Osaka-based Nissin, founded by the late Momofuku Ando in 1948, invented the concept of the instant noodles in the aftermath of the Second World War as a solution to food shortages in Japan. As of 2016, the world consumed an estimated 81.5 billion servings of instant noodles, 40 per cent of that demand in China, according to data by the World Instant Noodles Association. Photo: Reuters.

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Osaka-based Nissin, founded by the late Momofuku Ando in 1948, invented the concept of the instant noodles in the aftermath of the Second World War as a solution to food shortages in Japan. As of 2016, the world consumed an estimated 81.5 billion servings of instant noodles, 40 per cent of that demand in China, according to data by the World Instant Noodles Association. Photo: Reuters.
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