By 2006 Momofuku got too busy at 163 First Ave *ConEdison would not bump up electricity for boiling water. Had to turn off appliances before *Noodles Bar moved to @MomofukuNoodleBarEastVillage*Ramen*NoodleAlert
@NewOrleans*Yakamein*KoreanWar vets brought favored Asian flavors & spouses, mothers, and grandmothers put own spices/herbs (recipes). Another origin Chinese working on Louisiana sugar plantations & railroads introduced *noodles*Creole
*PaulTheroux Dec 1973 in *TheGreatRailwayBazaar (1975) @Tokyo Expensive but could survive on *Ramen and Inns. *Demae carrying towers of *soba*noodle bowls date back to 1700s. Used by Wealthy. 1961 law required 2 hands on bars.