Frozen gimbap, Buldak spicy noodles honored at presidential dinner for export growth

Buldak spicy noodles are displayed outside the presidential office in central Seoul during a presidential event to recognize and reward the country’s small and medium-sized companies with outstanding exports, Thursday. Yonhap

Frozen gimbap and Buldak spicy noodles, which have been spearheading the country’s food exports since last year, were served to diplomatic envoys here and heads of the country’s biggest conglomerates who attended a presidential event for the country’s small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), Thursday, according to the Ministry of SMEs and Startups and the Korea Federation of SMEs (KBIZ), Friday.Frozen gimbap made by Allgot and Samyang Foods’ signature instant noodles were served as part of the dinner for the event that was hosted jointly by the ministry and KBIZ at the presidential office in central Seoul.

Ambassadors from 12 countries including Japan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait, and the chairmen of Samsung, LG, POSCO, Hanwha, HD Hyundai and Shinsegae groups tasted the foods. The country’s 11 ministers and representatives of local SMEs here also participated in the event that recognized and rewarded SMEs in diverse industries for their outstanding exports.Allgot first signaled the global rise of gimbap last year when its frozen gimbap exported to the United States stirred the local food market and began selling out. The SME based in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province, had to expand its pipeline to meet the rising 슬롯게이밍 demand at major U.S. retail supermarket chains including Trader Joe’s.

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