Ramyeon Festival at heart of Gumi's transformation into K-food hub
The industrial city hopes to capitalize on its links to Nongshim's popular product and the Kyochon Chicken brand.
2023 was a record year for ramyeon
Korea's ramyeon witnessed a record high in global exports in 2023 due to rising demand amid the pandemic and the growing popularity of Korean culture.
Ramyeon exports hit record highs as K-food booms abroad [REWIND 2023]
The global popularity of K-food led to a surge in exports of ramyeon, gim and cooked rice this year, leading to gimbap shortages in Korean supermarkets.
'Ramyeon Library’ makes noise in Hongdae with 225 noodle varieties
Convenience store chain CU opened a ramyeon-themed branch in Hongdae, western Seoul, on Monday.
Inflation makes instant noodles global staple
Instant noodles, or ramyeon, have quickly become a staple worldwide, with an increasing number of middle-class consumers reaching for the packaged meal-in-one previously regarded as a "cheap" pantry essential.
A consumer inspects ramyeon products displayed at Nonghyup Hanaro Mart’s branch in Seocho District, southern Seoul, on Wednesday.
Samyang targets health-conscious consumers
Samyang Roundsquare, the parent company of Samyang Foods, is jumping into new businesses and research related to plant-based protein and microbiomes in a bid to diversify its revenue stream currently centered around ramyeon products.
Companies aim to tap ramyeon's ever-growing popularity
Exports of Korean ramyeon surpassed the $500 million mark for the January to July period in 2023, setting a new record for the country's staple food.
[K-FOOD GOES GLOBAL] Korean food makers twist local flavors to tempt global taste buds
Due to a scarcity of selling locations, few Koreans are aware of the Tofu Bar, a seasoned stick of tofu. But if you head to any convenience store in Japan, chances are you will find several types of Tofu Bars occupying shelves.
[K-FOOD GOES GLOBAL] The art of bringing K-food overseas through culture
For a 24-year-old Estonian, who goes by the online moniker Mai, having Korean food means creating a bond with one of her favorite K-pop artists, BTS. She runs a YouTube channel named Kimchi Ghost Mai, where she posts videos on a wide...