Ramen enjoys cross-cultural appeal

Ramen enjoys cross-cultural appeal

Japanese consumers rank noodle soup No. 1 invention of 20th century

The Fuji Research Institute conducted a poll of Japanese consumers in 2000 to determine the greatest inventions of the 20th century. The results were surprising. While headphone stereo sets and video games made the top 10, firmly ensconced in the No. 1 spot was instant noodles. This was a serious nod to Momofuku Ando, the entrepreneur who created instant noodles in the 1950s and then took them up a notch with his subsequent development of noodles in a cup in the 1970s. It also acknowledge

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