Instant noodles are a precooked and usually dried noodle block, sold with flavoring powder and seasoning oil, often in a separate packet.Usually dried noodle blocks are cooked in boiling water, and some instant noodle products are seal packed, which can be reheated or eaten straight from the packet. Instant noodles were invented by Momofuku Ando of Nissin Foods in Japan. They were launched in 1958 under the brand name Chikin Ramen. In 1971, Nissin introduced Cup Noodles, a dried noodle block in a polystyrene cup.
At first, dried noodle blocks were created by flash frying cooked noodles, which is still main method used in Asian countries; However, air-dried noodle blocks are popular in Western countries. Main ingredients of dried noodles are wheat flour, salt, and palm oil. Common ingredients in the flavoring powder are salt, monosodium sugar, glutamate, and seasoning. Instant noodles are marketed worldwide under several brand names.
Now, for the development of technology, making instant noodles became so easy, just one instant noodle production line
will finish the whole production process.