Momofuku Ando: Inilah Asalnya Perniagaan Mee Segera!

Momofuku Ando: Inilah Asalnya Perniagaan Mee Segera!
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم 
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Tengok google icon hari ni... pelik pula.. berbelit-belit tulisan Google tu... MF klik dan keluarlah info pasal tokoh google icon hari ini... iaitu Momofuku Ando. Hari ni, hari lahir Momofuku yang ke-105.

Momofuku Ando (安藤 百福 Ando Momofuku?), ORS, (5 Mac 1910 - 5 Januari 2007) adalah seorang ahli perniagaan Taiwan-Jepun yang mengasaskan Nissin Food Products Co, Ltd Beliau terkenal sebagai pencipta mi segera dan Mi cawan.

Biodata Momofuku Ando

Bagaimana tercetus idea mencipta mee segera.
With Japan still suffering from a shortage of food in the post-war era, the Ministry of Health tried to encourage people to eat bread made from wheat flour that was supplied by the United States. Ando wondered why bread was recommended instead of noodles, which were more familiar to the Japanese. The Ministry's response was that noodle companies were too small and unstable to satisfy supply needs, so Ando decided to develop the production of noodles by himself. The experience convinced him that "Peace will come to the world when the people have enough to eat."

On August 25, 1958, at the age of 48, and after months of trial and error experimentation to perfect his flash-frying method, Ando marketed the first package of precooked instant noodles. Called Chikin Ramen (チキンラーメン?), after the original chicken flavor, it was originally considered a luxury item with a price of ¥35, around six times that of traditional udon and soba noodles at the time. Ando began the sales of his most famous product, Cup Noodle (Kappu Nūdoru (カップヌードル?)), on September 18, 1971 with the masterstroke of providing a waterproof polystyrene container. As prices dropped, instant ramen soon became a booming business. Worldwide demand reached 98 billion servings in 2007.As of 2007, Chikin Ramen is still sold in Japan and now retails for around ¥60, or approximately one third the price of the cheapest bowl of noodles in a Japanese restaurant.

In 1964, seeking a way to promote the instant noodle industry, Ando founded the Instant Food Industry Association, which set guidelines for fair competition and product quality, introducing several industry standards such as the inclusion of production dates on packaging. He was also the chairman of the International Ramen Manufacturers' Association and the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum is named after him.

According to The Financial Times, Ando's invention of Cup Noodles in 1971, at the age of 61, helped spark the popularity of instant noodles overseas. He had observed that Americans ate noodles by breaking the noodles in half, putting them into a cup, and dousing hot water over the noodles. They also ate them with a fork instead of chopsticks. Ando was inspired, and felt that a Styrofoam cup—with a narrower bottom than the top—would be the ideal vessel for holding noodles and keeping them warm. Eating the noodles would then be as easy as opening the lid, adding hot water and waiting. This simplicity, efficiency and low price of Cup Noodles went on to transform Nissin's fortunes.

In May 2009, Gotham Books published The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life, a memoir by Andy Raskin about how Momofuku Ando changed his life.  [Sumber: Wikipedia]

Selama ni tahu makan megi je... hari ni baru tahu asal mee segera dan mee cawan dari jepun... tapi orang Jepun-Taiwan-Cina memang terkenal dengan pembuatan mee. Kalau nak merasa mee asli dengan resepi dari Hong Kong boleh la ke Restoran Mee Tarik Warisan. MF rasa masa awal pembuatan mee segera dulu, memang asli... tiada bahan campuran dan bahan awet. tapi selepas dimodenkan, kini mee segera sangat tak digalakkan untuk diambil selalu... bahkan patut elakkan. sesekali teringin tu takpe la kan... 

Nota: mee segera antara makanan larangan yang kami adik beradik tak boleh makan sepanjang masih belajar. MF juga tak boleh terima iklan kat radio dan tv yang guna kanak-kanak sebagai daya penarik. Dah tentu mee segera tak bagus... kenapa guna kanak-kanak kan.. huhu...  
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tu yg rasa lapar je bila tengok google hari ni

Delete 3/05/2015 10:04 PG

sama lah..masa nak exam besar dulu, macam spm dengan pmr..mmg mak saya x bagi sentuh megi langsung..huhu..

Delete 3/05/2015 10:45 PG

masa study dulu megi stok wajib ada..haha

Delete 3/05/2015 10:56 PG

kt radio sinarfm pun ada cite psl momofuku ando nih...

Delete 3/05/2015 12:26 PTG

al kisahnya..tercipta mee

Delete 3/05/2015 5:20 PTG

Hahaha baru tau. Tgkk jugak picture kat googlr pnya tulisan. Sapa pulak org tua ni😂

Delete 3/06/2015 5:37 PG

kan pengiklan saja nk tarik perhatian anak anak.

dh pernah merasa mkn mee tarik juga

Delete 3/07/2015 3:42 PTG
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