Instant Noodles Diary

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 8 - Indonesia

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Devouring over 14 billion packets every year, Indonesia is the world's secod largest instant noodle consumer behind only China. The Indonesian archipelago is made up of some 17,000 islands, split into 34 provinces. Trade has been a central theme in the country's history, shaping its food culture thru years of contact with ...

Season 1, Episode 7 - Taiwan

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It is rumoured that Taiwan have more than 291,000 street food vendors. Kai definitely has his plate full and he is in for a treat come rain or shine, typhoon, or blue skies. From the boisterous night markets, late night supper stalls, to instant noodle cafes near university campus, Taiwan has its very own instant noodle ta...

Season 1, Episode 6 - Singapore

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One of the 20 smallest countries in the world, Singapore is just a dot on the map - but there are no shortages of foodies and fascinating instant noodle stories on this little island state. Kai and his chopsticks are in for a major chomp session.

Season 1, Episode 5 - India

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This stop Mumbai, the melting pot of India. This coastal metropolis is India’s most populous city, with an eclectic mix of people, cultures, and religions painting a picture of chaos and contrast.

Season 1, Episode 4 - Hong Kong

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This stop, Hong Kong! And on this dynamic island where residents eat noodles on their birthday for a long, blessed life, surely, instant noodles has a special place in their hearts? That’s a given! Tramming his way around town at neck breaking speed, Kai still finds himself racing against time while he tries to wrap his he...

Season 1, Episode 3 - South Korea

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Per capita, South Koreans consume the most instant noodles per year compared to the rest of the world. How did instant noodles become as synonymous as Kim chi in Seoul? What’s the difference between red and white soup instant ramen? Why the national affinity to all things hot and spicy?

Season 1, Episode 2 - Thailand

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Aroy Mak Mak! The Thais mean business when it comes to their instant noodles. On average, they spend 30% of their income on these packets of instant gratification. Chef McDang, Thailand’s leading food expert and writer, invites Kai into his home and shares how instant noodles came to the land of a thousand smiles.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Japan

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Our journey begins in Japan, the birthplace of instant noodles. When was instant noodles conceived and why do some people consider it the greatest invention Japan has given to the world in the 21st century? To answer these questions and more, our host Kai visits Nissin’s CupNoodles Museum in Yokohama and speaks to Mr Yukit...