Sunday, January 07, 2007

Ramen King Dies, Aged 96

It's a sad day for Ramen Lovers all over the world today as news has broken that Momofuko Ando has passed away at the age of 96. This ramen pioneer was the founder of Japan's Nissin Food Products Co. and is credited as being the inventor of instant ramen.

I consider Ando's invention one of food science's greatest innovations in the 20th century. Instant ramen has brought quick and delicious meals to billions of people across the globe. I will honor Ando's passing by enjoying a steaming bowl of instant noodles.

1 comment:

Brent said...

Did you know that Momofuku Ando (http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/06/asia/AS-GEN-Japan-Obit-Ando.php) was a Taiwanese immigrant to Japan?