China still eats more noodles than anyone else

25-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM Print This Post

While China’s rapidly advancing economy has allowed a great variety in diet across the country, one particular treat remains the undisputed king – instant noodles.

China consumed 42.5 billion packets of instant noodles last year, according to the World Instant Noodle Corporation (, a number which accounts for nearly 43 percent of the total amount of the product that was devoured worldwide.

In simple layman’s terms that mean more than 100 million packs of instant noodles are eaten in China each day.

The surprising fact, though, is that per capita consumption of instant noodles was claimed to be 32 packets a year in China, which came in as less than South Korea (69 packets), Indonesia (63) and Japan (39.9).

China still eats more noodles than anyone else. (MSN)


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