Instant noodles originated in 1958 in Japan, but since that time, they've expanded in popularity all over the world, including of course, the United States. Seeing this, instant noodle companies thought it wise to start building plants here in the 1970s. Since then, many brands have opened factories here in the US, mostly in southern California. This is a list of my top ten favorite varieties produced in America.
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I've already written about the best instant noodles not in bowls, but here's a list of the winners that are packaged and sold in bowls. You'll find winners from Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, and beyond. Do you have a favorite brand or flavor?