In more ways than one there wouldn’t be a Ramen Hero without my mother. She was the one who instilled a love for food in me, and when I was a ramen-obsessed kid growing up in Japan she not only tolerated my constant demands to visit my favorite ramen shops, she encouraged them. There’s nothing more Honkaku than the love of a mother.
That’s also why there may be no better feeling for me than when someone orders a ramen kit for their mother or grandmother. I want our ramen kits to be an easy-to-make way for people to send some love to those they care about, especially for those who may have difficulty leaving the house and traveling,
So this Mother’s Day, I’ll be spending the day reflecting on all of the countless ways, big and small, that my mom has brought joy (and ramen) into my life. I’m wishing all the same to you and yours.
Hiro Hasagawa, Ramen Hero Founder