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Father of Instant Ramen Passes Away 195

Posted by Zonk
from the a-sad-day-for-noodles dept.
Chained Fei writes "Ando Momofuku, Father of the Instant Ramen, passed away on January 5th at the age of 96. He concocted the idea for Instant Ramen after WWII, hoping to reduce the amount of poor nourishment for soldiers in the field. If not for this great man, many a poor college student and programmer would have starved over the years. From the article: 'In 1971, Nissin introduced the Cup Noodle featuring instant ramen in a waterproof plastic foam container. Dubbed the "Ramen King," Ando is credited with expanding Nissin into the No. 1 company in the industry and was well-known for his dedication to his work ... In 1999, Ando opened the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum in Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, after installing his second son, Koki, as president of the company.'"
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Father of Instant Ramen Passes Away

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  • Ate much ramen? (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 07, 2007 @05:25AM (#17496062)
    I wonder how much ramen he ate himself, afterall it has almost a days worth of sodium in one packet of ramen. That can't be good for your body.
  • Re:Ramen and MSG (Score:2, Insightful)

    by DuroSoft (1009945) on Sunday January 07, 2007 @11:11AM (#17497592) Homepage
    not only that, cup ramen has 920mg of sodium. 200mg is considered too much, but 920mg is more then 50% of your daily maximum intake. If you have even two of those a day, you are giving yourself way too much sodium.... waaaaay too much sodium... but heck, it tastes good! its just like those Stouffer's microwaveable dinners.They have some ridiculous amount of sodium. My aunt started having one of those to eat every day and died within two years. That stuff kills, man. Still tastes good though :)
  • Re:Ramen and MSG (Score:2, Insightful)

    by tonymus (671219) on Sunday January 07, 2007 @12:57PM (#17498236)
    This may defeat of purpose of cheap Raman noodles, but Wyler may still sell Instant Bouillion and Seasoning Shakers. The old jar I have in my cupboard indicates NO MSG added. Of course, it does contain partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, so using it instead of the included packets doesn't make you take a detour on Heart Attack Highway...
  • Re:I live in LA... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by moogleii (704303) on Sunday January 07, 2007 @02:16PM (#17498914)
    Just for the sake of consistency...if "gaijin" is acceptable, is "jap" acceptable? Both can be condescending depending on who you ask (and where you ask I suppose). Otherwise, the preferred term is "gaikokujin."

    On a less serious note, great info. I'm a local around there and will have to hit those places up.

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