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.