DailyNK has a story about instant noodles in the DPRK:
Starting this year, domestically produced instant noodles will likely be supplied to people on a large scale.” The newspaper [Chosun Shinbo, a pro-Pyongyang newspaper published by Chongryon (the General Association of North Korean Residents in Japan)] said that North Korea has successfully built a production line at Pyongyang Wheat Flour Factory, which will produce instant noodles using domestic grains.
Pyongyang Wheat Flour Factory is located in Samheong-dong of Mankyungdae District, in Pyongyang, and mainly produces wheat flour, cookie, noodle, and yeast. North Korea built its first noodle factory, Daedong River Instant Noodle Factory, with foreign capital in August 2000 along the Daedong River in Pyongyang.
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Read the full story here.