Last year, Vietnam had the highest annual per capita consumption of instant noodles in the world, beating South Korea for the first time in eight years.
Citing the World Instant Noodle Association, the Korean food company Nongshim said Thursday that the average person in Vietnam last year consumed 87 bowls of instant noodles.
South Korea ranked second at 73, followed by Nepal at 55.
The market for instant noodles, or ramyun, as they're known in Korean, has grown rapidly in Vietnam.
Korea's exports of ramyun to Vietnam this March totaled more than 1.1 million U.S. dollars.
Nongshim attributed the rise in consumption to Vietnam's growing economy and a tendency to eat at home in the pandemic.