January 09, 2007

RIP Momofuku Ando

Bow your head and put on the kettle in honor of the inventor of instant noodles.

Apropos to this page, from his New York Times obituary:

Chicken was the prime ingredient in Nissin's global success. "By using chicken soup, instant ramen managed to circumvent religious taboos when it was introduced in different countries," Mr. Ando wrote. "Hindus may not eat beef and Muslims may not eat pork, but there is not a single culture, religion or country that forbids the eating of chicken."

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