I’ve never really been a big fan of instant ramen (I consumed enough when I was a poor graduate student at Western Illinois University from 1987-1989) but after living in Korea all these years, I don’t mind having a bowl now and then when I am in a hurry and don’t have time to sit down and have a proper meal.
I would have never thought though that instant ramen is more popular during the rainy season in Korea than the cold winter months.
“Instant noodle makers are among the few made happy by the arrival of the rainy season, because consumers enjoy eating warm ramen soup in wet weather. Along with the climate, convenience plays a role in ramen’s popularity during the rainy months.”
(Pic and text borrowed from the Digital Chosun llbo)