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Monday, March 09, 2015

Ramen Noodles!

If you did a Google search last Thursday, you probably saw this search box:

The illustration was created in honor of the 105th birthday of Ando Momofuku, the man responsible for the development of instant Ramen noodles!

Ramen noodles have long been a staple of college students--the noodles are cheap and filling (but also loaded with sodium). Some awesome recipes have been created using ramen noodles, my personal favorite is a salad with crushed, uncooked ramen. It must be a favorite of others, too, because if you do a Pinterest search on the term "ramen noodle salad," you'll find a gazillion recipes (okay, only 71, but that's quite a few).

In our collection we have a 3M ebook titled 101 Things to Do with Ramen Noodles by Toni Patrick. If you're a ramen noodle fan, you may enjoy it!

On your next visit to Japan, be sure to try freshly made ramen noodles. There's a regional guide to ramen here, and, believe it or not, there's "the world's first food-themed amusement park"--the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum!

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