Modern instant noodles were invented in Japan by businessman Momofuku Ando (安藤百福), the founder of Nissin, one of the biggest manufacturers of instant noodles today. His noodles were boiled with flavouring, deep-fried with palm oil to remove moisture, and dried into a noodle cake. Other preservation methods have been tried, including preservation with salt and smoke, but Ando concluded that palm oil is the most efficient.
吉岡 美穂（よしおか みほ、1980年2月3日）は日本のタレント、女優。元レースクイーン。 元トリンプ下着キャンペーンガール。
Translation: Mihi Yoshioka (born February 3, 1980) is Japanese talent and actress, and formerly a race queen as well as a former Triumph underwear campaign girl.
“Race queen” (katakana: レースクイーン – rēsu kuiin) is a Japanese term for a type of promotional model found as part of a pit crew in certain kinds of motor racing, such as F1 races.