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Magic Ramen

The magical string!

On a cold winter night, Momofuku Ando was on his way home when he saw a long line of hungry and poor people waiting to get their ration of hot ramen. This was during the period immediately after World War II when Japan was still recovering from its effects. Ando felt a sense of compassion for these people and wondered if there was something he could do to keep them happy without having to wait in long queues. However, he got so busy with his personal ventures he forgot about the poor people he had seen that night. But years later, something magical happened - he remembered those poor people again.



We picked this book for its blurb. The book is about Momofuku Ando, the founder of Nissin and the inventor of instant noodles. He dedicated his life’s work to addressing hunger. Economic shocks, extreme weather events, and conflicts like war cause world hunger today. Sadly, about 10% of the world's population goes to bed hungry every day. However, Ando’s innovative solution has helped to ease some of this suffering. The book features engaging and gorgeous illustrations that enhance the storytelling.



Andrea Wang's Magic Ramen, illustrated by Kana Urbanowicz, is about the inventor of instant Ramen and his good intentions. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in this popular food item's history and its impact on the world.




Originally published: 2019

Author: Andrea Wang

Illustrations: Kana Urbanowicz


Rating basis (of 5.0): Story (5.0), Characters (5.0), Writing Style (5.0), Illustrations (5.0), Cover (5.0) & Ease (5.0)


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