RIP, MR. INSTANT RAMEN
January 07, 2007
On Friday, January 5th, 2007, Momofuku Ando passed from this world to the next at the full age of 97. His contribution to the world: Instant ramen -- the greatest food ever invented.
Ando was inspired to develop the instant noodle after coming upon a long line of people on a cold night shortly after World War II waiting to buy freshly made ramen at a black market food stall, according to Nissin. The experience convinced him that "Peace will come to the world when the people have enough to eat."
Beautiful. Inspiring. Rest in peace, ramen man. The world thanks you.