Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Momofuku Ando: Inventor of instant ramen. Ando believed noodles could bring about world peace.

Below is an excerpt from an article in Vox on Momofuku Ando, the inventor of ramen instant noodles:

Momofuku Ando, who invented ramen instant noodles, has become an unlikely hero to foodies everywhere. In addition to inspiring hip restaurants (and Google Doodles), he’s earned the adoration of a nation. In a 2000 poll, Japanese respondents said instant ramen was the country’s top invention of the 20th century.

Ando died at 96 in January 2007, but his legacy endures — not least due to the widespread popularity of his most famous invention.

A video accompanies this article and note where Ando, “believed that noodles might bring world peace (he really said that)”: