Saturday, January 06, 2007

Oh Woe!

Ramen will just never be the same: Instant noodle inventor dies (World -

The eulogies for this great man are heartfelt yet accurate:
"I believe generation after generation will talk about Chicken Ramen. I don't think there will ever be an instant noodle product that beats the taste of Chicken Ramen." (ibid)
While I would argue that Sesame Chicken was a far better flavor, I will not do so here out of respect for the dead.

Mr. Ando's death has inspired your narrator to conduct a contest: write an elegy about Momofuku Ando and post it as a comment to this post. (That's an elegy not a eulogy.) I will then select the best elegy through sheer will power. The winner will receive a half-case of Chicken Ramen! A half-case! Just like the ones you see in the store!

If one of you sissy poets has such a refined palate that you wouldn't deign to eat ramen (or you are have good sense not to eat such a high-fat, high-sodium McMeal) I will be happy to donate said case to the Utah Food Bank.

Let the elegies commence!


  1. I am working on mine. In my mind.

  2. Well, I wrote about Top Ramen noodles on my blog; not an elegy but something.

  3. I don't know about y'all in the states, but people are still wearing black and wandering the streets in mourning over here, beating their breasts and crying "The great leader is dead!" (That is not my elegy. I am still in peer edit/ revision stage.)