January 08, 2007

R.I.P: Instant Ramen Creator

via PhD

Momofuku Ando, born in Taiwan (though when it was part of the fledgeling Japanese Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere); creator of both 2-minute noodles (aka Instant ramen), and later instant cup noodles; died of heart failure earlier last week.

Nissin's Cup Noodle is now sold in over 70 countries worldwide and is available in 15 flavours. And it's eaten in space. Cool.

Embarrasingly, I couldn't work out the instructions on a package of チキンラーメン in Japan. In my defence, it involved a microwave oven and an egg, there was bound to be confusion.

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