Why Instant Ramen Inventor Momofuku Ando Floats in Space in Google Doodle
Today's Google "Doodle" celebrates the 105th birthday of Momofuku Ando.
By SUSANNA KIM
March 5, 2015, 9:38 PM
• 5 min read
-- Today's Google "Doodle" honors the father of instant noodles: Momofuku Ando, the Taiwanese-Japanese founder of the Nissin Food Products Co.
Ando would have turned 105 today had he not died of heart failure in January 2007 at the age of 96. With Taiwanese parents, Ando was born in Taiwan during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan and became a Japanese citizen after World War II.
He started with chicken-broth noodles in cellophane bags behind his house in Ikeda, Japan. Today, Nissin sells instant ramen, chow mein and pasta noodles in cups, bowls and plastic packaging.