3 Must-See Food Museums in Asia

Asian food has a variety of traditional delicacies that people all over the world enjoy. For example, some of our favorite Asian foods, such as kimchi and ramen, have sparked worldwide interest. Wouldn’t it be more interesting if there were museums dedicated solely to these delectable delicacies? The asian food museums listed below will keep your mind, eyes, and stomach full!

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1. Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum (Yokohama, Japan)

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum is the world’s first food-themed museum, designed to bring the flavors of Japan’s national dish together in one location. You can do a lot of things starting from the first floor and working your way down to the second basement. 

At the gallery on the first floor, visitors and tourists can learn about the history of ramen’s success. The museum exhibits a wide range of noodles, soups, toppings, and bowls used throughout the country. The museum shop is located next to the gallery and sells souvenirs and instant noodles from all over Japan. You can also create your own ramen recipe to suit your tastes.

2. Tteok Museum (Seoul, South Korea)

Many Korean dishes include rice cakes or tteok. If you enjoy Korean cuisine, you should not miss a visit to the Tteok Museum. This museum, located in Jongno-gu, East of Insadong, features 50 different types of tteok as well as displays of kitchen utensils used by Koreans when eating the dish.

If you want to learn how to make rice cakes, the museum has classes and programs for both locals and visitors. They also have programs on how to make kimchi and other traditional foods. You can also stop by the cafe on the first floor if you want to try a different tteok and have some tea.

3. Wonderfood Museum (Penang, Malaysia)

What could be more entertaining than seeing food that is larger than life? The Wonderfood Museum in Penang has massive displays of Malaysian dishes. The museum, located on Lebuh Pantai, exhibits the region’s food culture through unique food replicas.

The Wonderfood Museum is divided into three sections. The first gallery is the Info Zone, which displays popular street food and Malay, Chinese, and Indian delicacies. The second attraction is the Wow Zone, which is popular with both locals and tourists. It has life-size replicas of Penang delicacies. Displays in the Education Zone highlight the impact of food choices on nature. It also includes surreal food elements.

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