50 Year-Old Ramen!

Have you had your ramen today? Or even a ramen birthday cake! According to the article I just listened to on NPR, All Things Considered, August 25, 2008: Iconic Noodle Celebrates 50th Anniversary we should all be indulging in our favorite noodles today.

Just don’t light the birthday candles: with all the oil in instant ramen your celebration could be explosive!

Andy Raskin heard that “In January 2007, media the world over noted the passing, at age 96, of Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant ramen.” He attended the funeral with 6000 other people in a baseball stadium in Osaka, and came away with a book of wisdom from Mr. Momofuku Ando.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish—Douglas Adams

"So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish"—Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, another book of wisdom.

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7 thoughts on “50 Year-Old Ramen!

  1. I’m trying to remember the first time I ate instant ramen. It was certainly not so long as 50 years ago. So when did you first eat it?

  2. When my son was in junior high, he was introduced to instant ramen by a Korean friend. This would have been around the mid-eighties.
    Believe it or not, I’ve never eaten it, because a bit earlier than that, it was found that I have an allergy to wheat.

  3. Our church sponsored a couple of families from Hanoi in the eighties. We visited with them weekly to speak English with them; the adults had a hard time with the language but the children were very quick to pick it up and to adapt to some American foods, including instant ramen. I remember one of the moms being disgusted that the kids would rush home from school to make ramen, though they refused to learn how to cook Vietnamese food. So, by that time I already considered instant ramen “American” and junk-food. My first time is just not memorable!

    I see lots of instant noodles made with rice these days. Do those contain wheat?

  4. Most of the instant noodles made with rice do contain wheat or something I shouldn’t eat, but I find myself eating simple things these days, and in general feel better for it.
    The downside of this is that I cook a good many dishes that I can’t eat, but I’ve done that for years, so I’m not complaining. Dear Mr. Marcia (think he’d get a kick out of that name), can cook any time I don’t feel like it, which can be very handy indeed.

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