Momofuku Ando invented the world's first instant noodles. After the defeat of Japan in World War II, the country experienced great difficulties with provisions. The government called on people to eat a lot of bread, but the Japanese, who were used to noodles and rice, did not enjoy bread. In the face of hunger, the young entrepreneur Ando had the idea of creating instant noodles, which he was able to successfully bring to life.
After several unsuccessful experiments, Ando revealed the perfect noodle recipe (ramen in Japanese): after frying the broth-soaked noodles in palm oil, he dried it.
In 1958, instant noodles with two bags of palm oil and spices added to it appeared on the market gaining enormous popularity all over the world.