Book Review: The Ramen King and I

I just finished reading “The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life” by Andy Raskin.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this book when I started, I mean, I know Momofuku Ando was a great man, but could he fix someone’s love life? Based on the first few chapters, Momofuku has his work cut out for him. Andy seems to have at least two relationships going on at any given time and is not happy about it (I use the term relationships very loosely here). Andy decides that he will follow the motto of an older Japanese TV show and shout out “I want to…” and follow what comes next. In this case, what comes next is “meet Momofuku Ando and make instant ramen with him”. I won’t spoil the book by giving away the rest of the story, but this book is a fun read. Andy’s writing style is humorous and interesting, and I also enjoyed the sprinklings of Momofuku’s biography throughout. Last night I stayed up past midnight reading despite having to get up early this morning and that is the mark of a good book in my opinion.

The Ramen King and I by Andy Raskin will be released today, May 7. I recommend you pick up a copy and maybe even use the button on this site to do so!

The Ramen King and I