Anyways, in Korea they actually market these instant noodles as a "true" snack, not meant to be cooked in a pot of boiling water. It's found next to bags of chips and not in the ramyeon aisle. I have students eating this stuff like mad, then asking me after if they can drink water. Hmmm, I wonder why they would need water--it's not like this stuff is just full of salt or anything!
These instant noodles can be purchased at any convenience store for about 500w or so (50 cents). Look at the cute animated character...how can you avoid this? Having sampled some the stuff (it tastes pretty decent, especially coming from the grubby hands of a student) I decided to buy my own bag...just for kicks and to post about this on the blog. Hmm...anyone out there want to reimburse me? You can pay me via PayPal!
After giving the package a good couple of smacks, I added the sauce (aka powdered MSG/salt) and gave it a shake, mimicking my students. I ended up finishing most of the bag--and regretted it afterwards after my body went into convulsions.
Ahhh, the memories. Whenever I think of this package my body shudders with love.