Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Literary Lunch: MAGIC RAMEN

Today we have a special visitor . . . our old friend, Nina Holstead from Mamabelly's Lunches with Love, is back! And she's serving a magical lunch. 

Have you ever wondered who invented ramen? Andrea Wang tells the story of Momofuku Ando, the inventor of ramen, in her beautiful new book MAGIC RAMEN.  

Kana Urbanowicz's mouth-watering pictures will inspire you to make your very own bowl of ramen.

Mr. Ando worked day in and day out to create quick, convenient, and tasty noodle soup for all the people he saw standing in long lines after WWII to get food. He believed that peace follows from a full stomach and went to work to create what we all know as instant ramen. He eventually went on to invent Cup Noodles and his ramen even went into space.

Read more about Momofuku Ando and his journey in MAGIC RAMEN.

Nina from Mamabelly.com packed a lunch full of noodles and love:
  • two banana bread "chicken drumsticks"
  • nutritious strawberries and blueberries 
  • happy cheese sandwich people looking forward to ramen
  • a carrot, celery, and mushroom salad with Mr. Ando's backyard shack
  • a bowl of healthy ramen with chicken, carrots, cheese hearts, spinach, and an egg  


  1. Absolutely fantastic job you have done here.This is so nice.Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nina is a bento genius! Thanks for visiting.