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This NEW FOODBEAST #DreamMachine Uses Social Media As Currency For Free Noodles

Folks on Instagram have recently been spotted posting selfies with a vending machine that dispenses free Nissin Cup Noodles, among a variety of other free prizes.

 

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Dubbed the FOODBEAST #DreamMachine, the special vending machine from Nissin Foods USA and Foodbeast dispenses its loot using Instagram. Anyone can walk up and push the big button to activate the Dream Machine.

Instructions on the screen will prompt the user to take a photo with the machine. Next, the user will post their photo to Instagram using a special hashtag generated by the machine.

Photo by Pete Pham

After the selfie and hashtag are posted, the Dream Machine knows what to do and will dispense a prize, ranging from free Cup Noodles to JumpForce video games, and even gift cards to various retailers.

Could this be the future of how vending machines work? Using social media to power one is a pretty intriguing concept, especially when free noodles and video games are involved.

Photo by Ashley Schwarzman

The FOODBEAST #DreamMachine will be in the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, California starting March 1, and the Las Vegas Premium Outlets South in Las Vegas, Nevada starting March 6. They will be dispensing prizes throughout March, so make sure to check one out!


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Map of Las Vegas Premium Outlets South

Where would YOU like the FOODBEAST #DreamMachine to travel next?


Created in partnership with Nissin Cup Noodles

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Clam Chowder Cup Noodles Are Served With A MASSIVE CLAM


Clam chowder and coconut curry come from two very different countries. However, the flavors harmonize together in this restaurant’s creative twist on Nissin Cup Noodles.

These Clam Chowder Cup Noodles are the brainchild of Chef Dean Isom at Shuck Oyster Bar, a seafood establishment in Costa Mesa, CA. Chef Isom got the idea to make them from his love of Cup Noodles, Asian dishes, and Shuck’s classic clam chowder.

At the base of Isom’s creation is a mixture of speck (a smoked, dry-cured prosciutto), garlic oil, minced fennel seed, and Thai green curry powder. This mixture is combined with coconut milk, lime juice, diced cooked potatoes, and chopped clams to create the chowder-curry hybrid. Once the noodles are mixed in, the entire cup is garnished with a mini baguette, Thai basil, micro cilantro, and fresh Littleneck clams.

Together, the curry and chowder components intermingle for a mix of spicy, creamy, and aromatic flavors that have to be tasted to be believed.

Shuck will have this innovative Cup Noodles dish on the menu while supplies last.


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Thai Green Curry Meets Cup Noodles In This Restaurant’s Heartwarming Dish

When in Queens, New York, you can’t pass up family-run Thailand’s Center Point if you want some authentic Thai cuisine. The restaurant/grocery store hybrid has been touted as the destination for local Thais in search for a taste of home.

It’s also known for a adding a modern interpretation to classic dishes, which can be seen in one of their newest creations: Thai Green Curry Cup Noodles.

Created by owner Annie Phinphatthakul, the dish is a blend between the intricate aromas of Thai green curry and the Cup Noodles her daughter loves. It brings together the savory umami of the Nissin Cup Noodles with the aromatic punch you’ll find in traditional green curry.

The sauce and noodles combine in a bowl with avocado, corn, bell pepper, and two kinds of shrimp – fried whole and freshly cooked tails – to add all different kinds of textures and tastes to the dish.

Fans of both Nissin Cup Noodles and legit Thai food will want to flock to Thailand’s Center Point to get this exclusive item. It’ll be on the menu starting October 18, while supplies last.

Photo by Marc Kharrat


Created in partnership with Nissin Cup Noodles