I <3 today’s Google Doodle, for Momofuku Ando’s 105th birthday (inventor of instant noodles!)

Details at Google Doodle Archive: Momofuku Ando’s 105th Birthday

If you’ve ever needed to eat something quickly and cheaply, you may be familiar with this mantra:

“Peel off the lid.

Pour boiling water into the cup.

Let sit for three minutes.

Stir well and serve.”

With these four simple steps, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor Momofuku Ando introduced to the world instant ramen, a dish that not only revolutionized food but also serves as a testament to what hard work and perseverance can achieve. Our doodle for the inventor’s 105th birthday showcases Momofuku’s efforts to make instant noodles, but don’t let the speed of the animations fool you – it took Ando years to figure out the recipe!

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PIC: Randall Park so handsome on @JimmyKimmelLive tonight!

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PIC: Friday night date night dinner. Taiwanese food. Beef noodle soup & potstickers. #FreshOffTheBoat = dinner talk

PIC: Friday night date night dinner. Taiwanese food. Beef noodle soup & potstickers. #FreshOffTheBoat = dinner talk

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