Wednesday, January 10, 2007

RIP Noodle Guy

The inventor of Cup Noodles, Momofuku Ando, has passed away. In 1958 he invented the ubiquitous noodly delicacy that we all know and love, hoping to create a convenient and inexpensive meal for the working class. His company, Nissin Foods, has grown into a huge and well-recognized corporation world wide and Cup Noodles have become a supermarket staple ever since.

Thank you, Mr. Ando. I couldn't have survived college without you. Rest in peace, my friend.

Related Links:

The History of Noodles

Excellent Obit piece for Ando in the New York Times

Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum

Ramen Noodle Blog

4 comments:

Old Broad said...

Oh lordy, I remember those things. Ate tons of 'em when I didn't have any money for REAL food. But RIP. After all, they helped many of us survive.
(The former Hill here).

Chris James said...

I still eat them, although I can now afford flashy lunches that cost upwards or 99 cents.

Donutbuzz said...

I haven't had them in years. That's gonna change now.

msliberty said...

I still eat them too!