Friday, January 12, 2007

Ramen noodles will live on...

This may be classified as old news but it was worthy of a post here today. The guy whose edible and simple creation found its way into the dietary lives of so many folks, especially college kids, across the globe died last Friday at age 96: Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant ramen.

Forty-nine years ago in a shack behind his house in Ikeda, Japan, Ando hatched his first bag of chicken-broth noodles. As you know, the meals became popular with college students and anyone who wanted to eat for less than $1, quickly and easily. Last year, the company sold 46 billion packs of the stuff and earned $131 million in profit.

In his memory, take a look through the piles of ramen recipes online, and cook some up.

Anyone got a good Ramen story?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i'd rather eat dirt than ramen noodles...

Mayor of tiny town said...

Tick will be sad, that kid loved the Ramen