Momofuku Ando experimented again and again to make a ramen that was non-perishable in order to save his people, and the answer finally came to him when he tried flash-frying the noodles in his wife's tempura oil. From there, Top Ramen and Cup Noodles were born.
Watch the video for the full story. It's almost two minutes, which is about the time it takes to cook instant ramen. Coincidence? Yeah, probably.
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