It happens when you least expect it.
You’re just minding your own business, watching a K-drama where meddling mothers and stone-hearted fathers disown their rebellious children, and then the next thing you know, said rebellious child is scarfing down what appears to be a truly magnificent cup of store-bought noodles, slurps of deliciousness and groans of satisfaction filtering out of your computer’s speakers. And you find yourself salivating and suddenly incredibly hungry. You want noodles, and you want them now.
It seems like it happens more often than not in K-dramas these days, you’ll just be hit with hunger pains for…whatever it is that your favorite actors or characters are consuming. What are they eating, anyway? And how can you get your hands on some too? If you’ve ever asked those questions to yourself as you wipe drool from your chin, fear not. Your days of only imagining the tastes of your favorite K-dramas is at an end.
In this new monthly series by yours truly, I’ll be taking you on a culinary journey of some of the most famous, the most infamous, the most delicious bites that Korea, and your favorite shows, have to offer. That’s right, we’re eating like K-dramas, and what better way to kick things off than with the food that has come to define so much of the Korean televised eating experience: Ramyun.