China’s Instant Noodle Consumption Slumps Due to Shrinking Rural Migration and Increased Food Delivery Options

With their tangy sauces and sachets of dried meat and vegetables, instant noodles were once the bedrock of China’s convenience food, but their sales had declined drastically in recent years. For Geng Mei, an English teacher in Beijing, munching bowls full of steaming instant noodles was a highlight of her childhood…Full Article: Xinhua Dec 2017

South Korean Food Exports to China Recover in September Thanks to Ginseng, Ramen, and Beer

South Korea’s food and agricultural exports to China rebounded for the first time in six months in September, thanks to strong sales of gingseng, ramyeon and beer, the government said Wednesday. Outbound shipments of food and agricultural products to China was estimated at $108 million in September, up 1.1 percent from a year earlier, according

Online Promotion between Master Kong Instant Noodles and Tech Company LeEco Suffers from Code ‘Glitches’

Massive product code glitches at instant noodle company Master Kong have generated over 100,000 subscribers to China’s leading internet-television company LeEco to pay as low as 0.8 yuan ($0.11) for one account on the black market, instead of the standard 15 yuan a month. The glitches happened after Master Kong and LeEco, formerly LeTV, launched

“Master Kong” Instant Noodles to Focus on the Mainland After Exiting Taiwanese Market

A popular instant food maker said Tuesday [3 January 2016] that its Chinese mainland business will not be affected by the dissolution of its subsidiary in Taiwan. The Tianjin-based Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp., which makes and sells “Master Kong” instant noodles, beverages, and other foods, confirmed Tuesday that its subsidiary Master Kong (Taiwan) Foods

Indofood to Divest itself of China Minzhong Food Over Declining Profits

A company controlled by Indonesian billionaire Anthoni Salim offered to acquire the rest of China Minzhong Food Corp in a deal valuing the Chinese company at S$786 million ($584 million). The deal could help the tycoon exercise greater control over a food empire spanning potato chips, instant noodles and cooking oil. Full ownership of Minzhong

River Snail Rice Noodle, a Delicacy of Guangxi Region, Records Increasing Sales Across China and Abroad

Liuzhou, a traditionally industrial city best known for its steel and automobile manufacturing, has been promoting its signature street food to more dining tables at home and abroad. Each day, workers from Luobawang Food Company of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region need to print 2,000 order forms and distribute more than 20,000 packages of instant river

Sanlu, Company at the Heart of the 2008 Adulterated Milk Powder Scandal, Looks to Sell Organic Noodles

Sanlu, the dairy brand that nearly disappeared from the public eye after its tainted milk killed at least six infants in 2008, has made its way back into the market, this time in Zhejiang province. The brand, now owned by Zhejiang Sanlu Industrial Co, no longer makes dairy products and instead produces organic products such

Shaanxi, “Province of Chinese Noodles,” Fails to Make List of Top 10 Chinese Noodles

Shaanxi noodles, a popular Chinese dish, failed to make the “top 10 Chinese popular noodles” list that was released during the first Culture of Chinese Noodles Festival. The 10 dishes listed are: Wuhan hot noodles with sesame paste, Beijing noodles with fried beans and meat sauce, Shanxi sliced noodles, Henan Xiaoji stewed noodles, Lanzhou ramen,