Inventor of Instant Noodles Passes Away

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 6, 2007 in Hobbies and Collections |

instant noodles: ramen

It’s a sad for fanboys the world over, Momofuku Ando the inventor of instant noodles has died in Japan. But on the positive side he often ate his noodles and lived to the age of 96, although I don’t think that still qualifies ramen as “health food”:

Inventor of instant noodles dies

“Mr Ando was born in Taiwan in 1910 and moved to Japan in 1933, founding Nissin Food Products Co after World War II to provide cheap food for the masses. His most famous product, Cup Noodle, was released in 1971.

Mr Ando said the inspiration for his product came when he saw people lining up to buy bowls of hot ramen noodle soup at a black market stall during the food shortages after World War II. He developed his first instant noodles, Chicken Ramen, in 1958.”

In honor of Momofuku Ando here’s a fun blog on instant noodles to check out…

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