Momofuku Ando was the founder of the Japanese food product company called ‘Nissin Food Products Co. Ltd.’ He also invented the concept of instant noodles, cup noodles and instant ramen which became famous as the cheapest and most convenient food. He became concerned about the food problem existing in Japan after the Second World War and embarked on a series of experiments to bring noodles to the table of every household in Japan. After trying many things resulting in errors, he finally devised a method where noodles could be prepared instantly by pouring warm water on them. The Japanese people took to this new type of food as fish takes to water and soon every Japanese was having their familiar bowl of noodles made from the wheat flour supplied by the United Sates government instead of bread made from the same wheat flour. He was acknowledged as a great inventor by the Japanese for bringing food to the hungry people of Japan at a time when there was devastation all around the country. He was felicitated by not only the Japanese for his endeavors but also by the American government for solving food crisis in his country.
Puzi, Chiayi County, Taiwan
Inventor of instant noodles
Akemi Horinouchi, Hirotoshi Ando, Koki Ando