The leads in What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? eat ramen, one of many K-dramas to feature scenes with noodles – but what do they really mean? Photo: @tvN D ENT/Youtube
The leads in What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? eat ramen, one of many K-dramas to feature scenes with noodles – but what do they really mean? Photo: @tvN D ENT/Youtube

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K-drama: why are ramyeon noodles an invitation for sex? Featured in Crash Landing on You, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim and more Korean series, this bowl of instant ramen says something saucy

  • Similar to the expression ‘Netflix and chill’, the brazen sexual connotation to ramyeon instant noodles is credited to the 2001 film One Fine Spring Day
  • Parasite’s made-up ram-don was class-war-in-a-bowl, while The Uncanny Counter, Wok of Love, Mystic Pop-up Bar and Possessed all featured key noodle scenes

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The leads in What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? eat ramen, one of many K-dramas to feature scenes with noodles – but what do they really mean? Photo: @tvN D ENT/Youtube
The leads in What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? eat ramen, one of many K-dramas to feature scenes with noodles – but what do they really mean? Photo: @tvN D ENT/Youtube
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