I noticed an onslaught of people visiting my website The Ramen Rater on Thursday evening. When more and more people just kept coming in, I decided to investigate.
Last week, I did an exclusive post on a website called Foodiggity.com to roll out my new Top-Ten Instant Noodles In The World for 2012. It got a little attention, but not a whole not. Well, the folks in Korea have found it quite interesting. Number seven on the Top 10 list, Nong Shim’s Shin Ramyun Black varieties, isn’t sold in Korea anymore due to false advertising as to its health benefits and its original exorbitant price compared to other instant noodles. It is, however, available in the United States and is quite popular here.
The story went over their version of the AP Wire and soon I was seeing well over 500 visitors to the website an hour. The story has now reached Japan, where it is also quite popular. It was a real surprise to see that the manufacturer of Shin RamyunBlack, Nong Shim, actually posted an article about my Top Ten List on their corporate website!
It’s really amazing to me to see this much interest in something I enjoy so much. I’ve reviewed over 650 varieties and will keep on reviewing as long as I can find new varieties to try!
– Hans Lienesch
The Ramen Rater
Editor’s note: Edmonds resident Hans Lienesch has made a name for himself by reviewing ramen noodles on a daily basis and writing about it. You can read our original story on The Ramen Rater here.