As you also have your own instant noodle culture, we Japanese have it!!
Because, when we see the history of instant noodle in CUP, I can say it’s a Japanese culture!! – at least a lot of Japanese believe it, although I’m not sure whether somebody say NO or not.
The first instant noodle in cup was developed by Nissin food company in Japan 1971, the name is “CUP NOODLE”. I know the “CUP NOODLE” series is soled in all over the world, then the taste and others has originality by each country.
For example, Japanese and other Asian countries CUP NOODLE has long length noodle, but Europe one is short, like pasta, isn’t it? So CUP NOODLE is very famous and popular miracle brand of food, anyway.
Just for refer, there are a lot of instant noodle in cup manufacture in Japan as well as other countries. I introduce big 5 companies in this field in Japan.
5: Ace cock
FYI : the noodle in cup you saw in the movie is Sanyo food made, the name “Curry Nanban SOBA”.