Wednesday, January 10, 2007

RIP Momofuku Ando

The world mourns the loss of Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant ramen noodle soup and founder of Nissen foods. Here are appreciations from the NYTimes, NPR, and The World. This is the site of the Momofuku Ando Instant ramen Museum. Here is the ramen wikipedia page

Here is the ramen noodle song we sing at dinner time in our house:

Ra! Ra! Ramen noodle!
Ra! Ra! Ramen noodle!
Ra! Ra! Ramen noodle!
Everything else is toaster strudel.

As near as I can tell, the English phrase "ramen noodle" is a pleonasm, like "pizza pie." Ramen basically means noodle in Japanese, just as pizza basically means pie in Italian.

3 comments:

Orange said...

I just read your ramen song to Ben (who is a huge fan of ramen) and told him it's a song one family sings when they're faving noodles. "That family's crazy," he declared.

(Ra! Ra!)

Orange said...

(Having, not faving. D'oh!)

pippy said...

I love the ramen noodle song!!!
Its almost as good as Chicken Train.