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Samyang Ramen
Place of originSouth Korea
Created bySamyang Food
Main ingredientsInstant noodle, seasoning

Samyang Ramen (Korean삼양라면) is an instant noodle brand made by the South Korean company Samyang Foods. It is the first instant ramen brand to be sold in South Korea.


It was launched as South Korea's first ramen product on September 15, 1963.[1] The creator of the dish was the chairman of the company at the time, Jeong Jung-yun (전중윤).[2]

Industrial oil scandal

On November 3, 1989, an anonymous letter was sent to the South Korean authorities alleging that Samyang ramen was made with industrial oil. This led to five food representatives, including one from Samyang Foods, being arrested under the Act on Special Measures for the Control of Health Offenses, and Food Sanitation Act.

On November 6, 1989, the Ministry of Health, Social Affairs, and Health ruled that ramen was safe for human consumption, and all detained representatives were released. However, the company's public reputation was left greatly damaged.


The company claims their noodles are 50 m (164 ft) long.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "국내 최초 라면 '삼양' 맛 보세요". 다음 뉴스 (in Korean). 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  2. ^ 최, 지윤 (2020-11-15). "[장수브랜드 탄생비화]'삼양라면' 꿀꿀이죽 먹던 시절 탄생···K라면 원조" [[The Birth of a Long-living Brand]'Samyang Ramen' Was Born From the Era of Kkulkkuli-juk...Korean Ramen Was Born]. Newsis (in Korean). Retrieved 2023-07-25.
  3. ^ "<'남자라면' 제일 두껍고, '삼양라면' 가장 길다> | 연합뉴스". 16 November 2012. Retrieved 2017-11-29.