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Friday, October 10, 2008

Random Korean Useless Fact

South Korean people eat the highest number of instant noodles in the world. [2] In fact, instant noodles are more common than non-instant ramen noodles, so the word ramyeon (라면), Korean for ramen, generally means instant one. Ramyeon is typically spicy. Shin Ramyun (신[辛], literally "spicy,") is one of the most popular brands in Korea. It has also become popular in China and the United States. The leading manufacturer of ramyeon in Korea is the Nong Shim company, which exports many of its products overseas. In the 1960s, instant ramen was introduced to South Korea from Japan [9], and its quick and easy preparation, as well as its cheap price, made it soon catch on. Most South Korean food stalls make instant ramyeon and add toppings for their customers. Instant ramyeon also tends to be added to budae jjigae (literally "army base stew"), a stew made with assorted ingredients which was invented in the 1950s in the vicinity of U.S. military camps stationed in South Korea.

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