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A comforting bowl of jajangmyeon can mend a broken heart

Published on Apr 16, 2014 11:53 AM

It is one of South Korea’s national foods, with an estimated 1.5 million bowls sold in a day.

A bowl of hearty jajangmyeon - Chinese-style noodles topped with a thick black bean sauce mixed with diced meat and vegetables - is also known to bring comfort to Koreans young and old.

“People always have cravings for jajangmyeon,” said marketing consultant Joanna Choi, 25, who moved to Singapore from Seoul to work in 2012.

Those growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, especially, would have fond memories of being rewarded with a bowl of jajangmyeon when they do well in school, or when there is an occasion to celebrate.

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