Cup noodles are as vital to modern civilization as home-brewed liquor was to agrarian communities in previous centuries. Okay, perhaps that was a lousy comparison, the point was to show what a great revitalizer cup noodles are in our contemporary work environments. For obvious reasons it’s not messy to prepare and the taste is generic enough for everyone. That’s not to say cup noodles are healthy. If healthy instant food is what you want, try a jar of Korean kimchi. It might smell odd, but nothing beats it in the nutrition scale.