It might be time to throw away your microwave, because hot instant noodles are now available in a vending machine — in part of the world, anyway.
So-called pot noodle vending machines (not to be confused with actual pot vending machines) have been a regular fixture on Japan’s streets for years, but the U.K. just got its very first one on Mansfield Road in Nottingham. It could mean the U.S. is on the brink of a ramen vending machine invasion.
The nifty vending machine is called the Hot Pot Shop and provides a cup of noodles, hot water and a fork for just a few pence.
Choices include chicken and mushroom, tomato, beef, spicy curry, or whichever button you drunkenly hit with your finger as you stagger home from the bar.
If a trip to Japan or the U.K. aren’t in your imminent future, you can purchase your own instant ramen vending machine to install in your living room.