Ode to the Ramen Man
While I outgrew ramen noodles by the end of my freshman year of college, they continue to be a source of sustenance for many students and others of limited means. If you're reading this blog, you must be familiar with the ramen noodle.
The crisp manner in which you pull away the paper lid - but only to half-way. The stream of boiling water meeting its destiny. The obligatory 3 minute wait. As you tear off the entire lid, the smell of noodles dances out of the cup, transforming your barren dorm room into a small bit of olfactory heaven, albeit with an undertone of smelly socks. When that first bite hits your tongue, waves of euphoria rush through your body. As you sip the last remaining bit of broth, you know that you've experienced culinary perfection.
Let's raise a cup (of ramen noodles) to the man who would be culinary king - Mr. Momofuku Ando.
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