One bonobo's view of the world...and stuff.

Monday, January 08, 2007


Momofuku Ando (I swear that's his real name), the inventor of the cup noodle and a saint to Pastafarians, has died . I do hope he's asked for his body to be freeze-dried and buried in a giant polystyrene pot.

It's amazing (or do I mean 'disturbing'?) the amount of information that Wikipedia gives both on noodles (in general) and instant noodles. Amongst other things I've learned that in Poland they come in beetroot flavour.

My own favourites are the Korean kimchi ones. And I'm also fond of the noodlepie Vietnamese food site.

The Grauniad article on his death (no link - not online at time of writing) was written by...Justin McCurry!


psychocandy said...

I just can't bring myself to eat ramen noodles any more- at least not with the enclosed "flavoring" envelope. It's either the fact that I lived on them in college (10 for $1), or that they've got two days worth of sodium in every packet. Maybe both.

Used to make "spaghetti", back in the day, using a packet of ramen noodles, and a can of tomato paste with some garlic salt. Or, in really broke times, ketchup packets stolen from fast food joints. ;-)

Edward the Bonobo said...

In your nation ketchup counts as a vegetable, doesn't it?

And carrots are a fruit in Europe.

(hmm. can't find a decent version of the story online. basically, europhobes scoff at the EU for reclassifying carrots as a fruit. actually all that happened was that they set regulations on the minimum fruit content of jam. since carrot jam is popular in portugal "...for the purposes of these regulations, 'fruit' shall include carrots". the xenophobic twats overlook the fact that rhubarb isn't a fruit either.)

Edward the Bonobo said...

But I digress...