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[Taiwan] Sichuan Tantan Noodles in Taipei!Recommended for girls traveling alone "KiKi Noodle bar"

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The instant noodles "KiKi noodles" produced by this company are also popular as souvenirs and are also sold in stores.

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KiKi noodles

Instant noodle

Instant noodle(British: instant ramen, instant noodles) Is generallyInstant FoodA kind of "Instant oil heat drying methodOr it is manufactured by the hot air drying method (non-fried method) and is sprinkled with boiling water, orpotBoilInstant soup can be cooked at the same timeRamenHowever, there is no clear definition.The packaging isComes in, comes in a cup,noodles Theflynoodles,Dried noodlesAnd so on.Instant noodles[1],Instant ramenAlso called.

JapanBorn inFoodAnd many outside JapanOutputIt is produced locally by technology transfer and is widely eaten.Taiwan, South Korea,Hong KongEtc. outside JapanRamen"" Is often a dish prepared by cooking instant noodles, even if it is a restaurant menu.


In a broad sense, it goes beyond "ramen"Japanese styleOf noodlesUdon-Japanese buckwheat noodles,YakisobaIncluding instant noodles in a wide variety of bags, includingBag noodles) And instant noodles in a cup (Cup Noodle) Used to refer to the whole. In a narrow sense, it is used to refer to only ramen in it or to limit it to bag ramen.[1].Fair competition agreementThe official name above is "improvised noodles"[2].. Also, put it in a container that can be used as tableware (such as a cup-shaped heat and water resistant container)RemedyThe type with (Kayaku) attachedCup NoodlesThe official name under the Fair Competition Code is "Instant cup noodlesIs[2].

Japan Instant Food Industry AssociationAccording to the statistics of2006/About 916 billion meals (including cup noodles) are consumed each time around the world. Of that, Japan consumed about 53 billion meals. Nowadays, it is made in various parts of the world and is consumed almost in the country of manufacture. Main production and consumption areasEast AsiaandThe United States of America.

Based on retail sales世界The market size is 360 million dollars (英国Estimated by Euromonitor International). The top share by company isYasushiA new international group (Taiwan) In JapanNissin Foods Holdings(HD), Indofood Succes McMur (Indonesia),Toyo Suisan(Japan),Unified company(Taiwan) continues. The top five companies have a total market share of about 5%, and there are many other manufacturers inside and outside Japan.[3].


Instant noodles have no clear definition. If we define "instant noodles" that is made by instant oil heat drying method or hot air drying method (non-fried noodles) and can cook soup at the same time, it is generally released in August 1958.Chicken RamenBecomes "the world's first instant noodles"[4].

Nissin Foods HoldingsAccording toNissin FoodFounder'sAndo Baifu inventionIt has been made, and there are many reports in the world that acknowledge it.[5].. Invented by AndoInstant oil heat drying methodThe basic method of making instant noodles, including1963/(Showa 38) as "manufacturing method of instant ramen"PatentIs registered,Invention AssociationPost-war JapanInnovationSelected as one of the 100 "Top 10"[6].

Momofuku Ando, ​​the developer, has his wifeTempuraWhen I saw the fried chicken, I saw that the batter of flour was bubbling out the water in the tempura pot and replied that this principle should be applied, which is the basis of the instant oil heat drying method. Became[7].

However, there is controversy as to whether Ando first "invented" instant noodles. A few months before the launch of chicken ramen, Yamato Tsusho released "Chicken noodles" and Tomei Shoko released "Longevity noodles" as "Instant noodles that you can pour in hot water and cook soup in minutes." .. "Longevity noodle"AntarcticIt was brought to the expedition and became a big topic, contributing to the spread of instant noodles. Nissin Foods purchased the patent for the "seasoned dry noodles manufacturing method" patent filed by Tomei Shoko in 1961 for 2300 million yen, and registered the patent together with the "immediate ramen manufacturing method" originally filed by Nissin.[8][9].

In addition, instant noodles were developed and sold before 1958. Murata Noodle Factory (currently:Toichi) In 1953, Matsuda Sangyo (currently:Snack company) Developed the instant fried noodles in 1955 respectively. However, it is unclear whether the conventional frying process is different from the instant oil heat drying method of NISSIN FOODS. From the above-mentioned background, opinions are divided about who is the inventor of "instant noodles".

The clear difference between instant noodles and dried noodles described above isSoupOnly with or without. Instant noodles "Can be eaten if boiled for a few minutesnoodlesMost of the old dried noodles are applicable. In addition, if you want to make noodles that have been fried in oil to improve their shelf life,Qing Dynasty"Ifu noodles" (en: Yi mein/zh: Ifuan),oilFryThe manufacturing method has a certain degree of preservation,Starch GelatinizationThe (pregelatinized) noodles were made.This dish is still commonly eaten as one of the Cantonese dishes.This Ifu noodle can be regarded as a food with the same idea as chicken ramen in that it can be prepared by the method called fried noodles and can be eaten quickly.[Annotation 1].. However, unlike chicken ramen, it is necessary to prepare soup in addition to noodles.

In addition, Momofuku Ando1964/In (39), "Nissin Foods monopolizes the patent and can develop as Nonaka's Ipponsugi, but that will not grow a large industry as a forest", said the Japan Ramen Industry Association (currently:Japan Instant Food Industry Association) Has been established, and patents related to instant noodles such as the instant oil heat drying method have been published to other manufacturers.


  • 20st centuryUntil the first half, there were noodles as dry matter before instant noodles, but it is necessary to prepare soup or sauce in addition to boiling noodles in a pan, so it can not be said to be "instant" because it takes time to cook It was
  • 1953/ -Murata noodle shop (currentlyToichiYoshio Murata of (Inc.) invents and patents a bent noodle manufacturing method that is essential for instant noodles.
  • 1955/ -Matsuda Sangyo (currentlySnack company[10]Has developed "Seasoned Chinese noodles" as an instant noodle product. Although commercially unsuccessful, the pieces of noodles produced during the manufacturing process are used to1959/"Baby ramen (currentlyBaby star ramen)” and became popular[11][12].
  • 1956/ - the firstAntarctic research teamTomei Shogyo instant noodles brought in[13][14].
  • 1958/Spring-Long-lived noodles of instant ramen are released by Tomei Shoko. It was a method of fried noodles in oil, soaked in soup and seasoned.[15].
  • 1958-Prior to chicken ramen, Yamato Tsusho will release chicken noodles. I was able to pour hot water and eat[8].
  • 1958/May 8 - Nissin FoodFounder ofAndo Baifu Instant oil heat drying methodInvented, and commonly referred to as "the world's first instant noodles"Chicken RamenIs released[16][8].. There is also a theory that patent applications and commercialization of the technology for gelatinizing (alpha) the basic noodles that make instant noodles existed before Matsuda Sangyo and Nissin Foods.[17].
  • 1958/May 12 -The founder of Tomei Shogyo Co., Ltd. applied for a patent for the "method for making seasoned dry noodles" (Japanese Patent Application No. 33-36661). Publication of application on November 1960, 11 (Japanese Patent Publication No. 16-35)[18].. This invention was acquired by Nissin Foods for 2300 million yen before registration[15][8].
  • 1959/May 1 -Ando Suma applied for a patent for the "method for producing instant ramen" (Japanese Patent Application No. 34-1918). Published on November 1960, 11 (Japanese Patent Publication No. 16-35)[18].
  • 1961/ - Akeboshi foodIs the first instant noodle in a cup "Myojo pork noodles" (Not commercialized)YuigahamaIt will be tested and sold at a seaside house.ice creamIt was a product similar to the current cup noodles, in which fried noodles, drying ingredients, and powdered soup were contained in a cup near the container, and 470 ml of hot water was poured to eat.However, there is a problem with the oil resistance of the container, and only test sales end in failure.What's more, traditional instant noodles are considered simply in a container and are patented.Utility model rightCould not get[19][20].
  • 1962/ -Meisei foodStarchSoup withpowderThe soup attachment technology was developed, and the powdered soup was put in a bag separate from the noodles and attached.Chinese bamboo shoots"Irimei Hoshi Ramen" was released.[21][22].. In addition, it is a different industry that is not originally related to food.NintendoEstablished its subsidiary, "Mikichi Foods",PopeyeI sell "Popeye Ramen" which I put out using the copyright of, but this also ended in failure.
  • 1963/May 7 -Nissin Foods is the world's first yakisoba for instant noodlesNisshin YakisobaIs released[Annotation 2].. Since then, instant noodle type yakisoba has been developed and released by other companies in the same industry.
  • 1966/ - Sanyo food"Sapporo Ichiban" released(March).Sapporo IchibanIs attached with dried green onions[21], After this1970 eraTo dryLeekRepresented byComplicatedProducts that enclose the product will be generalized.The soup was also dried and powdered by freeze-drying, etc., and the variety of soup tastes such as salty taste, miso taste, and curry taste expanded.In the same year, Meisei Foods"Charmera" released(March).
  • 1968/ -NISSIN FOODS"Demae Itcho" released(March).Delivery one DingToゴ マChili OilWas attached.
  • 1969/ -Meisei Food Co., Ltd. releases "Nakamen," which is a non-fry manufacturing method in which noodles are not fried in oil and dried with warm air at about 80°C. It became a reputation for being “close to the texture of real ramen,” and other companies followed suit.[23].
  • 1971/ -NISSIN FOODSCup NoodlesWas released, the world's firstCup NoodlesAppeared[24]..Various points have been considered as a packaged product from the beginning of development, and the container was also excellent in durability and oil resistance.Initial sales were not good, butUnion Red Army OfAsama Sanso IncidentAtMetropolitan Police DepartmentIt was a big hit when the appearance of the riot squad members being eaten was swept away on TV.
  • 1975/ - Toyo SuisanBut the world's first cupUdon"Maru-chan's Cup Udon Kitsune" will be released.
  • 1977/ ――Following the noodles in the bag, the noodles in the container (cup noodles)Japanese Agricultural StandardSubject to[25].
  • 1989/ - Shimadaya Tokyo SohontenIs the firstRaw type noodleLaunched cup udon as a product[26].
  • 1991/ --Myojo Foods launches "Yashokutei Raw Type" cup ramen using raw type noodles[26].

1980 eraFrom the seasoning oil,miso, Many products such as sesame sauce with multiple liquid seasonings have been added.shrimp,豚 肉,Chicken eggsInstant noodles, which are dried and included as ingredients, have become popular. However, the abundant ingredients also contributed to the increase in the unit price of the product, and it was said that raw foods do not have the taste, so it disappeared from the market except some cup noodles. But,1990 eraToretortIntroducing luxury items that include cooked ingredients and noodles2000 eraHas evolved into a collaboration with popular ramen shops, and is becoming polarized with regular products that do not come with them.

On the other hand, due to growing health consciousness, it is included in noodles as well as non-fried noodles.carbohydrateSignificantly reducedLow carbThe use of noodles is increasing.Many products do not need to be boiled by steaming or hot air drying instead of frying in oil.Also, the noodlesWheat flournotFour,Rice noodleslikericeMade fromRice noodlesAndGreen beans,StarchMade from(I.e.Is also increasing. Rice noodles(I.e.Is relatively lowcalorieTherefore, it is supported by young women.

There are also cases where noodles are kneaded with ingredients in order to add flavor and appearance. As an exampleYakult Headquarters"Noodles of all people" (chlorella), "Tongarashi noodles" from NISSIN FOODS (Red peppers)and so on.

The consumption of bag noodles was declining due to being pushed by cup noodles, but it recovered in 2012 due to a big hit by Toyo Suisan's "Maruchan Seimen"[27].. A new manufacturing method that allows raw noodles to dry as they are has achieved a texture close to that of raw noodles. NISSIN FOODSNisshin La King Follow-up products such as "Fukuromen" and Sanyo Food's "Sapporo Ichibanmen's Power" have also appeared.

Global expansion

Production outside JapanAkeboshi food[Annotation 3] South Korea OfSanyo foodIn a joint venture with (삼양 식품, Samyang foods)1963/ToSanyo Ramen(삼양 라면, Samyang ramen) is said to have begun production for the first time.It is said that it was a free technology license from Meisei.

AsiaThen (mainlyEast Asia,Southeast Asia), instant foods of the same type have been produced since the 1980s, and the number of products with rich regional colors is increasing.

Initially, products using the brand names and product names of Japanese manufacturers were released. Most of the products are licensed trademarks, and there are cases where Japanese manufacturers are not directly involved in manufacturing. These products are labeled as being licensed.

After that, in Asia where "soup noodles" and "fried noodles" were originally established in the food culture,consumerMany unique products incorporating traditional food were sold in line with the tastes of.Taiwan,Hong Kong,ChugokuOf course,Thailand OfTom yam kungThe tasteIndonesiaImprovisationMie Goreng,フィリピンThe instant pansit ofEur-lex.europa.eu eur-lex.europa.euImprovisationFourAnd so on. There are hundreds of instant noodles sold in Asian countries, and they are also imported into Japan.convenience storeSome products are sold at.

WesternThen, since it was mainly used as a snack food, there is little trouble in cookingCup NoodlesWas accepted first. Initially, bag noodles were not found outside of imported food stores, but in recent yearsNorth AmericaIt is also sold in general supermarkets. on the other hand,MugAlso popular in Europe and the United States are products for light meals, such as putting dry noodles in and pouring boiling water on it.JapanBut similar products have appeared. Since these products cannot be boiled and cooked, noodles are thin and thin like cup ramen, and the ingredients are small and dry.WhenIt is a degree.


Production and consumption

In the 2000s, about 850 billion meals of instant noodles were produced worldwide each year. The country that produces the most is China.2007/498 billion meals[28]Is. According to the World Ramen Association survey as of 2006, about 8700 million meals are exported from Japan per year.[29].. Is the largest manufacturer in ChinaYasushi(Cansif) is JapaneseSanyo foodNo. 2, Hua Long Nissin, is affiliated with Nissin Foods.

China's consumption in 2012 was 440 billion[Annotation 4]It accounts for nearly half of the world, followed by Indonesia with 141 billion foods, followed by Japan with 54 billion. On the other hand, in terms of annual consumption per capita, South KoreaIs the top 72 foods, the second is Indonesia 57 foods, Vietnam 56 foods,Malaysia44 foods, 43th place Japan has XNUMX foods[31].

Status of each country

  • Ramyeon in Korea (RamenOf ramenEt al.And noodle reading in KoreanSynthetic word) refers to instant noodles, ramen using raw noodles is not common. In Korea,Cafeteria,A stallBut I cook instant noodles and serve them to customers. Also,casserole OfBudae-jjigaeUse instant noodles for. There are 60 selling manufacturers,KimchiExports ramen noodles. Traditional foodTopokki(stir-fried Rice Cake)A dish called "rapokki" with instant noodles is also well established.Also, in South Korea, it is customary to mix and eat two types of instant noodles, and they are consumed with a name that matches the product name from which they were mixed (for example).ChapagettiNeoguriJjapaguri, etc.).
  • Instant noodles were originally cheap food in Taiwan, but the prices of instant noodles of various brands increased from 2006 to 2012, and in 2011, instant noodle bowls were sold at 53 yuan higher than lunch boxes. rice field.
  • Thailand/Vietnam/Cambodia-Malaysia・In Indonesia, there are food stalls that serve instant noodles.
  • Hong KongCook instant ramen for breakfast, etc.Tea bowlThere are many cafes and snack shops with that style. Even in Japan, although the form is different, there are stores (also called "", "", etc. for cooking and eating.
  • The United States of AmericaThen, maybe because it is a wheat production area, instant noodles are sold at a low price, and the household budget is difficult.University studentsIt is often referred to as a symbol of student life because it is eaten often. other,aircraft carrierIt is becoming popular as a snack between US Navy employees who work at private time.
  • MexicoIs1980 eraToToyo SuisanHas begun exporting instant noodles, and Toyo Suisan has an overwhelming share.
  • Space foodInstant noodles asJapan Aerospace Exploration AgencyDeveloped by (JAXA) under the name "Space Ram".The soup is reduced to the extent that it is sprinkled on the noodles so that it does not scatter in a weightless space, and it can be returned at 70 degrees Celsius.2005/January,International Space StationProvided by.
World Instant Ramen Consumption[32]
ChugokuIt accounts for half of world consumption. Mainly spicy beef flavor
IndonesiaPer capita consumption is the second largest in the world (see figure).Yakisoba type without soup occupies half
JapanThe percentage of cup noodles is the highest at 60% or more. Soy sauce, miso, tonkotsu, salty basic
米 国The main soups are chicken, shrimp and beef.
Eur-lex.europa.eu eur-lex.europa.euConsumption has increased rapidly in recent years.The soup has the highest sour and spicy shrimp taste.Acecook (Japan) brought in Japanese quality, and the bag noodle "Haohao", which was developed by leaving the taste creation to the local staff, leads the market (1 share 2010%), and consumption is also expanding.
South KoreaPer capita consumption is the highest in the world (see figure). It was developed in Japan in 1 and started production in South Korea in 1958, five years later.The ratio of bag noodles is 5%, and dry flavors such as beef and kimchi are preferred.
フィリピンSoup bag noodles can be eaten as breakfast, and chicken flavor and beef bone flavor are popular
Kingdom of ThailandOne of the world's three biggest soups, mainly sour and spicy Tom Yum Kung flavor
TaiwanThe percentage of cup noodles is as high as 50%. Half the pork flavor, followed by the beef flavor
BrazilSoft noodles are preferred over Japan.The flavorful local chicken taste is number one
MexicoShrimp flavored noodles with spicy chili are preferred. It is consumed as soup food with short noodles that is eaten with a fork (see [Column]).
(Document)"Tokyo Newspaper』2008.4.11, ``Mainichi Newspapers] September 2013, 9 (Mexico) October 15, 10 (Vietnam), etc.


Changes in the production volume of instant noodles[36]
Production quantity (XNUMX million meals)

Japan's major instant noodle makers

Instant noodle industry sales ranking in Japan

  • 2020-2021 year[37]
    • Nissin Foods (chicken ramen, cup noodles, etc.) 3,622 billion yen
    • Toyo Suisan (red fox, etc.) 2,274 billion yen
    • Sanyo Foods (Sapporo Ichiban, etc.) 1,816 billion yen
    • Acecook (Wontonmen, Super Cup, etc.) 413 billion yen, etc.


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  1. ^ It is also picked up as a strange noodle in Nissin Food's Academy of Food Culture "Go Noodle Road 2". Momofuku AndoTainanClose toChiayiThere is also a view that he knew the existence of Ifu-men and Imen-men because he was from, but the causal relationship with the current instant noodle establishment was not mentioned.
  2. ^ The secret story of the development and the start date of the release were posted on the exterior of the "Shinaka noodle" 50 meal pack limited to the 5th anniversary of Nisshin Yakisoba.
  3. ^ A single company at the time. CurrentlyNissin FoodAffiliated with Holdings.
  4. ^ Peak2008/From about 500 billion meals2014/Reduced to 444 billion meals[30].


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  2. ^ a b Fair competition agreement regarding the display of instant noodles, etc. (PDF)
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  4. ^ Japan Instant Food Industry Association, p. 6.
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  10. ^ Company history -Snack company
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  13. ^ Antarctic food handbook
  14. ^ Antarctic OB meeting
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  18. ^ a b Patent Information Platform|J-PlatPatSurveyed by
  19. ^ Radio program"Ijuin Hikari Sunday's secret baseThe episode was introduced on January 2008, 1 for the broadcast.
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  28. ^ Instant noodles, half of the world produced in China -Searchina (Chinese Bureau of Information) Delivery dated January 2008, 1
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  30. ^ Kuniaki Nishio, Norihiko Saito, Sawa Okabayashi (November 2015, 11). "Asahi Shimbun" (Asahi Shimbun): p. Morning edition 7th page 
  31. ^ World Ramen Association Global demand for instant noodlesWorld Ramen Association
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  36. ^ Chapter 4 Changes in Instant Noodle Production Volume
  37. ^ Instant Noodle Industry Sales Ranking (2020-2021) Browse industry trend search.


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