Nothing delights a man more than the perfection of technology: A finely tuned engine, a shiny new computer, a chrome plated, case-hardened steel crescent wrench. These are the things of our dreams.
The recipe can be reduced to the ethereal simplicity of a haiku:
- Add boiling water to the cup
Wait three minutes
Of course you could resort to the use of some dainty feminine tool, a paring knife, a grapefruit fork or (God forbid) a pair of manicure scissors. But that would take time. And time is of the essence in the world of Man Food. How can we tear this baby open? Gotta get those noodles.
You ponder on it a while. Turn that enigma around and around. Look at it. Think about it. Puzzle over it.
Hopefully you will figure out the ancient secret of the Nissan Cup Noodles. If you don't, meet me out by the car and I will pop the hood and impart to you the knowledge in the only venue in which a man will take advice. Leaning on the fender of a car peering into the engine cavity.
Give up? OK here's the secret. Look at the top. You will see a seam in the cellophane going across from one side to the other. Perpendicular t this seam is a second seam which stretches from one side just to the first seam. Follow this second seam down the side of the cup and you will notice that it is a flap bent to the right. You can just lift this flap and get a purchase on it with your fingers. From there it is an easy matter to rip the cellophane and take it off to reach the rich lode of noodles waiting inside.
After you peel back the cover and add water you will notice that the cover will arch back and refuse to settle back on the top of the cup. It has to be held down by something flat, something that overlaps the edges and doesn't drop into the cup...heavy enough to keep it down, but light enough not to crush the cup. TV guide is just right, but you can certainly improvise here.