Magic Ramen

The Story of Momofuku Ando

Illustrated by Kana Urbanowicz
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About The Book

Inspiration struck when Momofuku Ando spotted the long lines for a simple bowl of ramen following World War II. Magic Ramen tells the true story behind the creation of one of the world's most popular foods.

Every day, Momofuku Ando would retire to his lab--a little shed in his backyard. For years, he'd dreamed about making a new kind of ramen noodle soup that was quick, convenient, and tasty for the hungry people he'd seen in line for a bowl on the black market following World War II. Peace follows from a full stomach, he believed.

Day after day, Ando experimented. Night after night, he failed. But Ando kept experimenting.

With persistence, creativity, and a little inspiration, Ando succeeded. This is the true story behind one of the world's most popular foods.

Raves and Reviews

An inspiring story of persistence and an ideal purchase for any collection.

– School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

Eaters of all ages will enjoy learning about the history of this popular food gone global.

– Kirkus Reviews

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