious, these rad ramen innovations are sensational and slurp-able.
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Microwaved Pasta Treasuries (UPDATE)
Microwaved Pasta Treasuries (UPDATE)
The Nissin Instant Noodles Museum Opens in Yokohama
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Instant Meal Museums
Instant Meal Museums
Soak Up Some Culture at the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama
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Celebrity Vending Machines
Celebrity Vending Machines
The Noodol Cafe Has Pop Stars Bring You Food
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Instant Noodle Recipe Books
Instant Noodle Recipe Books
The Ramen Cookbook by Jessica Harlan is College Kid-Friendly
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Synthetic Food Spas
Synthetic Food Spas
The Japanese Noodle Bath Will Have You Feeling Refreshed and Cooked
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Undercover Air Purifiers
Undercover Air Purifiers
The Cup Shitsuki USB Humidifier Looks So Good You Can Practically Eat It
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Instant Noodle Soap
Instant Noodle Soap
Get Clean With This Delicious Looking Ramen Cleanser
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Microscopic Noodle Bowls
Microscopic Noodle Bowls
World's Smallest Bowl of Ramen
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Noodles No Longer A Diet No-No
Noodles No Longer A Diet No-No
Super Low Cal Shirataki Noodles
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Chef-Free Cooking
Chef-Free Cooking
Ramen Noodle Shop Uses Cooperative Culinary Robots for Service
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Insulting Instant Noodles
Insulting Instant Noodles
These Neatorama Ramen Packages are Brutally Frank
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Relaxed Ramen Weights
Relaxed Ramen Weights
The Cupmen Lid Holders Keep Steam in to Cook Instant Noodles
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Luxury Instant Noodles
Luxury Instant Noodles
Harrods Posh Pot Noodle
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Noodle-Inspired Seating
Noodle-Inspired Seating
‘Obsession' Furniture by Korean Designer Kwangho Lee
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Food Value Photoshoots
Food Value Photoshoots
Jonathan Blauestein's Photography Shows Just How Far a Dollar Can Go
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Samurai-Approved Soups
Samurai-Approved Soups
Kabuto Noodles Packaging Embodies Creative Design Discipline
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Automated Instant Noodles
Automated Instant Noodles
Cup Noodles Vending Machine Gives Ramen Push-Button Simplicity
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Fake Noodle Porn
Fake Noodle Porn
Fake Noodle Cup Full of Naughty Goods
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Space-Saving Food Packaging
Space-Saving Food Packaging
The Campactible Accordion Package for Instant Noodles
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