When this website was first written, in 1996, there were no blogs. I would download emails using Eudora on my 486 in my dorm room and then hand edit HTML to add the new recipes. Back then the only people online were college students, which worked out well for me. Fast forward a few years and now we’ve got this whole twitter thing. I was resistant to it at first, but now I think it’s a great way to be notified of new posts on this blog and a good way for you to alert me of new cool ramen stuff. To that end, I finally have a twitter account for this blog: @RamenHomepage
When you’re making instant ramen which to you prefer? The packet which you cook on the stove or the styrofoam bowl which is more portable? Personally, I’ve always preferred the ramen packet as I’ve been eating it that way for over 20 years.
Hans at the RamenRater let me know that tomorrow is Momofuku Ando Day, at least at a hospital in Dallas, Texas. Momofuku Ando, for those who don’t know, is the inventor of instant ramen, and obviously a genius. Since Wikipedia is down today, you won’t be able to read much about it there, so I’ll just link to Hans’ article.
Today I was looking through a Wikipedia entry all about the creator of instant noodles, Momofuku Ando. Much to my surprise, I noticed that there is a day commemorating him called Momofuku Ando Day! What’s strange about this is that it was founded by some healthcare workers – at a Dallas, Texas hospital!
What’s not so strange about this is why a day exists to honor the man.
The government insisted that the companies that made noodles were too small to supply everyone.Ando decided that he would try to fill the demand. He is quoted as saying, “Peace will come to the world when the people have enough to eat.”
After a lot of hard work, 1958 proved a good year with the first instant noodles to be invented. Simply called Chikin ramen, they were a little pricy when they came out. After a bit of time, they came down in price. Now they’re considered to be one of the cheapest foods you can get.